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Friday, August 28, 2009

E-Book edition of my model release book

Many people have asked whether there's an e-book edition of my book on model releases. I didn't know it, but it turns out, there are at least two editions.

There's a version for the Kindle, which you can find on amazon.com
HERE. The price is $16.49. If you're a kindle user, you're either a big fan of the device, or you're not. I have only seen them; never used one. But I do know that these devices don't render photos very well (or even if photos are rendered in this edition of the book at all). If anyone has purchased this copy, please email me and let me know.

Alternatively, you can get a PDF of the entire book, allowing you to read it on the computer using a PDF reader (which everyone has), which has great search features to get directly to the question(s) you're wondering about. The PDF version also provides great rendering of the photos. You can find it HERE.

The price of the PDF edition is actually identical to that of the printed version of the book -- $29.95 -- which turns out to be more expensive than what you pay for the book pretty much anywhere else online. On my site, you can buy it for less than amazon.com.

If you're curious about what I'm talking about, you can read quite a bit of material on my website:

  1. Primer (read this first)
  2. Model Releases -- The Main Section
  3. Publicizing
  4. Editorial Uses
  5. Copyrights & Trademarks
  6. Photos & Copyrights
  7. Non-Profits Need Releases
  8. US Law and Intl Photogs
  9. Technicalities

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Another Time-Lapse of the Milky Way

Some readers of my blog may recall the Time-Lapse Movie of the Milky Way I shot last year in the Sierras. Not to outdo myself, but I had to try again. This time, I spent a week in Idaho, and gathered this series of time-lapse images of the milky way. I then strung the best bits together into a 2.5 minute movie, which I posted on my YouTube account. (Note that's a real thunderstorm mid-way through.)

For some reason, the video box shown here only showed the regular (low-res) frame. You can go to the video page directly and click on the "HQ" (high quality) button in red to see the movie in all its glory.

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