Premium Cameras and Luxury Cars: Photography Workshop Hosted by Professional Photographer Chris Garrison

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Spend a full day shooting luxury cars with high-end cameras under the guidance of professional photographer Chris Garrison. The Passion, Education and Exposure Photography Workshop is coming to life thanks to the partnership of Phase One, the makers of high-end medium format camera systems and software, and the duPont REGISTRY, a luxury marketplace.

Date and Location:
Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)
St. Petersburg, FL

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New Year, New Direction: Take Our Short Survey and You Could Win a Prize!

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Can you believe today is the last day of 2014? We started Resized just seven months ago, with the goal of providing photographers with insider tips and information on the industry every week. In 2015, we will be changing direction.

Because we value you as a reader, we want to know what you’d like to see from us in the coming year. Depending upon your feedback and desires, we might decide to post more often. Otherwise, we will be publishing articles less frequently.

Fill out the survey at the bottom of this post to give us your feedback on Resized. On Jan. 15, 2015, we will select one participant at random to win a $100 B&H gift card!

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Attend Free Photography Talks from the Pros at Sports Shooter Academy XI Open House on Nov. 5

Networking and professional development are must-haves for any photographer. Here’s an opportunity to get both: the Sports Shooter Academy XI Open House in Costa Mesa, California on Nov. 5. The event is open to the public and completely free.

Be the first to see new products from camera companies, purchase gear at discounted prices and enjoy talks from high-profile photographers.

Hear from Professional Photographers

Rod Mar (Seattle Seahawks team photographer)
Make the Big-Time Where You Are: Getting Excited About Photography

Grover Sanschagrin (VP of Business Development and Co-Founder of PhotoShelter)
Modern Marketing For Photographers

Brad Mangin (Bay Area freelance photographer)
Baseball photography from the Hall of Fame to Instagram

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This Tiny, Misunderstood Dot Improves Your Camera

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“Gellin’ Like Magellan: ProDot is Like a Dr. Scholl’s Insert for Your Shutter Finger.”

-Michael Zhang, PetaPixel

Though some were skeptical before they tried Custom SLR’s ProDot Shutter Button Upgrade, launched on Kickstarter in 2012, the little red dot has gone on to silence critics and become one of the company’s best-selling products. It was even selected by Men’s Journal as one of the “Best Camera Add-Ons of 2013.”

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5 Reasons Why Being a Photographer Is the Best Job on the Planet

If you can make it work, earning a living being the viewfinder is awesome. Here’s why:

1. You’ll find yourself in places you never expected because a camera grants you access.
For example, I flew over New Orleans in a Chinook helicopter with the back down taking pictures right after Katrina. I’ve photographed people climbing in Chamonix, France, and I’ve been on the field during NFL games.

2. The feeling you get when you make a great picture is unlike anything else.
That’s usually because you’ve been working really hard and then the picture you’ve been chasing finally happens. It’s sort of like summiting a peak: You work and scramble for hours then finally reap the rewards.

3. You get to share your experiences with thousands, if not millions of people.
If you’ve ever been published in a newspaper or magazine you’ll know why this is important. It’s great to have other people react to the moments you’ve captured.

4. You can be self-employed.
Freelancing is not easy, but the flexibility is worth it. No 9-5, and no annoying bosses.

5. You get to play with gear all day long.
Half the job is making pictures, but the other half is deciding what cameras, lenses, lights, software, etc. you’re going to use to make the picture.

What’s your favorite part of being a photographer? Share in the comments below!