Copyright FAQ in Photography

This section provides a brief and general answers to frequently asked questions about copyright. The law is always changing rapidly and it varies in detail between countries. You should always check for new changes. These are the newest ones I found to help out for now.

What is copyright

 Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. (Source). Copyright Is a property right. Under the federal Copyright Act of 1976, photographers are protected by copyright  from the moment of creation. According to the U.S. Copyright Office, the owner of the “work” is generally the photographer or, in some situations the employee of a photographer. (source sited)

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Announcing New Project Ready To Showcase

The reason why it's been hard for me to publish regularly is because "Behind the Scenes" on one knows that I work more then ever. If you haven't read it yet click here. My mom actual came up with it or she said why don't you do this. And it has been great. I can use some of my photos that are my extra ones that I didn't know which way I should decide on how or even what to do if I can't use them for my shop. It's nothing to do with the image but it doesn't yet feel right in my new gallery I'm working on. Here is the big secret that I haven't shared unless you already looked at them in my shop.

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Why I decided to start my photography business

I started my first business made from the ocean” on Etsy on August 2011 making handmade sea kelps. I did craft fairs and holiday bazaar all year round.  I made the highest ones doing craft fairs, holiday bazaars , and big event shows which I can't share those online to show I've made a lot of sales. I was at the holiday bazaar when I first started out on Etsy and I had made 24 baskets in only a month and half which all but two were sold.  My sales on Etsy are very little but as for as doing the fairs I would sell almost everything. Unfortunately, making sea kelp baskets you depend on the materials. For the past to years I haven't been able to find much. Therefore, I decided to start using my knowledge and experience taking photographs of landscapes, historical places, flowers, and nature. It was funny that this whole time I was sharing my posts on places in Oregon and taking pictures  this whole time.


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How to manage your images in photography

In the process of digital photography, photographers have found there is abundant of your image you take. How do you organize them? They come for many sources, many come from digital camera, internet, scanning, and DVDs. To find them easily and quickly you need to organize them and keep track of them without having to rummage through your DVDs or CDs.

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Michelle Reese
How to use filter effects on digital photography

To beginners, in digital photography, the sheer variety of filter special effects sounds excited ting and intriguing but this can be confusing while others are afraid to use them. While many effects are just garnish and some produce completely pointless results as I've learned from trying almost each one. However, it is useful to know what are the effects available on most photography editing software or apps.

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Why you need to add metadata to your pictures

What is metadata and other factors that you need to know

An important part of image files are the metadata. Its information about the image, rather than the image data itself. To label on the back of a photographic print, which is where you would put essential information. The same needs to to be embedded in the image. What do you put into the metadata?  

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Michelle Reese
Hidden Beaches Samual H. Broardman Scenic Bypass Brookings, Oregon

Well of course there’s the coast. The stretch of US 101 between Port Oxford to Brookings to the south is considered one of the most “oooooh” and “WOW!” scenic drives in the state, and one that’s usually less trafficke than up north.

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Driftwood Coastal Inspirations

Since I started my crafting business on Easy in 2011 I have been revealing more of my creative and artistic ability every year. My unique and one of a kind sea kelp baskets was huge hit and still have admirers online and my local community. Behind my business you must read first to understand why I had to expand beyond only making sea kelp baskets. I have made a few beach crafts that sold a few days after listed them and were for very special occasions. Here’s a tutorial on my creative process for you to try if you want.

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Top Canon Cameras To Use For Photography

I used canon cameras throughout my life when I first learned photography and have tried other manufacturers like Nikon or Sony but didn’t feel I got the best and easy camera. This is a list of the top featured canon cameras that I’ve used before. Now I have newer canon cameras some that are on my list of the best and great deals for the price on amazon.

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Project working with filters and effects

Are you interested in learning something new? Therefore read about my new creative ideas and the concepts that made my new project a clever and fascinating way to use a free photo editing app on MacBooks that are capable in creating and apply tools that are found using the most popular and very expensive Adobe products among others as well. Finding new ways to use the endless tools and apps that can turn an image you capture, into something dramatically different iI happen to stumble upon usually because I search through the entire list of apps in apple's store. It seems that I feel that the next one is better so I keep searching.

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My inspiration behind natural seascapes photography

My inspiration and process for capturing natural beach art prints through photography

The most amazing places are in my home state born and raised as a Oregonian and proud of the culture, historical places, history behind each place, and the one rare thing about my  area Southern Oregon is the community is a strong supporter in local business and we use natural products either raised or grown to produce almost anything that we provide as a service, produces wines and brewery, all produce is grown and sold to restaurants, local growers markets, and many other ways to use them. Then there's the best part of Oregon its natural beauty with so many amazing and adventurous places to go it makes me inspired to capture that natural beauty in my photography to show people how the beauty of each place I have traveled to take new images what it feels like to have for any theme of home decor or as a special gift on a specials occasion for that someone special. To have artwork that you can view everyday and feel the beauty as you look at it.

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What Is Photography?

What is photography? 

I thought I might start off with what is photography and the history and reasons to use before I start publishing any future posts on my own learning experience through classes, self taught, reading, and sharing with learning from other photographers. Many definitions of photography are possible, although none will be universally agreed upon. This is how I read about. Photography defined as "a system designed to produce photographs." (Tom Arg) Photography means " a visual recording of an event through the agency of light using a light-sensitive material."

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Historical Jacksonville Cemetery, Oregon

There are people who believe in some places that are ghost towns by blogs of sightings from all over Oregon. Jacksonville, Oregon is one that has trolley rides on Halloween to see if you have a sighting of ghosts during the tour of the history of sightings people have said to have seen and the town's history. There's a great story to tell you about the history behind one of the supposedly haunted ghost towns where I live near here in Oregon. According to some members of the historical society that I met when I was there, they provided me with facts and the history of some more important parts of the  Jacksonville Cemetery, whereas it's a National Historic Landmark town in Oregon. I thought this would be a great Halloween story!

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7 tips for taking amazing scenic photographs

An obsessive pursuit of the perfect photo can become a kind of calling. I have grown my skills in photography since I was in high school. My passion grew as I started to realize the beauty that I am surrounded by living in Oregon. I'm a little bias since I was born and raised here. Over the past year, I have been traveling around taking pictures and writing a journal to share my experience and the history behind each place. Here are 7 tips I have learned throughout my life about taking photographs that show the beauty in many different settings. 

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Best Places to visit in Brookings Oregon

Brookings is home to several beautiful beaches. Located 6 miles from the northern California border on highway 101 in Oregon is just the beginning of the Oregon Coast Trail. This area is abundant in its natural attractions with miles of coastline, wild scenic rivers, state and city parks, and an attractive port. The cities of Brookings and Harbor are nestled on either side of the Chetco River where it meets the sea. GREAT for FISHING`Brookings is an incorporated city, while Harbor is not. They are in an area often referred to as the "banana belt" of the Pacific Northwest, thanks to its sunny and temperate year-round climate. This makes Brookings a welcome reprieve for travelers in a region otherwise known for rain and fog. Highway 101 runs through the town all the way to Gold Beach where Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor stretches 12 miles long with hidden spots in between the marked points of interest.

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