Photographer Stuck in Vietnam After Flying with Recalled MacBook Pro – Photography Article

Here’s one last PSA for any photographer using a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro made between September 2015 and February 2017: if you haven’t checked your serial number to see if your battery has been recalled, do so ASAP. Not only are you putting yourself in danger, you might end up stranded in a foreign country, like British travel photographer Julian Elliott. According to The Independent, Elliott is currently stuck in Vietnam because, after successfully flying into the country with his…

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This is Why You Should Always Be Checking Your Camera Strap Anchors – Photography Article

Always (always always) check your camera’s anchor points when you have your gear attached to a strap. As photographer Tamara Zawada recently learned the hard way, even the best gear can fail without you even noticing there’s a problem. Zawada’s Sony a7R III and Sigma 85mm ART lens were attached to one of the latest PeakDesign straps using the latest V4 anchors when, without warning, one of the anchors snapped. She posted about her experience on Reddit, warning other photographers…

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Do NOT Weaponize Your Drone, FAA Warns – Photography Article

The FAA has published a notice and is sending out emails warning drone owners and the general public that weaponizing drones is illegal. The notice, published yesterday and titled “Drones and Weapons, A Dangerous Mix,” warns that it’s not just firearms on drones that will put you on the wrong side of the law — other “dangerous items” will too. “Perhaps you’ve seen online photos and videos of drones with attached guns, bombs, fireworks, flamethrowers, and other dangerous items,” the…

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This is How Advance-Fee Scams Trick Photographers – Photography Article

There is a persistent scam going around that is so pervasive that you might think everyone has heard about it and is immune to it. Yet, I often enough see this come up as a question in a Facebook group when a photographer is unsure if an inquiry is a scam. Most often they are. This is how these advance-fee scams work and how photographers are scammed. The scammer will overpay you and you have to pay the difference to…

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ARRI Fresnel Lights Are So Hot You Can Fry Eggs and Bake Cookies – Photography Article

Studio lighting can get hot — so hot, in fact, that some can double a stove. Here’s a humorous 14-minute video in which photographer Sweet Lou tests how well different ARRI fresnel lights fry eggs and bake cookies. Lou tests the ARRI 150, ARRI 300, and ARRI 650 tungsten fresnel lights, which are geared toward smaller studios in which grid height is a problem. After being on for a bit, all three lights become dangerously hot. “This is a good…

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Cosplay Photo Shoot with Huge Fake Rifle Prompts Public Warning – Photography Article

A cosplay photo shoot on a California beach has prompted a public warning from the local Sheriff’s Office after worried beachgoers informed authorities that someone was carrying around a large rifle. According to KRON4, the incident took place at Seacliff State Beach in Monterey Bay on July 3rd. In pictures taken by onlookers, you can see the woman and a photographer walking along the beach, toting a large and very ominous looking rifle. In response to the incident, the Santa…

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Apple’s MacBook Pro Battery Recall is No Joke, Here’s What Could Happen – Photography Article

A couple of weeks ago, Apple announced a recall of “a limited number” of Mid-2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros because “the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk.” But if you thought that yours is probably fine and haven’t taken the time to check your serial yet, think again. As designer Steven Gagne recently discovered, the “fire safety risk” is very real. Apple announced the recall on Thursday, June 20th, and it was probably in response to reports…

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Fujifilm Warns of Fake Fujifilm Film That Can Mess Up Photo Labs – Photography Article

Fujifilm has issued a warning to customers warning of counterfeit Fujifilm 35mm film floating around in the market — film that will cause photographers headaches if used. In a notice published yesterday titled, “35mm film non-genuine goods illegally using FUJIFILM logo,” Fujifilm says that the counterfeit film was discovered after someone brought it to a photo lab in Japan. The roll of film was illegally using Fujifilm’s logo and purported to be Fujifilm 250D ISO 200 Color Negative Film. Fujifilm…

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