Browsing Archive: October, 2011

looks like Halloween

Posted by Mike Voss on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, In : events 

A Beagle carved into a pumpkin by one daughter
for the other daughter on her birthday.

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Another wedding photographer question - who owns the photos?

Posted by Mike Voss on Friday, October 21, 2011, In : wedding photography 
Who owns the photographs taken at our wedding? 

Photographs are copyrighted as soon as they are created.
The photographer owns the photos and reproducing them without permission
is a crime at worst, and bad karma at best. It's stealing. It's also a copyright violation for
your local drug store to print them for you so if you want to reproduce them legally
ask your photographer to provide digital images on a disc and a ''reproduction rights letter''.
This is the right way to go about getting ...

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Thanks Krista

Posted by Mike Voss on Sunday, October 16, 2011, In : events 
I just wanted to thank Krista Larson Mannion and her family
for allowing me to photograph the Karing for Krista benefit.
What a great event! You can find more info on Krista  here.

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Remembering a friend with my camera

Posted by Mike voss on Saturday, October 15, 2011, In : improving your photography 
 I was recently reminded of the power of the snapshot.
I lost a good friend not long ago. He had been sick and I had watched him suffer.
Shortly after he died, his daughter asked if I could share some photos of him
with his family for a memorial service.

I started searching for digital files and prints, looking at photos,
and reliving some good times with a good friend. We spent a lot of time together
and I always had a camera with me. The photos are not great art, but they are great.
They m...

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How do we find a professional wedding photographer?

Posted by Mike voss on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, In : wedding photography 
You can search the internet, or the yellow pages. Attend bridal fairs
in your area. Caterers, planners, disc jockeys and dress designers
also deal regularly with wedding photographers. They can steer you
towards, or away from, photographers based on their experience. If you
 know a local photographer that's a great place to start, but it's also a
good idea to talk to others as well.

Probably the best way to find a qualified photographer is to ask your
family and friends, especially anyone yo...

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To make better photos carry a camera

Posted by Mike voss on Saturday, October 8, 2011, In : improving your photography 

This photo was made along the lakefront in Chicago during
a winter family outing. I was driving on Lakeshore Drive
in Chicago when this caught my eye. My wife saw it at the
same time and knew we would be stopping to photograph it.
She knows we will always be stopping.

We pulled into a parking lot and I got as close as I
could before getting out of the car. It was brutally cold with a
stiff wind, and the ground was covered with a thick coating
of Lake Michigan ice which made walking diffic...

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