In This Issue July

Light painting with Harold Ross, "SNL" portrait maker Mary Ellen Matthews, weddings, and wildlife photography. How to keep an eye on photo studio expenses. Plus lighting and color management products, a new Nikkor camera lens, and an interesting photo sharing app. PPA president Michael Timmons is a victim of camera theft. Ross Oscar Knight fights copyright infringement.

Table of Contents


Light Sorcerer: Harold Ross Paints the Scene Anew


Set Piece: "SNL" Photographer Mary Ellen Matthews


Safety Net: Indemnification Trust Provides Security


Your Own Sharing App: Photo Moments by Zenfolio


Free PPAedu Video: Bring Out Your Brand



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Web Exclusives July

Big Bang for the Buck: Flashpoint Zoom Li-on Flash

The Flashpoint Zoom Lion appears to be well constructed with a weightiness to it (slightly less than one pound with the battery), and it looks a lot like its more expensive competition. It has many desirable features found on more expensive flashes such as ETTL, multi-strobe capability, high-speed synch, rear curtain sync, and manual.

Adobe Photoshop CC (2015): A Mixed Bag of Changes

After a recent update to the Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) app that seemed to go much smoother on Windows machines than on Macs, Adobe has given us an update to Photoshop, titled Photoshop CC (2015), along with Lightroom and Bridge updates. While there are a few areas where operational speed has improved in the new Photoshop, and some new tools, the biggest news for photographers may be a feature that is external to Photoshop but integrated into the program—Adobe Stock.