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Scott Wyden Kivowitz
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Lives in Manalapan, NJ
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Let’s Talk About Tripods

Not long ago I shared an article published at +Digital Photography School - dPS which I wrote around tripods.  

I received some emails asking about my workhorse tripod, so I made a video about it on my blog.  See the video and read more at

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I recently spent a day wandering around New York City with my friend Gevon.  We met up with Quentin of Fotoclasses at Brooklyn Bean Roastery, talked for a bit and then kept walking and shooting.

Exploring new territories can be inspirational, unlocking new creative waves.  Sometimes it can also lead to an unexpected story.

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Graffiti in the streets of Brooklyn

I recently spent a day wandering around New York City with my friend +Gevon Servo.  We met up with +Quentin Delory of +fotoclasses at +Brooklyn Beans, talked for a bit and then kept walking and shooting.

One of the beautiful things about walking around places you spend little time at, is that feeling of seeing and experiencing something for the firs time.  It's like growing up all over again.

For example, tasting an amazing maple coffee or getting down low on cobblestones and then come across what you see in this photo.

Graffiti in the streets of Brooklyn.  the Brooklyn Bridge, beautiful light and so much more.

While Brooklyn may not be the same without my friend +Brian Matiash around, shooting around the area makes for an awesome time.

After spending some time in the area, we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge towards Manhattan and then continued towards +Animoto for a meetup that night.  It was during our Manhattan part of our day that we happened upon this story:

Explore new territories.  Even if you think you've been somewhere, you may not have really been there.  Things change, people move, stores come and go.

So keep exploring.

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This is an oldie but goodie from the NY Renn Faire many years ago.  I decided to recently to revisit the photo and process it once more.  I sharpened it up, brought out some color as well.

Shot with the Nikon D700 and 70-200 lens.

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Dog Tag Garden

The Old North Church is historic and beautiful. If you are even in Boston I highly recommend sitting in on one of the "tours" which is more of a history talk in one room.   Still awesome.

This was shot while outside of the church w/ my wife Melissa and +Bob Lussier 

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Should I Crop In Camera Or In Post Processing?

I received a question from a reader and thought it was an interesting one. So I decided to share the question and my answer in a video here on the blog.

"I shoot with Canon 60D. The ratio is 2/3 which makes 8×12 the best size when I have my pictures printed at a lab. How do I get an 8×10 photo without cropping? Some venues want only 8×10 pictures and I lose so much of my photo. Are there camera settings to change the ratio when shooting? Is there software?"

Please view the video here or click over to my blog to read more

Thank you,

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The Cape May Lighthouse is small, too far from the water and the light wasn't on during sunset. But I think I still got some great frames to work with.
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LOL, I don't think I ever heard the Cape May lighthouse described as "small."  Nice shot.  (Not so small when you climb it with 30 pounds of photo equipment.)
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Jetpack released version 2.9.3 today. This is a critical security update that fixes a potentially serious threat that has been present in Jetpack since version 1.9, released in October 2012. George...
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When I saw this on Twitter and checked my sites one was already auto-updated (nice!), the other wasn't. It would be good to know what the criteria for the auto-update are...
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Revamp Your Photo Biz

Today on my blog I'm sharing information about my friend +Rachel Brenke's #PhotoBizRevamp  course which is incredible.

If you are looking for advice on improving your photography business, this is definitely a worthwhile course.

 Visit to read all about it.  There are some cool surprises included in the course.

As a side note, she is also teaching at +CreativeLive starting today! You can learn about that over on Rachel's website,
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One of the top WordPress developers just launched his new affiliate plugin called AffiliateWP

If you run a photo store and are thinking of offering commissions for referrals, then you might want to check this sucker out.  It's awesome and works with the most popular eCommerce plugins already.  More in the works as well.
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Photographer at Scott Wyden Imagery, Community & Blog Wrangler at Photocrati
Photography, WordPress, SEO, Social Media, Marketing
  • Scott Wyden Imagery
    Photographer, 2000 - present
  • Photocrati
    Community & Blog Wrangler, 2012 - present
  • Pivot Point Security
    Marketing, 2011 - 2012
  • Mack Camera & Video Service, Inc
    Photographer, Camera Repair, 2004 - 2011
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Community & Blog Wrangler at Photocrati, photographer, blogger and educator.

My name is Scott Wyden Kivowitz and I am the Community & Blog Wrangler at Photocrati and a New Jersey Photographer. My focus is on landscape, portrait and commercial photography. My goal as a photographer is to produce creative and professional results every time.

I love chatting with other photographers about photography, WordPress, SEO and marketing.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you might have.

I am all about giving back when I can. That is why you will find me contributing and educating outside of my blog. So please join me on TwitterGoogle Plus and Facebook to talk more photography.

I can also be found hanging out at Photocrati, the Photographers SEO Community and NextGEN Gallery.

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  • Thomas Edison State College
    Humanities, 2010
  • County College of Morris
    Photography Technology, 2002 - 2004
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