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Scott Wyden Kivowitz
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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.

Keep reading at http://scottwyden.com/exploring/
 
Exploring New Territory
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: https://plus.google.com/+ScottWydenKivowitz/posts/X5S3DJQnmGn.

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.

Thanks for reading,
Scott

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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 http://scottwyden.com/crop-camera-post-processing/

Thank you,
Scott

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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 http://scottwyden.com/photography-business-revamp/ 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, https://bitly.com/1dVeX0d
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One of the top WordPress developers just launched his new affiliate plugin called AffiliateWP  http://bit.ly/1hCflfh

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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If you have a D800 or any Nikon camera with 10-pin, be sure to check your connection to make sure it's not falling apart.
 
D800 10 port connector issue

Below is my D800. It's 1.5 years old, out of warranty, and when I wanted to plug in the remote a couple of days ago, the connector came lose and is useless now.

If you're a D800 user, please check your 10-pin port. Gently pinch it with your little finger (if you dare, and at your own risk, of course). If it moves or wiggles, it will break sooner or later, and look just like mine, in the photo below. (it doesn't wiggle or move on my 4 year old D700 at all, by the way).

What's more: typing just "D800 10" into a Google search box brings up an auto-complete suggestion for "D800 10 pin issue" and searching for that reveals over 100,000 search hits to photo forums and sites where users describe that their connector broke. Sometimes within only days of having the camera, or even when plugging in a remote for the very first time.

From my point of view, this looks like rather overwhelming evidence that there is a manufacturing issue with this camera.

But despite all this, Nikon is unwilling to make a commitment and tell me whether they will fix it for free, and insist that I send it in for an evaluation.

I'm not going to pay to get a manufacturing defect repaired. It's just not my fault. I didn't break this. And I'm not willing to pay for shipping if the possible outcome is that Nikon won't repair it for free. Sending the camera with insurance to Nikon CA is ~$40. A local repair shop told me that I'd be looking at repair costs of ~$400 because the camera needs to be disassembled quite a bit (it involves replacing the rubber grips because some of the screws are under the rubbers). I broke stuff in the past, and I paid for the repairs. I'm not stingy, but I don't have money to waste either. Not for something like this.

If you're a D800 user and your 10-pin port broke too, please let me know about it in the comments. Thanks.

Either way, you can help me and other D800 users. Please re-share this post so that others can check their port, preferably while their camera is still within warranty, to safe them the trouble I'm having now. Thank you. 

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Mine's good... but will be treated with kid gloves from now on.  Thanks for the heads up!
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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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    Humanities, 2010
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