My Favorite Blog Posts of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, I have a few things to share with you.  The first is this list of my favorite photography-related blog posts from this year.  The next will be my favorite photos of 2014 (from my own collection), coming in the next few days.  Following that, I'll share my favorite photography milestones from 2014.

You'll notice that many of the blog posts on this list center around the subject copyright infringement.  This is a subject that has really defined my year photography-wise, for better or worse.  I've had businesses, both small and large, infringe on my work, I had someone enter and win a contest with one of my photos that she claimed as her own, but thankfully, I also received payment for an infringement, thanks to Pixsy (more on Pixsy in future posts).

Information, Tips & Tutorials
COOPH Presents 6 DIY Photography Gifts for the Holidays via The Phoblographer
7 Simple & Creative Tips and Tricks For Your Smartphone Photography via SLR Lounge
Learning Overhead Photography from Vintage Perspectives via SLR Lounge
Another 15 Cheat Sheets, Printables and Infographics for Photographers via Digital Photography School
Sensor Crop Factors and Equivalence via Photography Life
Tutorial Shows You Exactly How to Capture the Milky Way in Heavy Light Pollution via PetaPixel
Infographic:  36 Ways to Make Money as a Photographer via Photography Concentrate
The Ultimate Guide to Buying a New Camera via Photography Concentrate
The Best Method of Defishing a Fisheye Photo via Lonely Speck
AF-ON & Back Button Autofocus:  This May Just Change the Way You Shoot Forever via PetaPixel
Tips for Night Photography via Travel Caffeine
5 Creative Ways to Protect Against Photo Theft via Pixsy
Architectural Photography Using Layer Masking to Correct Contrast and White Balance via Digital Photography School (okay, so I wrote this one!)

The Exposure Myth via Will McAllister
The Controversy Around Flickr Selling Creative Commons Licensed Photos via Thomas Hawk Digital Connection
This is Why I Won't Give You My RAW Files via The Phoblographer
What Photographers Need to Know About Model Releases via PDN
Reasons to Stick to Your DSLR Over Mirrorless Camera via The Phoblographer
Of Cameras via Fifty Foot Shadows
Top 10 Reasons to Have a Photography Contract via The LawTog
Sometimes, People Love the Subject, Not Your Photo via Digital Photography School
A Moment In Time via Life in 140
10 Horrible Excuses for Not Paying a Photographer via The Phoblographer
Law School 101 - Demystifying Copyright & Social Media Terms of Service via PhotoShelter
10 Good Reasons Buzzfeed is Going to Pay My Invoice for Copyright Theft via Slate
Of Course It's Been Photographed Before via Matt Kloskowski

Photographer/Series Showcase
Photographer Dresses 2-Year-Old in Creative Halloween Costumes All Month Long via SLR Lounge
Photos of Beautiful Ice Sculptures That Formed After a Windy Mountain Storm via PetaPixel
My 7 Favorite Disney Photos via Stuck in Customs
Libération:  La France d'avant et d'aujourd'hui via Géo Ado (in French, but the photos speak for themselves)
Scrumptious Recipes Turned Into Colorful Photos of Floating Ingredients via PetaPixel
Tumblog Uses Google Street View to Show Detroit's Decline Over the Years via PetaPixel
Vintage photographs reveal the pomp and circumstance of New York's Easter Parade via Daily Mail
This Cool App Shows You American Landmarks Then & Now via LAist

Bonus:  My 5 Most Viewed Blog Posts of 2014
1.  Now & Then:  Seeing the Future from the Past
2. The Photographer's Guide to Saratoga Springs, NY
3.  Copyright Infringement:  25 Myths About Sharing Images Online (Plus 4 Ways to Use Images Legally)
4. 10 Things I Saw at the Saratoga Downtown Business Association Fall Festival
5.  Walt Disney World Trip Part I:  Animal Kingdom

What were your favorite blog posts from 2014?  Please share in the comments.


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