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Ed and Jack’s Book on Copyright for Photographers is Here!
I finally got a chance to sit down with “Photographer’s Survival Manual: A legal guide for Artists in the Digital Age,” the new book from Copyright and Intellectual Property Attorney Ed Greenberg, and Photographer’s Rights advocate Jack Reznicki, and I gotta tell ya—these guys hit it out of the park!!!!! You guys probably remember my interviews with Ed that I ran here on the blog last year (here’s the link), and I know a lot of you have packed Ed and Jack’s classes, or watched their highly acclaimed online classes on, and so you know these two are the real deal—incredibly insightful and entertaining, and packed full of info, and their book puts everything in black and white in a way only they can. If you’re serious about protecting your work, you must get this book! Here’s the link to it on Barnes &, and

What a Cool Guest Blog!
Did Ryan Schude’s Guest Blog rock yesterday or what!!!! He put almost as much work into his guest blog, as he did that amazing photo (I was telling my wife about it at dinner tonight), and very grateful that he shared so much with us. Thanks Ryan!

Sean Duggan’s Workshop at Santa Fe Workshops
Sean has got a hands-on workshop coming up at the famous Santa Fe Photographic Workshops called “The Creative Eye: Photography & Digital Darkroom Essentials.” The workshop runs July 25-31, 2010, and there are only a few spots left if you want to get in on it (here’s the link). I’ve taught for the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in the past, and they run an absolutely first-rate educational program, and I highly recommend them!

Meet me Tomorrow in New York!
Don’t forget, I’ll be in New York City tomorrow for the free Photoshop CS5 Summit, which kicks off at 4:30 pm. Matt, RC, Dave Cross, and Corey will be joining me in the class, and Adobe will be there, too, so don’t miss out—here’s where you grab some of the last remaining free tickets. P.S. We’ll be answering the crowd’s questions live via Twitter during the event!

We’re 96 cities away….
….from breaking last year’s record for Photo Walk Cities!!!! Remember: about two weeks or so before the walk date of July 24th, we stop adding cities to have walks, so if you were thinking of leading a walk, now’s the time to get yours set up. All the details are right here.

Friday Morning Shoot in New York
Matt and I are looking for something cool to shoot on Friday morning in New York, so if you know of a cool place or event in the City that Matt and I should be shooting, let me know by posting a comment here.

That’s all folks!
Have a great Thursday and we’ll see you tomorrow for another “This Weekend Only” Deal!


Hi, Jack and Ed here. Seeing that there were a bunch of questions and comments from our Photoshop TV interviews in the last two weeks, we both thought we'd answer and clarify some of questions and comments. We'll be going into more depth to some of these questions in our two Photoshop World sessions in Las Vegas. And we'll also answer some in our upcoming column in PhotoshopUser Magazine.

As far as the paper VA form, it is being phased out. Bummer. It's easier than the online registration, in Jack's opinion. If you have any VA short forms you can still use them or you can still request them to be mailed to you from the copyright office. Jack keeps a blank VA PDF form on his computer. But you can no longer download the VA form from the Copyright Office site ( The Copyright office will still process VA forms, but the Copyright Office is no longer making the VA forms easily available in an effort to encourage online filing.

The eCO (Electronic Copyright Office) system, as the Copyright Office calls their online registration system, is improved and better than the first beta version used. But there is still have a problem with the number of files you can register if you are registering a very large number of files, as Jack usually does. Recently he registered 3,093 small compression JPEG files, that are compressed even more into a zip file, and they still total about 158mb. Jack's upload rate and their pipe in, was going to take 39 minutes according to the timer. There is a time limit of (more…)