Monthly Archives: June 2012

Best Western International, Inc. Copyright Infringement – 2012

It has come to my recent attention that Best Western International, Inc. has stolen one of my images for commercial use. This blog entry documents my communication efforts with Best Western as the situation unfolds.

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Music Photographers and Concert Contracts

As a freelance photojournalist, I have a passion for news. Most of my photography centers around daily news and events, including but not limited to performances, parades, ceremonies and the-like. On less frequent occasion I also shoot political and documentary images, and for leisure I practice urban scape photography with a current interest in Dallas, […]

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20120609_UptownStation_3204

20120609_UptownStation_3204, a photo by The Higgs Boson on Flickr. Via Flickr: Uptown Station in Dallas, Texas as photographed on Saturday, June 09, 2012. Not typically a fan of HDR, but this came out well, I think. 7 images in total.

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20120609_UptownStation_3268

20120609_UptownStation_3268, a photo by The Higgs Boson on Flickr. Via Flickr: Uptown Station in Dallas, Texas, as photographed on Saturday, June 09, 2012. Along with the captivating possibilities afforded by the programmable LED lights, the space benefits from the inclusion of sophisticated environmental graphics.

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Razzle Dazzle 2012

Razzle Dazzle 2012, a set on Flickr. Via Flickr: Dallas’ June pride festival, Razzle Dazzle Dallas, celebrated its second year on Cedar Springs Road in Dallas, Texas Wednesday, June 6 – Saturday June 9, 2012. The festival is committed to helping community organizations that are focused on efforts to better the LGBT community, including the […]

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Stunt Dogs

Stunt Dogs, a set on Flickr. Via Flickr: Stunt dogs entertain the audience at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, June 9, 2012. All performing dogs have been rescued from pounds and shelters from across the country. The mission is to promote animal rescue, pet adoption, encourage spay & neutering, and […]

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20120608_DealeyPlaza_2805

20120608_DealeyPlaza_2805, a photo by The Higgs Boson on Flickr. Via Flickr: A view of Dealey Plaza as photographed on Friday, June 08, 2012. (Copyright © 2012 Stephen A. Masker) Dealey Plaza Park is located in the historic West End district of downtown Dallas, Texas (U.S.). It is the location of the assassination of John F. […]

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LR Workflow: Import Speed-Tests

With all applications closed, I chose ‘Import’ for 100 images in Lightroom 4.1. Condition 1:  Standard Preview ‘Automatically Write Changes to XMP’ off 4 minutes and 51 seconds Condition 2:  Standard Preview ‘Automatically Write Changes to XMP’ on 4 minutes and 35 seconds Condition 3:  1:1 Preview ‘Automatically Write Changes to XMP’ on 7 minutes […]

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My Post-Production Workflow (June 2012)

My Post-Production Workflow for June 2012:  Shoot photographs in Canon 5D Mark II DSLR in sRaw 1 (14.8MB/3861 x 2574/9.9 MP). Put 16GB SanDisk Extreme CompactFlash card (60MB/s) into Lexar UDMA Firewire 800 CF card reader. Open Lightroom 4.1 Select images to import > Select metadata preset > Designate destination folder on computer’s HDD. Write […]

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An Open Letter to Verizon FiOS

My name is Stephen Masker and I live at _________, Flower Mound, Texas. I have called your 1-800-Verizon service number four times within the past two weeks from today’s date, Friday, June 1, 2012 – the latest call occurring only a few days prior. My complaint is in regards to the Verizon FiOS internet upload […]

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