Nearly one year ago, the US Supreme Court ruled that out-of-state retailers must collect sales tax on internet sales. While not all states have fully implemented this ruling, in time you will no longer have a sales-tax free way to shop. You’ve probably already seen that Amazon and other online retailers have started charging sales tax on internet purchases. For those of us purchasing photography gear, sales tax savings were a huge reason to shop online.
Today, site sponsor B&H Photo announced a premium credit card in conjunction with PayBoo that offers a rebate equivalent to your state’s sales tax. This card, issued through Synchrony Bank, is only valid for purchases at B&H Photo. You will still pay sales tax on your purchase, but then you’ll get an instant rebate on your order to offset the sales tax amount.
I’m going to chalk this photo up to the “mandatory shot” department. You can’t go to Paris and not enjoy the splendor of the Eiffel Tower at night. I set up in the early evening with my clients and we enjoyed the spectacle during the magical “blue hour” of twilight. Even though this image isn’t particularly unique, it’s mine.
This shot is actually a 4-shot stitched panorama (merged in Lightroom Classic CC). Each image was captured at 2 seconds, f/8, ISO 64 with my Nikon D850 mounted to a Gitzo 1-series tripod with RRS BH-40 ball-head. The final image weighed in at just around 109 megapixels!
Photograph two fabulous cities of light with Jason Odell, April 20-28, 2019
Discover the art of travel photography with Jason P. Odell
We’ll arrive in London and spend four days photographing some of London’s most iconic sights and landmarks, with an emphasis on night and twilight photography. From there, we’ll take the train (first class tickets included) to Paris, the city of light. There, we’ll spend the next four days and nights photographing the magical Parisian streets and landmarks by day and night.
Creative Photography by Day and Night in Two Amazing Cities
When it comes to night photography, the moon is one of the more challenging subjects. Most of North and South America will be treated to a total lunar eclipse the evening of January 20th. Here are my tips for photographing this celestial event.