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Adventures in China

Before I get to the good news on the new eBook, I wanted to share some of the recent adventures in China!

I've gone ahead and put some of the most recent photos at the bottom of this newsletter. I've also included several photos that are unpublished, because I like to give extra things to newsletter subscribers! If you would like to read more about some of the stories and whatnot from China, come and visit the main site at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com.

Sometimes, I get very excited by a bunch of recent photos, and since I only post one photo per day on the blog, it can be a little frustrating to wait! So this is a good reason to throw many of the extra good shots into the newsletter. I put a lot of the "People" shots below for you to enjoy, as well as a few landscapes.

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New eBook - Cars!

We are honored to have a new author with a new eBook. His name is Joe Farace, and perhaps you've heard of him. He's written 33... yes, THIRTY-THREE regular books about photography. Not only that, but he's written over 1950 articles for photography magazines in USA, Europe, and China! This is his first eBook, so let's show him the love! This book is filled with amazing ideas and techniques for taking photos of cars. It's available for immediate download, so don't be the last to get it!

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Burning Man - Quite the Experience!

I had an absolutely amazing time at Burning Man (click to see photos). I released a big grouping of photos from the event where I used a bit of a different style. We also had a nice photowalk while there, and it was cool to see all the other photographers. I highly recommend the event if you are open-minded and long for a bit of out-of-this-world visual stimulation.

Updated the Nikon 18-200 Review

I have two cool example photos of the incredible zoom range on the Nikon 18-200 Review page. I think most people are surprised how wide the image can still be while cropped! Come and see for yourself.

5 Tips for Photographing People

I've been promising this for a while, and I am glad to finally get up 5 Tips for Photographing People. Just click on that link to read them all.

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London PhotoWalk Recap

I put up some photos and a link to a video for the London PhotoWalk. Thanks again for everyone that came out... and no one was ever accosted by the police and needed to yell out, "Help! Help! I'm being repressed!"

The Rest of the India Story

You all may remember the India photo of the Taj Mahal. I recently posted another nearby photo called, "The Rest of the India Story" that shows what I saw when I panned about 90 degrees to the right.

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  • [BLOCKED!!!] I've had NO Twitter (or Flickr) access while in China, so no tweets... so sorry, but will be out from Behind The Great Firewall soon!!!
  • New Photos from the past month

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     The first set of photos below are still unpublished... for now, they will simply link to the "China" category on StuckInCustoms.com.
    Little boy in Tiananmen Square
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    Wrestling family in Tiananmen Square
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    An intimate classical Chinese opera in a converted 14th century imperial barn
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    Two old Chinese men being silly in the morning in the Temple of Heaven
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    Climbing the temple early in the morning in Beijing
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    Baby puppy on a motorcycle seat in an alley
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    Chinese lady on a bridge at night
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    Woman sitting outside antique shop in the evening
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    Girl with red pants sitting outside restaurant
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    Drivers relaxing between jobs
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    Old man leads ritual at the temple for 100 others
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    Man helps wife on their morning walk.
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    Amazing new outdoor shopping center in Beijing called "The Place"
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    Bustling Beijing
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    And here are the non-China photos that have been interesting since the last Newsletter. If you like these, why not forward to your friends and family?
    Rainbow over the London Eye
    London Eye

    Another Summer Day in Paris
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    The Labyrinth Rocket

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    Roman Gladiators of Gaul
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    Wheat: Horses
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    When the Earth Was Young
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    Approaching London
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    And Last, Sunset in Ibiza
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