Studio 2.8 Journal Articles

Studio 2.8 Seattle Trans Pride 2019 Photo Documentary Coverage

Studio 2.8 Seattle Trans Pride 2019 Photo Documentary Coverage

Studio 2.8 photography is hard at work, in post production, completing development of the extraordinary Studio 2.8 photographic documentary about the Seattle Trans Pride 2019 march and rally held in Seattle on Friday June 28, 2019. The Seattle Trans Pride 2019 event was held in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, with a march along Capitol Hill's Broadway to Seattle's Cal Anderson Park, where there was a grandstand with music, and where companies and organizations had informational and promotional booths.

The Studio 2.8 Seattle Trans Pride photographic documentary will include an astonishing number of photographs that contain expressions of joy, love, affection, and of course pride, such as the Studio 2.8 photograph from Seattle Trans Pride 2019 that accompanies this journal article. Once published, the Studio 2.8 Seattle Trans Pride photographic documentary will preserve nearly every conceivable aspect of the Seattle Trans Pride 2019 event. The Studio 2.8 Trans Pride Seattle 2019 photographic documentary will include topics such as photographs of posters and signs, such as the sneak peak Studio 2.8 photograph "Progress Requires Protest" from the Seattle Trans Pride 2019 event that is already available on the Studio 2.8 photography website. Stay tuned and check back soon for additional information.

Seattle May 1, 2019 Annual May Day Immigration Politics March And Speech Studio 2.8 Coverage

Seattle May 1, 2019 Annual May Day Immigration Politics March, Rally, And Speeches, Studio 2.8 Coverage

On May 1, 2019, the Studio 2.8 photography team covered the Seattle May Day immigration politics march through the streets of Seattle, including the stop for workers' rights speeches at headquarters, and finally for speeches at the U.S. District federal courthouse. The Studio 2.8 photography team has been photographing the Seattle May Day immigration rallies for many years. This year's May Day march and rally in Seattle was organized by multiple political groups, including Casa Latina which provides support services to immigrant domestic services workers, and the SEIU service worker's union.

The 2019 edition of Seattle's annual May Day immigration politics and workers' rights march and rally began at Judkin's Park in south Seattle. Attendees at the 2019 Seattle May Day Immigration march walked north from Judkin's Park through parts of Seattle's First Hill and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. At the head of the march was the well known Ceatl Tonalli Aztec dancers who performed their traditional dances along the way, with stopos for dance performances at each major street intersection.

Numerous Studio 2.8 photo galleries here on the website, provide unique, detailed, coverage of nearly every aspect of the 2019 Seattle May Day immigration politics march, rally, and speeches.

March For Our Rights Gun Rights Rally Coverage By Studio 2.8

Studio 2.8 Covered The March For Our Rights 2.0, Gun Rights Rally, 2019 April 27, In Olympia, Washington

On Saturday April 27, 2019, a coalition of Washington State gun rights organizations, including the "Washington Three Percent", and various Washington State politicians, held a gun rights political rally they called "March For Our Rights 2.0" on the state capitol grounds in Olympia, Washington. This now annual gun rights rally was attended by over 2,000 Washingtonians from all over the state. Attendees came to the gun rights rally in Olympia, WA from as far away as Spokane, WA. Included among the speakers at the March For Our Rights 2.0 rally were several members of the Washington State legislature. Other speakers at the rally included various prominent gun rights activists as well as various other politicians who are not members of the Washington legislature. In addition, various organizations had informational booths at the rally. Among the organizations with booths at the gun rights rally was "Pink Pistols Seattle", a thriving group organized by LGBTQ people that encourages LGBTQ people to support the inalienable right to armed self-defense.

Studio 2.8 coverage includes photographs of many of the speakers, attendees, political banners and posters, the political booths, context and establishing photographs and more. Here at there will be multiple galleries, including some mass photo galleries that provide quick access to lots of photos, topic based photo galleries from the rally, and individual photo pages with specific explanatory text regarding select photographs. There is a mass gallery of tall photographs from the rally. There is also a mass gallery of wide photographs from the rally. 

Also in attendance at the March for Our Rights 2.0 rally were representatives from USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association), an organization whose member benefits include legal defense support for its members in case a member is threatened with legal action after a self defense use of their firearm. Recently, Washington's Govenor Jay Inlsee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kriedler, together blocked the legal support benefits that USCCA provides to its members. The USCCA and its Washington members were at the March For Our Rights rally to organize efforts to unblock member access to the group's legal defense member benefits. From an editorial perspective it seems ironic that Washington's state government opposes these types of benefits for gun owners when many gun prohibitionist politicians want to require gun owners to obtain gun insurance, which apparently doesn't otherwise currently exist, as a requirement of civilian gun ownership.

The Studio 2.8 2019 Floral Photography Season Has Begun With Gusto!

The Studio 2.8 2019 Floral Photography Season Has Begun With Gusto!

The arrival of Spring each year is the harbinger of floral photography season as well. Horticultural photography celebrates the divinity of, and the miraculousness of, even the most basic phenomena of life on our amazing planet earth, and the boundless gift that being human makes possible its infinite enjoyment via photographic preservation. Studio 2.8 photographic safaris, in search of flourishes of flora in bloom, will continue throughout the months ahead.

Over the course of the months that comprise the Spring and Summer seasons, the species of available flora evolve from Spring blossoms, such as tulips, to Summer's long lasting blooms, such as roses, and onward to Summer's arrival of single day floral phenomena, such as the unparalleled "day lilies" that gardeners in the area cultivate each year. Hopefully these minute visual experiences provide people reminders of life's gifts, of the earth's gifts, and an appreciation of the gifts of life itself.

The Studio 2.8 Website Now Has Light Mode Styling

The Studio 2.8 Website Now Has Light Mode Styling
Light Mode Ahoy

Since the Studio 2.8 announcement here that the relaunched Studio 2.8 website was going public, a significant amount of content deployment has taken place. However, daily content deployment will continue for months to go, and into the foreseeable future.

Meanwhile, as of today, the relaunched Studio 2.8 website styling now deploys light mode theming. Because the Studio 2.8 website employs an advanced, enterprise grade, website content management software system, the switch from dark mode to light mode was a relatively modest effort. Numerous styling details required adjustment though, after the dark to light mode switch. Many of the Studio 2.8 styling details continue to require further fine tuning. So, expect to see ongoing visual styling and layout adjustments appear within the coming days and weeks as the Studio 2.8 website progresses further toward a truly full 1.0 release worthy status. 

In the meantime, daily content deployments will continue. Each day, selected photographs from the vast Studio 2.8 library of photographic images will continue. Thank you for your enjoyment of the newly relaunched Studio 2.8 website here at

United States Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press

United States Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press

The right to freedom of speech and to freedom of the press have become more important now than ever before. In the United States of America, and in the U.S. States of Washington, Nevada, and others, which are among the locales where Studio 2.8 photography operates, the fundamental and essential rights of: freedom of speech, and freedom of the press; are codified in the both the U.S. Constitution and in the state constitutions of these U.S. States. For example, Article 1 Section 5 of the Washington State Constitution states in part that:

“every person may freely speak, write and publish on all subjects”

Similarly, Article 1 Section 8 of the Nevada Constitution states in pertinent part that:

“Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments on all subjects … and no law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press”.

Both these state constitutional rights clauses expound upon the codification of these foundational and inalienable rights as they exist in the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment whose relevant portion states that:

“Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ...”

These rights, among the numerous inalienable rights that comprise the bedrock of American ethical canon, are also bolstered by Washington State statutory law, wherein WA RCW 5.68.010(5) defines “news media” as:

(a) Any newspaper, magazine or other periodical, book publisher, news agency, wire service, radio or television station or network, cable or satellite station or network, or audio or audiovisual production company, or any entity that is in the regular business of news gathering and disseminating news or information to the public by any means, including, but not limited to, print, broadcast, photographic, mechanical, internet, or electronic distribution;

(b) Any person who is or has been an employee, agent, or independent contractor of any entity listed in (a) of this subsection, who is or has been engaged in bona fide news gathering for such entity, and who obtained or prepared the news or information that is sought while serving in that capacity;

The Washington State statutory clarification of the scope of people and organizations that comprise press and media goes beyond “traditional” media to encompass the many burgeoning and transformative media and press producers that redefine media in current twenty-first century mass communication. Recently, and of great importance, the Ninth Circuit of the Federal Court of Appeals also clarified and affirmed that new media is media/press just as are “traditional” media (newspapers, radio, television), and that these contemporary media forms are constitutionally protected just as are the traditional media and press forms that have been historically in the United States. The name of this important, legal precedent setting, Ninth Circuit ruling is - Obsidian Finance Group, LLC v. Cox, 740 F.3d 1284, 1294 (9th Cir.), cert. denied, 134 S.Ct. 2680 (2014). 

The inalienable rights of people and organizations that publish information is under greater threat, and a greater variety of threats, than ever before. Now more than ever, these rights must be valued and protected.

A Beta Release of the New Studio 2.8 Website Has Finally Arrived

A Beta Release of the New Studio 2.8 Website Has Finally Arrived

It is the dawn of a new day, so to speak, for Studio 2.8 photography, and this website. After an intensive software development effort that began last year, but was unexpectedly interrupted, a beta release of the new Studio 2.8 website here are at, has finally arrived. Although the website has existed for many years, this rebuild and relaunch is a very welcome event. Although there is still much more work to complete, to refine many functional and visual details of the new Studio 2.8 website, the site's implementation has reached a stage that should make the site functional enough to use, and to spend time viewing the site's photo galleries. Many of the photographs from the Liberty or Death, and Liberty or Death 2, political rallies are already available in various galleries on the site now.

Meanwhile, there are many additional Studio 2.8 website features and functions yet to come, as additional site development is completed in the coming days, weeks, and months. Among the additional features yet to be fully realized will be multiple types of video galleries, in addition to the two types of photo galleries already implemented. Videos hosted by Studio 2.8 via youtube embedding will be the primary focus of the Studio 2.8 video galleries. In addition, the Studio 2.8 website's advanced content management software engine also makes it possible to integrate videos directly into other content, including journal articles and to display videos as supporting content within the descriptions that are part of the Studio 2.8 galleries of photographs. 

To best display portrait layout photographs and to display landscape layout photographs, each of the photograph layouts, landscape and portrait, has their own dedicated gallery type on the Studio 2.8 website. In addition, one of the features yet to be implemented, but which will be upcoming soon, its post information styling that matches between the landscape and portrait style galleries, as which is also visible on journal articles. There are social media links throughout the Studio 2.8 site. A future Studio 2.8 site update will also include enhanced social media links on the photograph galleries. The social media links on the galleries and journal articles will provide one click posting to social media sites, including both facebook and twitter. 

Most important among the upcoming Studio 2.8 site updates will be the build out of the galleries and their contents to include past photographic and video projects. Also, now that this new infrastructure has been implemented, it should be possible to upload and publish future photo shoots much more quickly. The workflow of photographs through Adobe Lightroom and onto to this new Studio 2.8 website will become much streamlined.

Thank you for visiting the new Studio 2.8 website here at