There are two absolutes in photography – there will always be another piece of equipment you will want to buy, and you will always look for ways to improve your photography skills. While I can’t help with the first, there are a few bad habits to break that can immediately help with the latter.Take it out of Auto EverythingThe improvements in camera technology continues in leaps and bounds. And while the added functionality helps make it easier to create great images, it can also make us lazier... continue reading
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My tale as a photographer who now gets bookings as a model. Like many photographers there is always a quest looking for people to model and pose for you, I started with family but as they grew older the less they wanted to do it, now it's impossible. I still needed models so I joined internet model site as a photographer. Yay at last an endless source of young pretty models, or so I thought. It was not so easy, they wanted paying which was OK for producing stock work. I managed... continue reading
Let's see what techniques we use.1. The photographer must plan or conceptualize what the image do you want? It may be that the study of market demand, such as the most downloadable to use as a rough guide to photography when we have a way to take photos.2. Must find the model to suit the image that we want to photograph by the principle of selecting the model, then it must be clearly agreed that our model to be honest. Throughout the face and eyes to fit the image you need. No matter how... continue reading
In this article let's talk about how to find models and on what conditions to agree with them about work.Let's start with the arrangements.Naturally, the easiest way is to pay for the work of models, but a beginner, and an experienced photographer, does not always have money for that. But money, as it obviously did not sound, is not the only currency. For many models, high quality photographs are a good payment for shooting. So this is your offer.To use photos of people on photobanks, sign... continue reading
We all tend to compare ourselves. We often do it in pejorative way. Someone is usually better looking, far prettier or just irresistible more attractive. In that gap of lower self-esteem or we can call it not enough believe in oneself, comes the mirror. And in many cases mirrors then become the worst enemy of people. Mirrors are being used to produce the image that is far worse then real one is. But what if we replace the mirror with the eye of photographer.I believe that we live in a world that has... continue reading
This might not be useful to many professionals who are comfortable shooting people, but it might give hope to photographers who never were comfortable shooting models like I was, am, & will be!It goes without saying that the first model I ever shot was family, my husband in particular as he's the most patient one. I love him for this among a million other reasons. Shooting family members is neither scary nor embarrassing in any way as photos would always have emotional value if they didn&... continue reading
Good morning DT, in this short blog I am going to talk about my personal experience as a photographer and offer some tips for people that are starting or thinking about starting a career in photography. Now if you are a pro, it is very probable that you already know this stuff, so you could skip the article, but if you are a newbie, it is possible that you could find something useful. So let's not hesitate and begin with the first tip: 1.Appearances: So to say that it is very important... continue reading
While pursuing certification in commercial photography, I had the *good fortune of encountering a disgruntled photograher turned instructor who insisted that stock media is ruining the professional photography industry. I beg to differ! This moaner also begrudges smart phones with cameras, people with smart phones with cameras, digital cameras, and innovation of most kinds. I gave examples in his photography studio business management class of how, as a blogger since 2008, I used stock media on blog... continue reading
I hadn’t given much thought to stock photography or micro-stock photography because as a photography enthusiast I thought it was an area where only the Pros got to hang out and get paid a lot. I’ve since changed my tune. When I received a few inquiries on my Instagram (@thisgirlwithcamera) asking whether I sold my images. My initial reaction was, “What? Really? Someone is willing to pay for my images?” That’s when I decided that it might be worth looking into stock photography... continue reading
Christmas traditions have definitely changed over my lifetime, and so has how we source the presents we give.Back in the "old days", presents were handmade. With glitter and glue from a small child, to the tins of fresh baked cookies, candies, fudge, and even the dreaded fruitcake, or with wood working tools that always managed to turn raw materials into magic; the gifts were lovingly made with the investment of time and talents. Then it progressed to exchanging small gifts like the... continue reading
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