As another weekend approaches, another great photo idea pops into my mind. Only problem is, I need someone to model for this shot. Nobody is available, though. And that ad I've been meaning to put up on Craig's List didn't happen again this week. Ugh! What to do? Got it! I'll use my remote clicker and tripod and get in front of the camera myself. I'm not the best looking model, but a lot of the time buyers are looking for average people.The best $30 I ever spent was on my remote clicker. Set... continue reading
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Hi everyone!I hope this finds you all with LOTS of sales....I have a question about photographing ourselves.I, personally, look better behind the camera rather than in front of it.However, I was wondering if it is possible for a photographer to photograph himself/herself for DT.If so, would we sign our own model releases?How would that work?I currently have one really good model:my husband.But I was just wondering how it would work if we wanted to photograph ourselves.Is... continue reading
Like many people here, I'm not a professional photographer. I've had some training, and I love it, but it's not my main job. I do it when I can in my spare time or when I'm going places that might turn out some good shots for myself or for DT. This means that I'm usually shooting when I'm going on a trip or someplace with other people, which also means I have a limited amount of time to stand around shooting pictures of...say...an interesting rock formation or something before the rest of my party... continue reading
I'm currently living in an area of the country where I don't have many friends or family nearby. This makes expanding my portfolio to include more people shots a little more difficult than it might otherwise be but I'm trying to get in touch with my own "inner model."I've never, ever been one to enjoy being in front of the camera, and I still don't. Adding to my own natural reluctance to step in front of the camera are the difficulties of trying to set up a shoot (sort of) with a model (sort of)... continue reading
In December 2005, I quit my day job as a teacher - my aim was to do stock photography full time.The beginning of 2006, I went back to college to learn about setting up a business - keeping accounts, advertising, how to keep the tax man happy...that sort of thing. It was all very interesting - and I finally set up Art Splat Designs in April 2006.As for designing, and photography - I guess I've learnt along the way - and I'm still learning.It's hard work working for yourself, but "giving... continue reading
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