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Spring 2015-Shooting Photo Sales

Spring 2015-Shooting Photo Sales

   FAMILY PORTRAITS, SENIOR PORTRAITS, EVENT PORTRAITS   Traditional photography is for futures to see the past. They are what we look back on, to remember… that’s why every event and holiday should be recorded with family, home, office and environmental candid or professional photographs.  That’s what’s left! What could be more fun then photographing a teenager’s senior portrait?  Nice job you have! The students “fresh face look” is great for close ups. Students have so many music and sporting activities, they take you to The Eastman, golf courses, rinks, tennis, basketball courts, soccer, & football fields, on boats, the list goes on and on. There you have the opportunity to have that different look, the idea of where they spend their time.  Without overwhelming the subject the background only needs to be a hint of the location you are at. Of course, the color and geometrics have to come together in harmony, you have to make this ART, not just a family photo they can take that themselves with the help of Uncle Harry! Truth is, timing is everything!! Lucky you to be able to locate yourself on such great playing fields, what a nice day. See, teenagers are...

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Taking Great Photos

Taking Great Photos

I had the best time with a new camera. Yes! I’m writing prematurely because I only used it a few times….The GOPRO. What a fun camera/Video.  This is for all of you adventure seeking people on skis and surf boards. I can’t tell you haw many great ways you can enjoy your life on planet earth.  Try something new. This is snorkeling. A photographer’s view never ends. You can take these types of photos to your local museum and have more public recognition. Every photo has a use. Another GoPRO Image Glow In The Dark School Of Photography Another GoPRO Image Another GoPRO Image Another GoPRO Image Waterproof...

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SLR Digital Cameras 2012

SLR Digital Cameras 2012

If you have a tight budget, and can gather $500. dollars…sounds like alot to some, but if you’d stop buying certain electronics for just 3 months you’d get this amount and be ready to make MORE money with a very professional camera. Not the best… but close enough for your success. This is the Canon EOS Rebel T3. This does not include a lens.  I advise you to look into  35 mm – 80 mm lens. That way you can shoot indoors with the wider angel and classic outdoor with the 80mm. This young boy’s senior portrait shows why you need a flash even outdoors to light up the faces.  This is dull. When shooting a couple or single person remember to shoot them a bit back… less close up. You can always bring the photo closer, but rarely can you crop to to put the subject back.  Also…staying back makes the customer like themselves better.  Less imperfections are visible.  This still needs to be forward…but with room to crop. Always leave enough room at the top of the subject’s...

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Start A Photography Business

Start A Photography Business

Just for the record this past week I went with a Judge and her staff to march in a parade.  The Judge was campaiging for a higher office.  I offered my services for free, and simply asked that that they acknowlege me in the credits.  That is free advertizing and again I had a blast, as well as front row seating! (sort of speaking I was in the parade).  It may sound corney, but I was able to get alot of publicity and my name out there.  What I recieved for free would have cost me $400. in advertizing. I had made myself well aquainted with all of the local country clubs and compiled leather albums of weddings and family portraits that I had taken on their property. How do you get the portraits when you are first starting out?  Well, how about offering a country club free family portrait sittings for Mother’s Day.  Free sittings, get their names and addresses etc, and charge them for the second print and thereafter. Give them one free print.   Yes some people will take the photo and run…but they will remember you…and what will they remember?    You were helpful, kind, fun, made them laugh, dressed nice, and you are sophicated. Noone wants an intruder,  so be careful not to “TAKE OVER THE PARTY”  You have limits as to “how much you should actually be involved”.  When you have full control is when you actually are taking the shots..after that you should hang low..untill the next...

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Photography… How To Prepare

Photography…   How To Prepare

Shooting family Portraits Take Great Photos! I know I must shoot around the families’ schedule, I let them pick the time. I prepare them that I start on time. 1. I arrive 10 minutes early. If you arrive before then you are just a nusicence. If you are late you have set a bad image for the family and may never recover. 2.  Set up equipment. Most public parks, musumes, galleries, libraries, etc., will allow you to bring famlies on their property. I always ask first.  If you don’t ask for permission and they ask you to leave, then you have to search, with the family driving behind you, trying to jump into a new location. You may not be able to do this as areas are already occupied by picnics, and gatherings of any sort. I ask the couples if they have a family homestead to use.  If they do and you are planning to use their location, remember that the time will take longer now. Since they are on fimilar ground it is harder to round them up! You begain to set up your location, moving the pool potted plants to frame the portrait.  Your starting with your tripod, camera body at 1/125, with 80-150mm lens F2.3 or F3.5, set at f8 for depth of filed.  Attached Cannon Speedlite 580EXII flash/or set to the left on a seperate tripod as fill-in. If you are shooting inside it is better to add a flash on an independent stand (remotely) to the left.  Plus your  flash attached to camera for face fill. If you have a large extended group you will need a seperate 28-35 wide angle lens, mostly inside. Again, You have the pleasure, ease of viewing the finished shot and either reshooting or adjusting later.  If you have the chance reshoot on the spot.  You have less adjustments later that can be soooo time consuming.   I prefer to have a perfect shot in the camera. Background is Just As Important As the Foreground Learn HowTo Set Up For Great Portraits Learn Digital Photography Photography Tips For Taking Great...

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