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How Camera Lenses Determine Digital Photography Success

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 Chris Wight (July 29, 2007)  Have you ever taken a picture and wondered after you took the shot just what were you thinking? Has it looked as if you were nowhere near the subject of your shot? This is something that happens a whole lot, however, there is hope and you can still take beautiful photographs with some help. It is best for these methods if you have a camera that will allow you to change the lenses; .. (Photography)

Selling Photography Online - Are You Making These Simple Photo Mistakes?

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 Martin Hurley (July 27, 2007)  Imagine for a minute a web surfer who, with an abundance of interests, is right now firmly, and enthusiastically, focused on learning more about selling photography online. If you think this viewer is reading every word you write, think again. Often the reality is very different. In fact, they are more likely to be quickly scanning for the best information they can get from your page. .. (Photography)

Points to Remember in Using A Digital Camera Battery

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 Matt Peters (July 27, 2007)  A digital camera battery is by far the most important and powerful tool in your camera. Your camera’s image quality, zoom performance, memory card and megapixels are zilch if your camera isn’t operational. And this is where the digital camera battery comes in. Here are a few key points to ponder when buying and using your batteries. 1. Always carry extra batteries. How .. (Photography)

Oil Paintings - Tools And Techniques For Making An Oil Painting From A Photo

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 Karl Sultana (July 27, 2007)  n recent years many people like to have their own oil paintings. There are few companies in the market who offers ‘a painting from photo’ services. The whole process is done online when the customer sends his digital image directly to a studio who paints it. Once the artist finishes the painting, he will send it to the customer. A painting from photo is highly complicated .. (Photography)

Selling Stock Photography - How To Be Clever And Profit

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 Martin Hurley (July 26, 2007)  Online marketers (info-preneurs) often talk about just how important it is to find what the market wants, then sell them what they want. In other words, find out what people really want, and then provide the solution. I've no doubt that this approach will work just as well with selling stock photography. Let's say you've created a hundred photos that, although they make great eye .. (Photography)

Selling Photographs - Who Else Wants To Be Lucrative?

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 Martin Hurley (July 26, 2007)  As a photographer wouldn't it be great to offer more than just simply selling photographs? In fact why not expand your whole selling photography business model and focus on making your photo business super profitable and lucrative? Lucrative: (a. ) Yielding lucre; gainful; profitable; making increase of money or goods; as, a lucrative business or office. I can hear you saying. . . "how . (Photography)

Selling Photographs Online - Quick Income From A Simple Digital Product

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 Martin Hurley (July 26, 2007)  There's no doubt about it. Selling photographs online is a challenge enough for any enthusiastic photographer, no matter what level of talent or ability they have. And assuming for a minute that you have a small presentable folio of images already, let's look at some options available to you. Firstly you could contribute your images to stock photo libraries and micro stock image .. (Photography)

Take Control of Your SLR - Practice Adjusting Settings

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 Michael Huddleston (July 24, 2007)  Most cameras these days have more than enough buttons, the question becomes, are you able to adjust then all in the dark in order to get that perfect shot? If you ask a professional photographer what the number one key to getting consistent results is they will tell you that knowing how the camera is going to react in different situations and being able to adjust settings quickly is .. (Photography)

Digital Photography - A Blessing Not A Curse!

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 Adam Singleton (July 24, 2007)  With the rise of digital photography in the last decade, many photographic purists have lamented the declining use of good old fashioned printed photographs. In fact, digital photography is, by and large, much preferable to the now outdated camera film reel and offers a wide range of benefits that not only include better quality pictures, higher resolution and more options for storage, .. (Photography)

Top Five Myths About Preserving Your Family Memories

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 Glenda Logan-Glover (July 20, 2007)  Many of us are diligently taking the family photos but how many of our memories will be sent forward to enrich future generations? Leave a lasting family legacy and debunk the following myths. . . 1. Your Memories WILL make it across the generations Although taking pictures has become easier with the advent of digital photography, making sure they are preserved and make it to the next .. (Photography)

Selling Photos Online - I Squidoo, Do You?

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 Martin Hurley (July 19, 2007)  If you're curious about the business of selling photos online, but overwhelmed with questions such as what website (or blog) do you need, how and where do you start, and how much is it all going to cost you, you'll find this article to be a welcome relief. We're about to go on a friendly and mind-opening adventure into the world of Squidoo. But before we do, I'm sure you're aware that .. (Photography)

How to Buy Digital Cameras Online

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 Timothy Cashman (July 18, 2007)  For me personally I do not like to purchase digital cameras online. I think you get a better overall impression of what you'll be getting if you “get your hands on it. " You all can call me “old fashioned" on this one. But that being said, I am not naive enough to believe that people will not buy over the Internet. And there are some added bonuses to buying online, such as .. (Photography)

Digital Cameras Made Easy

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 Michael Hadfield (July 17, 2007)  There is a lot of jargon associated with most electronic equipment these days and digital cameras are no exception. A lot of it is helpful, but some is there just to ‘blind you with science’ and get you to part with your money. If you are shopping for your first digital camera it is essential to know a few basic terms that the electronics store salesman may try to baffle you .. (Photography)

Ten Tips for Taking Great Digital Photographs

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 Jason Dick (July 11, 2007)  Shooting great digital photographs is getting easier all of the time with the great improvement being made in the area of photographic technology. However, the most important aspect of creating great photographs is still the photographer. The camera by itself cannot take great pictures. It’s the photographer behind the camera and his/her skill and technique that ultimately .. (Photography)

Practical Tips For New Models - Agencies

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 Stefan Orenda (July 10, 2007)  Signing with an Agency As a new model you will be bombarded by offers from “Agencies" wanting to sign you up. Now I am not going to say that all small and local modeling agencies are scams but with a little knowledge you can avoid the ones that are. First and foremost, an Agency makes its money from getting you work and usually taking a cut of what you make for each gig. The .. (Photography)

Practical Tips For New Models - Modeling Classes

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 Stefan Orenda (July 10, 2007)  Modeling takes skill *SHOCK*! Yes it's true, a tight body and pretty face is not enough, if you want to go far you need to be able to actually perform. Every segment of the modeling industry requires different skills and though there is always some crossover into Fashion, Commercial, etc. this article relates to Glamor modeling specifically. If you are getting into Glamor modeling .. (Photography)

Practical Tips For New Models - TFP vs Paid

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 Stefan Orenda (July 10, 2007)  Chances are that if you are pursuing modeling seriously you would like to make money doing it. There is no reason you cannot achieve that goal if you don't shoot yourself in the foot in the beginning. One of the biggest misconceptions I see with many new models is the belief that pretty = money. It don't! Yes there is no shortage of “photographers" out there that are willing to .. (Photography)

Practival Tips For New Models - Contract Scams

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 Stefan Orenda (July 10, 2007)  One of the biggest scams that new models face are “Agents" and “Agencies" looking for naive girls with stars in their eyes and a common trick is passing a Managers Agreement off as an Agencies Contract. The best way to avoid signing into something you may not want is first, know the difference between an Agent and a Manager. An Agency or Agent is a company or individual .. (Photography)

Choosing a Photographer for Your Pregnancy Pictures

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 Monica Nelson (July 09, 2007)  The process of choosing a photographer becomes more difficult than usual when you’re not after the usual family or wedding portrait. If you’re looking for someone who could capture you at your pregnant best, not just any photographer would do. Tips for Choosing a Photographer for Your Pregnancy Pictures Tip #1 Look for a pregnancy photographer who understands the essence of . (Photography)

Photography - The Best Way to Show Off Your Digital Photos

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 John Peace (July 09, 2007)  It was not too long ago when Digital Camera was not available you will have to bring rolls of films together with your manual SLR (single-lens reflex) camera. The difficult part was to decide many rolls to bring? Bringing too less rolls will deprived you from taking too less pictures while bring too many rolls may be a bit waste of money when they are not being used. I believed you .. (Photography)

How to Take Pictures in the Dark

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 Oscar Twain (July 06, 2007)  Introduction Have you ever taken a picture of a cherished moment only later to discover it did not develop well because of the lighting? This will never happen again. Advancements in sensor technology are transforming the quality of digital cameras. Sensors will enable the camera to be two to four times as sensitive to light compared to what is currently available. Photographers will .. (Photography)

What Are HDR Images And Why Are They Better Then Standard Images?

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 Jason Dick (July 05, 2007)  High Dynamic Range imaging (HDR or HDRI) is a series of new photography technologies revolutionizing the quality of digital images. HDR is important because real world scenes contain light ranges usually exceeding 50,000:1 dynamic range. For the last thousand years, media has been limited to around 300:1 dynamic range. HDR imaging allows the photographer to replicate the tonal ranges .. (Photography)

Digital Photography Tutorial - How to Take Stunning Landscapes Photos

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 Johnny Sinclair (July 05, 2007)  You don't need to be a professional photographer to take stunning landscapes photos. By following some of the digital photography tutorial tips below, you will know how to capture impressive “natural" photos in no time. Include People Including people in your landscapes photos will inject personality and bring “warmth". Be adventurous, try different shots with your subjects . (Photography)

Capture the Moment

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 Martin Jones (July 04, 2007)  So, are you taking photographs or creating photographs? I suppose that I have done a fair bit of both in my time. I like taking pictures of people. It’s great if you can be invisible at some kind of event - a wedding for example. Some of the best shots you will see are completely candid. I’ve done all the standard posed shots – and believe me, if you are doing a wedding, .. (Photography)

The Rule of Thirds - Well, Not Exactly

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 Martin Jones (July 04, 2007)  If you’ve read any amount of material in magazines or online you may have heard of something called the “rule of thirds”. The concept here is to take the frame of the photo or the area of the photo to be more specific and divide it into thirds vertically and horizontally. Place your points of interest on the lines or at the intersecting points. This idea is close but .. (Photography)

Model Posing Tips from a Professional Photographer

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 Bob Pardue (July 03, 2007)  Whether you are searching for a career in fashion modeling or glamour modeling, it is very important for you to realize that there is more to becoming a model than just standing there looking beautiful. One very important factor in becoming a good model is posing, and in order for you to learn the different poses needed for the type of modeling career you are seeking it will take .. (Photography)

How to Make Money Selling Digital Photographs

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 Jason Dick (July 03, 2007)  Create an attractive portfolio to display your photography skills in the best way possible. In creating an image portfolio, you can choose two different methods. You can organize your photos into a gallery or an image library. If you choose the gallery method make sure you organize your photos around a theme, organize them chronologically or thematically and make sure that there is a .. (Photography)

The Panasonic Series Of Digital Cameras

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 Cameron Keebler (June 30, 2007)  Panasonic is a well respected name around the world due to their high quality line of consumer electronics, so it was only natural that Panasonic digital cameras retain the same high quality. The company was founded 1918 by Konosuke Matsushita on a small work bench in his house. Matsushita invented the two-socket light fixture, which was a big success and led to the establishment of .. (Photography)

Digital Photography Tips for Beginners

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 Keith Londrie (June 28, 2007)  Just discover the magic of photography? Surely you want to start taking fabulous photos right away. Although this is not possible you can learn some easy things that will help you start taking nice photos in a couple of days. First of all you should become familiar with your camera. Read the manual as many times as needed to get accustomed to it. Moreover the usually contains a lot of .. (Photography)

Film Camera or Digital Camera - Celebrate the Difference

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 June Campbell (June 28, 2007)  Are you picturing yourself with a new film camera or digital camera? It’s almost certain that photography is in your life one way or another. If you are like most people, you want to preserve your memories of family occasions, special events, precious moments and even the humdrum days of our lives. When it comes time to choose a new camera, we’re faced with an incredible .. (Photography)

5 Professional Digital Photography Tips

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 Johnny Sinclair (June 28, 2007)  It is definitely possible that you can take fantastic photos with a simple point-and-shoot digital camera. The problem doesn't lie with the camera. You can take super lousy shots with the most sophisticated Canon dSLR. It is the skills of the photographer. Below are 10 professional digital photography tips you can use without having to fork out money on expensive equipment: 1. Warming .. (Photography)

Online Photo Sharing

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 Kelly Liyakasa (June 28, 2007)  You’ve probably heard or have taken part in the raging trend of digital photos and online photo printing. But, did you know how photo sharing services can impact the way you exhibit priceless memories? Photo sharing services give budding photographers fun and flexible options for their images among other special features. Many photo sharing services allow users to upload their .. (Photography)

Which Digital SLR Lens Should I use?

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 Gary Bunn (June 25, 2007)  Arguably the most important weapon in a photographers’ arsenal, lenses are also one of the most variable. From the widest 10mm fish-eye to the longest 800mm telephoto, optics are available in every conceivable size, weight and focal length. Due to the smaller sensors used in many of today's digital SLRs, however, focal lengths vary depending on the model in question. See the .. (Photography)

How To Use A Polariser

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 Gary Bunn (June 24, 2007)  A polariser is an essential addition to any photographer's kit bag. The filter may look like a simple piece of grey glass, but its effect can be far more impressive, adding extra punch and colour saturation to your images. The classic use for a polariser is darkening blue skies, but they can also reduce reflections and increase the overall colour saturation of your shots. The effect of .. (Photography)

Film Verses Digital - What's the Difference Anyway?

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 Tedric Garrison (June 21, 2007)  In the old days, if your camera (35mm of course) had a battery die on you in the middle of an important shoot, you still had options. I mean after all; the only thing you needed the battery for was the light meter, it’s not like your whole camera will shut down if you have no battery. Oh, I’m sorry if you are using all digital that might have stung just a little bit. But .. (Photography)

Shooting the Minds Eye

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 Tedric Garrison (June 21, 2007)  Somewhere back on the farm, Jimmy (age 6) sits playing with his toy trucks in the dirt. Behind him is a field of golden corn ready to be picked. In the distance, you can see the forth generation red barn where Jimmy’s great grandfather was born. If his mother wanted to take a picture, she would probably focus in on Jimmy, because he is the most important thing to her. If his .. (Photography)

Starting With Basics - Shooting With Knowledge

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 Tedric Garrison (June 21, 2007)  In traditional (meaning non Digital) photography there are only three basic things to worry about in regards to your camera. These are: the aperture (also called F-stop), the shutter speed, and the film speed. These “Big Three" apply to all 35mm cameras (which is still the most popular format in the non Digital world of photography). F-Stops are located on the lens itself. If you . (Photography)

Mastering Editorial Stock Photography WorkFlow

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 Rohn Engh (June 21, 2007)  The Information Age is upon us. The time it takes to deliver information has become so quick as to be almost instantaneous. This allows us to capitalize on opportunities with new efficiency, and helps us avoid unnecessary risks. The “information float” is collapsing. The change is here. Photography technology is outdoing itself. Digital transmission of images is a reality. .. (Photography)

Help! My Meter is a Moron! - Creative Controls For DOF

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 Tedric Garrison (June 21, 2007)  If we said that Depth of Field was the range of focus found in any given picture, we would be partially right. Just as a camera is the box that captures light; it is also much more than that. A camera is made up of many parts. Depth of Field also has many parts. There are several other terms that relate to what this particular concept of design can do for us. The phrases Aperture, .. (Photography)

Photography Tip- Space Heads

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 Brandon Baumgarten (June 20, 2007)  I was on the mountain at the scenic overlook and a group of military cadets skied up for a photo. I was really excited that they wanted to get a picture, so I wanted to do a good job. I frequently see them on the mountain training and I always belt out a hardy mountain yodel to say hi, as they ski by! We chewed the fat for a few minutes and they all posed for the photo. Cuuut! Ok, I .. (Photography)

Photography – Making Slanting Building Straight

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 John Peace (June 15, 2007)  If you care to examine and look carefully at some of the photos on buildings, you may realize that they tend to slant backward or have the falling over effects. You might think that this is purposefully created, or you are not bothered by it at all. Well, in fact, this is a common problem when taking pictures on buildings. This effect is termed as converging verticals. That is, the .. (Photography)

5 Quick Steps To Instantly Improve Your Outdoor Photos!

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 Gary Bunn (June 14, 2007)  We all love taking outdoor action shots that really capture the moment, so below we’ve compiled a short 5 step guide to help you snap outdoor action in a really exciting way! Keep a low angle. . Use a medium to long telephoto lens to compress perspective and fill the frame with the action. You can then shoot from a safe distance and still be head-on to the action. Also, try .. (Photography)

Photography Tip- Total Breakdown

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 Brandon Baumgarten (June 10, 2007)  Recently, I had an appointment for a photography shoot with a wonderful family. We made plans to meet at the lake for their yearly family photo shoot. As usual I got there well before the family was scheduled to arrive so I could set up the equipment and be ready to go. The family of five and one pair of grandparents pulled up in a black Hummer. I introduced myself and as we were .. (Photography)

Specifications And Deadlines

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 Athiphan Chunmano (May 26, 2007)  To begin with, specifications for the images should be as clear and detailed as possible. What is the subject to be photographed? Will the art director or designer give a sketch to the photographer or be present during the shoot for approvals? Are the images to be in black and white or in color? How many images are to be delivered? What form—positive, negative, digital file—is the .. (Photography)




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