15 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





FLIP A PICTURE ON THE IPHONE - Frank Macey: “Flipping an image horizontally or vertically with the stock iOS 7 Photos app is not possible. Pictures can be rotated with the Edit function, however getting a mirror image of the photo requires third party software. Fortunately, there are many free options on the App Store. One versatile example is Adobe Photoshop Express. SOURCE: http://www.iphonefaq.org/archives/973414


08 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY in city parks. A how-to guide - Jaymi Heimbuch: “You don't have to drive miles away from civilization to get amazing shots of wildlife. City parks offer a perfect opportunity to hone your camera skills and capture award-winning images . SOURCE: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/wildlife-photography-in-city-parks-a-how-to-guide
PHOTO: Brian Lansenby


01 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





Invoice Photography Clients For Your Time - JP Danko: Three billing methods commonly used in the photography industry: Time Plus Cost, Lump Sum and Upset Limit – and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. It might not seem important at first, but how you invoice photography clients can have a big impact on the success of a job, and your profit margin. http://tinyurl.com/ndaljmg





LEARN PHOTOSHOP -- The 10 Best Resources - Pratik Naik: “Adobe Photoshop can be a daunting program. The Internet provides a valuable resource to learn the program. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/moowwyl






BACK TO BASICS -- (VIDEO) - AFP-Relaxnews: “New videos by Nikon will cover a host of subjects. Called “Nikon Behind the Scenes” and available to watch via Nikon’s YouTube channel or Google+ page, the videos will build into a series “dedicated to empowering and educating passionate photographers” or so Nikon claims. Each video features a famous photographer who is also a Nikon brand ambassador and the first, fronted by Joe McNally, offers handy and helpful tips about light and the fundamentals of flash photography. SOURCE: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/tech-gadgets/article/take-your-photography-skills-to-the-next-level-with-nikons-how-to-videos





NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY, The ABCs of Newborn Photography - Jen Moore: “Are you interested in being a newborn photographer, but wondering how to get started? Llike any other type of photography, is a complex art, but here are some basic tips to help you on the road to success with your first newborn sessions. SOURCE: http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/default.asp?newsID=5547&how+to+photograph+newborns+professionally+tips+and+tricks+best+photos





CONVERT YOUR IPHONE - into a ‘serious’ camera - (A Kickstarter “star”.)Jacob Siegal: “The Snappgrip is a small device that can snap right to your iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s with an included case. The device features every camera control you could possibly need, from an authentic shutter button to a tripod mount and all the shooting modes and zoom capabilities that appear on a standalone camera. The device was funded on Kickstarter in January of 2013, and is finally available for preorder to those who missed out on the campaign.
http://bgr.com/2014/03/14/snappgrip-iphone-camera-accessory/





LIGHT PAINTING - Bill Hatcher: “The basic concept of light painting is pretty easy to master. You need a dark space that allows you to set a long exposure of at least several seconds with your camera fixed on a tripod. Light painting simply involves exposing the scene by moving a light around, like a torch, while the exposure is being made. The light will create streaks and light signatures in the image. SOURCE: http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/photography/photography-tips/2014/03/photography-tips-light-painting
PHOTO: Bill Hatcher




LEARNED THE HARD WAY -- Photo Lessons Pros Learned – PhotoVenture: “Avoid making an embarrassing or expensive photographic mistake with these top tips from the pros. We spoke to professional photographers in a number of different genres and put together the common pitfalls that plagued them all. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/03/24/11-photo-lessons-every-pro-learned-hard-way/


25 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





WORKFLOW -- Gary Martin: “Online education through video tutorials has become one of the most economical and convenient ways to learn almost any topic, especially if it’s photography. Joey L recently launched a new website that takes you on-location and in the studio to see the workflow, thought process, lighting design, post processing, and on-set dialogue that takes place in one of his commercial photo shoots. SOURCE: http://fstoppers.com/joey-l-launches-bts-educational-video-site?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fstoppersfeed+%28fstoppers%29



18 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





PRICING YOUR WORK: Photojournalism - Calling all photojournalists! In our latest guide, Pricing Your Work: Photojournalism, discover tips to connect with potential news clients and publications, learn what fees and terms you should expect, plus get negotiating pointers and resources to help build your career in this field. This guide is packed with tips to help you price your work and cut your best deal. Download your copy today! SOURCE: http://www.photoshelter.com/mkt/research/pricing-your-work-photojournalism



11 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





MONITOR CANON EOS DSLR –from iPad - Ana Sayfa: “If you happen to own a Canon EOS as well as an iPad, a newly-updated tweak from Chainfire will let you monitor your camera’s current view right from your cherished Apple tablet. Full details, as well as info on where you can pick up this powerful little tweak, can be seen below. SOURCE: http://periscopepost.com/technology-22/how-to-monitor-canon-eos-dslr-camera-from-ipad-video-6377.html





EVERYDAY PHOTOGRAPHY - Jamie Davis Smith: “Stuck indoors, with a lack of client interest and the same routine day after day, can be enough to make you abandon your camera until the snow has melted and the flowers are blooming again. But, if you are committed to your art, winter can be a great opportunity to gain new skills in indoor photography and to gain a new appreciation for the everyday, not just in your own household but to help clients see the beauty in their everyday lives as well. SOURCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-davis-smith/the-art-of-every-day-phot_b_4876808.html
PHOTO: Jamie Davis Smith



START A PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS -- from your home - Alison Coleman: “Whether it's portrait photography or commercial camera work, the demand for high quality images has never been greater. And with minimal requirements of space and equipment, setting up a home-based photography business has never been easier, or more affordable. The advice from Cornwall-based commercial and landscape photographer Anthony Greenwood is to start with what you can afford.”
http://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/direct-line-for-business-partner-zone/start-homebased-photography-business





04 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





SHOOTING SNOWBOARDING -- in August - Michael Clark: A few years ago I had a client from Germany that wanted to shoot four adventure sports in four days in and around Los Angeles, California. This assignment was tough because those four sports were rock climbing, mountain biking, surfing and snowboarding—and the client had to do the shoot in late August. http://tinyurl.com/mn79tt5
PHOTO: Michael Clark



MASTER IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY - 25 Tips Sandro Cuccia: “Great photography is not necessarily about equipment. No matter what camera you use, your images can stand above all the rest. So, here’s my first set of twenty-five tips on how to master iPhone Photography:
http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/25-tips-for-mastering-iphone-photography
image Sandro Cuccia




UNDER $15.00 -- Build Your Own DIY Photography Light Chris: “If you’ve ever done any kind of videography or photography, you’ll know that having enough light on your scene and your subject is the key to a good image. On a nice sunny day, that’s not much of a problem, but when shooting indoors you’re going to need a little artificial assistance. http://manmadediy.com/users/chris/posts/2884-how-to-build-your-own-diy-photography-light-for-under-15-00


25 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





LED BULBS -- Get Into Studio Still Life Photography/ Cheap - DL Cade: If you’re just getting into studio photography, trying to figure out how to light, shoot and set up your shots can be both frustrating and expensive. Alex Koloskov of Photigy shows you how you can light studio still life shots using a few $30 dimmable LED bulbs instead of strobes.
http://petapixel.com/2014/02/17/use-30-dimmable-led-bulbs-get-studio-still-life-photography-cheap/
PHOTO: Alex Koloskov



RECOVER LOST AND STOLEN EQUIPMENT Software to help - Keith Heppell
KEEPING photographic gear safe, especially cameras, is always a challenge, but an aid to making it easier to track down a digital camera after it has been lost or stolen is available from the developers behind Lenstag. SOURCE: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Lifestyle-and-Leisure/Technology/Latest-Photography-news-and-software-to-help-recover-lost-and-stolen-equipment-20140214005647.htm




Photographing Your Newborn - Jen Moore: “Tiny fingers. Sweet little feet. Soft round cheeks. Feathery, wispy, barely-there eyelashes. The awe, wonder and joy of a newborn baby is something parents want to hold on to forever, but those newborn days are gone in what seems like only a moment. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/p7esfh2
PHOTO: Jen Moore

18 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





HANDY GLOSSARY -- Metadata Terms. Thad MCllroy and Renee Register: Metadata is data that describes a book’s content and format and provides the information needed to buy and sell books. Here’s a handy glossary with some important terms and organizations so you too can speak fluent Metadata! http://www.bookbusinessmag.com/article/metadata-glossary-the-metadata-handboook/1
PHOTO: www.blog.shareconference.com




11 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS , as told by a pro - Katie Collins: “With 98 different sports events to cover over 16 days, the photographers covering the Sochi Winter Olympics for photo agency Getty Images certainly have their work cut out. Getty is dispatching 69 photographers to snap the games from every imaginable angle, as well creating panoramic and gigapixel imagery. Wired.co.uk caught up with one of the agency's award-winning sports photographers Adam Pretty to find out what challenges lie ahead. SOURCE: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-02/07/sochi-getty-photographer


04 Feb, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos







PHOTOGRAPH A SUPERCAR - Ross Jukes: “If there are two things I love in life it’s cars and photography, SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2014/01/25/shoot-affordable-car-like-supercar




WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY -- 6 Ways to Improve Your Photography -- On a Budget...Jamie Davis Smith: “Winter may mean heading indoors with a lack of greenery to shoot, but it doesn't mean you have to stop shooting and improving your photography. Whether you mostly shoot your own kids or shoot for a living there's no excuse not to keep improving your skills. SOURCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-davis-smith/six-ways-to-improve-your-_b_4639121.html

28 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





PHOTO LEARNING BY THE EXPERTS -- Tim Barribeau: “The next five years will see at least a dozen courses offered by National Geographic's Masters of Photography. Joel Sartore has an introductory Fundamentals of Photography, and a series on travel photography. SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com/events/159662147401004/‎
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SELL YOUR PHOTOS on stock? – Fotolia: “Stock photography is becoming increasingly popular with both consumers and contributors. How to start selling your photos as stock and what to look for while shooting, to interest the client as much as possibile with your photography? Konrad Bak and Tomasz Tulik answers these questions / SOURCE: http://en.fotolia.com/Info/Contributors/GeneralInformation



SKI AND SNOWBOARD -- Dan Carr: “Professional photographer Dan Carr gives his tips on how to take the best ski and snowboard photos. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/snowandski/features/10583998/Ski-and-snowboard-photography-expert-advice.html
PHOTO: Dan Carr



PRETTIER FOOD PHOTOS -- Erin Geiger Smith: “With a few professional tweaks, amateur food photographers can give their smartphone-captured meals a major upgrade. Austin, Texas-based food photographer Jody Horton believes nearly any dish can make for a pretty picture.

PHOTO: Jody Horton

21 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






How to ... protect photography equipment in cold weather - Bill Marchel
There’s no denying the cold we’ve experienced lately, but that’s no reason for photographers to stay indoors. Winter landscapes covered in snow and frost beckon those with discerning eyes. http://www.startribune.com/sports/outdoors/239476541.html
PHOTO: Bill Marchel




BUILDING YOUR PORTFOLIO -- Andreas Bergmann: One of the most terribad, and important, and hard, and good and wonderful and soul-crushing things one has to go through, on a regular basis, is redoing one’s portfolio. I tend to ignore it a liiiittle too long, and suddenly I look at my current website and go “Darn, this isn’t representative of my work at all anymore… time to go through that horrifying exercise in soul-crushing again” SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/opdmx6z
via Joe Stanski

14 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





BETTER FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY -- 5 Simple Tips. Kristen Duke: “Photographing food isn't as easy as it sounds. I've photographed people for over 10 years, and I think food is much more difficult to capture. Some may laugh at that because, well, food doesn't move around as much as people do, but with food, you have to set up the scene to make it look appetizing. I've been photographing food more seriously on my blog in the past year, and I've researched and picked up some tips that will hopefully help others out in their food photography journey.
http://www.nyip.edu/photo-articles/archive/five-tips-for-better-food-photography?code=D280
PHOTO: Kristen Duke




BATS IN YOUR BACKYARD -- How to photograph them. Jaymi Heimbuch: “ Bill Bouton may be retired from teaching college-level biology, but that only means he has more time to dedicate to his favorite hobby: photographing pretty much anything that breathes. http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/how-to-photograph-bats-in-your-backyard








THE JOSHUA TREE - While on a trip to a near-abandoned town in the USA, David Ward happened upon the right subject but the wrong light. He talks us through the ‘Joshua Tree' picture that was worth waiting for. http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/how-to/icons-of-photography/540328/photo-insight-with-david-ward-joshua-tree
PHOTO: David Ward



07 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY - Will Dickey: They ask me. “I have a basic digital camera. How do I get the most out of nature photos? I get this question a lot. The answer might surprise you, but it’s not really the camera you have, it’s what you have between your ears, meaning your brain and your eyes. No matter what you shoot with, it’s still your noggin’ that really makes the difference.” SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/m748txe




LOCK FOCUS AND EXPOSURE on the iPhone Camera. Fred Straker: “There are some situations where a change in focus can be distracting, or an exposure shift detracts from the scene. For this reason, ever since iOS 5 the built-in Camera app makes it possible to lock both the autofocus and auto exposure. “
SOURCE: http://www.iphonefaq.org/archives/973135

PHOTO: Rick Fisk ricfiske[at]yahoo[dot]com


17 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





How To Photograph Snowflakes - Laura Hicks: “With the impending reality of white death rearing its ugly head upon the Ohio Valley, I gathered my gear, strapped on my boots and waited for the perfect photographic moment which would allow me to capture all that was magical about winter. Dancing snowflakes became the perfect photographic fodder for the dreary day. Armed only with the Olympus TG-2, a flashlight, and a MeFoto tripod, I headed outside soon after the snow started to fall. "Seriously?" you ask, "You are only taking a little rugged camera with you do this intensely detailed work?" Yes and here's why... SOURCE: http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/default.asp?newsID=5465&news=how+to+photograph+snowflakes+with+a+point+and+shoot+camera
PHOTO: Laura Hicks



SEASON'S PHOTOS -- Wherever you are in the U.S., there's bound to be a great place nearby to capture the season's best photos. Jonathan Yu: “Between pristine, snow-covered landscapes and bright, colorful holiday decorations, winter in the United States provides great opportunities for beautiful photography. National parks, Christmas-themed towns, and even busy city squares are prime photo hot spots around this time of year, and there are countless options spread across the country. SOURCE: http://cameras.reviewed.com/features/hot-spots-for-amazing-holiday-photography?utm_source=usat&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=collab
PHOTO: Flickr user "laserbub"
Via Joe Stanski


10 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





LENS BLOG - Is Your Photo Project a Contender? - David Walker: “Jim Estrin, founder and co-editor of Lens, the popular New York Times photography blog, recently sat down with PDN to talk about what he looks for in photo projects, what distinguishes the projects that Lens blog publishes, and why Lens editors reject many other stories. For photographers trying to get his attention, he offers insight and tips about work ethic, story choice, and representation of subjects.” http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2013/11/pdn-video-is-your-photo-project-a-contender-for-lens-blog.html
via Roy Iwaki>




DEAD FISH -- These Cookbook Photos Redefine What Fresh Seafood Looks Like. Maanvi Singh: “How to make book attractive? That's the challenge New York-based duo Shimon and Tammar Rothstein faced when they were hired to do the photography for famed French chef Eric Ripert's book On the Line. The book has been out for a few years, but it caught our attention again when it popped up on photography blog Feature Shoot this month.” SOURCE: http://keranews.org/post/these-cookbook-photos-redefine-what-fresh-seafood-looks
PHOTO Shimon and Tammar


03 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




HEAD SHOT -- New Technique In Photoshop - Gary Martin: “ This tutorial series, so far, has been one of my favorites. Aaron Nace, the founder of Phlearn, shows us a new technique with custom brushes for giving your subjects a unique corporate head shot look. This tutorial is a 4 part video series, enjoy. SOURCE: http://fstoppers.com/new-corporate-head-shot-technique-in-photoshop




RANK ON IMAGE SEARCH - Dave Davies: Image Optimization: Size Matters. The key to any coding or design endeavor is to get the most for the least. That is, to get everything you want visually with the least amount of code and the smallest size. Images are no different. While admittedly I haven't seen a direct correlation (even spurious) between image size and the ranking of images on image search, it is a factor Google uses for page speed which is a factor Google uses for rankings. SOURCE: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2120682/Image-Optimization-How-to-Rank-on-Image-Search


25 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





BE AN AUTHOR -- Yahoo! Introduces New Flickr Photo Books Service, Keeps Flickr Renaissance Going - David Becker: "Just in time for the Holidays, Yahoo! is introducing a new service for printing custom photo books through Flickr, touting automatic features and a “clean, stunning design” that the company hopes will encourage Flickr users to take advantage of the new feature instead of going elsewhere for their photo book needs. SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2013/11/20/flickr-revival-strategy-includes-new-photo-book-service/
BOOK : Ken Yeung




DIY HIGH-SPEED - Phred Petersen, RMIT: “High-speed photography in still images and cinema seems to be the latest rage. And while modern technology has made much of the equipment easily accessible, the basic techniques have been used since the mid-to-late 1800s. For still photography, high-speed photography means those photographs made with an exposure time of 1 millisecond (1/1000 of a second) or shorter. In 1856, a British amateur photographer named Thomas Skaife invented a high-speed shutter to photograph cannonballs in flight for the first time. SOURCE: http://www.sciencealert.com.au/features/20131711-25019-2.html
PHOTO: Phred Pertersen/Dreamstime






CAR PHOTOGRAPHY -- Your Best Tip/ Raphael Orlove: “What took me a while to master was getting steady panning shots right. Basically, you move your camera following with a moving car, so that it looks like the car stays in motion while the background is blurry. It gives an impression of speed that you just don't get any other way. SOURCE:
http://jalopnik.com/whats-your-best-tip-for-car-photography-1465190034
PHOTO: Raphael Orlove




SMARTPHONE PHOTOS -- The best camera is the one you have with you - Taylor Hatmaker: “The line between photography and “photography” is long gone. While you might not be inhaling darkroom chemicals like our non-digital forebears, the craft of mobile photography is an art unto itself—and it can be taken to the next level. Even traditional DSLR and film photographers might have a thing or two to learn in the transition.
http://tinyurl.com/o4llo6g



ABOUT THE JAW – (Video) Want to look more photogenic or photograph people looking more photogenic? Peter Hurley explains how he accentuates the jawline of his clients with a few simple tips that you'll want to add to your repertoire for quick use whenever you have a human being in front of your camera. “ SOURCE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe3oJnFtA_k&feature=youtu.be

19 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






Jennifer Duke: The worst real estate photographs you've likely ever seen
We all know the importance of good photography when selling your property. It comes as quite a shock then, when we see bad photography being used to present a property. And you'd be surprised at how bad it can get.
http://www.propertyobserver.com.au/news/the-worst-real-estate-photographs-you-ve-likely-ever-seen/2013110766234?utm_source=po&utm_medium=aida&utm_campaign=latestnews



12 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






LEVITATE A SANDWICH: 'Modernist Cuisine' Spills Photo Secrets - Michaeleen Doucleff: "A ham and cheese sandwich floats in midair. A Weber grill is sliced in half to expose a burger sizzling inside. The Photography of Modernist Cuisine is both a visual feast and a practical guide to food photography. SOURCE: http://www.capradio.org/news/npr/story?storyid=241848440
PHOTO: Nathan Myhrvold



THE PERFECT HOLIDAY PORTRAIT – StatePoint: “If your family’s seasonal traditions include taking a holiday portrait, you probably have a stack of photos that all pretty much look the same. Rather than adding another stilted family photo to the pile this year, consider breaking out of the mold with a candid portrait instead. Candid photography is how you can really capture the personality and spirit of your subjects, say the experts. SOURCE: http://www.harlandaily.com/news/news_local_features/2753980/How-to-take-the-perfect-holiday-portrait




Urban Exploration - Reavyn
I recently, for the first time in my life, explored three abandoned places. Two of these three had structures I could go inside. The third I haven't explored fully, yet. A small warehouse that looks as if there had been a bit of a fire, though most of it looks as if it wasn't touched, was the first one. I had to sneak through a gap in the fence (there were no No Trespassing signs anywhere in site) to get into it. SOURCE: http://observationdeck.io9.com/urban-exploration-photography-1452542892



THE EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER -- Practical Advice. Jay Trinidad: "Certain photographers, the ones who derive a visceral pleasure from what they do, possess a kind of enthusiasm, wonder, and openness about life that keeps them continually contributing to the larger world of photography. I had the opportunity to talk with three photographers — David Carol, James Estrin, and Ben Lowy at the PhotoPlus Expo int New York. SOURCE: http://www.stellakramer.com/2013/10/31/practical-advice-for-the-emerging-photographer/



SIMPLIFYING PHOTOGRAPHY -- Google shoots for it. Zach Miners: “Mastering photography is hard, and Google wants to make it easier with new features for its Google+ social network like more image auto-enhancement features and on-the-fly splicing of multiple exposures.” http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/102913-google-shoots-for-simplifying-275374.html


05 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





GETTING READY --- Tips on wildlife photography by photographer Weldon Lee/ - Dan Barker: Getting ready beforehand is the key to taking good wildlife photos. Often, people see the perfect shot, as an animal poses, but it happens suddenly, and they are not prepared, said Weldon Lee, who was teaching The Magic of Wildlife Photography Saturday. Unfortunately, they may use their largest lenses, point and shoot, without having any idea what they really want to do, he said. "You usually end up with a mediocre image," Lee said.
http://www.fortmorgantimes.com/fort-morgan-local-news/ci_24409736/photographer-gives-tips-wildlife-weldon-lee
PHOTO: Rick Fisk - ricfiske[at]yahoo[dot]com




5 Tips For Taking Mobile Photos ‘Like A Pro’ - David Cohen: “When it comes to posts by brands on Facebook, marketing study after marketing study after marketing study has found that photos and images result in more engagement than text-based posts. So how can marketers ensure that their photos are of the best quality? Serban Enache, CEO of stock-photography provider Dreamstime, shared the following five tips for how to take mobile photos “like a pro.”
http://allfacebook.com/dreamstime-5-tips-mobile-photos_b126345
PHOTO: Serban Enach/Dreamstime

28 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






STOP AND STARE -- Good nature photography starts before picking up a camera - Joe Hadsall: “ Nature photography requires good equipment and familiarity with how to use it. But when asked about the biggest secret to taking good photos, an award-winning Joplin, MO, photographer skipped all that. She learned the secret from taking her grand-nieces on long walks.” SOURCE: http://www.joplinglobe.com/lifestyles/x2112904942/Stop-and-stare-Good-nature-photography-starts-before-picking-up-camera





NAIL THE HIGHLIGHTS -- Thoughts on Still & Motion Photography - (ASMP) A brief Q&A with Chase Jarvis. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2013/10/thoughts-on-still-motion-photography





21 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




GOOD COMMUNICATION -- Using Positive Language to Communicate With Your Subjects - Christina Craft: “Besides technical skills, the single most important tool you can have in your arsenal is good communication skills. Most people are not used to being photographed by a professional photographer. How that person feels about you may be projected into how he or she feels about the photos. That's why it's your job to make your subject trust you and feel comfortable. SOURCE: http://www.nyip.edu/photo-articles/archive/using-positive-language-with-photo-subjects?code=D280





COMMON HDR IMAGE PROBLEMS -- Top Techniques To Eliminate Them. HDRPhotographyPro.com, a photographer training resource for people to learn hdr techniques online, has released a new training for the most troublesome challenges photographers face. SOURCE: http://www.hdrphotographypro.com http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1517098




DON’T SAY CHEESE -- 7 Lifestyle Photography Tips – Annie Tao: “Lifestyle Photography is the opposite of look-at-me-and-say-cheese type of portraiture. If your subjects have something to do, then you are setting the stage for their personalities to show and they will have natural expressions.” SOURCEE: http://digital-photography-school.com/lifestyle-photography-tips
PHOTO: Annie Tao

16 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos







MAKE MONEY ONLINE -- 9 Ways You Can. Joel Brown: "Photography is one of the most interesting pastimes you can get into, but it's also a very interesting profession. Can you make money from photography? The answer is a big fat YES! No matter the skill level, there are multiple ways in which you can make money from photography as a career, or for even a bit of extra income to compliment that of your main career. SOURCE: http://addicted2success.com/success-advice/9-ways-you-can-make-money-online-with-photography/





THE NFL -- What I Learned Trvor Deyley: "I stood on the bright fresh green grass, eyes wide open watching the Arizona Cardinals on their practice field. This was my first time shooting professional sports and I was excited to be there. At the end of the day I walked away with some great photos, but even more important I learned a lesson in the art of mastering your craft." SOURCE:
http://fstoppers.com/what-i-learned-while-shooting-in-the-nfl
PHOTO: Trevor Dayley




07 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





NON-TECHNICAL SECRETS -- Taking Better Photos. Scott Mowbray: “I sifted through more than 10,000 pictures by my friend, the photographer George Lange, to make our book The Unforgettable Photograph , a manual for everyday shooters that we intentionally made almost totally non-technical. This is a book of ideas and behavior. My goal was to produce a book that would be as useful for iPhone photographers as it is for people who buy point-and-shoots or expensive DSLRs. SOURCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-mowbray/photography-tips_b_3976628.html





REPEAT SLOWLY – Barry Schwartz: “Sometimes it takes awhile before I understand something is important. Repetition is the basis of both our education system and advertising. When I teach classes or workshops I tell the student that potential clients have to hear from them over and over for their work to stand out. http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2013/10/repeat-slowly


01 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PRICING -- Sarah Williams: “We can talk about pricing all day, every day, but when it comes down to it, it’s not just about how much you’re charging but how you’re displaying it. Most of the time we put a lot of thought into how aesthetically appealing our pricing pages look, but how they’re laid out can end up making or breaking an up-sale.
When it comes down to the way your pricing is set up, you need to think in the way of how your client will view it and remember a few key things.
http://fstoppers.com/properly-taking-advantage-of-the-psychology-of-pricing





MAKE A PHOTO CALENDAR -- Robert Rodriguez Jr: “How I Make and Sell My Yearly Photo Calendar. With the launch of the 2014 “Nature of Inspiration” Wall Calendar, I wanted to share the process of creating and publishing the calendar for all those who are thinking of doing the same, or are just curious. http://tinyurl.com/n6dfyvv
PHOTO: Robert Rodriguez Jr.

22 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






YUM! Food Photography -- How I Shot It: - Andrew Scrivani: "In food photography, most of the time, the art direction we receive is pretty straightforward. The message here is that whether you are trying to tell an obvious story, or one that requires a little bit of imagination, every single visual detail should contribute to the story the photos convey. The reader shouldn't have to read a single word to understand the story the photos are telling." SOURCE: http://digital-photography-school.com/how-i-shot-it-food-photography



TRAIL FINDS -- Bill Marchel: "A trail camera is a weatherproof unit consisting of a digital camera that is triggered by an infrared heat-in-motion detector. Simply put, the camera is tripped when it detects any warm object in motion. I monitor my acreage using the latest digital surveillance cameras, and I look forward to reviewing new images each day I go afield. I never know what creatures - rare or otherwise - may have passed since the last time I checked the cameras. http://www.startribune.com/sports/224448471.html
PHOTO: Bill Marchel




IMPRESS CLIENTS -- Ready to kick your photo website into high gear? Three weeks of interviews and videos packed with tips from top photo consultants and business-savvy photographers who know what it takes to impress potential clients online. SOURCE:
http://www.photoshelter.com/mkt/photo-website-bootcamp



18 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: psn






WITHOUT CAMERA -- 8 ways to improve your photography. Jaymi Heimbuch: “The camera is the tool with which you capture your vision of the world, but it's your vision of the world that makes your photographs something special. So, practicing photography without your camera is just as important as practicing with it. This way, you're exercising your skills at spotting photographs in the first place, and without the added pressure of actually capturing the scene, you're free to let your imagination hit full speed. Here are eight ways to improve your photography without your camera.. SOURCE:
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/09/10/3195872/8-ways-to-improve-your-photography.html
PHOTO: Ben G. Carruthers


11 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





HDR GUIDE -- Created to answer questions photo artists have about using high dynamic range techniques in their images. It’s free for visitors to website: http://www.hdrphotographypro.com “, said Kevin Pryce, site founder.
http://tinyurl.com/odjjn7v
TAKEAWAY: I hope the guide puts the soft pedal on all those garish colors non-artists are attempting to inject in what some call photography. –RE





High Speed Photography - Andrew Link: “This image is the perfect example of the daily challenges I face as the Photo Director of RIDES Magazine, we needed something high speed and I had a day to teach myself how to do it. Here’s how I did it.”
SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/od8887k

04 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: psn




LIQUID -- Peter Kolonia: "The work of New York studio pro Satoshi is well known. Bubbles have always fas¬cinated Satoshi, and for this project he wanted a distinctly architectural look."I knew not to front-light the bubbles," the photographer explains. "It would have created busy highlights, drawing attention to the bubbles' surfaces, not to their crisp edges." The setup caption below explains how. http://www.popphoto.com/how-to/2013/08/how-to-abstract-bubble-photography



OPPORTUNITY MIGHT KNOCK -- Steps to become a paid photographer. Jenny Chiasson: "I have only been taking pictures with a dslr for about 2 years. I have been through my cameras manual hundreds of times….Any advice and pointers from more experienced folks here?
SOURCE: http://photo.net/beginner-photography-questions-forum/00bvPs



DELIVER WITH STYLE -- Chase Jarvis: “We recently delivered a couple of big jobs to clients, and it got me thinking about file management, tracking + job wrap-up. As the producer, I’m responsible for creating + managing the post production schedule, sending files to clients for approval, then delivering final images once all files have been been given the thumbs up. Here are some things to keep in mind prior to arriving on set.”
SOURCE:
http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2012/10/deliver-with-style-6-tips-for-delivering-files-to-clients/
via Joe Stanski



26 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






MAKE A LIGHTBOX-CHEAP. Selling something on line? Let your picture help sell it. - Eric Ravenscraft:
When you're selling stuff online—be it via eBay, Craigslist, or just on Facebook—the right photo can make all the difference. To make and create professional-looking photos that highlight your item build a LightBox. You can make a box out of poster board, cardboard, or even a bucket. If you're willing to do a little work, you can make a box for under $10. SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/prvucnk





PRODUCE MANTLE PERFECT SCHOOL PORTRAITS -- Amy Lorentzen: "This 2013 publicity photo provided by Lifetouch School Photography shows a photographer taking a commercial picture of a model posing for a school photo for the Fall 2013 season. School picture day can be a success with some easy tips from photographers. Most important, they say, is helping your child feel comfortable with having their portrait taken. That means being relaxed, and wearing appropriate clothes in solid colors or simple patterns. SOURCE: http://www.themorningsun.com/article/20130810/LIFE01/130819981/how-to-get-mantle-perfect-school-portraits





SHOOT A TIME-LAPSE VIDEO - Jessica Bloustein Marshall: “Video is just a series of frames—or more precisely, snapshots—strung together in chronological order. Time-lapse photography is really a shorthand version of that process. That way, you can watch a day pass from sunrise to sunset in a matter of minutes, or even seconds. SOURCE: http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/tech/how-shoot-time-lapse-video/




CREATE A PROFILE PHOTO: There's More Than Meets the Eye - Vivian Diller, Ph.D.: “How well does your online profile express who you truly are? For millions of people today, this is not an unimportant question since the results can strongly impact their future. Whether it's visual chemistry or love at first sight, your photo says a lot about you. Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vivian-diller-phd/7-tips-to-create-an-authe_b_3745794.html




BLOG POSTS -- Choose The Best Photos, Josh Humble: “Most bloggers understand the importance of using photos in blog posts and their effectiveness for engagement. But while visual content certainly has appeal, it shouldn’t be viewed with the simplicity of “images = GOOD, no images = BAD.” SOURCE:
http://www.business2community.com/blogging/how-to-choose-the-best-photos-for-blog-posts-0581983




PHOTOGRAPHY IN WEB DESIGN Ezequiel Bruni: The power of a good visual isn’t just a scientifically well-documented phenomenon; it’s the whole reason our industry exists. Indeed, our existence as a species is largely defined by our sense of sight. What we see, and how we interpret the things that we see, is a major factor in determining our actions and thus, the course of our lives. SOURCE: http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2013/08/how-to-use-photography-in-web-design/

20 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson








THE HARSH MIDDAY SUN -- Portrait Photography: How to Photograph People at Noon. Oded Wagenstein: “The best time to take almost any kind of picture, is in the “golden hours”: around one hour before sun down and one hour after sunrise, because that’s when the light is at its softest and lacking hard shadows. Other times of day we are left with harsh, unflattering light that is low in saturation and makes the images look dull and flat. Here are some solutions: SOURCE: http://digital-photography-school.com/portrait-photography-how-to-photograph-people-in-the-harsh-midday-sun
PHOTO: Oded Wagenstein






ONE ELEMENT? -- Jay Sousa: “A friend recently asked me if there was just one element that made a great photograph and if there was, what was it? SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/lj4kh7g
http://tinyurl.com/mhsgfqc






FPT: Using Sun Flare to Enhance Your Images - Laura Hicks: “Sun flare (aka lens flare), the effect you get from allowing sunlight to enter your lens, results in a variety of looks and is currently one of the most popular photographic trends. So what's the best way to capture this infectious photographic trend? SOURCE:
http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/default.asp?newsID=5375
PHOTO: Laura Hicks

13 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






THE ROLE COMPOSITION PLAYS -- Gary Walts: “This isn't a great or artsy picture, but it happens to offer up a good example of the role composition plays in a photograph. I have always felt that learning how to compose a photo with your camera is the most challenging skill to develop. Many people recognize a good photo opportunity, have the camera equipment and the knowledge to use that equipment to get the picture but fall short on composition. SOURCE: http://blog.syracuse.com/photographers/2013/07/stray_cat_offers_study_in_phot.html




GETTING HIRED: What Sports Illustrated Looks For In Photographers
Lauren Margolis:“Brad Smith, Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated. Prior to his gig at SI, Brad served as the Senior Sports Photography Editor at The New York Times for 12 years. He talked to us about what he likes to see in a photographer’s portfolio, the types of images (and photographers) he’s looking for, and why. SOURCE:
http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/07/getting-hired-what-sports-illustrated-looks-for-in-photographers/


06 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





MAGAZINE QUALITY SKATEBOARD PHOTOS -- Get a ‘Light Camera Setup’ - DL Cade: Taking high-quality, magazine-worthy skateboarding photos doesn’t have to involve you carting around tons of gear. Sure, it might be nice to have the lighting power, but as photographer Matt Price shows you in the How To video above, you can still get great results with only what’ll fit in an average camera bag. http://petapixel.com/2013/07/20/how-to-get-magazine-quality-skateboard-photos-with-minimal-gear/

PHOTO: Matt Price




HOW TO PICK A CAMERA -- The Basics You Need To Know - Jack Forster; “Occasionally, I get asked by friends, family, or colleagues what camera they should get. On the notion that it’s better to teach someone to fish than give them a fish I am going to try and outline what it is one can usefully think about, when thinking about what camera to buy.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jackforster/2013/07/21/yet-another-article-on-how-to-pick-a-camera-the-basics/

PHOTO: Forbes Image




MOST CRAZY WAYS -- Film Developed In The Most Crazy Ways – DIY Photography: “ If you've been obsessed with film back in the days, you've probably heard about cross processing. It's when you develop one type of film with the process meant for another. Photographer Matthew Cetta started experimenting with all kinds of processing formulas, from absinthe through Olive Brine to Hydrogen Peroxide and Nail Polish Remover. His results are covered in a portfolio called Photogenic Alchemy.
http://www.diyphotography.net/film-developed-most-crazy-ways





Checklist: The 10 Essentials for Every Event Photographer's Shot List
By Jenny Berg
Great event photography pleases clients, flatters donors, and can help tremendously with garnering press. But great photos don't just happen willy-nilly—even with an exceptionally skilled photographer. "From an ability standpoint, your event photographer may very well be the second coming of Ansel Adams," says Ben Hindman, C.E.O. of Splash. "But if he doesn't realize the goals of the event and the potential R.O.I. of the photographs, you are lost." – SOURCE: http://tinyurl.com/krs9gco
PHOTO: Photo: Nadia Chaudhury/BizBash

30 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






COMPOSE YOUR OWN MONA LISA. -- in nature - Jeff Mitchum: “Composing a scene with a camera is a meticulous process. The pace is slow unless there is a fast-moving scene that requires quick instincts. However, for the majority of landscape works, an extensive visualization is required ahead of time. Arriving at the right hour, well in advance, is crucial to capturing the golden moment. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jul/24/landscape-photographer-jeff-mitchum-compose-your-o/

PHOTO: Jeff Mitchum
TAKEAWAY
-- Is this photography? --RE




The Beautiful Square – Andrew Gibson: If you’ve never used the square format before, it’s well worth the effort. It’s so easy to crop your existing images in Lightroom or Photoshop that anyone can try it. It can give new life to old images – and the process will teach you a lot about composition and the use of space within the frame. http://digital-photography-school.com/the-beautiful-square
PHOTO: Andrew Gibson




CUSTOM WEB PAGES They attract clients. Lauren Margolis: “Savvy business owners try to anticipate new clients’ questions and concerns, and address those right on their website. They also have a voice – and while we are image makers at heart, having a way with words will give clients a sense for who you are as a photographer and overall person. If you keep them interested and they like what they see, you’re that much more likely to get the job. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/07/how-to-attract-clients-with-great-custom-web-pages/

PHOTO: Stacy Pearsall




LIGHT BUGS -- How To Photograph A "Bioluminescent Splash". Corrie White: “It’s a phenomena in which living organisms emit light. While this effect is not really possible in a high speed photography setup, can be very well faked with the following recipe.” SOURCE: http://www.diyphotography.net/how-photograph-bioluminescent
PHOTO: Corrie White

23 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson

SHOOT INTO THE SUN


-- Adventure Photography Tips: The Pros’ #1 Secret. Tim Kemple: “Beginner and amateur photographers ask me often for photography tips. As image creators, we are always learning, but there is one piece of advice I always come back to.

http://adventureblog.nationalgeographic.com/2013/06/18/photographer-tim-kemples-shooting-tips-shoot-into-the-sun-2-of-3/



23 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: psn






Illuminate Portraits with Window Lighting - Peter Kolonia: “At the outset of their careers, photography buffs typically tune out the subject of artificial lighting. All the gear can add up to an unwieldy and expensive investment, with no guarantee that if you spend a million bucks, million-dollar images will follow. The truth, though, is something else, as Marco de Waal of Rotterdam, Netherlands, proves in this expressively lit self-portrait: http://www.popphoto.com/how-to/2013/07/how-to-illuminate-portraits-window-lighting
PHOTO: Kris Holland/Mafic Studios



NEW DEPTHS -- Underwater Photography: - Peter Kolonia “With the advent of more accessible gear and powerful post processing tools, underwater photography has a new lease on life. Here are eight shooters who prove that shooting in the deep isn’t only about fish and turtles. http://www.popphoto.com/how-to/2013/07/underwater-photography-how-to-shoot-new-depths

17 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






LOW LIGHT PHOTOS without a tripod or flash - Adam Monaghan: “If you’re a proud Nokia Lumia 920 or Nokia Lumia 925 owner, you’ll know all about the special feeling you get when you take a great low light photo. http://conversations.nokia.com/2013/07/01/how-to-take-awesome-low-light-photos-without-a-tripod-or-flash/



TOP SELLER: “How I Created a Top Selling Stock Photo – Charlie Borland: “This image below has been a top seller and it is due to the setting and the concept. While I would never actually camp here (better sites in the trees), that is not the point. It has a strong air of being very remote. SOURCE:
http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2013/07/how-i-created-a-top-selling-stock-photo/
PHOTO: Charlie Borland




ANDROID PHOTOGRAPHY -- Valerie Richardson: “Travel photographer Colby Brown has come up with a new eBook to help Android users capture better pictures with the camera on their device. This Android Photography eBook guides readers through the various aspects of mobile photography, including the angle at which the phone is to be held as well as the grip. The eBook will also suggest a few good third party apps that you can download to makeimages look better.”
http://thedroidguy.com/2013/07/android-photography-ebook-free-on-google-play




09 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






New Guide: The Editorial Photographer’s Tour of PhotoShelter – Lauren
Margolis: “An inside look into how editorial photographers use PhotoShelter’
s tools to upload large batches of images, and then effortlessly create
private client galleries for viewing and downloading images.
http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/07/new-guide-the-editorial-photographers-t
our-of-photoshelter




CAMERA THEFT -- Roger Cicala: “You may never think it’s going to happen to
you, but almost every day I hear from someone who is missing thousands of
dollars worth of gear with no hope of getting it back./” SOURCE:
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/06/protecting-yourself-from-gear-theft