How do you get inspired? 7 or so photographers (and others talk about inspiration)
While we don’t usually discuss wedding photography, Sal Cincotta from CreativeLive shared this great advice with us and we thought it was worth sharing. Some of this applies to wedding photography, but I think some applies to any sort of photography that requires bookings (senior portraits, events and so on).
Brides and grooms have a certain set of expectations when it comes to their engagement and wedding photos –– expectations which often do not match up with your business’s available packages. Some clients expect an entire disc of images from their wedding even though you prefer to sell prints, while other clients expect their photos to be repeatedly re-edited.
Check out these tips on how to overcome 5 common sales objections in wedding photography, which will help you adhere to your business practices while simultaneously meeting your clients’ needs![Read More…]
Everybody Street is a movie about some of New York’s iconic street photographers. Ricky Powell, Joel Meyerowitz and Bruce Davidson are some of the photographers featured in the film.
While the clip below is only a trailer, it is pretty inspirational. If you don’t want to start shooting right after you’ve watched, raise your hand.[Read More…]
Ever wondered how photographers get this cinematic look with wide open shutter at mid-day? One easy way is to increase the shutter speed to block some light out. The other is to shoot an octopus munching on a beautiful model.
Dear Electricity & Gas Providers,
I’m writing to you because I’ve been given your name by a mutual friend / saw your stuff and really loved it. I’m currently looking for someone to heat and light my house, and was wondering if you’d be interested in doing it?
Unfortunately, there is no pay at this time, but it’s a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor as in the future I hope to be heating and lighting ever-bigger houses. It’s also a great chance to showcase your work to the sorts of demi-celebrities I spend much of my life with. [Read More…]
Have a good look at this North American “Postcard”. Can you spot a glitch in the matrix? Most observers can’t, unless specifically told to look for one.
Australian Photographer Dean West and New York Based Lego artist Nathan Sawaya crated a unique gallery of those North American postcard that aside from being astoundingly beautiful feature a Lego object crafted to look as close to the real thing as possible.[Read More…]
Ya, I know computer backup isn’t sexy – but if you don’t read any further – read this:
Sooner or later, the hard drive in the computer you are using right now will fail. When it fails, all the pictures, videos, documents and other data you have stored on it will be gone forever.
Do you ever print your pictures anymore? Most of our readers don’t print pictures that much. If you are the printing kind of person, here is a cool project that will let you display them with pride in a vintage back lit soda box.
Photographer Tiffany Angeles used a “vintage” soda crate fitted with a piece of Perspex to create a backlit photo display.
AS she mentions in the video, if you need it to constantly be on, you may wanna use LEDs that go in a power outlet, but the build will remain just the same (we’re actually going to have a very similar build pretty soon for another purpose). [Read More…]
As a photographer I cringe any time I see a broken piece of gear, but this one totally threw me of the chair.
Photographer Daniel J. Cox was leading a photography tour (if you can call this type of freezing weather a “tour”) at Churchill (Manitoba, Canada) with the aim of photographing polar bears. One of the photographers on the expedition sadly dropped a $10,000 600mm f/4.0G Nikon lens on the frozen tundra from about 4 meters. The lens literally broke in half. The image above shows the results.[Read More…]