Quite often when I’m browsing my Facebook photographic communities I see posts from people who are depressed because they have lost interest in their hobby. They usually say that they can’t work up the enthusiasm to get out there and photograph anything and that they haven’t even picked up their cameras in weeks, months or even years. They have lost their ‘phojo’ and they wonder if they’ll ever get it back. Well, I’m here to tell you that that is absolutely fine to lose your phojo, that you really ought to stop beating yourself up about it and that buying a new camera or lens will almost certainly not ‘fix’ things.
What does it mean to be a professional photographer? Many people will assume that the tag “professional” automatically means that you take amazing photos. But is it true that only pros are great photographers? In this great video, Mark Denney discusses three reasons why you don’t have to be a professional to still take great photos. And if you’re a hobbyist like me, you’re gonna enjoy this.
What is photography to you? Is it your business or you just something you do for fun and pleasure? For me, it’s the second one. I have been into photography for quite a long time, yet I never turned it into a career. It’s always been something else that paid my bills, and photography is here to enrich my life in a totally different way.
I am a stubborn hobbyist who never gave it a shot to turn pro. Over the years, I’ve heard many annoying proposals and questions about my photography “career” – though I never had a career. But I came up with four of them that have always been said with good intentions – yet they’ve made me feel very uncomfortable. Have you heard them as well?
It probably goes without saying, but – professional lighting is expensive. If you are just starting out your filmmaking career, or you’re simply a hobbyist, there’s no need for spending thousands of dollars on professional light. You can do it on a budget with construction lights you can find at any Home Depot.
In this video, you’ll see some tips and tricks how to choose the construction light and put it to the best use. Also, you’ll see some great DIY tips for creating natural color of light and making your own lighting barn doors.
We posted about the new drone regulations for commercial drone use a few days ago, but what about hobbyists? For most hobbyists, all you need to do is register, and that’s only if your drone weighs more than 250g.
If your drone weighs less than that, just go out and fly, but for those with something a little beefier, here’s everything you need to know about how to register your drone.