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Fodor's Focus on Travel Photography. A Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. Tips for Starting a Photography Business the Right Way. Are you ready to make the switch from a hobbyist to full-time professional photographer?

Tips for Starting a Photography Business the Right Way

That,s great, congratulations on your decision. It’s a great profession to be in, one that gets your creative juices flowing every time you pick up a camera. But along with the desire to start your own photography business, there are a few necessary steps that you need to take to make sure you start off on the right note! Define who you are as a photographer and what is your business all about. Get all the necessary legal paperwork in place As per wikipedia, a professional is a member of a profession, or any person who earns their living from a specified professional activity.

The fact that you are charging money to clients in exchange for photos means you also need to document said money, and pay appropriate taxes. Magazine - Photographer of the week: Victoria Ivanova. The Art of Katarina Silva. Eastern Lure. Top 10 Best Ultra Zoom Bridge Digital Cameras 2014. Updated September 2014.

Top 10 Best Ultra Zoom Bridge Digital Cameras 2014

The ultra zoom - or bridge style camera is a popular format of camera, offering SLR styled looks, manual controls and huge optical zoom. This style of camera lets you get wide-angle shots and then zoom into distant subjects, with the latest cameras offering up to 60x optical zoom! The WDC Guide to Bridge Cameras. What is a bridge camera, and should you buy one?

The WDC Guide to Bridge Cameras

Our complete guide to bridge cameras (aka superzooms or ultrazooms) has the answers. Bridge cameras are so named because they were designed to bridge the gap between DSLRs and compact cameras, offering a similar user experience and level of manual control. In fact the newer category of Compact System Cameras (CSCs) arguably better deserves that title these days but bridge cameras have been around a lot longer and the name has stuck, although they're also known as superzooms, or ultrazooms. Bridge camera vs DSLR: spot the differenceThe Bridge camera does resemble a DSLR in appearance, and the casual observer may think that it is one. Best DSLR cameras 2014: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today. You want to buy a DSLR camera but don't know what to go for?

Best DSLR cameras 2014: The best interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

Then you've come to the right place, as this is where we round-up the best DSLR cameras of 2014. We'll guide you through the hottest cameras available - and only models that we've reviewed in full - to save you time when it comes to working out what the best options are. DSLR - which stands for digital single lens reflex - cameras have removable lenses so that different optics can be attached in order to give a different view on the world. This variety allows you to start small and build-up to the more varied, sharper and desirable featured lenses as you go along. In the Apex of Love and Suffering: Interview with Painter and Photographer Andres Orlowski » Combustus. Is images are not comfortable.

In the Apex of Love and Suffering: Interview with Painter and Photographer Andres Orlowski » Combustus

There is struggle in the portraits Andres Orlowski creates. Push-pull of muscles. Sometimes hanging on. Sometimes release. The Anatomy of Longing: Interview with Figurative Painter Keita Morimoto » Combustus. “We are homesick most for the places we have never known.”~ Carson McCullers Dawn | 2013 | oil on canvas over panel | 60 x 48 inches | Keita Morimoto t has been said that every great novel is really a story about longing.

The Anatomy of Longing: Interview with Figurative Painter Keita Morimoto » Combustus

The writer Susan Sontag once observed in her journal, “My library is an archive of longings.” Might then the same also be true for paintings? Toronto, Ontario ~ Glorified Self II | 2014 | oil on panel | 7 x 5 inches | Keita Morimota Deanna Elaine Piowaty: You were born and attended university in Osaka, Japan, and this clearly influences not only your color palette ~ the cool hues and muted tones ~ but also the emotional quality of your work: that overarching feeling of melancholy. It's All About Risk": Contemporary Abstract Artist, Jeane Meyers » Combustus. “The artist alone sees spirits.

It's All About Risk": Contemporary Abstract Artist, Jeane Meyers » Combustus

But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them.”~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Mixed Media Photographer, Yuko Ishii » Combustus. The Aesthetics of Andrzej Dragan » Combustus. I approached Polish physicist, Andrzej Dragan, after happening across him on the site, “Photography: The Greatest Artists,” which touts itself as featuring “the most inspiring photographers of different genres and styles.”

The Aesthetics of Andrzej Dragan » Combustus

To say that Dragan’s work stopped me short would be an understatement. His was not merely a matter of aesthetics: To be honest, I found some of his images ridiculous, while others chilling in their unemotional treatment of the subjects. Curious, I requested an interview. Thomas Dodd, Photographer, Mythmaker » Combustus. “You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.”~ George Bernard Shaw Astral Body | Thomas Dodd | 2010 eauty, like art, is a matter of what stirs us.

Thomas Dodd, Photographer, Mythmaker » Combustus

That precise mix of elements that excites the imagination and whispers for us to come closer, that there is more than just surface here, but actual magic. The artist takes what he sees and delves deeper, pulling out what lies beyond the beyond: the myth. Artist's 'Self Portraits with Men' Series Is a Stark Look at the Fluidity of Personality. Every time we pose for a photograph we are projecting a version of ourselves, the persona that we embody at that given moment in time, in that specific place.

Artist's 'Self Portraits with Men' Series Is a Stark Look at the Fluidity of Personality

Of course it’s only an approximation of who we truly are, or want to be. A Czech artist named Dita Pepe has taken a more literal application of this concept in a series of photographs called Self Portraits with Men. In them Pepe reimagines herself as the member of a different family or romantic pairing, posing with different men, and assuming the trappings of her surroundings. It’s a commentary on the fluidity of our personal identities, and also, perhaps, on the ways that our partners shape who we become. h/t Feature Shoot via Lens Culture. The Photo That Made Me: William Albert Allard, Pyrenees 1967. In the latest installment in our series, “The Photo That Made Me,” in which a photographer discusses the one picture that jump-started his or her career, or simply sparked a lifelong interest in photography, TIME LightBox talks with longtime National Geographic photographer William Albert Allard.

My career started with an internship at National Geographic in the summer of 1964. When I was offered the internship, the director of photography, a legendary man named Bob Gilka, asked me how I felt about shooting in color. Stretch, point, support: corrective posing for flattering portraits - Shoot downward toward the subject to eliminate any concerns of a double chin. Slimming angles One of the simplest rules is that photographing a person directly from the front will make her look wide. So have your client turn in a bit, either her whole body, or just her upper body. The half- profile will appear much more flattering. Colors In Photography - Learn How To Achieve Color Harmony - Seeing in Macro. EmailShare 461EmailShare Using the right colors can help you achieve color harmony Today we will be covering the basic fundamentals on colors in photography.

This will include introducing you to the basic color theories and discussing how you can use these theories to achieve color harmony in your macro photography photos. As you know, the human eye can see and process a wide spectrum of colors. Even without any formal education in arts or design, the human eye (and brain) will often be able to ‘sense’ whether specific colors will work together. Colors In Photography - Learn How To Achieve Color Harmony - Seeing in Macro. About Vivian Maier. A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Piecing together Vivian Maier’s life can easily evoke Churchill’s famous quote about the vast land of Tsars and commissars that lay to the east. A person who fit the stereotypical European sensibilities of an independent liberated woman, accent and all, yet born in New York City.

Someone who was intensely guarded and private, Vivian could be counted on to feistily preach her own very liberal worldview to anyone who cared to listen, or didn’t. Decidedly unmaterialistic, Vivian would come to amass a group of storage lockers stuffed to the brim with found items, art books, newspaper clippings, home films, as well as political tchotchkes and knick-knacks. The story of this nanny who has now wowed the world with her photography, and who incidentally recorded some of the most interesting marvels and peculiarities of Urban America in the second half of the twentieth century is seemingly beyond belief. Color in photography - Color theory. Color is everywhere. Introduction to Studio Lighting/Photofusion. This introduction to studio lighting course takes participants through high-key and low-key flash lighting set-ups, introduce three-point lighting with the key light, fill light and effect light and show how to light the background and how to seperate the subject from the background.

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In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to choose the right AF points and weigh the pros and cons of single point vs area selection. Joining Photography. Big photos are good, large photos are great, but massive photos are where it’s at! MadelineTonks - Contemporary Photography: Artist Research - Simon Norfolk. Ntemporary Art Landscape Photographer Simon Norfolk Interviewed. Robert Doyle Photography. Halogen 150w e27. Elinchrom Modelling Lamp 100w E27 (23002) Buy - Elinchrom EL23002 100W E27 Super Leuci Modelling Lamp (EL-23002) Neutral Density Filters - ND Grads. A Neutral Density Graduated filter (also known as an ND Grad) is very similar to a Neutral Density filter but has one major difference.

Instead of covering the whole filter and therefore affecting the whole of the image and exposure, it will run from a clear filter and gently fade into a neutral density, allowing only part of the image to be affected. ND Grads are used primarily to control the exposure between the foreground and sky of an image. Usually the sky will be the brightest part of the image and the foreground the darkest. Neutral Density Filters - Round v Square.

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