Archive for November 2010

24 Nov, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes

SELF PROMOTION -- Holiday Cards As Promotional Material - Holiday cards are the nicest, easiest and one of the most effective ways for you to quietly generate a little advertising and publicity, but they don’t happen by themselves! You’ve got to take the time and make the effort!. SOURCE: Skip Cohen;

17 Nov, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes

GET IT TOGETHER -- How to organize images in Windows. Once you've taken some great shots, don't leave them languishing somewhere on your hard drive, never to be found again. We show you how to add tags and organize your images in Windows.

BACKGROUNDS -- Horse Photography: What to do with no good backgrounds?
Carol Walker: "Have you ever found yourself going to a location to shoot photos of a horse, and being disappointed when you arrive by the backgrounds? I have been to some farms that have lots of clutter and no pretty views or trees. At that point, I need to get creative.
PHOTO: Carol J. Walker

NEW INCOME -- How to Get Paid for your Flickr Photos Photopreneur: It’s happening. In fact, it’s been happening for a while. But it’s happening quietly, and outside a few forums on Flickr, people aren’t really talking about. Photo users are browsing Flickr and they’re not just taking Creative Commons-licensed images (or stealing protected photos). They’re contacting photographers and offering to pay usage fees.
Photo users are buying images for all sorts of reasons but perhaps the most common is the one that photographers tend to find the most satisfying: they need pictures for books and publications.Check out our interview with Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir here and tell us whether you’ve sold a photo on Flickr. SOURCE: Dean SOURCE : Peter Faretra

10 Nov, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes

REJECTION AVOIDANCE: Some reasons why some images are rejected. Ellen Bough: “If you don't provide acceptable images at the actual size, you will possibly end up turning away a customer from your work and that of the site that you are on. No one wins. Of the nearly 200 photos in my book, Microstock Money Shots, only one ended up being rejected by the publisher. It was a photo that had somehow squeaked by the reviewers. It had been ressed up from a small file to a large file.” SOURCE: Ellen Bough

POPULAR MISTAKES -- Joe McNally: "My buds over at asked me to come up with a list of common mistakes that folks make when starting out with a camera in their hands. Okay. No shortage of material here, right? And they came to the right source, ’cause I’ve made every mistake, basic and advanced, that one could possibly think of.

03 Nov, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes

SHARP -- Get "Tack Sharp" Photo Images. Brad Sharp takes you through a series of articles on how to achieve the sharpest images possible. SOURCE: Apogeephoto

PHOTOGRAPHERS SHOOTING VIDEO -- Noonan says as a producer, having worked on commercials and still photography projects, it is easy to see why so many photographers have apprehensions shooting digital video. But, with a few simple guidelines, I feel those fears can be minimized. One of the best things you can do when shooting digital video these days is to work backwards from your final product. Knowing what you (or the client) eventually need to end up with will help you with the decisions you’ll need to make before you begin shooting.

OOOOOPS! -- To Become a Better Photographer, Learn from Your Failures – David Saxe shares his Four-Part system on dealing with a disappointing photo shoot. SOURCE: David Saxe .

HOW MUCH – DID YOU SAY? -- “But, I Don’t Know How to Price It” - Over the years, Shannon Fagan has developed a collective resource for image license pricing advice. “Here’s a list of some of my favorites, from the theoretical to the pragmatic. When pricing complicated assignments and licenses, I often refer to multiple sources at once. SOURCE: Shannon Fagan;

LANDSCAPES -- DollarStockPhotos: “Any photographer that’s lugged their equipment to the top of a beautiful vista only to end up with sub-par photos can tell you that there’s a lot more to great landscape photography than simply showing up. Here are a few things to keep in mind that will help your photos turn out fantastic.”
photo was taking from a bridge, over looking park by a river or lake. people are walking down below
THE CURVE -- Douglas Williams: “I like to find a nice S curve. It creates a graceful line that leads the eye into the picture and gives it depth. This shot was from the Cambie Bridge (Vancouver, B.C.) with a short telephoto lens, which compresses the space and eliminates distracting elements.The image was marketed in the USA for publishing by AGE Fotostock, Barcelona. SOURCE: Douglas Williams Photography;
PHOTO: Douglas Williams