Going “pro” isn’t easy with photography. But when you do it, it can be killer for your income and reputation. Here are some fine tips.
As mentioned earlier, once you determine what you like to shoot the most and what you’re best at, this will determine the market(s) that you target to sell your work. One advantage that you have over an established, full-time pro is that you don’t have to shoot things that don’t interest you. By specializing, you’ll probably develop your craft more than a photographer who generalizes, and you’ll enjoy doing it.
In the process, it’s important to develop your own personal style. While you’re learning, or doing photography for your own enjoyment, it’s fine to imitate someone whose work you admire. However, when you want to sell your photography, it’s time to strike out on your own. Besides, if a photo buyer prefers your mentor’s style, they’ll probably call that photographer – not you.
Find out all you can about your potential client before sending unsolicited photos. Remember the adage, “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.”
In fashion photography, you carefully select the model, the background and the light then direct the model into poses and attitudes that express the fashion idea behind the garment. For my images, I wanted to experiment and exaggerate the fashion concept.
Since I had been working with the Hosemaster, I wondered if I could use it successfully on a model. Since this was not a usual technique for fashion, I realized this would be the something different I was looking for.
I decided on a Western-fashion theme. The background is a key element in any type of photograph, but its interpretation in my Western photograph was especially critical. I carefully planned it for maximum effect.
I was lucky and found most of the necessary background pieces at a local salvage yard. They had what I needed and their prices fell within the project’s budget. Then I went to a stable for the saddle, bridle and bales of hay.
After examining my props, I realized I was going to need some time to set this shot up. So, I dragged everything to the studio and built my …
One of my favorite techniques for capturing a person on film in a studio is to use only a single light source. This simplified approach suits me well. It is quick to set up, less intimidating to inexperienced models, and easy to accomplish in any indoor situation, at home or abroad. In addition, for those on a limited budget, it is easy to afford.
More importantly, though, with a single light I can create dramatic illumination that seems to reveal a person’s character more so than with other types of lighting.
Tungsten vs. Strobe
Any kind of single strobe or photoflood can be used for this technique. Both types of lights can be controlled to achieve the desired effect. They can be diffused, focused to a narrow beam, and easily repositioned. The decision you have to make has to do with three factors; cost, light output, and heat.
Any flash, no matter how inexpensive, will cost more than a reflector and a light bulb. The latter can be purchased at a hardware store for under $10. Flash units range from less than $100 to a lot more if
o travel down the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. is to journey through the dregs of the material world. Legions of beer cans and 7-11 Big Gulp cups line the banks, and shards of glass sparkle in the sun. Tires sporadically wash ashore.
The Anacostia begins inauspiciously at the confluence of several creeks in a working class area of suburban Maryland and flows past some of the poorest neighborhoods in the District of Columbia. just above and below the District line, access to the river is restricted by barbed wire fences near the sprawling Potomac Electric Power Company and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission plants at the river’s banks. A huge scrap metal company straddles the river.
“This is where there’s the highest concentration of pollutants. And they just wash down stream. You can almost draw a racial line across this area of the river. White people live above it and black people live below it. Ifs that blatant,” says Joe Lane of the Anacostia chapter of Earth First! Lane has led what he calls “toxic tours” by bike of the Anacostia.
For Robert Boone, executive director of the …
There are always going to be moments in a shooter’s life where he or she just feels glum. Non-creative, even. Here are some tips to get the blood flowing!
1 Take a hike!
Summer means hot, but it’s the perfect season for an early-morning or late-afternoon hike. The temperature is most pleasant then, and by fortuitous coincidence, these are also the best times for most outdoor photography: The low-angle sunlight produces long shadows that add interest to scenic shots, and the warm illumination enhances people and wildlife portraits. It’s beautiful early and late in the day, and a wonderful time to explore the world around you with your camera, whether that world is your local neighborhood or a national park. Look for exciting lighting, grand vistas and small details, and try different lens focal lengths.
2 Make an outdoor portrait!
Direct noon sunlight is terrible for people pictures, because its harshness makes subjects squint, and its high angle causes eyes to disappear into black pockets of shadow. But when the sun is low in the sky, your subject can face it without squinting, giving you a beautiful directional
Hard drive failure is a common problem, which is often experienced by PC users at one time or the other. It is therefore, not a unique problem. However, people who are not fully prepared to face such a kind of problem may find it very stressful to deal with it. As a computer user, you need to prepare for failure at all times so that you may not be caught unawares.
One of the evident signs of hard drive failure is silence on your hard drive even when it is powered. The hard drive is supposed to be producing some kind of noise every time it is powered. If you realize that there is dead silence, then this is one of the signs of hard drive failure. First, check whether all your connections are done rightly. You may also need to check the loose ends so that you can easily establish the cause of failure. If this does not bring about any difference, you may need to seek another alternative of identifying the problem.
Hard drive failure can also be characterized by a loud clicking sound when the hard drive is powered. This sound may sometimes be occasional as well as continuous. Such a clicking sound may require urgent attention to get rid of further damage to the hard drive.
Signs And Symptoms Of Hard Drive Crash
Hard drives are often used to carry some vital information for the users and they also store data which is very valuable for individuals, companies and organizations. The problem with most of the PC users is that they do not think of creating backups for their data such that in case of any data loss, people end up losing it forever and they have no chance to recover it. Note that hard drive failure does not have any warning. It can happen at anytime even when you do not expect it at all. Some of such sudden causes could be a cut off on the supply of power, Continue reading
HP ProLiant disk failure can be big problems for people running servers. That notorious blinking red light when you look at the hard drive could spell disaster. Is it really that big of a deal? Sometimes, HP ProLiant disk failure is false alarm. When it does happen, there are a few things you might want to look into. Look into the HP system management and check for the hard drive’s status. If it says ‘predictive failure’ and ‘replace S.M.A.R.T. drive’ then it is not too late. Make sure not to wait because this problem must be dealt with immediately. Before starting anything, secure a very recent back up and that it works and has been tested. This is crucial if in case your repairs or anything else go awry.
One thing you want to look out for is to find out which RAID you have. RAID 5 is easy to deal with. All you have to do is get an identical drive (if you have a spare one, great!) to the other drives in the other slots; remove the drive with the failure and HOTSWAP the new drive in. If HOTSWAP is not an option, you might need to bring down the server before swapping the driver. After this, it is only a matter of rebooting the server. This might take a while because the RAID has to be rebuilt. It can be super easy to fix a HP ProLiant disk failure. The new drive should re-mirror automatically. Just make sure the one you replaced was that right one.
Solving The Problem With Drobo Disk
Drobo is one of the best storage solutions to protect and preserve all your data. If you are having a problem with Drobo disk, it is necessary to have it checked with the manufacturer in order to ensure that the files are not lost. There are a number of technicians who can handle a problem with Drobo disk. However, you have to be careful in approaching a technician because a single mistake can make a difference on your storage solution. There is always a high likelihood with Drobos, based on their configuration, that you will need a certified RAID data recovery provider. Messing with the Drobo disk configuration can be more than tricky, frankly. This is a pretty difficult setup as it is, so amateur attempts at hard disk recovery are strictly to be avoided.
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The question of what constitutes the environmental movement and its approach to the organization of society ought to be an area for fertile research and investigation. After all, the last two decades have seen the development of an elaborate environmental policy system and the emergence and recognition of large, national environmental groups as well as thousands of grass-roots groups. Yet the analysis of environmental movements and their ideas has remained relatively impoverished, often subject to narrow interpretation and argument.
Two recently published books, A Fierce Green Fire by former New York Times reporter Phillip Shabecoff and Green Delusions by Duke University professor Martin Lewis underline, each in their own ways, this problem of limited scholarship.
Lewis’ Green Delusions is a hard-edged, open-ended, angry polemic against what he calls “radical environmentalism.” Such radicals, according to Green Delusions, include assorted academic Marxists, ecofeminists, deep ecologists, social ecologists and eco-marauders.
Lewis’ mission is to thoroughly discredit eco-radicalism. At the same time, he also strives to demonstrate the superiority of a “Promethean” environmentalism capable of embracing capitalism and recognizing its unique abilities to develop a “technologically sophisticated, ecologically sustainable, global economy.” while …