It’s a question one can find all over the Internet, and one that I get asked all the time. My favorite answer is generic: The better the image quality, the more leeway you have when it comes to printing – regardless of the number of pixels. It’s my way of trying to get people to be less fixated on the gear they’re carrying and more attentive to what they’re photographing.
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Why are Professional Photographers so expensive?
Shooting professional photography is a skill acquired through years of experience. Even though a DSLR now costs under $1,000, taking professional portraits involves much more than a nice camera.
In this digital age where everyone has cameras, scanners, and home “photo printers,” we hear this all the time: How do professional (or personal) photographers charge $X for an 8×10 when they cost just $1.50 at the drugstore? Simply put, the customer is not just paying for the actual photograph; they’re paying for time and expertise.
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Expect the unexpected, and be ready to capture those priceless moments that will serve as treasured reminders of their youth for years to come.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro photographer or simply a proud parent with a cell phone cam, if you’ve tried to photograph toddlers you know that the experience can be challenging, frustrating and immensely rewarding, all at the same time.
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Headshot Photography Basics
Before you start digging through the phone book and looking at countless galleries online, take a moment and learn what a headshot is and what purpose it serves.
The need is simple: You need an acting or modeling headshot. The problem is, you’re not quite sure what a headshot is or how to go about finding a photographer who can give you what you need. Before you start digging through the phone book and looking at countless galleries online, take a moment and learn what a headshot is and what purpose it serves. Continue reading “Headshot Photography Basics”
Portraits: Beyond the ordinary
How do you go about creating a portrait that transcends the ordinary? Start with a New York musician who’s looking for something a little bit different, add a Tucson photographer, mix in a touch of imagination and a dash of willingness to experiment, then start chipping away at the box. It may take some time; in this case, what might’ve normally been an hour-long shoot turned into nearly three hours and over two hundred shots. In the end, we had some spectacular images – not only traditional fare, but beautiful shots like these, as well:
Sun Shower Video with 5D mkII
Shanghai commercial photographer Derryck Menere recently posted this beautiful video, his first completed attempt at making a short film with the Canon EOS 5D mkII. This is a wonderful example of the potential of the latest generation of HD capable digital SLR cameras. Continue reading “Sun Shower Video with 5D mkII”