I use to do photography and videography for a living (mostly video) as a freelancer for many years. And through those years I had some great times and some bad times (mostly financially). Now I do photography mostly as a hobby. Not that i won’t do paying or pro jobs, I will, but with a full time job and doing blogs and just wanting to spend time with my friends and family, there really isn’t much time left. I thought of myself as a pretty good photographer but not a good business person, anyways enough about my past photo life. Nowadays I see more and more people wanting to try and turn “Pro”. Some I think should and I think they would and could do well for themselves, and others, well, lets just leave it there.
Theres a pretty good article that i came across. Here’s one of my favourite points…
Be yourself: Don’t fake it or try to be someone else – it won’t last and you won’t be happy. Shoot with your heart and learn from your peers, but don’t copy them. Find your own style and consistency will follow. One way to discover your own technique is by expanding your technical knowledge, and your style will follow. Who knows – maybe others will learn from you one day!
I see so many people that want to be “Pro” just trying to mimic everyone else. I don’t get it. Photography should be an extension of yourself, it should flow naturally, it should come easy. Ive always believed that you can’t truly teach someone to be a great photographer. So be yourself, its you that makes your pictures originals, and great.
Anyways, now I’m just yapping, head on over and read the rest of the article.
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click a link or two if you want, I’m pretty sure i won’t mind.
A friend of mine just recently bought this camera (Sony NEX-7) and just loves it. I think its a pretty nice little camera, but i really haven’t had the opportunity to run out and shoot anything with it .
DSLRphoto.com did. Here’s a small part of the full article…
That isn’t to say the NEX-7 is perfect. Its focus system is still slow compared to similarly priced DSLRs (including those from Sony), while we found that its 18-55mm kit lens has poor edge sharpness and distortion issues across the zoom range. We’d also like to see future versions offer an menu geared toward NEX-7 users rather than repurposed from the entry-level NEX models. In terms of all-around performance, though, the NEX-7 is, quite simply, the best mirrorless camera we have tested to date. Its combination of control, image quality, responsiveness, video capability, color accuracy, dynamic range, hardware features, and superb handling make it the kind of camera any photographer–professional or amateur–should love to have in their bag.”
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So Nikon is set to release a new point and shot camera the Nikon Coolpix S9200. Including some nice video features…
The Nikon Coolpix S9200 camera features a dedicated movie record button, so when the action happens you won’t miss a thing. Users are able to record crisp clear full HD 1080p video in stereo sound. The Nikon Coolpix S9200 features advanced movie functions. You can pause movie recording at any moment and then continue filming. The Nikon S9200 camera will create one movie file for smooth playback. The large 18x optical zoom with autofocus can be used when filming and you can record in iFrame format. A built-in HDMI connector lets you connect the Nikon Coolpix S9200 camera directly to a compatible HD-TV.
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I have an iPad 2, a MacBook Pro, an iMac and a whole bunch of cameras. When I travel I take so much stuff with me. So out comes this article about whether you can get by with just your camera, iPad and iPhoto.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
Here is yet another Nikon D800 SLR review. This one though does include a nice video walk through of the menus (which i have also included below). The article talks about speed, iso performance, etc.
The article goes on to conclude …
Nikon D800 Verdict
The Nikon D800 offers unprecedented resolution at an unthought of price point, packed full of features, many from the Nikon D4 that is almost twice the price. Build quality is very good, and the camera gives excellent handling with a solid metal body and weather sealing the camera should be suitable for almost any landscape or outdoors project. Value for money is a strong point, with cameras with a similar resolution costing significantly more (at least 3 times more).
Image quality is stunning in every way. To make the most of it you’ll need to have high quality lenses, for example the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G lens used in this review is available for around £1200. It will be interesting seeing how Nikon’s lens range is put under additional scrutiny by this camera.
The Nikon D800 performs extremely well and is deserving of our Editor’s Choice award. Nikon have another winning camera on their hands and I expect demand will be extremely high for a long time to come. The D800 is extremely desirable, so much so that I can see people selling an arm and a leg to get it.
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Came across this article last night in regards to posing. Now if you get the opportunity to work with a true model he or she will have this part down. But most of the time we aren’t shooting pro models, we are photographing friends, and family members.
One of the tips that I got from the article was …
#4: Chin Down
Many people will have the natural instinct to lean backwards in a photo. I do not know why, but it happens and when it does we can see up their nose, into their mouth, and their eyes are partially closed. Honestly, no body wants to see that. By telling our client to bring their chin down not only helps us avoid what is going on in their nose and mouth, but we open their eyes up. The eyes are the most important and this can be a great tip in getting them to open up a bit more.
Nice tip and in my opinion quite an important one.
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Just when you think news of new upcoming cameras is about to slow down, we get wind of another Nikon camera. The Nikon D3200. April 19th. Like everything this is just rumour/speculation. Lets see what that date brings forth.