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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Top Photography Schools

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Do you have an eye for compelling images or do you have the desire to capture special moments or keep old memories in prints? If you have the desire, but believe you do not have the skills, there are top photography schools where you can take photography lessons from the best the world can offer. There are mostly no restrictions in enrolling in one. You can choose between using the traditional analog cameras or move in to the more advance digital cameras. Whichever you may select, most of the training would be the same.

Most top photography schools are located in cosmopolitan centers all over the world. Cities like New York, Paris and London boast some of the best schools and teachers in this industry. Most top universities also offer great courses in photography.

Top photography schools would have you take a class on the historical background of the industry of photography. They do it to try and give you a sense of appreciation in the changes that the industry has gone through, through the years. These top schools would make sure that by the time you leave their campus, you are an expert in handling different kinds of cameras ? from analogs to a digital model ? and the different equipments that are available to you.

You would learn how to do flash photography and how to use different flashes, different lenses, studio equipments and lighting for portraiture. They would teach you not only the technical aspects of handling the camera, but the creative techniques as well ? the composition and the photographic controls and the pre-visualization of capturing the photograph. You would know how to capture and develop stunning images both colored and black and white alike.

You would be taught advance techniques such as red eye reduction, digital work flow, digital file management, and some basic computer techniques. With these skills, you would be able to not only capture images but make enhancements on them. Top photography schools convert you from a hobbyist to a world-class photographer.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Photography and Bad Weather Conditions

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When dark clouds roll into the sky most photographers run for shelter, but the ones who stay out and brave the weather can sometimes capture the most amazing photos. Bad weather can give photographers a chance to capture rain photos, snow photos, or even lightning photos. In the world of photography the rarer and harder to capture photos tend to sell for a higher price; so there is a potentially large market for bad weather conditions if you are a photographer.

Rain Photography

When it rains outside the moisture tends to create a shiny surface on most materials. In the cities the rain causes the streets to shine and the buildings to look gloomy. In the countryside the grass can shine with the right amount of light and droplets of water hanging from branches and leaves often sparkle. The clouds that accompany the rain also diffuse the available sunlight spreading it equally and removing shadows. I have found that rain can create amazing landscape, wildlife, and even portrait photos. Animals tend to curl up or tuck their heads into their fur in order to keep dry and warm offering some amazing nature photo opportunities. Portrait photos in the rain can also be very compelling because the light reflected off of people?s faces can often dominate the frame because the rain dampens the light reflected off of surroundings.

When it rains you will probably have to use either a longer shutter speed or a wider aperture because the clouds tend to also block out direct sunlight. In order to be prepared for rain you should have a waterproof bag for your camera as well as an umbrella or something else that you can use to shield the top of the lens so water doesn?t reach the front of the lens and leave water droplets. I also always carry a tripod in the rain so I can make sure that I can do a long enough exposure without having the results blurry from cold shaky hands.


Many photographers spend hours trying to capture a bolt of lightning lighting up the scene in their photos. Lightning is definitely one of the hardest things to capture in a photograph. It definitely requires a tripod and often requires a very long shutter speed. Most photographers try to capture lightning by using the ?bulb? option of shutter speed where the photographer simply just manually holds the shutter open as long as necessary until a bolt of lightning streaks through the sky and then the photographer closes the shutter right after the lightning passes so it is as bright as possible in the frame.

Snow Photography

Snow can change a landscape photo into a winter wonderland photo. The whiteness of the snow tends to add a nice contrast to the normal colors of a scene which makes for very effective photos. Snow photos can also make for unique nature photos and can often sell for a higher price because they are so appealing. Unfortunately some snowy locations where the very rare animals live such as penguins and polar bears are very hard to reach and require a great deal of risk and effort.

Bright and white snow can be trickier to capture effectively then most photographers think. The light readers on cameras tend to see snow as very bright so it sets the exposure for the brightness of the snow leaving the background and other objects almost as dark as a silhouette. Most experienced photographers overexpose the snow photos they take leaving the snow as bright as it is in real life and the rest of the frame well-exposed as it should be. Snow can also disrupt the camera?s automatic white balance sensor so you should also make sure that you either adjust the white balance to suit the snow or switch the auto white balance mode to the snow white balance mode.

Storm Chasing

There are many serious and adventurous photographers that have devoted their careers to getting the best photos of hurricanes and tornadoes that Mother Nature has to offer. This type of photography is very dangerous but can also provide some high priced photos that are demanded by magazines and news conglomerates all over the country. Extreme storm photos are one of the only types of photos that can bring fear to the viewers who have the privilege of seeing them. They can also inspire wonder in viewers at the destructive power and forces of nature.

Storm photography requires some durable equipment and different techniques then other more normal types of photography. Some photographers stay relatively far away from the storm and just have to deal with rain and high winds. These photographers usually have covers and lens cleaners that they can use to clear the lens of water droplets quickly before they are ready to take a photo. Other photographers commonly leave cameras set up on tripods in the paths of a storm that they can operate by remote control from a safe location. These cameras are put in protective cases and have special tripods that can be drilled into the ground.


Bad weather should be looked at as an opportunity by photographers instead of as a nuisance that is avoided. Some of the best photos that I have taken have been in situations where there was rain, snow, or wind. I recommend that all serious photographers should carry a tripod and some kind of covering that can be used shield the camera from wind and moisture if they are going on a long trip with unpredictable weather. The successful photographers are the ones that are ready and willing to deal with difficult circumstances that other photographers would normally avoid.

Richard Schneider is a digital photography enthusiast and founder of http://www.picturecorrect.com/ which offers tips and news about digital photography, digital camera reviews, and photoshop tutorials. Please also visit http://www.picturecorrect.com/freewallpaper.htm where there is free high resolution desktop wallpaper available.


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Monday, January 12, 2009

How to Start a Home Based Photography Business

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While it is very common to see home-based businesses promoted throughout the internet, most of us are aware of the fact that many if not most of those opportunities are either bogus or far too difficult to capitalize on. Count me in as a skeptic when I found a website touting my ability to start my own home-based photography business. I love my digital camera, but I did not want to take photographs at weddings or parties, as I had already seen numerous opportunities like those cross my desk. Luckily for me, I read long enough to see just how different and incredible this offer was, and I hope you finish reading this article because I can guarantee you will be as amazed as I still am.

If you have reliable transportation, a phone or cell phone, internet access on your computer, and a digital camera, you can become part of a growing industry that few of us even knew existed. You will not need any special training or education, just basic photography and computer skills.

Insurance and banking institutions all across the nation have interests in cars, homes, commercial property, trucks, boats, stores, or any other entity that requires insurance or financing. They always need updated information on the condition of this property. You may think to yourself that it would not be difficult for them to just send out a photographer to snap a few photos, but it is not very cost effective for them to have field reps in every single town in the country that they own property in. For that reason, these institutions contract this work out to freelance photographers all over the United States.

Your services will be in high demand because of the incredible growth of online financing, insuring, and mortgaging practices! In this day and age, people are no longer restricted to going to their local bank when they are ready to buy a home and acquire a mortgage. It is easier today to go online and apply for that mortgage to any number of major banks. When that application is completed, that bank or mortgage company may require a few photographs and measurements of the property before giving out the loan. Are they going to fly someone from New York to Georgia to take those pictures? Of course not!

This is unlike any photography business most have ever seen. No matter where you live, there are national companies that have financed and insured property of all types around your neighborhoods. The demand for this type of work is enormous, and people like you are getting paid $25, $50, $100 and more every time they take a few pictures with their digital camera and fill out a few reports. Some representatives are doing this upwards of 20 times per day. You can add that up yourself and figure out just how much money you are missing out on!

All that I can guarantee you is that if you do not at least give this opportunity a try, you will not make a dime. Visit my web site below and receive contact information for over 100 national firms that are looking for field reps throughout the country. Once you are on their list, they will start sending you assignments immediately.

Ken M. is an entrepreneur who has attemped many home-based businesses. His latest venture as a freelance photographer has proved to be both lucrative and entertaining. To see more about this venture, please visit his site How to Start a Home Based Photography Business.

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