Helpful Digital Photography Tips

Helpful Digital Photography Tips

There are always new, helpful digital photography tips that you can use to your advantage and so you should never feel that as a photographer...
There are always new, helpful digital photography tips that you can use to your advantage and so you should never feel that as a photographer of any sort that you know all you need to know.Now whether you are just getting started or have been at your digital photography hobby for a while now, there are a few helpful digital photography tips in particular that are going to be worth learning more about here.LightingOne of the most important digital photography tips that you have to learn involves lighting. Lighting is one of those things that can end up making or...
The Technology Crutch

The Technology Crutch

The luxuries that society sees as necessity these days were, of course, not so just 100 years ago. Most Americans will likely claim that they...
The luxuries that society sees as necessity these days were, of course, not so just 100 years ago. Most Americans will likely claim that they cannot function day-to-day without their cell phones or computers. These luxuries connect us in ways that people years ago would never have imagined possible; however, technology should serve as a convenience rather than a crutch. This dependence on technology, though seemingly harmless, can actually hinder people by diminishing interpersonal skills, and it can lend to additional chaos in times of catastrophe. First, technology can place people out of touch with others. Because interpersonal relationships strengthen...
Being a Better Photographer; Not Always the Camera that Makes the Good Image

Being a Better Photographer; Not Always the Camera that Makes the Good Image

As a freelance photographer with over 36 years of experience behind many different cameras, I'm always told the images I create are beautiful simply because...
As a freelance photographer with over 36 years of experience behind many different cameras, I'm always told the images I create are beautiful simply because I have a "big professional" camera. People normally take one look at my reflex camera with a long zoom, and believe a great camera is the tool that creates great pictures. I often overhear this comment too, even in spanish as I reside in southern Spain on the Atlantic side of Andalucia; when I hear that statement uttered behind me, I stop and turn to the people and tell them that "no, the camera is...
Amazing Technology – The Incredible Microtek Brand 5800 Scanner

Amazing Technology – The Incredible Microtek Brand 5800 Scanner

The light floats across the picture or written/typed words on the page and the computer system takes the image into it. This fascinating technology allows...
The light floats across the picture or written/typed words on the page and the computer system takes the image into it. This fascinating technology allows us to do so much in terms of transmitting the truth that it's hard to estimate the amount of copying hassle it has relieved; one thing is certain, it is an amazing piece of equipment. To sit back and consider that it's only been about twenty years back in human history that we had to ship hard copy data everywhere. The fax was considered the amazing technology of that time, but a fax required a...
Marketing Your Photography Business on a Budget

Marketing Your Photography Business on a Budget

As photographers many of us lack the skills and knowledge to successfully market our photography businesses. We have chosen to study light and shutter speeds...
As photographers many of us lack the skills and knowledge to successfully market our photography businesses. We have chosen to study light and shutter speeds rather than marketing. However, marketing your photography business does not have to be stressful or cost a fortune. Donate Your Talents My most successful marketing for my photography business has been through giving. I have donated my time and services to many non-profit organizations at large fundraisers and events. During these events many individuals ask me how they can get a copy of their photo. That is when I had them my business card and...
The Dell G2210 is All About Green Technology

The Dell G2210 is All About Green Technology

The Dell G2210 is a monitor that Dell has actually put some thought into. Monitoring the energy consumption of the inexpensive models of monitors is...
The Dell G2210 is a monitor that Dell has actually put some thought into. Monitoring the energy consumption of the inexpensive models of monitors is not standard for computer manufacturers; Dell seems to be in the process of changing this standard.Dell G2210 DesignThe model number of the Dell G2210 lets you know that it is a 22 inch monitor with a resolution ratio of 16:10. The monitor is matte black except for the screen and the shape of the stand is rectangular. It is not so user friendly in the physical adjustment ability, having only adjustments for the tilt and...
Wal-Mart's Electronics Department: A Customer Service Review in Lynchburg, VA

Wal-Mart's Electronics Department: A Customer Service Review in Lynchburg, VA

Walmart has excellent prices on many items in their electronics department. Usually, I don't have any problems with their customer service in that department since...
Walmart has excellent prices on many items in their electronics department. Usually, I don't have any problems with their customer service in that department since I usually already know what I want. But since I don't live very close to Walmart (we have a few in the area), I'll often call one of them first to see if they have in stock what I want. But if you don't already know what you want or have to ask a question, it can be a rather bad experience.Since I have dialup internet at home, I had to buy an Ethernet cable...
10 Inexpensive and Useful Photography Widgets

10 Inexpensive and Useful Photography Widgets

1. StockingsStretch one layer over your lens for a dreamy, soft effect ideal for female portraits and early-morning landscapes. Black stockings produce a different effect...
1. StockingsStretch one layer over your lens for a dreamy, soft effect ideal for female portraits and early-morning landscapes. Black stockings produce a different effect from white stockings, so keep one of each in your bag. (Gentlemen, be sure to explain in advance to your wife or girlfriend why you have women's stockings in your bag. You know what accidental discoveries can lead to.)  Adhesive ClayThis is not the same as modeling or polymer clay. Photographers refer to this clay generically as Blu-Tack (a brand name owned by Bostik), and Faber-Castell retails it as Tack-It. Because it has strong adhesive...
Money Making Idea for Photographers Taking Local Photographs

Money Making Idea for Photographers Taking Local Photographs

If photography is your passion, you are probably aware of some of the ways you can make money taking photographs. It's like you'll have the...
If photography is your passion, you are probably aware of some of the ways you can make money taking photographs. It's like you'll have the greatest chance for success in photography if you find a niche to occupy so you won't be competing with the many good photographers that seem to exist everywhere. One money making idea for photographers is to start a business taking local photographs. By marketing local images you have the edge of knowing your market and what type of images they want to buy.Most towns and cities have business buildings, parks, retail businesses, churches, and landmarks...
Tips for Photographing Adoptable Animals

Tips for Photographing Adoptable Animals

A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say. What does a dog or cat's Petfinder photo say about them? Photos help sell an...
A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say. What does a dog or cat's Petfinder photo say about them? Photos help sell an animal's personality to its potential new adopter. It's what initially gets people interested, so it is imperative to the success of a rescue organization or shelter to put the best foot forward on their online listings! But taking pictures can be tricky when the subjects are human, and much more so when you have animals with minds of their own! David Carlyon, Gateway Pet Guardians resident animal photographer, explains photography tips for foster parents and...