Guess what? Being a professional photographer is hard work. It’s more than just taking pretty pictures and playing in Photoshop. It’s also trying to actually earn a living. There are many who can take a pretty photo, but only some who can make it into a prosperous career.
Robert Seale wrote on his site about key do’s and don’ts in launching a successful photography business.
Documenting the daily life of furry creatures with big teeth. As you may or may not know – I love dogs. Dogs are the best furriest inhabitants of our planet who are simply too adorable not to cuddle with (yes even those big scary poches. I mean Cujo was perfectly lovable even when he kinda tried to eat people). Even more, I love photographing dogs. They have amazingly expressive faces and their eye will tell you stories if captured just at the right moment.
Have you missed me?
I hope so. I was able to create a nice studio environment at my house to test some new lighting equipment. Kindly a fabulous lady agreed to pose for some pics. I will be posting the full shoot on the site soon, but here is a preview.
I must say that I very much enjoy working with my subjects one-on-one. This way I can truly get the person to relax in front on the lense and make them feel fabulous (well the champs I had “on set” did the trick too).
A whopping $600. Curious to see how it performs and whether it is better than the 28mm 1.8. They are the same price, so performance would be a key evaluation point for me.
Too bad Santa is back at the North Pole eating cookies, or whatever else he does during his time off.
Nice little post from FStoppers (if you are not following them, you should) about using Photoshop’s Tilt-Shift to create these amazing pics of little universes.
I did try to play around with Tilt-Shift myself a few times. It is a massive pain in that cushy part of your body, and requires hours of practice and patience (which is a virtue, I know).
With that being said, I think I will try to play with it some more this weekend.
I have been using Lightroom for an eternity now, but many professional photogs I met have been hailing the greatness that is Capture One (http://www.phaseone.com/capture-one). Capture One, created by the same lovely people who made the great Phase One camera, processes raw files and help to bring out the best from your camera and your image.
I tried out the Capture One once, and can not say that I was floored. Maybe it was that I can edit in LR in my sleep (something I may have done, lol), but C1 just didn’t get me WooHooing about the results.
Has anyone had the LR to C1 transition? Am I missing something (probably)? I know that it is great at removing noise in high ISO situations. But other than that, what is so magical about it?
As a sidenote, Nik software (http://www.google.com/nikcollection/) has also gotten rave reviews. Also used it once and then crawled back into my LR cave.
Its not too late to post photos with pumpkins right? I mean yes, Halloween is over, but we still have Thanksgiving (unless it gets hijacked by Christmas, which judging by all the TV commercials is entirely possible) and people do pumkin related stuff on Thanksgiving.
Here is my bride-to-be taking a well deserved break from the engagement session. Well, she thought it was a break until the camera found her.
So now that I am officially moved into my new website, I am back to blogging.
It has been a super busy past few months. And I don’t even remember where summer went. Between traveling and working time just flew by. You know what they say, time flies when you are having fun.
The slightly-out-of-focus Fuzzy (the name is very fitting, since he seems to be rarely in focus…those greyhounds are fast) says whazzup?
PS: what do you guys think of the site? Good? Bad?
I am moving….to a new Web site!
Hopefully within the next few days it will go live 🙂