Archive for the ‘Photography Tips’ Category

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Selling Photos Online

Revenue in February’14: US$ 6,006.22
Total Photos in portfolio: +/- 8000 photos
Total Revenue from Microstock in 2014: US$ 12,141.27

It’s now easier than ever to earn extra money from your images by selling them online via micro stock photography sites such as Shutterstock, Fotolia, Dreamstime and many more (please keep reading to find out how much I earn from each stock photography site)..

Make money online by selling your digital photos
Join Stock Photography Forum on MyShutterspace

It goes without saying that to be successful your shots need to be ‘good stock photographs’ and available in high resolution format. But presuming that all this is in order, how do you maximize sale ability?

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Photo Posing Guides

An inexperienced photographer might find it very difficult to properly direct a model for great poses that will enhance the model’s presentation, showing her best face and figure, and most importantly convey the photographer’s message.

Model Posing Guides

Model Posing Guides & Tips software called the Model Pose 1.1 pro by Photocrack comes with around 200 posing guides and is available for free. You can simply print the poses available or save it to your laptop and bring it anywhere with you when you have a photo session with your models.

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Choosing Light Kit

Mark Apsolon sharing some tips to choose the right Light Kit for your Photo Studio.

Working with Models

Mark Wallace sharing some tips on how you can communicate with your models effectively

Tutorial To Professional Photo Paper

These days, even the most basic printer can produce results that were reserved for professional printers just a few years ago. Improvement in printer technology, ink and of course paper means that no matter whether you are printing purely for the pleasure or you are looking to promote your small business, your printer can open up a whole host of opportunities for you.

In this guide we will explain how to decide which photo paper is most suitable for your needs with emphasis on professional inkjet photo papers due to their popularity. Unlike laser, which is far superior in printing plain text documents due to the speed of print, Inkjet prints at higher DPI (Dots Per Inch) and colour representation is more realistic. It is therefore the choice of professional and armature photographers when printing photos.

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Tips to Shoot Fireworks

With the 4th of July celebration comes to a near, we have gathered some useful tips for any digital photographers out there who want to take some great photos of fireworks:

Riverfire Fireworks
River Festival Fireworks, Brisbane – Australia (ISO 100 at f/16 and 8 secs)

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Ten Tips for Great Animal Photos

Stephen Oachs has composed 10 tips for taking great animal photos. Very good tips if you’re new to wildlife photography, or just want to improve your shots taken at your local zoo;

white tiger
Jaguar by Onrie (Profile)

Tip 1: Miss the eyes and you’ve missed the shot. Getting the eyes in focus is key to capturing a photo of an animal. It’s human nature to look at the eyes. It’s how we determine emotion and how we connect. When I was in Homer, Alaska, I came across a moose on the move. Given it was early morning and the light was low I knew getting a fast shutter speed to freeze his movement would be tough, so I quickly adjusted my camera to lock the focus on his eyes, and took the shot. The majority of the picture was a bit blurry, but because the eyes are in focus, the shot was saved.

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Tips for Better Panning Shots

Panning is an interesting technique in photography for showing the feel of motion by freezing a moving subject while adding motion blur to the background. It is particularly very useful when you are capturing fast moving subjects.

Panning Photography Tips
Scream – Canon EOS 300D f/8 1/60

The basic of this technique is pretty straight forward. What you need to do is to capture the moving subject in your frame as it comes towards you by swing/pan the camera from left to right (or vice versa) as it follows the subject.

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Tips for Travel Photography

It has been the nature of human being to travel. We climb steep mountains, explore deep seas, thick forests and caves. Not so long a go when camera was not invented, human used to record their journey in paintings and writings. Now, what we need to do to freeze a time is just by pressing on to your digital camera shutter button.

Travel photography Tips
Taj Mahal by Nikolaz Godet

Wikipedia describes travel photography as a subcategory of photography which involves the documentation of an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs and history. The Photographic Society of America defines it as an image which expresses the feeling of time and place, portrays a land, its people and a culture in its natural state.

In this post, I’ll be sharing some inspiration along with tips and tricks for a shooting memorable travel photographs;

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Understanding MTF Chart

Great information to get a grip on MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) Chart which is used for evaluating a lens’ performance. This video would be a great help for a photographer who’s looking for a right lens for the type of photography.

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