Start Up a Nude Photography Business

July 23rd, 2005

There are major obstacles to overcome to get into nude photography, not least of which is the need to practise technique. By its very nature there has to be at least one subject, and the big problem for the photographer here is image. To some the image of nude photographer is tied in with the “dirty Macintosh” brigade, with the false wig and dark glasses.

Lighting the Nude: Top Photography Professionals Share Their Secrets
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Not everyone believes the adage that an erotic photograph, does not have to be nude, and a nude photograph is not necessarily erotic. The biggest challenge is to find a suitable model, and certainly in small town rural backwater areas, it is not the brightest propaganda move to put an advertisement in the Post Office window. It is also suspect to approach someone in the street.

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Portrait Photography Tips; The Ideal Home Business

July 23rd, 2005

What I learned from a mentor that enabled me to go from an amateur photographer to a professional portrait photographer in very specific steps is something I like to pass on. Rather than spending countless hours in classes learning every possible detail about photography, I learned just the necessary specifics to get started in the business and now I work out of my home part-time earning a full-time income and have been in business for over 17 years; but I started out with practically nothing, just an interest in photography and the need to earn more money.

One of the things that my mentor taught me was the Three Classic Elements to produce “salable portraits.”

The Business of Portrait Photography (Photography for All Levels: Advanced)

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Free Wallpaper: Fast Forward

July 21st, 2005

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Panasonic 3 New SD Memory Cards Press Release

July 21st, 2005

Including “PRO HIGH SPEED” 2GB

Sicilia, Italy– July 7, 2005 – Panasonic, the leading brand by which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is known announced that it is expanding its Panasonic SD Memory Card line up, with the addition of three new SD Memory Cards. The flagship model is the 2GB SD Memory Card (up to 20MB/s data transfer rate) in the “PRO HIGH SPEED” Series. The other models include the 1GB SD Memory Card (up to 5MB/s data transfer rate) in the “HIGH SPEED” Series, and the 512MB miniSD™ Card (up to 2MB/s data transfer rate) in the miniSD Card line up.

Panasonic New SD Cards

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Wedding Photography: How to Become a Successful Wedding Photographer

July 20th, 2005

Once in while I receive e-mails or phone calls from aspiring or beginner wedding photographers asking me for advise on how to become successful in the wedding field. My first question is always what their motivation is to become a wedding photographer. Some will reply that they heard from somebody that it is easy money, or that they got a cool camera that takes great photos or that they would like to make some money on the side etc. While it is true that wedding photography can be a very profitable business achieving success in the wedding industry is not just a matter of getting a camera and start shooting. Wedding photography involves artistic talent, human sense, complete mastery of photographic techniques, business knowledge, and a strong desire to learn and deliver the best to the wedding couple.

Capture the Moment: A Brides' and Photographers' Guide to Contemporary Weddings

Here I have summarized some points that I believe will guide beginner wedding photographers:

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GOTW: Nature Gallery by Karl Schrader

July 20th, 2005

Stunning nature gallery with breathtaking images..

Konica Minolta AF 35 mm F1.4G D lens Press Release

July 19th, 2005

Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, Inc., has developed the “Konica Minolta AF 35mm F1.4G (D)” * interchangeable lens for SLR cameras of the Dynax/Maxxum Series. An overview of the lens is given herein. Launch plan of this lens is in spring of 2006

Development Targets

The “Konica Minolta AF 35mm F1.4G (D) was developed as the successor model of the “Minolta AF 35mm F1.4G NEW” lens that has been well accepted amongst users for the beautiful defocused effect rendered around the aperture. This lens was developed as an interchangeable lens for the Dynax/Maxxum Series and delivers high descriptive performance using a newly designed optical system, as well as enabling a high level of flash metering owing to a distance encoder that had been built into the lens itself.

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Konica Minolta DiMAGE X1 Press Release

July 18th, 2005

The First ‘X-Series’ Compact Digital Camera Equipped with 8 Megapixels, Anti-Shake Function, and a Luxurious Design that Fits Neatly in Your Palm.

Setting out to create “the highest-level digital camera in terms of image quality, functions, design, and size,” Konica Minolta developed the DiMAGE X1. As a fusion of Konica Minolta’s best imaging technologies and the DiMAGE X series’ sleek digital camera design, the new X1 offers you exquisitely beautiful images and greater freedom to express yourself.

Konicadimage X1

A camera of true expressive power, the DiMAGE X1 employs an 8-megapixel, 1/1.8-type CCD – the highest resolution currently available in compact digital cameras. To take full advantage of this incredible resolution, the X1 integrates a newly designed optical system as well as CxProcess™ III, Konica Minolta’s top image processing technology that renders images as natural-looking as they appear to your eye.

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Konica Minolta introduces new DT series lenses

July 17th, 2005

Lens Overview

As the new standard for digital SLR cameras, DT lenses are ideally suited to digital SLR cameras such as the Maxxum7D/5D and Dynax7D/5D which are equipped with large (23.5 x 15.7 mm) CCDs.

Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 18 -70 mm F3.5 to 5.6 (D)
Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 11-18 mm F4.5 to 5.6 (D)
Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 18-200 mm F3.5 to 6.3 (D)

Lens Features

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Free Desktop Wallpaper: Butterfly

July 15th, 2005

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