Any young photographers' organizations like YPU that will help promote/get you shoots with agencies and people?
I'm wondering if there are other organizations out there that will help teenagers (I'm 15) get their photography promoted or help them into the world of professional photography?
Or any organizations that help teenagers and young photographers in general?
Question answered by Chris P
I must tell you that big organizations are not good in helping... unfortunately.... you should try some smaller organizations llike Art Leagues in your area... they will do much more... but if you just wanna sell your pictures and make some money you can try stock photography... Why don't you try Stock agencies ?? I was trying to sell pictures on ebay but as long you don't have 20x30 Statue of Liberty or Manhattan Skyline don't even bother....
you can sell your photos online.... there is couple very nice stock agencies online... you should try:
One of the best is: ShutterStock its not easy to get accepted there... u need to send 10 pictures and if you good enough u can start selling your pictures, very good earnings
Than you have Istock.com Probably the most popular Stock website... here its very easy to get accepted status but than picture selection is amazing... thay just taking really the best pictures... very good earnings
Istock.com if you contact me I`ll send you invitation....
next place is http://www.dreamstime.com/resp363134
Dreamstime is also great place to sell pictures... there is no qualification you just start sending pictures and than selling... they accepting just a very good pictures.... not bad earning if you have good portfolio
Next place is: Fotolia
no qualification, vry fast process of picture review, lots of users, earning not to high but good for everyone who just starting stock adventure.... low earnings
and the last one is
Kind of new stock... very easy to get pictures accepted, very nice stock, but earning for the first year are not to high than is little better... but still low earnings.....
Im giving you links with my promo code if you will creat account using my links I`ll get couple cents and nothing more so don't worry... you can use them or use just a first part with stock address :)
Im not talking here about stocks like:
ALAMY or GettyImages those two are big stok agencies and not recomended for new photographers.... actually GettyImages is impossible to get accepted and start selling pictures on their website....
For first year you maybe not gonna make huge money but its not that bad it took me about a year to build good portfolios now money r really not bad :)
You will learn a lot about photography during every qualification process you will learn something new... you'll meet lots of ppl and u'll be able to exchange knowledge and experience.... wish you luck
Can't decide between a telephoto, zoom, or macro lens for DSLR!!!***?
I've been planning on getting a relatively cheap lens for my Canon XS for along time. I love photography and tend to take pictures of flowers, and rocks, and branches on trees often, close up shots. I can't decide what lens to get, a telephoto, zoom, or macro. I need imput from as many professional photographers as I can, or photographers in general. Photography is my passion, and I cant decide!
Question answered by JaxPhotoCat
So much here depends on you as a photographer. I do not shoot much telephoto, so my vote is that you should look at getting a quality macro lens. They are not cheap but they open up a whole new world by allowing you to come in close and shoot.
Check out what Canon has for a macro lens but also check out the options from the respected independent lens makers, like Tamron, Sigma, and Tokina. (links to these companies websites are below).
Get a real macro lens, not just a zoom lens that states it has macro. Below I also listed 2 photo dealers so you can shop around but also these sellers have customer reviews of products and that can be of assistance.
That is my advice..... or you can go get a telephoto zoom. : )
Hope this helps.
What are Advantages and disadvantages of Photography?
I need some help on this part of an essay i am writing about. Its written about looking into a career i am interested in, and the career i chose is fashion photography. I cant seem to find any information on the Perks (good) and Drawbacks (bad) of being a fashion photographer or just being a photographer in general.
Can anyone help? Thank You :)
Question answered by BounceR is back from Afghan :)
The advantage of photography is that it takes you, um, back in time and brings back memories.
But, the disadvantages is when your girlfriend or um partner catches some pics with you and another girl making out. That is ...er....dangerous LOL
Howmuch are you paying and what kind of package are you getting from your photographer?
I am currently looking for a photographer, and I'm having a little bit of trouble determining what is average for a package type, how much a photographer should reasonably cost for the package type, and how much is a reasonable discout to ask for, since I am getting married on a Friday in the off season. If you could just tell me what your pacakge includes and how much you are paying, that would be great! (I'm not looking for specific photographers, just general package/pricing information)
Question answered by typicalcagirl
Well I am having two photographers, two video-graphers for 8 hours, and our engagement session for $3,000.00.
Which is a great deal! Our engagement session was an hour on the beach, we got an CD of all shots we can print later, and a 11x14 framed! We took 86 shots!
The Photo Packages comes with our book (80-85 pictures), two parents books , 4 8x10 print outs, 200 5x7 printouts, and all our shots on a CD that we can print off later.(we didn't have to buy the right to our photos which many make you)
The video-graphers we will have 6 hours and we will get a copy of all footage, also an 20min short story of the wedding as well! We we will also be able to copy the DVD as we please!
I looked for months and priced and looked at the quality of work, and what I be getting! This was by far one of the best deals!
Really you need to look at quality of the photographer and there work! Remember you want to look at shots that are close to what your wedding will be. I am having a sunset wedding on the beach, so I looked really hard at night time, sun set, and beach shot he took! It will give you an idea if they have done something like that and if there good at it!
Best wishes in all your planning!
Why are some digital photographers so freaked over tech specs and other technical issues?
I can understand if you're a commercial photographer and you have an assignment you have to fulfill to expect specifications, but for creative and artisitic photography, why are so many digital photographers so obsessed over the most minute tech details. Most artists--including photographers--do their best work by exploiting accidents or 'mistakes.' For example, photographers will get obsessed over reducing noise when 'noise' can be used as a creative artifact--if you're so hung up about getting it 'right,' I'd think you're limiting your chances of doing really original work. Pros and cons to this view?
These are mostly excellent answers and it's truly impossible to select the 'best' since they have varying perspectives. I didn't mean to say being technically oriented was a bad thing--sometimes it seems people get obsessed to the degree they lose sight of the original purpose for inquiring about a particular technical element.
I guess I'll just pick the longest response simply for the effort put into it; best responses I ever had from a yahoo question. Thanks
Question answered by wackywallwalker
This is a broad generalization but throughout the history of photography, in particular fine art photography there have been two schools of thought. On one side of the fence resides those photographers who feel photography should be 1:1, that is what is in a photograph should reflect what we see in reality which means broad tonal ranges, minimal grain and sharpness from foreground to background. Ansel Adams and the F64 photographers fit into this group. On the other hand you have the photographers who see photography as something more than what it is. These are your so called soft focus painterly photographers, darkroom manipulators/special effects artists. A lot of photographers fit into this category as well for example Joel Peter Witkin, Ej Belloq, Jan Saudek,Sally Man, and Chuck Closes dagguereotype series. and just about everyone on this website http://www.alternativephotography.com/
People who fall into the category of tech freaks often can be categorized as those who view photography as nothing more than what it is, a reflection of reality. In terms of "tech freaks" fine art photography has had its fair share ever since the invention of the photography. In fact in the early days of photography a great deal of the photographers were chemists, and scientist, not artists. Perhaps the most notable "tech freaks" in recent photo history was the f64 group, in particular Ansel Adams, the Zone system and this thing we call previsualization.
Sometimes when you are photographing a scene you know exactly how you want the final print to look which in the Zone system of photography is called previsualization. However as you know there are limitations as to what you can do with film and if you expose and develop a negative as normal you may not be able to realize the image that you saw in your imagination. Thus we have the zone system which as you know is a set of rules/calculations which you can use to properly expose and develop your images so that you may achieve that image that you had in your imagination. So in the case of F64 photographers and zone system practioners, being concerned with technical side of photography was a way for you to get closer to realizing what it was that you had in your imagination.
On the other hand you have fine art photographers who embrace mistakes or the manipulation of the image either by digital or darkroom means. They will use antiquated photographic processes like wet plate collodion, or dagguereotypes which are almost impossible to practice without making a mistake. Or in the case of Joel Peter witkin, will actually partially destroy the image with scratches and such to give the feeling of age and depth. A lot of people who consider themselves purists, that is practioners of straight photography absolutely despise the manipulator because as they feel they don't embrace the media for what it is. The general belief is why practice photography when what you are really doing is closer to painting.
However, I think that this is a pointless debate, there is no wrong and there is no right. Straight photographers who are concerned with technical aspects have the same artistic merit as those who have painterly tendency and embrace imperfections. Both sides are creative and thats what is really important, not the camera, not the film, not the sensor, its all about creativity.
How much do national geographic photographers make?
What about other photographers? Are there any other magazines or really anything like national geographic?
Question answered by Jt C
No idea but if they would cover my travel expenses to the places they get to go I would do it for free.
Photographers in general can make a good living but very few get really rich on it. They do it mostly because they love doing it. And salaries vary tremendously
What do photographers pay women generally to photograph them nude?
I've been considering broadening my photography portfolio with some artistic nude shots. So I was considering putting an ad in the local paper, and at the local campus, but what would be a fair wage to pay? Any photographers out there than can give some hints?
Question answered by B.E.I.
It really depends...but in general for portfolio work or to try out ideas, I pay:
$0 (TFP) to $20/hour for an inexperienced model
$25 to $50/hour for an intermediate model
$50+.hour for an experienced/published model
My muse is my treasure. She only charges me $30/hour for as much "torture" as I put her through (ie: "I know it's only 40º and raining, but I want to do a nude shoot to test my new portable lights" or "I'm working with a 'green' model. Can you do makeup and give her some wisdom?"). For other photographers she charges $125+/hour....but then again, I have known her for years (and have gone with her to other shoots for security when she's working with an unknown photographer).
If you want to become a wedding photographer, how do you get wedding experience?
People don't want an inexperienced wedding photographer doing the job, and you can't get a job doing it if you don't have the experience. How can I break this catch-22? And no, I don't personally know anyone getting married.
Question answered by photog
You first build up your general photography skills and when you know your equipment and the basics you approach established wedding snappers and ask if you can assist them.
How much do photographers make?
I am 14 and love to take pictures. I think it would be really cool if I could be a photographer as a part time job when I get older, or even as a career. Does anyone know how much photographers make, in general?
Question answered by Ansell A
Varies way too much to give a proper answer to that.
It can vary from about 15-20k pa through to millions.
It is possible to make a million for a single shot or 0.50 per shot through micro sites.
How do I find photographers for models who arent exactly size 0?
Hello! Im interested in modeling for websites and the like, but the problem is Im not sure how to find photographers or companies who could hire me. Ive tried looking online, but Im unsure of what to look for. I wouldnt fit in with the plus sized models nor the super skinny ones.
Im fine with any kind of modeling, nude or not, but Id love for it to be artistic modeling rather than trying to sell something or having to do with porn.
Any input? Thanks!!
Question answered by pineapplepower
Try plus size model websites and message boards that have casting information like
Most models get work through agencies. Start researching modeling agencies that have plus size divisions. Some popular ones include:
Also look under "plus size" on myspace. There are a lot of plus size models, photographers, and designers you can meet through there. It helps keep you up-to-date on information and events.
A lot of plus size apparel shops have model searches regularly. Try: