How to study about photography in a quick but affordable way?
Im interesting about photography's thing... And i want to study it. Can anybody help me to study it in a quick and affordable way? Thanks!
Question answered by Fanechka
Try online course via internet, or buy online books about photography. That is simple, cheaper and quicker.
Is there any good digital photography forum for beginners like me?
I am new to photography and would like to find a useful and friendly on-line forum, especially if most of the members are in MN. Otherwise an educational and beginner friendly digital photography forum would be nice.
Question answered by EDWIN
These sites should help you:
Also, all the major camera companies - Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Nikon, Canon - have web sites that offer tutorials on every camera model they sell.
A very valuable resource came with your camera - the Owner's Manual. Reading & studying it will prove immensely beneficial. You have to know all the features of your camera and what they do and how, when and why to use them before you can begin applying any knowledge gained from the referenced sites.
Good photography requires thinking and thinking requires time. You must think about your composition, lighting and exposure before releasing the shutter. If someone tells you to "Just go out and shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot to gain experience" in my opinion you should ignore them. I call that the "machine gunner mentality" - take 300 pictures and hope - HOPE - a few come out good enough to keep. That isn't photography - its just taking snapshots and you can do that with a simple point & shoot digicam. The idea is to use the knowledge you've learned about light, composition and exposure to make a photograph. I encourage what I call the "sniper mentality" - make one exposure, make one good picture. So don't fall victim to the idea that quantity trumps quality - it doesn't. I've never heard of a contest for who can take the most pictures in a day.
Ansel Adams said it best: "Pictures are not taken, they are made."
Remember this: "It isn't the camera its the photographer." I don't care what camera you have and what bells and whistles it has the bottom line is its still just a dumb box. The results are totally dependent on you the person using that dumb box. Your knowledge and skill will determine how good or bad your photographs are. A caveat: Almost all of my photography is done with the camera set to Aperture Priority. I do a lot of landscape photography and my goal is to achieve the maximum depth of field so I control the aperture (aka f-stop) and let the camera choose a shutter speed. Since my camera is always on a tripod when shooting landscapes I don't worry about a slow shutter speed.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drifter45h/4032748624/ I tried several compositions of this scene but this is my favorite.
For more information about Depth of Field (DOF) visit this site:
Good luck and enjoy the learning process. Learning about photography is an on-going, never ending process.
How do I find where photography seminars in my area are held?
I am interested in attending photography seminars for wedding photography, portrait photography, etc, and am wondering if anyone knows of a website or somewhere I could find out when and where they are held. I live near the Milwaukee area. Thanks!!!
Question answered by Lin
Pick up a copy of the 2008 Photographer's Market. It's $27 in Barnes & Nobel. There's a whole chapter in the back on Workshops & Photo Tours. It's also full of all kinds of resources on how to sell your photos, photography organizations, etc. I just got it today. It was definitely worth the money.
1. Art Ketchum Hands-On Model Workshops
2215 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago. (773)866-2803
$160 for a one-day workshop
Pine Lake Farm
1910 35th Rd.
(715) 248-2800, x21
1/2 day workshops in major cities. Marketing critique of atendees slides following seminar
4. Canon Digital Learning Center www.usa.canon.com/dlc
5. Nikon School www.nikonschool.com
--March 1 & 2--Detroit area
--April 12 & 13--Chicago
6. digitaldays photo workshops www.digitaldaysphoto.com (Sponsored by Sony)
7. Digital Photo Academy by Panasonic Lumix www.digitalphotoacademy.com
That's pretty much all I could find. Hope that helps.
What major universities do photography as a course?
i am really into photography and i want to be a professional photographer when i am older.
Also, i want to be a traveling photographer. What is the pay like? and details of the job?
Question answered by ~*Sniper*~
Berkley, New York Institute of Photography (NYIP.com)
Your parents can't afford Berkley but you can afford NYIP.
A professional photographer (by definition) is a photographer who makes better than 50% of his/her annual income doing photography.
Traveling photographers are contracted or self-promoted travelers.
How can I differentiate a photography club from an art club?
I am eager to make a photography club at my school however are school is really picky about starting clubs. If i go to them I know they we already state that we have a n art club so I should join that club. However the art club deals with more paintings and drawings rather than photography and film.
How can I differentiate the two when going to administration?
Question answered by MDAPhotos
I've been thinking about your question and here's my take on it. Photography is a type of art, however, photography also has a close relationship with science. Specifically light and optics. If you can't convince them that photography isn't distinguished enough from art, perhaps you could convince them that photography is science.
Here are some differences between art and photography that may help you.
Photography is science based (light and optics). Art is different. Not knowing the chemical composition of your paint won't prohibit you from making a great painting.
Art is subjective while photography is (at least partially) objective. What I mean by this is that there are rules and guidelines (i.e. rule of thirds) about photography that make photos not just a matter of opinion. Photos can be technically correct or incorrect.
That's all I've got. I really hope you are successful in starting your club. Good Luck!
What is the best photography camera going?
I need one for my photography class. At the moment I have a pink colored sony camera, and it blurrs very easily (not good in the dark), and I want a professional, long lasting camera. I am looking for a camera that takes primarily good modeling shots, followed by nature, and great in the dark, not blurry easily AND durable.
I don't have any knowledge with cameras and the qualities of each.
Could you help me out? Thank you.
Question answered by p-a-c
Clearly you're looking to move on to a DSLR, but watch out if you ask for a 'professional' camera in a photography store - they might just point you towards some prohibitively expensive gear.
In terms of the specifications for modelling shots and nature photography, these are things that are more to do with the lenses you use. For example a wide angle lens (focal length under 28mm) enables a nice wide field of view to capture landscapes, whilst a telephoto lens (100 - 300mm) is great for portrait shots that isolate the subject from the background.
Go for any make of camera that you like, but it's got to be said that it's easier to deal with Nikon and Canon. They collectively occupy about 80% of the camera market and it's easier to find lenses for them in all stores.
Based on your other specifications I'd recommend checking out the Canon 40D and Nikon D90.
The Canon 40D is great in low light because it produces images with very little noise (graininess) at high ISO settings (ISO is the speed at which an image is formed on the sensor - dark conditions need a fast ISO - which usually results in noise). Canon camera reviews: http://www.photography-art-cafe.com/canon-camera-reviews.html
The Nikon D90 is a great all-round camera that is very sturdily built and durable. The magnesium alloy body will ensure it last for a long time.
These reviews offer greater detail and will help your research: http://www.photography-art-cafe.com/photography-equipment.html
Hope that helps!
How can i start to persue photography as a career?
O.K, so I'm only 15, but I like photography and would like to peruse it as a career someday. I have a decent digital camera, It's a 5mp camera with a 4x optical zoom and a pretty decent lens. It's just a point a shoot, but I didn't have $700 to spend on an slr. I've read a book that taught me about aperture and iso and stuff. Anyway, can photography be a potential career? What could I do, if it made decent money I would like shooting weddings and events and stuff (I like candid photography best) but am willing to explore other options. Know, since I'm only 15 I know I wont be making any money for awhile but what can I do now to prepare for later? I mean like practising my photography. Oh yeah, I am decent at editing my photos and have Paint Shop Pro. So, yeah, what can I do know and what should I do later?
You don't have to tell me that your not going to be able to do photography full time starting out, I know that photography would have to be a side job.
Question answered by d5canon
I started my commercia photography business over 40 years ago. I have managed to make a fairly good living out of it over the years and enjoyed all the nice benefits of being self employed. You can also do this and I have a few tips for you to get started.
It sounds to me like you are interested and have a not very flexible, but decent picture taking camera. If you don't already have one, your next step should be a decent quality color ink jet printer (the HP series printers that use the 02 series ink cartridges will make nice color prints and can be had at a fairly resaonable cost).
Take a ton of pictures. Be very criticle of your work and start to print up a portfolio of only your best photos. Show your portfolio to anyone who seems interested in seeing it.
Enter every amateur photo contest you can find and don't be disapointed if you don't win them all, just keep trying.
At age 15, I assume you are probably in High School. Get on you yearbook photo staff and School Newspaper staff if you can, and work hard at it. Take any technical photography courses or classes you can find. Stay away from most artsy courses as those courses are nice but will never prepare you to make an actual living in photography. Do not take courses that are not primarily devoted to digital photography. Film photography is now basicly obsolite and all photography will soon be digital.
Don't waste your time with college courses in photography. The few college educated photographers I have hired have to be totally retrained to be able to cope with customer needs and income producing time schedules.
Take any income producing opportunities that come yoiur way. Do weddings for your friends, models composits, portrates, babys, etc. if they are offered to you and do not work for free. Caution though... do not do anything you don't feel you can do well. If you take photos for money and they do not represent your best efforts, your failures will come back to haunt you. If you are not confident in taking the needed picthres, don't take the job. No one will fault you for saying that you can't do this job, but if you try and fail at a job, people will remember.
Hope these tips will help you to get started. Good luck to you. If you can become a successful photographer, you cay make a nice living diong it and be happy in a profession you love.
What is the easiest photography business to get into?
I am really into photography and am studying it at degree level at the moment. I enjoy fashion photography but I am aware that this is THE hardest business to get into and it is very unlikely, with all the stiff competition, that you would become successful.
What other category is, not easy per say, but generally easier to get into, with a good wage?
Thanks in advance.
Question answered by Jackson P
Easiest to "get into" is portrait and wedding (general high st. photographer).
Easy as you just set yourself up - stick a few ads in papers and the like and away you go.
Whether or not you get customers (and hence a "good wage") is a different matter.
Fashion is fickle and the magazines tend to use people they already know, to get into it is a lot of hard work pounding the streets to the publishers/fashion houses.
Same with any other type of photography which involves being published in magazines etc.
What are the best ways to sell your photography and where do you buy the protective sheets to package them?
I want to sell some prints of my photography. I put some on Etsy and haven't gotten any responses or even any views yet. Have any of you ever sold your photography? How much did you sell it for and where? Was it successful? Do you know a good place to buy the protective sheets and cardboard backing for a pretty good deal? Any advice for selling photography prints would be greatly appreciated.
Question answered by Joe M.
A good starting reference for how to sell your photography is "Sell & Resell Your Photos" by Ron Engh. It's published by Writer's Digest Books. Although it's mostly about stock photography, Engh covers other markets for your photography as well. You might be able to find copies of this book at your local library; your local bookstore; or at Amazon.com. You can also go to Engh's website www.photosource.com.
The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) also puts out various publications on how, where and for how much to sell your photographs. Their website is www.asmp.org.
In "Sell & Resell Your Photos" Engh also lists suppliers where you can get the protective sheets and other supplies you would need.
Hope this helps, and good luck to you!
What do color photography and black and white photography have in common?
I'm doing a compare and contrast essay for English class. My topic is color photography and black and white photography, but i can't find anything that they have in common that could go into my essay. (it will be 3 paragraphs by the way). I need factual info. on what these things have in common. Thanks in advanced!
Question answered by Matt
The both require the same basic photography gear. They both rely on proper exposure.