Posts Tagged ‘professional’

10 Beliefs That Suck the Life out of Photographers

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What if I told you that it’s not the industry, the bad economy, where you live, what camera you shoot with, how many lights you have or how small your Facebook following is that is holding you back. None of those are truly capable of stopping you, they are only challenges for you to meet — the same challenges everyone who creates art or starts a business has to meet and beat.
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Maps Showing the Pro Photography Landscape in the United States

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What is the current state of the professional photography industry in the United States? Back in April 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released statistics about the photography profession from May 2013. The data offers an interesting look into where photographers are living and how much they’re earning.
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Ken Griffey Jr. and Randy Johnson: Two Baseball Stars Turned Pro Photographers

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Famous professional athletes have all kinds of post-playing careers. Some stay involved as coaches, others become TV analysts for the sports they love, and a few strike it rich in business as entrepreneurs. For at least two former baseball stars, their interests have led them down a different path: professional photography.
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My Advice to the Guy Who Wrote ‘Advice to Aspiring Full Time Photographers’

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Dear Mr. Kim,

I read a blog post of yours titled “Advice to Aspiring Full Time Photographers” reposted on PetaPixel.

It’s filled with lots of exciting tidbits like:

“I think being a full-time photographer is overrated.” Read more…

Sony Announces Pro Support Service: Quick Repairs, Loaners and More for Pro Photographers

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As more and more professional photographers make the jump to Sony (for one reason or another), it only makes sense that the electronics giant start offering professional services along the line of Canon’s CPS program and Nikon’s NPS program.

And that is exactly what the company has decided to do. As of this morning, Sony Imaging has officially launched what it’s calling the Sony PRO Support service program.

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5 Top Photographers Share Advice on What it Takes to Become a Professional

In a bid to both inspire you and advertise themselves a bit, Nikon Europe gathered a group of 5 professional photographers who presented at this year’s Photokina and asked them to share their advice on what it takes to become a professional in the world of photography.

Their insights, as you might imaging, are well worth two minutes of your time. Read more…

Relonch Case Slaps an APS-C Sensor and f/2.0 Lens Onto Your iPhone

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The Panasonic CM1 smartphone with its 1-inch sensor and super-fast Leica lens might not be available outside of a few European countries any time soon, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have a supercharged smartphone camera.

Enter Relonch: an iPhone case that adds a much larger APS-C sensor and fast f/2.0 lens to any iPhone 5 or 6. Read more…

Which Pro Camera Do You Really Need to Shoot Like a Pro?

Eye on Riga: A bridge in the Latvian capital glows neon indigo as boaters row back to the docks at night. Photo ©Mike Randolph

Eye on Riga: A bridge in the Latvian capital glows neon indigo as boaters row back to the docks at night. Photo ©Mike Randolph

Let’s start with a little quiz. What one thing makes a pro camera a pro camera? Build quality? Weather sealing? Fast autofocus? Fast motor drive? Dual SD card slots?

Don’t think too long over the answer because it’s none of the above. A pro camera is a camera that a pro uses. Period. Read more…

Ingenious Tip for Taking Professional Looking Product Shots on the Cheap with Your Smartphone

The guys over at HouseholdHacker have come up with and shared a cheap product photography trick that’s incredibly simple but yields awesome results. And all you need to take advantage of it is some sort of reflective surface (they used a glossy black trashcan…), a computer monitor, and a smartphone camera! Read more…

Humor: DigitalRev Shows You How to Look Like a Professional Photographer

Forget classes and skill and gear and taking good photos, what you really want is to LOOK like a professional photographer, right? Good, because Kai Man Wong and the DigitalRev TV team are here to show you how to do just that. Read more…