Now featuring the latest in Nikon digital single lens reflex camera photographics using a Nikon
D5000 with 18-55mm standard Zoom,
a 55-200mm telephoto Zoom or a 12-24mm wide-angle Zoom. I also use a
Nikon L26 point and shoot. Both cameras fit
on my Giottos tripod and Bogen TC-1 copy stand.
From bum to millionaire. The square root of 1,000,000 is 1,000 There are 960 months in 80 years,
not quite enough, saving $1,000 a month.
31,622.776601 X 31,622.776601= 1,000,000,000 (a Billion)
There are 29,200 days from birth to age 80, not enough to become a billionaire or multi-billionaire.
Even if you earn 31,622.776601 The day you are born until you are about 85 years old.
A note to all those who are mbillionaires, The more you have; the more people's lives and
livelyhoods you are responsible for.
Why do I pick the numbers below as a viable number?
According to the government (in the year 2,000 AD), I should plot to earn this much per year...
Digital Photography: Art, Business or Craft?
Would you believe that photography can be all three.
What it actually is, is a service to and for the general public.
If you don't get along well with strangers, do not attempt to become a business. Use it as a craft.
In the beginning of my tenure as a photographer, only one or two of the pictures per roll of film
would pass as a quality one.
As I progressed; more pictures per roll of film would be quality worth reproduction.
I had a 35mm camera and a moderate zoom lens, a black and white darkroom. I tried selling the portraits
to the people I had photographed, but times were meager for the people and I wound up giving them away.
Remember this: If you don't have a camera with you, are not going to �get that picture
If you carry a camera around with you, people will actually ask you to take pictures of them and
especially to document an outing of the person, pair or group. Film photography; be it color or
black and white, facilitated a demand of the film production factories to produce many types of
film. Film has been replaced by the digital memory chip; more technical in production but less
labor intensive. Film cameras were grouped by: beginner; advanced, master and professional.
The largest difference being viewfinder or single lens reflex (SLR), viewfinder approximates
the area in the image, (SLR) gives an accurate representation of the image. With the invention
of the pentaprism, the (SLR) really took hold of photography, by being lighter than the 4X5"
field camera used extensively during the 1940's and 1950's. Cameras have changed to point and shoot,
intermediate (D-SLR) and professional grade (D-SLR). Film requires development of the film strip into
negatives which requires much toxic chemistry especially for Color negatives. That is now done using a
transfer cable to send the images to the computer. More chemistry is used to print the images on to
the light sensitive paper, in a darkroom. Now that is done with ink on non light sensitive paper in
the digital printer which is attached to a computer, the paper is either glossy or matte.
< >There are some guidelines to follow: One, get permission of the owner or manager
of the business before taking any pictures of the interior of any business or any of the employees
or customers. Two, get permission (in writing if possible) before photographing the general public,
especially any celebrities or their representative. Three, If a person asks you to take a picture
of something for them, make sure the person owns the object or is an official representative of the
You will need to create the following forms: A model release that stipulates that the person being
photographed is an adult. A model release that is for minors, Must be signed by a parent or guardian.
What to do when a minor visits you and there is no parent with them? Create a "Your minor child has
expressed a desire to be photographed at our business" release. But state that the parent must sign
a release in your presence, and send the minor home with the form.
A permissions release for presenting to the owner or manager of any business. For any contact by
a patron, a job price estimate and a job order and contract. You will also need a receipt to present
to any patron of your business. Remember that the smaller the city you live in, the smaller the prices
of your work, that's the scale of the economy of where you live and work.
As a photographer you intervene into another persons space, if you want to be paid you should dress
the part, do not show up to take pictures at a wedding wearing an A-shirt, cutoffs and a pair of
flip-flops. And don't go to a beach for a swimsuit model wearing a suit and tie. Dress the part
of photographer, remember that you will need to have plenty pocket space to hold the gadget for
you, or carry a camera bag on your shoulder. An assistant can also be hired as a pair of hands
to help you with the tripods, lighting, lenses and the cameras. Then there is a secretary
for the permissions and releases. Always get the address of the model and their representatives
office address, just get their business card (and give one of yours to each of them) Or carry a
small notebook for addresses of the people you take pictures of. Establish a price list, Print
it on the back of your business card.
APPLICATIONS OF A PIECE OF PAPER.
1.) A print in one of the industrial standard dimensions of size. In vertical or horizontal aspect,
with an aspect ratio of 2X3 or 3X4.
2.) The print may be put into a display folder for presentation to family or friend.
3.) Another method of display is the album with single image or a multi-image display.
4.) Then there is the issue of large pictures: they may be mounted, matted and put in a frame to
hang on the wall.
5.) Types of picture mattes that are for an array of small pictures.
B. PUBLICATON OF A PIECE OF PAPER (photograph).
8.) Resume' With it or on it.
11.) A Picture can be used to be included in an envelope to send with a letter to one of
your friends. (support the USPS!)
Remember that an image (With the invention of the Internet Explorer) can be broadcast: locally;
regionally, nationally or internationally.