Karen Dorame presents hard-won tips and techniques that allow you to smooth out the bumps in the road toward a career in professional photography. She covers equipment selection and use, light source options and lighting setups using natural light and studio lighting, and shows you how to get the most out of your store-bought backgrounds and posing aids and “found” backgrounds and posing implements on location. You’ll find sage advice on avoiding posing mistakes for individuals and groups. Of course, Dorame also offers pointers on avoiding common post-production traps, saving you time, frustration, and compromised image quality. The balance of the book details problems that aspiring professionals often face in handling the business side of photography. You’ll learn what not to do when it comes to booking sessions, conceptualizing shoots, and more. Finally, you’ll learn how to weather the changes and stay at the top in this exciting, demanding field.
With an eye toward profiting from their camera-phone skills, photographers are submitting “microstock” images to stock photography companies; these Internet-based photo agencies accept royalty-free images from a far broader base of photographers than brick-and-mortar stock agencies. While the profits are quite low per sale those sales can really add up. In this book, Chen shows readers how to tailor their shooting approach and subject selection to meet the needs of the microstock industry. From camera settings to accessory and software selection, Chen shows readers how to choose and use the tools they need to create high-caliber image results. Next, he offers photographers tips for getting through the microstock submissions process and putting their images in front of a viewing audience. He introduces a host of tools for processing images for enhanced impact, as well. Tips and images from other professional photographers round out this one-of-a-kind, heavily illustrated book.
Release on 2018-06-07 | by HowExpert,Marijana Sekularac
A Quick Guide That Teaches You Everything That You Need to Know About the Blue Photography Process From A to Z
Author: HowExpert,Marijana Sekularac
It is easy to make a picture. Right? Think again. Of course, in today world, pictures are everywhere and tools for making them are available to everybody. This is a good thing, of course. That was in the inception of photography and still is one of the main goals of this medium; ability to record and remember for everybody. This book takes you to the time when photographs were not easy to make; time when in order to make a photograph, you should have a knowledge of chemistry, medicine, geology, optics, physics, astronomy. When photography was not the right, but luxury; when it was not done with the click in the split of second, but it was slow work by hand. Cyanotype, Dive into the Blue Process, is a book that speaks about, for a long time now commercially obsolete but beautiful photographic process, the Cyanotype. The book is not intended for scientific research, advanced or professional photographic artwork. The book is intended for the starters in alternative photo processes and professional that could use simplification of the process. It is the summary of the experiences in working with this alternative process. However, this does not mean that the workflow is not complicated and it should be followed step by step. This book will cover all those steps needed to get educated and proficient in creation process. Today you can purchase every chemical needed for the creation of the cyanotype already premixed, even already presentenced paper. In that way you just need to put the negative, or the object we want to make a photogram of, and just expose it to the light. In this book you will find not just the chemical needed to make the solutions for mixing the your own magic lights catching potion, but also the reasons to do so. The cyanotype, the simplest among alternative photographic processes is made with combination of two, easy to get, chemicals. They have to be mixed in proper order and amounts for formula to work. These instructions should be followed strictly; however there is always space to experiment. Once the chemicals are separately mixed, they are also mixed together, and they become light sensitive. Once you have a light sensitive emulsion, you can start your work. In this book, we describe step-by-step, tool-by-tool, how do you get to this step and what you could expect. Everything else is left to you, your intuition, interests and creativity. For us, it was very important to perceive our work, so we taught it would be for you too. After you are done with creating, it is important to save your work, that is, to archive and present it in the right way. At the end of the book, its last chapters, you can find the sub-chapters that will explain the process of archiving and presenting, such as: flattening you prints; you can learn how to protect it from moisture and too much sun; how to mat your own work, and couple of different ways of framing your print. And believe me, if we could do it you can do it too About the Expert Marijana is a photographer based in Podgorica, Montenegro. She is student of Economy, but also for several years now a proficient photographer interested in analog technologies and alternative printing processes. Two years ago, Marijana tried Cyanotype process for the first time, immediately fell in love with it and since then uses it to create beautiful photograms of everything. It was not easy; she was charmed by Anna Atkins’ Book of British Algae, its beauty, process and history, and it was hard to match it. However, even limited by resources and even essentials, she is able to learn and create on everyday bases. Today, she is confident in her skill of creation, and feels the need to share her experience and knowledge with others! HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.
This book is the definitive guide to the film, stage, radio and television career of Kay Francis, one of the most glamorous stars from the golden age of Hollywood. For each film, the authors provide a thorough synopsis plus cast and crew information (including biographies), opening dates, production notes, behind-the-scenes details, and reviews. In addition, information is provided on her stage, radio, and television appearances, and a section is devoted to collecting Kay Francis memorabilia, including such items as cigarette cards, sheet music and soundtracks. Also covered is the stage and vaudeville career of Kay Francis’ mother, Katherine Clinton. A brief biography of Kay Francis is provided, along with an insightful foreword by film scholar James Robert Parish. Truly a treasure trove for Kay Francis fans and anyone interested in classic filmmaking in the 1930s and 1940s, the book includes more than 130 illustrations, many of them rare.