It is no big surprise that outfitting a studio with the latest and greatest tools and toys can be a very expensive undertaking. From backdrops to stands to light modifiers to props - the list goes on and on and the dollar signs keep rolling by.
Believe it or not, even in the digital age, photography costs money, and working for "exposure" does not pay my credit card bills. That said, however, there are times when working for free can pay off.
My wife and I have been watching Work Of Art: The Next Great Artist on Bravo. It is another typical reality/competition show with artists competing in challenges in order to impress a panel of (allegedly) qualified judges. As this show goes to it's final episode, I feel compelled to remark on the one photographer who was a contestant - Mark Velasquez.
This morning, this wonderful post about working for free came across my Twitter feed. It is a great reminder of just how ridiculous it is to ask people to work for free. There have been times in my past where I have worked for free or cheap for “exposure”. I have photos in the extra ... Read More
I love Twitter. I have learned more about photography as a business, an art form, and a hobby in the few months I’ve been active on Twitter than all the previous years surfing the web. Today, thanks to a “re-tweet” from Blackstar and Leafimaging of a blog entry from ScottBourne, I received an “ah-ha” moment for ... Read More
While processing photos from a recent shoot, Photoshop CS3 threw up a message that said my product was invalid and no longer useable. I stared at the screen for a few minutes, looking for a deactivate and resintall option (which I’ve had to do before), but nothing happened. All I got was the message that ... Read More
This past weekend I had an actual paid gig shooting an original painting for a client that she wanted to use on a greeting card. The lighting set up was two 100 watt tungsten hot lights bounced into the white side of bi-fold doors I use as fills. I had my Nikon D300 set up ... Read More