You Don't Have To Settle For Ordinary Photo Calendars by Jenifer Stevenson Keeping track of important dates is vital to anyone who has a busy life, particularly if you have a family to organise as well. Calendars are far and away the simplest means of doing so, but personalized photo calendars take this basic function and give it a twist of personality. 3 Inexpensive Ways to Advertise Your Portrait Business by Angela M. Griffin Advertising your new portrait business does not have to be expensive. There are plenty of ways to get the word out with very little money, and in some cases, free! Send Greeting Cards Which Come Straight From The Heart by Jenifer Stevenson Now that it's easier than it's ever been to get a message to somebody - using text messaging, email, Facebook updates or Twitter feeds - the act of sending an actual tangible card is more meaningful than ever. When you really want to make sure the message gets across loud and clear, however, the very best thing to do is print and send personalized greeting cards. Which Camera? by Heshan C Jayakody I usually like to use prime lenses for most of my stuff - less (or no) distortions, sharper, faster...why bother with zooms? Primes also help you take better pictures, in my opinion...really working to get the right composition and crop manually, on your feet...this helps... Use Chromakey Screen Backdrops for Perfect Photography by Tanny Jones Chromakey is an easier way to produce lively, diverse photographs on a budget in the studio. Many professionals are using this technique for their flexibility and money saving features. Enjoy The Ease of Digital Photo Printing by Shane M Martin When cameras were analogue in nature, based upon the use of rolls of celluloid film, the process of photo printing was a long, complicated and expensive one. The journey from the click of a shutter to holding the photo prints in your hands was a lengthy and arduous one, and this had a negative effect upon the number of photographs which most people felt able to take. Prior to the advent of digital photography, cameras worked around the principle of a physical roll of film which had to be exposed to light and then developed. Sales Of Mirrorless Cameras On The Rise by Kalyan Kumar Most of you are familiar with the digital camera. Many people own this today and even kids know how to operate it. But surely, not many are knowledgeable about the mirrorless camera. Perhaps, some of you came to know about this only now. Simple Ways To Remove Blemishes From Photo Portraits by Peter S. White You've taken a portrait and it's a great picture. But wait, that pimple will annoy you for evermore unless it's removed. That's really easy to do these days with simple photo editing techniques using healing and cloning tools. How To Take Stunning Portraits by Amy Renfrey Discover the master secrets to how a professional photographer takes her portrait photos. Find out how to use the flash, where to stand, what position to have the person in and much, much more. 3 Reasons Why Buying a Used Digital Camera Is Better Than a New One by Taylor Young Digital cameras have now been around quite a long time. And just like buying a used car, buying a used camera can offer many benefits. Canvas Prints Which You Make Yourself Are The Ideal Personal Gifts by Jenifer Stevenson Giving canvas photo prints as gifts to friends or loved ones is something which is undeniably tempting but at the same time fraught with stress. The temptation arises from the fact that a work of art is a genuinely spectacular and thoughtful gift to give, whilst there's no getting away from the fact that finding an artwork which you feel perfectly matches someone else's tastes and personality is a stressful task. That's where personalized photo gifts come to the rescue. Advice For Buying a Camcorder by Daniel D Crow There are many great digital camcorders on the market today; each allows you to capture digital film in varying modes and quality. When searching for a new camcorder there is a range of things to be considered to make sure you find the perfect one for you. Creative Ways To Use For Your Engagment Photograpy Sessions by Chi Pritchard The proposal went off without a hitch and now your planning for your big day. You now have to convince your significant other to have pictures taken for your engagement announcement. Having your picture taken before your wedding doesn't seem like it should be part of your wedding preparation. However, it is as important as choosing your venue or picking out you cake flavor. Beginners Guide to Editing Your Photos by Christa N Larsen Do you have digital images that just don't look right? Pictures often get faded, or gain a greenish or bluish hue. You can fix these imperfections simply using editing software like PaintShop Pro. Considering Photojournalism As a Career by Travis Silver Before I attended photography school, I spent a good deal of time perusing the photos in Life magazine. Some of you young photography school students may not have even heard of Life magazine, but at the time it was in existence, it contained some of the most powerful photojournalism out there, and it's what sent me on my way, young and wide-eyed, to photography school, to learn, as I phrased it, "how to take pictures like that." 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What Is a Polarizer Filter? by Joseph Pickett A polarizer filter is one of the most important filter accessories for your camera. It helps to cut down on reflections from non-metal surface, giving your pictures a darker sky and more saturated colors and blacks. Why I Am Going Back to Film Photography by John A Burton I recently came across some photos (prints) taken when we first moved into our current home. I had forgotten exactly what the house was like, and I enjoyed looking at these pictures. They made me realise that the digital age has (for me certainly, and many others possibly) crushed the joy, and artistry of photography. Analyzing the Effect of Composition in Photography by Clance Lee The only possible general conclusion concerning composition in photography is that circumstances alter cases. Rules should act not as restrictions but as guides that will assist you more often than not. If there are good enough reasons to break them, you should do so without qualms. No rule should be followed without question. You should be looking for reasons to make exceptions even while applying rules. Continuing Education In Photography by Peter Timko One of the hallmarks of professional photographers is that you'll find them constantly going back to school. They'll also be involved in a local guild or professional association. In fact, they'll be involved in just about any activity that gets them involved with other photographers and out shooting pictures for assignments or group projects. Besides that, you'll find them participating in and leading photo walks on their day off. Manual Vs Automatic Shooting by Peter Timko Manual verses automatic shooting is a topic that burns brightly in photography with strongly held opinions both ways. The difficulty in this topic is that there is no right answer. Whether you shoot manual, automatic or some compromise setting in between, there will always be someone else telling you that what you're doing isn't right. It can be both confusing and frustrating for those new to photography, so lets look at both sides of the issue. Lighting and Lenses by Peter Timko It's one of the unfortunate ironies of the business of photography that the two most important elements in getting great photographs are, for most budding photographers, the least interesting. The key to any good photo is lighting. Certainly in these days of Photoshop and Lightroom 4 you can take otherwise average pictures and make them better with high tech wizardry, but to consistently get great photos and to get consistently high enough quality to make money from photography, you have to be a lighting wizard. Camera Phones Taking Over Market Segments by Peter Timko If you check the camera statistics on almost any photo sharing site these days, the top camera will inevitably be the iPhone 4S. People are taking more photos with their cell phones than any other type of camera. In hindsight the trend makes perfect sense; people are more likely to use the camera they have with them and, for most people, that's the one in their phone. Even though the quality may not rival even the most basic point-and-shoot camera, the convenience factor covers a multitude of minor issues with the image quality. Paid Talent Vs TFP by Peter Timko In case you're not familiar with the term, TFP stands for Time For Prints and it's generally the way up and coming models and up and coming photographers eek out a toe-hold in the marketplace. The model is donating his or her time and the photographer supplying prints they can use in their portfolio. It's an arrangement that's been around as long as photography. It's All About The Light by Peter Timko The video business has one issue in common with still photography in that one of the most important subjects is frequently the most neglected. Professional videographer, Bill Pryor, says, "Ninety percent of great video is great lighting, and yet the online lighting forums are frequently the least utilized." Wedding Photography and Photographers Shooting Weddings by Marike Bredenhann A wedding day is one of the most important days in any couples life. It is a day that the bride has dreamed about since she was a little girl. The Bride and Groom have been planning this day for the last year. Maybe less maybe more. Making Great Portraits for Your Kids by Andre D Gonzalez How to get great pictures from your kids using natural light and simple lenses. Changing the perspective of the image and the location of the subject within the frame can add an interest to the photo. Keeping this fun and light will keep the photography fun and enjoyable. Where Should I Store My Digital Photos? by Autumn Lockwood Many people are confused when it comes to storing their digital pictures, and end up storing them on a hard drive where they are at risk of being deleted or damaged. There is a better alternative: print them off! This article looks at why you should print off your pictures and store them the old-fashioned way. Heritage Portrait: A Perfect Anniversary Gift! by Prosper G Curtin Long before the invention of Photography, miniature paintings were extensively used to preserve the likeness of the subject. Of course, only well-to-do- people could afford this. When photography came on the scene, and multiple copies were easy to make, the use of small portraits increased dramatically: they were usually known as visite cards.