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Archive for August 2007

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I’ve been interviewing for a new position at a community college some distance from my home. The drive has been interesting. I notice quite a few things during my drives up and down Highway 99 that I had not previously noticed. For example there are quite a few interesting neon signs indicating signs of a different lifestyle that perhaps once existed along this well-traveled highway. I stopped at Mom’s and had a look around. It’s small. Could not have been more than a couple of rooms–I’m thinking it may have been more like what we refer to today as a B&B.

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Title: Meet Me at Mom’s
Location: Tulare County, CA
Taken: 28 August 2007 at 10:17 a.m.
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EFS 18-55mm
EXIF: ISO 100; 1/80 at f/20

If you want to improve your photography business or if you’re just starting out in photography business and you want to know how to grow your business, you really should check out this clip from Shane and Mike.

Shane and I just finished an 80-minute recorded multi-media presentation covering the 3-core ways to build your photography business to $100,000 a year and beyond…

Plus, how to overcome 17 of the most common marketing blunders photographers make that prevent them from reaching the $100,000 a year mark sooner.

We were originally going to charge $49 per person to attend the live call.

However, since we wanted to test out some new technology for combining recorded interviews with visual aids (for greater impact and retention of the information), we decided to do the call privately and make it available to our readers for free.

So now, for a limited time, you can listen in and watch the presentation without cost. (via Six-Figure Photography)

These guys are funny but they have some great advise for anyone in sales.

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Title: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Location: Casa de Fruita, CA
Taken: 28 August 2007 at 12:35 p.m.
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EFS 18-55mm
EXIF: ISO 100;  1/200 at f/10

Take note: I broke the Golden Rule of Landscape Photography–only photograph at dawn and dusk. Alas, I was on my way home this afternoon from an interview in Visalia, California when I stopped to take note of this majestic beauty. If I were to sit around and wait for dusk she would have been long gone.

Take note: I did obey the Rule of Thirds. Notice how the bottom horizontal line bisects the train track while the vertical lines bisect the two foremost engines.

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Last week I referenced a great article by Paul Indigo on why not to use the Manual Setting on your camera–namely it allows you to focus more on the creativity of photography rather than the technical aspects of photography.

Today, I want to talk about when it’s ok, or even preferred, to use the Manual setting on your camera instead of allowing your camera to autofocus. Yes, there are instances when you want to be in control. Briefly, those times include:

  • macro work
  • portraits
  • shooting through glass or wire fences
  • action photography
  • low light

For more on this subject go to digital Photography School (dps) and read the article. Then go out and practice and see what you think.

If you missed it, check it out. The Summer ’07 HHS Winners have been announced. Congratulations to all the worthy winners.

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Title: Beauty Surrounds Her
Location: Casa de Fruita, CA
Taken: 26 July 2007 at 6:56 p.m.
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100mm
EXIF: ISO 100;  1/125 at f/10