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Storing your Photography Equipment

Professional photographers are very careful how they store all their expensive photographic equipment. Although you may not be a professional photographer, you may be struggling to decide how you are going to store whatever equipment you have. Many of us have more than one camera and are not sure how to keep them safe.

Before you invest a lot of money into a camera bag, it is important that you take stock of what equipment you own and think about what purpose your bag will serve. If you are like me, you own a small point and shoot camera, and a larger DSLR camera with some additional lenses. I tend to carry my cameras with me when I go on holiday and to family members’ houses on special occasions like Christmas or birthdays. For this reason, I have never invested in a large camera bag to carry all my equipment as I don’t go on professional shoots and when I do travel with my camera I try to keep what I take to a minimum. I like to put my camera in my carry-on bag to keep it safe, so I don’t like to carry too much equipment. I own a small camcorder that I sometimes take with me also, but I have never had the need to invest in a camera bag that holds all my cameras and equipment at once because I usually take only one camera with me at a time. There are some occasions when I want to take video as well as stills and in this case, I will take my camcorder as well as my small point and shoot camera to avoid being overloaded with heavy cameras.

In my home, I store all my equipment together on a shelf in my closet. I keep accessories like chargers and extra memory cards on this shelf, also, in a clear plastic bin so that I know where everything is and it is easily accessible. Keeping all your equipment together is usually the best way to store it. This prevents loss of equipment and wasted time spent searching for items.

There are many people, however, who like to carry all their equipment with them at once. This is especially true of photographers who are very skilled at taking photos and like to switch lenses and frequently use a tripod to take photos. This type of photographer should own a good sturdy bag to hold all their valuable equipment. Professional photographers use backpacks so they can easily carry with them all their gear when they are shooting on location. There are many different types of camera bags that can be purchased and although they may be more expensive than a regular carry bag or backpack, they will protect all your cameras from damage. If you own a great bag, you will have very little need for a designated shelf or box in your house as most, if not all, of your equipment will be stored in the bag. Nevertheless, keeping everything to do with photography in one place will help you stay organized and save you time in the long run.

What Professional Photography Entails

Photography is a very broad field of endeavor and also a very competitive one indeed. It’s an intricate form of art that requires complete precision in all its facets. It doesn’t matter what area of photography you specialize, be it wedding and bridal, nature, children or model photography, one still needs to be a skilled, creative, attentive to be able to get the best of it.

Professional photography requires lots of creative and practical skills and an ability to visualize, imagine and think deeply. At the same time, having the right photography equipment is as important as it determines the kind of jobs you will do, your bargaining power and how far you will go in the business. In other words, you need to equip your self with professional high end cameras and accessories such as flash, various types of lenses, rechargeable batteries, storage devices and cases, tripod and software.

A professional photographer needs to be up to date by attending workshops and training sessions, seminars, conducting research on the internet. He needs to know his camera in and out and challenge his creative ability to be able to do more as practice makes perfect. You should be able to adapt to change, be flexible enough to meet your client taste and set a high standard to set you apart from the rest of the crowd. Your customers are your most priced possession, so they deserve the best.

For you to break into the vast market of photography and project your brand to the masses, you will need to do a lot of public relations. You will have to print posters and business cards, own a personal website and have a page on one or more of the social networking sites (like face book) so as to be able to show case your work. You might also need to advertise in news papers and magazines to be able to draw a substantial number of clients that you can build on. You can also write to publication companies for permission to send photos to them if you choose to freelance.

In conclusion, the need to take a lot of photos cannot be under-estimated as a professional photographer especially if you want to project your brand. You will want to put together a collection of your work so as to bring it around with you depending on the area of photography you are specializing whether it is freelancing for a magazine, setting up your own shop, or working for somebody else, which is usually a good way to break in.

Photography And Its Importance

A daily newspaper in Brisbane needs an experienced newspaper photographer? or A Schools photography company based in Colchester, Essex, is seeking experienced photographer.

Looks familiar? These are of course the run of the mill ads that come in the media for the job of a photographer. Going along with the trends of the time, the creative horizons of photography is thoroughly explored and gains momentum day by day. This makes a photographer a much sought after commodity in the market. For the soaring creativeness of a photographer, sky turn out to be the frame to absorb the beauty of the world.

How to be a professional photographer?

What actually is Photography? Well, a simple definition can be freezing frames on film or capturing a precious and cherishable slice of life and putting it away for the generations to come.

Being a very resourceful and imaginative medium of expressing ones self, the art of photography has a history of over 150 years. In the past, taking photographs were the only solution to preserve the present moments for the next generation. Even now when science and technology has acquired larger dimensions, photography still reigns the unrivalled master in this realm.

Want to be a part of this highly inventive field? The unwritten rules are: You need a keen eye for aesthetic details of what is “photo-worthy”; an exhaustive awareness of different cameras and the techniques involved in taking pictures, of light, distance and perspective; a quick to respond and reflective nature; last but not the least; the nerve to take it up as a profession.

Right way to photography institutes

Photography as profession is no child’s play and unfortunately many talented photographers still remain amateurs unable to overcome the hurdles on the way. The ascend is tough and tiring, and the financial returns are quite unsatisfactory for the beginners. Only those with determination and a never-say-die attitude, coupled with a real love of the medium can cling on.

For this, the career-minded photographers, students, artists and people who has an inclination to it should learn photography systematically with theory and practical sessions from a person who has mastered the art. Several institutes offer courses to meet the needs of those who intend to take photography as a part time/full time profession, as a passion or as a pastime.

Photography is such a flexible and versatile art which has branched out to specialized areas like press, sports, nature, wild life, bird photography etc. So if you are keen on any of these fields, you will be benefited as these courses lay basic foundation for all these branches of photography. Most of the courses are carefully woven with theory and practical sessions to give in-depth practical knowledge of the subject.

These courses will train your eyes and help you tame the camera.

The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Icon Photography School, Vancouver, BC
Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA
Harrington College of Design, Chicago
McIntosh College of Dover, New Hampshire
American InterContinental University Study, London
Photographic Society of India, Mumbai
Verve Visuals, Bangalore, India
India International Photographic Council, New Delhi, India

A look at restricted areas of photography

The police in Hull, UK, seized this guy’s film because he was taking photos of ‘sensitive material’ in a city center. A spokeswoman for the force told Amateur Photographer: ‘Camera film was seized by Humberside Police following a complaint from members of the public about photos being taken in the area of Prospect Centre, Hull.
(Taken from Boingboing: A directory of wonderful things)

You may think that how can we expect privacy in a public place! Or is not a photographer licensed to capture anything that he finds interesting?

But it is a very sensitive issue. This is a very unpredictable world. If there are no framed rules in this area, we might be unknowingly giving liberty to the untamed terrorist or illegal activities to mushroom around us. So photography is strictly banned in certain places of political or strategic importance, legendary monuments, interiors of some worship places, or even taking photographs of individuals without their permission.

The influence of photography in film industry

Photographers in television, video, and motion picture capture images that often tell a story, inform or entertain an audience, or record an event. Film and video editors edit soundtracks, film, and video for the motion picture, cable, and broadcast television industries. Some photographers do their own editing.

Photographers use professional television, video, or motion picture cameras to shoot a wide variety of material, including television series, studio programs, music videos, motion pictures, news and sporting events, documentaries, and training sessions. The resultant product is a collage made from many different shots by film and video editors. With the increase in digital technology, much of the editing work is now done on a computer. Many professional photographers and editors are employed by independent television stations; local affiliate stations of television networks; large cable and television networks; or smaller, independent film production companies.

Creation of commercial-quality movies and video programs requires technical expertise and creativity. Producing successful images requires a skill in the choice and presentation things in an interesting way, selection of appropriate equipment, an aesthetic eye and a steady hand to ensure smooth, natural movement of the camera.

Photographers/cinematographers employed in the entertainment field use motion picture cameras to film movies, television programs, and commercials. Some specialize in filming cartoons or special effects. Cinematographers are an essential part of the action, using cameras in any of several different mounts. For example, the camera can be stationary and shoot whatever passes in front of the lens, or it can be mounted on a track, with the camera operator responsible for shooting the scene from different angles or directions.

The great value of photography in magazines

The story is unfolded through their pictures. The work requires journalistic ability combined with technical skill. There are a great variety of subjects and locations and the timings may be irregular. They cover various subjects such as the life of prison inmates or drought conditions in a stare or schools at work in different places and so on.

A brief history of media

Prior to exploring the specifics of the print and digital media revolutions, we will have a look at media in general:

How do we define media? On the other hand, how do media define us? Is media a catalyst of cultural change? How do print and digital media differ?

Progressions in media technology are now becoming the calibration marks for history’s major paradigmatic shifts. At present, “Mediology, is an accepted and ever-expanding field of study.

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