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post #41 of 121

Making slides?

My dh needs some slides made of his digital photos. Is this something that he can do himself? Does anyone know of a good tutorial?
post #42 of 121
I am a mama of two boys with a professional photographer for a father. I have very recently taken up the idea of shooting pictures (I really never thought it of it before b/c my dad is always around us with a camera, so I never felt the need). I shoot with Nikon's and the best advice that my dad ever gave was to shoot what I love, and always read my manual
post #43 of 121
Hi! Joining in here. I have always loved taking photos, but only in the last few years have I attempted to make a serious effort at it. I am trying to start a business, but I have a lot to learn! I love to shoot children, babies, maternity, and families. I really stink at landscape or anything not a human, LOL! I love seeing all the photos!

Anyone have any tips for starting a business? I'd love to hear those!
post #44 of 121
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Originally Posted by Debstmomy View Post
I finally uploaded some new pics to flickr! Just wanted to share. flickr
LOVE the baby feet!
post #45 of 121

Any tech savvy Apple Mac photography Mamas with Yahoo / Verizon?

Long story short: I set up a Flickr account to share pics with my sister so we could put a calendar together from her computer as a Christmas gift for family members.

I tested one of the pics from the photo stream I created but when I enlarged it the quality was noticeably (and unacceptably) worse.

As the second half of my thread title alludes, I am unable to email them to her, except perhaps one at a time. According to the Apple instructor at the iPhoto class, this has something to do with my Verizon's incoming and outgoing default Yahoo server: incoming(or outgoing).yahoo.verizon.net.

He gave me the basic instructions on how to change the POP (in) and SMTP (out) servers but it failed to "find" the incoming POP server. I finally figured out that my user ID doesn't include "@" or anything that follows "@"; but making that revision didn't help. A few internet searches indicate I'm not the only one having this problem but the few "fixes" I found were similar to those suggested by the Apple instructor or were too complicated for me to understand.

I wonder if I should try my "Yahoo" user ID instead of the Verizon one. Or if I should try "unlinking" my Verizon and Yahoo accounts.

I will burn a CD if I need to but my sister gave me the impression that could be a bit of a pain. Although it's hard to imagine that's worse than what I've gone through already.

I'm receptive to any input.
Thanks,
~Cath
post #46 of 121
I would probably just do the calender myself through snapfish. I've been super happy with their quality. Or burn a cd or thumb drive. I'm interested to hear other ideas though. I hate having to email pics since the files are so huge. Last time I used rapid share.
post #47 of 121
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Originally Posted by clynnr View Post

Anyone have any tips for starting a business? I'd love to hear those!
Go join ILP (ilovephotography.com) and apply for JSOBiz. It's a whole forum for people just starting out in photography as a business. Though, honestly, it's much less fun when you do it for money.
post #48 of 121
Hi. I do photog stuff, though I haven't been in the mood lately. I used to like portrait photography, but got bored of it. I favor fine art photography and candid/street photography.
post #49 of 121
Just wanted to pop in here during a free moment and ask advice from mama photographers who photograph births. There aren't any within 200 or so miles of here, in my knowledge, and I'm sure there are plenty of mothers here who would like it (lots of homebirthers). I have a few friends who are midwives, doulas, hypnobirthing instructors, etc., so I could definitely get referrals to start with. How do I go about this? I'm about to sign up for the New York Institute of Photography's distance course, hoping that it will make me a bit more professional and just all around better. But I just got a 50mm f1.4, and this lense makes my photos just wow! I can see it making beautiful shots at a birth.

Any advice on how to get in the door? Free shootings, rack up good photos, and general referrals. What else?
post #50 of 121
Does anyone photograph bands? I'm shooting my friend's band tomorrow night, for the second time. I photographed another local band last weekend, and they really liked the results. I also have another musician friend who I'm going to do photos and other things for, for his solo project and for his band...their new album should be complete in mid-January, then I get to step in and work on costumes, possibly some art, and photographing their live shows. So I'm excited!
post #51 of 121
Cool! I've done bands a couple times but nothing recent.
post #52 of 121
hey y'all. I want to join! I just got two new lenses for Christmas from DP for my Nikon d80. I got a portrait lens and telephoto. Very exciting! I am working on an online portfolio to share. I want something more professional looking than flickr...any suggestions? TIA
Robin
post #53 of 121
I wish photography got more attention around here... furthermore I wish the fine arts forum all together got more attention! Thought I would wander over and contribute to the traffic.

I'm forever new to photography it seems. Maybe because I rarely get the time, and when I have the time it seems I have so many things to fit into it. I've been neglecting my camera far too much for quite some time.

Two weakness I'd like to work on are capturing movement and exposure in the extremes (very bright/sunny and very dark).

Something I feel like I have a good handle on is composition (because I've had much longer to work on it in other mediums; drawing, painting, etc).

I'm going to go back through this thread and take a look at everyone else's work. I have a flickr link in my sig.... that I desperatly need to weed through and get rid of the below par junk.
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post #55 of 121
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Originally Posted by FondestBianca View Post

I'm going to go back through this thread and take a look at everyone else's work. I have a flickr link in my sig.... that I desperatly need to weed through and get rid of the below par junk.
I was looking at your flickr the other day. I love your stuff!

I always struggle in the winter. Terrible weather, terrible light. Not very many opportunities for photography subjects. I need more creativity I guess.

I tried to get as much as I could while we were coastal. Anyone like pelicans?

I had this one of my dog blown up huge for the living room wall.
post #56 of 121
I work as a professional family/children photographer. I do love my work, but agree that once you take photography to the level of a business it really becomes 10% about creating images at 90% about running a business. It is not something to take lightly.

You can see my work here - http://www.gracephotographystudio.com/

I agree that there are some wonderful online photography communites that you can learn so much from.
post #57 of 121
hi photomamas,

I have my Sony Cybershot 8.something megapix..and
what bothers me is that everyobody looks puffy and
fat like a barrel, defenetely adds so many pounds to people..

other thing is that pics with flash are just too bright.

any idea why this happens?

I sense that digital cameras add lots of lbs on people
coming from good SLR traditon I see the difference instantly..

especially sony..

are any cameras out there or lenses that do not do that?

how to work around it?
post #58 of 121
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Originally Posted by BellaClaudia View Post
hi photomamas,

I have my Sony Cybershot 8.something megapix..and
what bothers me is that everyobody looks puffy and
fat like a barrel, defenetely adds so many pounds to people..

other thing is that pics with flash are just too bright.

any idea why this happens?

I sense that digital cameras add lots of lbs on people
coming from good SLR traditon I see the difference instantly..

especially sony..

are any cameras out there or lenses that do not do that?

how to work around it?
any good quality dslr should not add lbs. I shoot with a sony a100 and its true to form reguardless of what glass I have on it (of course something like a fish eye would distort but, that intentional).

As far as the flash goes.... I suspect your camera just isn't metering so great and overexposing your shots. Unless you have a manual mode where you can adjust setting yourself you'll probably just have to shoot with natural lighting to remedy the problem (but, even then your cam may be metering incorrectly). If you have been shooting in manual and adjusting settings yourself your should read up on exposure and see what it is you could improve upon. I personally stay away from my flash when at all possible. I prefer natural lighting but, will use an artifical light source seperate from my camera if needed. I don't like the flat look and background shadows an on cam flash creates. Of course there are ways to bounce your light around but, I'm not to handy with that. The sun is a much easier light source for me to work with! I certainly haven't mastered using a flash... I should probably work on that!
post #59 of 121
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Originally Posted by Graceoc View Post
I work as a professional family/children photographer. I do love my work, but agree that once you take photography to the level of a business it really becomes 10% about creating images at 90% about running a business. It is not something to take lightly.

You can see my work here - http://www.gracephotographystudio.com/

I agree that there are some wonderful online photography communites that you can learn so much from.
beautiful photos!
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