Becoming a Professional Photographer Articles

Compressor: How To Use Markers

There are a number of different markers which you can use on your audio and visual Compressor software. You can use these types of markers to influence how you negotiate around the film. For example,...[more]

How To Create Custom Output Settings with Compressor

Final Cut Studio's settings compressor comes with many default settings that you can use to start compressing your jobs right away. You can, however, create your own custom settings, create more than one group of...[more]

Using DVD Studio Pro with Compressor

DVD Studio Pro and Compressor were created by Apple and they both help you create a professional DVD every time. If you own a video camera and are trying to figure out how to make...[more]

Using DVD Studio Pro with Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro files can be exported over into DVD studio pro. These two programs work together especially in the process of making a DVD. Even if you just want to play your piece on...[more]

DVD Studio Pro: Creating Menus with Overlays

DVD Studio Pro has the ability to create a large variety of menus, including menus with overlays. You are able to create overlays for background art too. These overlays will transfer straight to your DVD...[more]

Making Pop Art with Photoshop

Using the Pop Art Photoshop feature is a great way to create images reminiscent of the 50's and 60's. Pop art is a genre of art that emerged in the 1950's. Its most common characteristics are...[more]

How to Use Keyframes in Adobe Premiere

Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the best non-linear video editing programs that anyone could use. Like all of the best video editing software, part of what makes Premiere superior is it's use of keyframes....[more]

How Many Batches Can Compressor Do at Once?

Apple Compressor allows you to convert or encode several different formats at once. Each conversion or encoding is considered to be one 'job', and multiples jobs can be executed in a single 'batch'. For instance,...[more]

An Introduction to Apple Qmaster

Apple Qmaster is a client computer based software program that is used to submit various video editing jobs and batches created in other Apple programs (such as Final Cut Pro and Shake) to a larger...[more]

Using Disk Utility and DVD Studio Pro Together

Disk utility can be used with DVD Studio Pro to create duplicate discs when you do not have the regular or original burning source materials to burn your projects. You will not be able to...[more]

Adding Motion to Titles in Adobe Premiere

Creating motion titles is an easy way to add production value to your work. They are simple to make, and the process can be broken down into two parts: creating the titles and adding the...[more]

How Does an ND Filter Work on Digital Video Cameras

ND filters are an important item for any videographer that's serious about his/her craft to have. They allow you to cut down on the light entering through your lens without adjusting the aperture. Why would...[more]

How to Import Files in Adobe Premiere

You're almost always going to need to import files for your Adobe Premiere editing project. If you're still shooting on tape, then that's the only thing you're going to use Premiere to bring in. Everything...[more]

Understanding Nonlinear and Nondestructive Editing

Editing your video or audio file may seem daunting. However, there are several editing methods you can apply to create a final output that you will be satisfied with. There are two methods of editing...[more]

Advantages of Including the Color Bars When Recording

If you're serious about shooting video, then you should take a lesson from the professionals and add about ten to thirty seconds of color bars at the beginning of every scene you shoot. Why should...[more]

Understanding DVD Aspect Ratio: Pan and Scan and Letter Box

Aspect ratio is the ratio between the width and height of an image. The most popular aspect ratios are 4:3 and 16:9. The 4:3 aspect ratio is the standard aspect ratio for NTSC, PAL, and digital...[more]

How to Charge for Your Freelance Photographer Work

Being a freelance photographer means that you're in charge of your own business. You create your own price range, negotiate, select gigs, send the bills out, and cash the checks. Step One - Set a...[more]

Mini Professional Photography Course: File Formats

Here's another great professional photography course. If you are a novice photographer or a photographer that is looking to brush up on their skills, you must learn about the different digital file formats made available...[more]

6 Tips for Your Wedding Video Production Website

The purpose of a wedding video production website is to encourage visitors to hire you to capture a bride and groom's special day. A well planned website should draw traffic while producing sales. Your website...[more]

Wedding Videos: Filming for Montages

Wedding videos offer a great opportunity to film a montage. The footage, along with still photographs, can be edited to create a sequence that shows a passage of time in the lives of the bride...[more]

Effects of Polarizing Camera Filters on Underwater Photography

Polarizing camera filters are designed to eliminate reflections from non-metallic objects. In a specialized field like underwater photography they are extremely useful in making your shots look great because they will neutralize light reflecting particles...[more]

6 Tips Before Taking Your Underwater Camera Housing for a Dive

An underwater camera housing is used to keep your camera perfectly dry when diving underwater. This makes it possible to take photographs that you wouldn't normally be able to capture. Before you take the underwater...[more]

Using Wide Angle Lens for Underwater Photography

Using a wide angle lens can produce beautiful, breath taking photographs. However, not many people use a wide angle lens for underwater photography because there are many tricks involved in order to get those beautiful, breathtaking...[more]

How Much to Charge to Film Weddings

There are several things to take into consideration when deciding how much to charge while you film weddings. If you follow the ideas listed below, you may get more information regarding how much to charge...[more]

Pet Photography: How To Set Up Your Studio

The studio set-up for a pet photography business is essential. The equipment used and its placement will create an optimal environment for professional quality shots. By just following a few steps, you can create the...[more]

Graduation Photography: How to Survive the Rest of the Year

If you have decided to make a career out of graduation photography, then you may be experiencing a lot of financial difficulties during the rest of the year. Graduation is a seasonal career choice, so...[more]

Selling Photos Online: 3 Tips

If you are a photographer in the digital age we live in, it is easier than ever to earn a living by selling photos online. All it takes for a photographer to get started is...[more]

Using Fill Flash to Photograph Direct Sunlight

When direct sunlight causes contrast to exceed your camera's latitude, consider using a fill flash. Beyond their normal illumination duties, flashes can compliment existing light. Making a Flash a Fill Flash Flashes are generally thought of...[more]

Using Shutter Priority Mode to Photograph a Waterfall

Shooting a waterfall presents many options that can all be reached through shutter priority mode. The motion can be captured in different ways based on how you set your shutter speed. Step 1: Choose a Time...[more]

6 Tips To Becoming a Pet Photographer

A career as a pet photographer can be a rewarding and lucrative endeavor. It takes a special kind of person to be able to pull this off. If you already have a love for animals,...[more]

How to Use Darkroom Photography Equipment

Darkroom photography equipment is comprised of all the equipment and tools that is necessary to produce wonderful pictures. Here is a quick guide that will show you how to properly use all of your darkroom...[more]

4 Ways to Photograph Sports

For a photographer, sporting events offer great opportunities to get incredible shots that need to be captured in a blink of an eye before they're lost forever. Here are 4 tips to help you photograph...[more]

How To Become a Sports Photographer

If you want to be a professional sports photographer, then you need to realize that no one is going to flat out give you that job. You need to earn it, and the only way...[more]

How to Use Fashion Stock Photography Affordably

On the surface, using fashion stock photography might seem to be an expensive endeavor, but, as with any other type of stock photography, there are a number of tips and things you can do to lower...[more]

Using Long Exposure in Fashion Photography

Long exposure allows you to create a wonderful photograph that is different from almost anything else out there. Have you ever wondered how they get lighting into shots that looks almost like laser lights or...[more]

How Much to Charge for Graduation Photos

Graduation is an important turning point in many lives. What better way to remember that turning point than with graduation photos? Traditionally, photos were taken by the graduate's loved ones in the audience, but that...[more]

How to Become a Certified Professional Photographer

Becoming a CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) takes a lot of work, dedication, practice and a plan. Go ahead and grab that new camera you got for the holidays; it's not only good practice, but coupled with...[more]

How to Choose a Color Scheme for Family Portraits

Family portraits are exciting. As photographers, it is our job to produce the highest quality work possible for our customers and that means that we need to do a little planning before the shoot. Having a...[more]

Glamour Shots vs Headshots: What's the Difference?

It's hard to tell the difference between headshots and glamour shots. They're both shot vertically and the framing is very similar in that the face is the most prominent part of the photo. But, if you type...[more]

Emulating Classic Art in Fashion Photography

Fashion is, in itself, an art where the creative possibilities are endless. Here's how you can set up your fashion photos to emulate classic art.Step 1: Get InspiredRemember that the clothes are the star. They are...[more]

6 Ways to Improve Your Digital Wedding Photography

If you are fairly new to the arena of digital wedding photography, you have probably already realized that there is always room for improvement. Digital wedding photographers seem to fall into one of two categories; those who...[more]

How to Get into the Brochure Photography Market

Brochure photography is much different than just having a website with your portfolio attached to it. In recent surveys, people's attention drifted towards the image first before they looked at any written material. With this in...[more]

Corporate Photography: How to Take Group Shots

When working in the field of corporate photography you will often find yourself planning and shooting group shots. Group shots are all about the team. In the group shot everyone is equal and no person is more...[more]

6 Fashion Photography Poses

When shooting fashion, there is an unlimited number of photography poses you and the model can use. Having a good understanding of the following poses will not only be beneficial for the model, but also for you...[more]

Essential Family Portrait Photography Equipment

The Family Portrait business is its own niche world in the photography industry. While it's not the most glamorous field to specialize in, it can be very rewarding both financially and emotionally. Customers come to...[more]

How to Start a Professional Photo Business

If you're good at taking photos then you might want to consider starting a professional photo business. Starting your own photo business is a great way to make some extra money. So much so that...[more]

Judging the Value of Photography Classes

Photography is both an art and a science. The art is is the composition, subject, framing, and lighting. The science is in the exposure. The combination of art and science makes photography a craft. It...[more]

Judging the Value of Photography Classes

Photography is both an art and a science. The art is is the composition, subject, framing, and lighting. The science is in the exposure. The combination of art and science makes photography a craft. It...[more]

Fashion Photography Lens Selection

It can be difficult to get your photography business up and running when you know little about lens selection. Gone are the days of a simple digital camera and a photographer snapping photos every second while...[more]

5 Fashion Photography Makeup Tips

To get that perfect fashion shot, you must have a flawless model with excellent photography makeup. Follow the tips below to get that airbrushed quality in any model.Less is MoreWhile you may want to make your...[more]

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