Happy New Year! Catch up on the new blog posts of 2015 (thus far!).
Take a look at the newly released statistics about employed professional
photographers in 2013. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated about 54,830
professional photographers were employed in the US in 2013, excluding self-employed photographers
(which from our stand point significantly skews the data, but that's why
there's the Benchmark). Also, a few of the top cities for employed photographers are Los
Angeles, Orlando, New York, Atlanta, and Chicago. Can you believe that
Washington D.C. has the highest average annual pay for professional
Climbing the 3,000-foot El Cap is hard enough, but capturing the action is
quite the challenge. National Geographic photographer and filmmaker Corey Rich
attempts to capture rock climbers Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell scale El
Cap. Read more about the struggle and similarities between the photographers
and the climbers.
Developing a file structure can keep your work easily accessible. In Adobe
Lightroom, you can use their built-in template if you like. The author of this
blog uses a similar structure. Renaming your photos can be helpful when you've
been shooting for multiple days with multiple cameras.
GROWTH: Consider some of the following tips to feel refreshed for the New
Year: Calibrate your monitor, install a new hard drive, re-print some new
studio samples, implement email filters, restock office supplies, and check
your credit card statements. Continue reading this blog for more ways to relax
and start fresh in 2015! Well, of course, all of that is on top of coming to Imaging USA!
TO: Is your studio mobile? Learn how to effectively pack your supplies on
the go! Every photographer carries different supplies and in varying
quantities. No matter the variance, one will need a rolling storage bin that is
padded on the inside such as a Stanley mobile tool box from Home Depot. Bungee
cords and a rolling cart are also used for efficient transportation.
VIBES: Do unfortunate events leave you feeling unproductive? Next time you
have a bad day, don't throw in the towel. As creative people, photographers
have the gift of capturing emotion. Channel your negative energy into a
DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE: As a photographer, running a business can be difficult when you're being pulled toward creative endeavors. Try setting a time limit to your sessions, and plan out your creativity. Most importantly, learn to say no to yourself and others by making financially sound choices. Get this advice and more from the Law Tog!
OWLS: Love to shoot at night? Learn how to sharpen your focus! Most cameras
use contrast detection to focus; aim for an area of high contrast. Instead of
focusing on the midpoint of the frame, focus on the edge of the frame to regain
COPYRIGHT: Violation of the First Amendment has led to photographers being wrongly accused. Because of this conundrum, a state of Texas representative brought the Ansel Adams Act to light intending to reinstate the First Amendment. On January 2, 2015 Congress was confronted with the Ansel Adams Act outlining the need for clarity for photographer's rights.
TECHNICALLY SOUND: Make the most out of Lightroom for those significant details. The described method entails intentional overexposure of the photos. This overexposure picks up the shadows and details making your blacks blacker.
Enjoy the new blog posts of 2015! Have specific blogs or topics in mind that you'd like us to feature? Tell us on theLoop.