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I find that when it comes to stuff like reviews (including, but not limited to photography equipment), you probably don't want to put all your eggs in one basket for anything important. If you look at two or three (or more) reviews, however, you should start to see some common themes emerging -- ie, the lens is soft wide-open, or it focuses slowly, or ...


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It is at least partly true of some of the busiest photographers. It has nothing to do with the photographs not being edited, and simply means the photographer isn't the one doing the editing. Just for example, during the Olympics, the guys doing shooting just shoot. They have at least a couple of cameras, and an assistant who's responsible (among other ...


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Patience and persistence. "Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst." - attributed to Henri Cartier-Bresson I'm amazed how much you learn simply by taking more pictures. I started a photo a day project last October, and I can tell a huge difference in the quality of my photos now compared to when I started. Also, take an evening and spend a ...


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I think these two sites should not be completely lumped together. Let's let each man talk for himself. From Ken Rockwell's "About" page: Apparently the world finds my opinions very useful, but remember, they are the opinions of one man. I have a big sense of humor, and do this site to entertain you (and myself), as well as to inform and to educate. I ...


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Just do an image search with google on that url http://www.google.com/imghp and it will offer to search by image. Which results in: Best guess for this image: Saul Leiter and, following some of the results, the title "Lanesville, 1958".


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Tokihiro Sato, I believe. A site with his work is here: http://photoarts.com/gallery/sato/satoexh.html The specific photograph you're referring to is http://photoarts.com/gallery/sato/87.html


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K-rock has some interesting opinions, but I often think of him as the Matt Drudge of the Photography world. I suspect most of his opinions are to generate views, and to that end, he has succeeded. Here is how I judge the opinions of online photographers; how do their own personal galleries look?


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Websites like kenrockwell.com and bythom.com are entertaining and idiosyncratic. They are an expression of their owner's personality and deserve reading for that reason. But when you are looking for good guidance when selecting a lens you should rather go to one of the several sites that approach the matter in a serious disciplined way. There are a ...


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Interesting that you put Ken Rockwell and Thom Hogan in the same question; my take is that these are very different types of people. As others have said, Ken is kind of a nut. On the other hand, I find Thom Hogan's reviews particularly compelling because they relate real experiences and read very sane - for example, Thom has a good attitude (IMO) about when ...


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The best thing you can do is shoot a photograph of it, crop it, then go to google image search and upload it through clicking the small camera icon. Google will try to find similar pictures hopefully helping you to find the image. I doubt we can help you much beyond that with such a vague description.


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Becoming a professional wedding photographer means running a small business, and that requires sales and marketing. Being successful means selling your services to a lot of potential clients. It has very little to do with making great photographs. If you are not a people person, if you can't sell, your business will fail even if you have the talents of the ...


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The Photographers's Ephemeris With this, you can pick a location on a map, and the app will show you the times of sunrise/sunset (and moon), including the times and a graphical indication of where the sun/moon will rise/set on the map, so you can plan shots. This has been a windows app that is now available on Androis and soon on iOS. This may be the one ...


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Thom Hogan is a very reputable guy and his site has a lot of insightful info especially when it comes to lenses. I read a lot of great lens reviews from Dpreview and such, but Thom goes a step further than all of them, he actually tells you why this particular lens behaves this way in this particular situation, or what makes it underrated or overrated lens. ...


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No, that is incorrect. However, some photographers do avoid digital post-processing, and some still shoot film. To say that all "high class" photographers would avoid editing software is far to general of a statement though. Edit: A "high-class photographer", by your definition, one who can produce good results for every single shot would not use editing ...


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In my opinion you are asking the wrong question. First of all, you shouldn't ask questions of a professional that you would like to hire before taking a look at their portfolio. That is the complete opposite of what I would do. This is a rule, steadfast, true: Let the work speak for itself┬╣ Does the photographer have an excellent portfolio full of the type ...


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When I was at University I attended a talk from someone working for the North Yorkshire police's imaging unit. It sounded like a very interesting job, which ranged from crime scene photography, surveillance and promo work. This department was one of the largest and best in the country, and so regularly performed work for the other police departments, who ...


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This is a pretty subjective question... However, I'm game. :) Skill, obviously, helps a great deal especially when you have to react to the moment and be able to adjust quickly for that. However, that alone isn't going to create a great photo. An old adage was f/8 and be there, indicating that you should forget about the camera and get the image. Easier ...


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I don't think there's a specific answer to this question because most other artistic disciplines can help your photography. Studying paintings or learning to paint yourself can allow you to see light and shadow in everyday scenes around you as well as teach you about classic composition techniques. So, I think painting is a great thing for a photographer ...


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The short answer is that Bythom is one of the best places to get high-quality, honest, hands-on opinions on (mostly) Nikon equipment. Ken Rockwell is opinionated, fishes for page views but I personally like a good proportion of his own photographs so I don't dismiss him of out of hand. Having said that, the fact that the OP lumps together the two makes me ...


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Given that most IT employment contracts consider all "work" done with the work environment to be included, them offering to pay you any extra at all for photos is a nice bonus! And unless you're seriously interested in moving towards photography in a professional capacity, keeping to pay-per-shoot will probably work better for you than a salary increase ...


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Pretty much all you can ask for is: 1.DOF calculator 2.Exposure meter 3.Remote control of DSLR 4.Photographer's ephemeris Those are the main categories of useful apps that add to DSLR photography. I understand what mattdm is saying, and I think we do have more specific questions about the mobile platform specific offerings - but you seem to be asking ...


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Surely you go to art school to get a degree in photography and not a journalism school? I know several Amateurs that have made the transition to becoming professional event photographers, I think it's a case of knowing the right people and being at the right place at the right time. I've seen photography students who have asked venues for gratis work ...


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What rights do they give for photos? Rights can be a tricky and costly thing depending on how they have their pricing structured. It's often possible to end up spending more on getting copies of photos after the event than you spend on having the photographer at the event. What is provided with the cost? Similar to the previous question. Make sure you ...


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For me buying a gear is a completely objective process (well.. mostly). If I was buying a lens, I'll know what focal length i'd want and how much money I'm ready to put into it. Then I'd head over to sites like photozone.de which do indepth analysis of each lens.. Kenrockwell.com at the end of the day is just a blog that tries to communicate the author's ...


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I don't think you really need to master anything to be a photographer, or to take good pictures. Obviously knowing the technical stuff is really important, but mastery of it, isn't a requisite to producing amazing photographs. There are some virtues (not necessarily disciplines) that have helped me: Patience: taking a photograph requires you to sit back ...


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It's similar to ask what makes smn good lawyer or surgeon. Only the consequences are less danger :) IMHO the are 3 features that makes your professional regardless the field of activity: Passion. This what directs you and doesn't allow to give up. Discipline. You must practice constantly. Constant desire to learn. This also includes advice from "older" ...


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Some of the replies have expressed quite forthright opinions though mattdm contributed an informed and balanced analysis. To continue in that vein I show below how many times they, and other respected authors, are cited in photo.SE. Like the citation index in academic literature, this can be an important indicator of the interest this community, as whole, ...


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The Photographers's Ephemeris (as others have mentioned) is very powerful and a great app, useful for getting you into rough position for a shoot at the right time and place. However I find some astronomy apps can be useful also to fine-tune exactly where you are positioned in relation to a sun or moon soon to rise (or to set). Hidden Sky is one, you can ...



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