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In my experience, it doesn't make much difference if you don't put much effort put into advertizing and promotion. I am with Fine Art America and I've sold a handful of photos but only one was a random buyer; the rest were friends of friends on Facebook and word of mouth. (I spent some money on advertizing on Google (which sucked) and Facebook (which was ...


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I think your premise is basically flawed. Every DSLR maker gives a fancy marketing name to their processor chain and hypes it in press releases for new cameras. For example, Canon calls theirs "DIGIC", and touts it as part of a their digital trinity (the other two parts being designed-for-digital lenses and the sensor). The Canon DIGIC 5+ Image Processor ...


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I believe as I am the copyright holder this would be OK, even if there is no model release, right? Or would I have to make them sign a model release so I could use the photos of them on my site? Regardless of what you can get away with under your local laws and the terms of your contract, why would you use those photos against your client's wishes? As a ...


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Talking about digital cameras the reason is no so complex. Manufacturers target different markets in sense of simplicity of operation, size and cost. P&S (Point and shoot) cameras are much smaller compared to semi-pro or pro cameras, much cheaper and much sample to operate. They are mostly for people who want to take photo for memory w/o thinking about ...


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Others have pointed out that manufacturers do market their processing units as being unique and superior to the competition. Perhaps your perception is based on the fact that the coverage by photo review sites and the press doesn't pay as much attention to that end of things as they do to the specifications of the sensor. Keep in mind that most enthusiasts ...


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Many stats that are traditionally thought of as being the "sensor" are actually a result of the actions of the sensor, the A/D converter and the image processing chip. They may be physically distinct parts, but they work very closely together. Many of the "sensor" characteristics go beyond simply the light sensitive portion of the sensor. They include how ...


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There are several approaches to nomenclature, and different approaches work for different people. I usually follow the approach that labnut summarizes with Cato the Elder's wisdom: "Rem tene, verba sequentur". I think of titles, or even captions, like one thinks of poetry. My attempt is to state the data minimally and move aside- sometimes that could be ...


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You note that you're taking a lot of pictures. Here's an approach you might take: don't click the shutter until you think of a title. This isn't necessarily what you'll want to do always, and of course occasionally you see something and just have to get the shot as it appears, but overall the idea is to make an exercise of slowing down and making photographs ...


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There is only one reason that any camera is unable to save raw data: The manufacturer did not make the camera able to save raw data. Anyone not involved in the design and manufacture of digital cameras can only guess the manufacturers' motivations. (Why didn't your favorite sports team make your favorite play? Because the coach or whomever decided against it....


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IMO, The fastest way to earn cash in photography is to shoot portraiture, this will also help you in building your profile, if you have $500 to spend there are lots of strobe kits that will be in this budget and will serve you great. It may be hard to get your first clients to pay you money so what you can do is you offer for free at the beginning till you ...


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There are lots of sites where aspiring and professional models, photographers and make-up artists can find each other and arrange shoots. You'll almost certainly be able to find someone who is willing to work for free and in the evenings or at weekends because they're in the same boat as you - in full time work and wanting to put a portfolio together. Have ...


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Sometimes I like to put a short quote as a title for a photograph. There is plenty of websites who gather different quotes and separate them by topics. Just make sure you put the name of the author in caption. Recently I used two quotes: "Black as night, sweet as sin..." (by Neil Gaiman) - for a photo of coffee. "We live as we dream - alone..." (by ...


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I normally don't title my photos, but when I do, I generally think about what the image is conveying. Often I'll end up with a descriptive name when dealing with landscapes such as "Stars over Camp Gorham". I think it's a bit trickier when the subject isn't a location in a particular setting since there are a lot more options. It could be named after the ...


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Learn how to stitch photos together. Here is a low-res version of a photo stitch I did. I am very pleased with the results and have received many positive remarks about it By the way, this was done handheld with no special equipment. It was made from about 30 individual shots taken with an 80 mm lens and a crop-sensor camera. Here's another, done using a ...


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