Paul Cezanne
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How do I approach bricks and mortar galleries to sell my photography?
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I'm a gallery represented photographer and I can tell you what I know. I can see two paths into a gallery, the first is when the gallery owner is already familiar with you work, the second is when ...

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Should an artist/photographer admit to a photo being edited?
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I'm a gallery represented artist and I want my work to stand for what it is when you see it, not the process I went through to make the piece. I don't do things like add sky, not because it is "wrong"...

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Are there a kind of monopods available which have a minimum height of 10 cm?
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Would a GorillaPod work for you? I know you said monopod but when you are getting down to 10cm, it hardly seems to matter if it is 1 leg or 3. This image is from the JOBY site, they make them.

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Panning Time-Lapse
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Well, I answered in the comments but I'll answer here since I'm not liking any of the answers. You do need to move the camera for a panning time lapse and you used to need a rig, motorized or not, ...

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Is astrophotography basically pointless with a moon in the sky?
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It will actually depend on your humidity! As the air gets more humid there is more water vapor in the air and this helps scatter the bright moon light, brightening the dark black sky. However, to ...

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How to use a tripod on the beach without damaging it?
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I live at the beach, Provincetown MA to be specific, and my Manfrotto is at the beach all the time. I've never had problems with sand in it. I just bang it against the Jeep's tires to knock the sand ...

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How does photography for digital display only differ?
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Additive vs Subtractive Color Space One thing to think about is that an additive color space (RGB) is different from a subtractive color space (CMYK or others). There are colors you can display that ...

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What camera should I buy for a Photography College student?
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Print out a nice gift certificate for her and let her choose the camera. And don't worry about the small hands. I know a small handed photographer that has no problem with big equipment.

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What is the basic gear for astrophotography?
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An equatorial mount and a computer controlled mount are two different things. A mount can also be both. A equatorial mount has one axis aligned with the spin of the earth (pointed towards Polaris for ...

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I'll be doing a gallery show, any advice on how to price my photos?
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You'll need to price your photos at some multiple of their manufacturing costs. It might feel odd to charge $200 if something costs $50 to make but it isn't. When you treat your photography like a ...

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How do I avoid white color in the sky near my subject with HDR photos?
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I both agree and disagree with Matt. I agree it is just standard HDR halos, but I disagree on how to fix it. I do a lot of HDR work, but I concentrate on photorealistic HDR, not the Stuck in Customs ...

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24-105mm Lens Cleaning
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This happened to me with the same exact lens, except I wasn't caving, a friend had borrowed the lens for some hurricane shooting. Got some salt water in, salt inside the lens. I had my shop take it ...

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What is the best way to photograph oil paintings with a film camera?
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You camera isn't holding you back. I would think that slide film would be even harder for you to use since the time it takes to get feedback on your results will be measured, mostly likely, in days, ...

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Are refurbished digital SLR cameras okay to buy (and worth the small savings)?
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I have bought Canon refurbish lenses and some very expensive Canon refurbished binoculars and have been exceptionally happy. I don't know about the bodies though. The cheap bodies could really take a ...

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Which prime lens to get after the 18-55mm & 55-250mm?
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Canon f1.8 50mm. You'll start shooting a whole different range of things. No zoom, means you zoom with your feet. f1.8 means razor shallow depth of field. And the price just can't be beat. Save up for ...

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Can great photographs be taken with not-so-good equipment?
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This shot is one of my best sellers. It was taken with a $150 Canon point and shoot mounted on a cheapo tripod. I'm pretty sure it was a 30 second exposure and I shot in jpg and did very little post-...

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How do I set the focus in long exposure night sky shots?
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I had a great flyover of the ISS back in March of 2009, the ISS was passing near Orion. I wanted to get some shots of it. It wasn't my first ISS flyover so I knew what to expect with regards to ...

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What are the reasons for using a tripod during broad daylight?
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I do when shooting landscape/buildings for compositional reasons. I compose the shoot just the way I want it and then I wait for the light to be right. It might be a pattern of cloud, or the color of ...

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Can I combine several low quality pics into one higher quality picture?
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Astrophotographers have been combining similar images for years. This is called "stacking" and there is special purpose software for it. You have great reductions in both noise and in some cases, ...

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How much to charge for a print in an exhibit?
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I'm a gallery represented photographer (at the Charles Baltivik Gallery in Provincetown), when starting out I got some great advice. 1) You can never ever lower your price. If you do this, the people ...

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Can extension tubes be used to zoom in in pinhole / zone plate photography?
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Absolutely, I've done this. The image does get dimmer though so you'll need to adjust your exposure accordingly. I've only toyed with it since much of my interest is in wide, not tele photography.

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What camera equipment do I need for deep space photography?
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What you want to do is head over to cloudynights.com, get an account, and start reading FAQs. A webcam isn't going to cut for DSO (deep space objects) but a decent DSLR will. However, without ...

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What rigid print media is best for a photographic exhibition?
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You forgot to list printing on paper with inkjet or printing with photographic process, and then, what photo paper to use! My work doesn't work well on canvas. To me, canvas gives a soft feel and ...

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Photoshop: Is it possible to paint with an image (not a brush from an image)?
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Photoshop's clone tool essentially paints with an image. It will do exactly what you want. This even works if the source image is not part of the final image. In your example, take your grassy field ...

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Is there a ticket system available for photographing the general public?
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You are looking for a software package that handles photography known as Event Photography. There is an awful lot out there, some is probably great, some crap. So read the reviews, blogs, look for ...

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What size should I print at for gallery shows?
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I like (and upvoted) most of the answers here. But there is one further point that really needs to be considered. And that is inventory management. Gallery represented artists must deal with this or ...

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What should I look for in a good print to put on Metal?
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I print on Kodak metallic paper a lot. (Endura). Some shots work really well on it, some just don't. If the shot has lots of saturated colors, or large dark sections, then printing on the metallic ...

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What creative things can I do with incompatible lenses?
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Donate them to your local high school. Both my kids took several semesters of photography in high school. Old school film bodies, lenses, enlargers, darkrooms, great stuff... Whenever my daughter ...

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What kind of tape to use when mounting photo to mat?
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I use Lineco Self Adhesive Mounting Strips. The advantage of these is that the photo is not mounted physically at all to the mat. This takes into account the different rates of expansion (due to ...

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Are these ghost light spots and vertical grain indication that my scratched polarizer is ruined?
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1) extra images are just reflections from the polarizer. How can you tell? When you rotate it, they don't move. Therefore the angle doesn't matter, nor does the scratch matter. When you remove it, ...

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