Posts tagged ask
Posts tagged ask
Anon: I just started shooting film and really only know digital—What’s the best approach to scanning photos for a beginner? Should I get negatives and scan those? Or scan the prints? Thanks, man.
Evan Tetreault: the best way to learn (and get the best scan) is to scan the actual negatives. never scan prints unless they’re ones you’ve made in the dark room at at least an 8x10 size (and only if you’re presenting the scans on the web in this case).
Anon: how do you edit around flash lit photos? and how do you shoot in the sunlight - thanks!
Brian Van Wyk: You shouldn’t try to edit around things. A good edit starts with a solid exposure. Make sure you bounce the flash off of walls, or ceilings… or a bounce card if needs be… If you have no options… at least try to muffle it with a milk bottle or a napkin.. or anything.. Anything at all.. The “Deer in Headlights” look should be reserved for American Apparel models and antelope. As for the sun, try putting them in the shade. If you’re going to have hard shadows in the face - embrace it. Nothing should look like a mistake. You have “full control” over how you light your pictures.
Anon: So, I know you get photographed sometimes to model clothing, and even ocasionally for magazines. But why else? What do these photographers do with your pictures?
Alysha Nett: people pay me to take my photograph in order to update their own portfolios. if their portfolios have strong images in them with good models (whether it be me, or any other model) then it makes it easier for them to book work in the future. a lot of times if new models see familiar or experienced models in a photographer’s portfolio, then they will want to be shot by that person. that could potentially lead to that model then hiring the photographer in order to update their own portfolio.
there are other reasons people hire me such as:
practicing new lighting techniques. if they hire me, then theres no pressure to turn out a product. they’re paying me, technically they don’t owe me any images at all. its less pressure for them so they can practice and not have to worry about delivering an actual product to a client.
group workshops. studios will hire me and invite/charge a few photographers to come in and use their space as well as learn new techniques.
personal projects. many people work on personal series’ that they have, maybe for their own personal projects, or perhaps for gallery shows.
submission work. a lot of photographers are trying to get published by magazines. they are not staff photographers so they submit their work in hopes of it getting picked up by someone. they pay me, and then if their work is bought by a magazine, they don’t owe me anything because i’ve already been paid. that being said, a lot of photographers also submit their work and have it published for free because they just want the exposure.
its kind of a weird thing to explain but thats basically how it works.