• Help with college!?

    I'm currently in college studying photography. I love the course but I feel like I will never get a job. I don't know what to do anymore. Since I started in September all creativity has gone out the door. I'm not taking photos for enjoyment Anymore. I don't know what people are going to say to me... show more
    I'm currently in college studying photography. I love the course but I feel like I will never get a job. I don't know what to do anymore. Since I started in September all creativity has gone out the door. I'm not taking photos for enjoyment Anymore. I don't know what people are going to say to me just any thing please.
    11 answers · Photography · 1 day ago
  • How do I go about getting my toddler boy picture taken with a fire truck?

    I’m doing a “all things transportation” theme for his 2nd birthday. So for his birthday photos I want to go around and take pictures with different transportation vehicles, i.e., boat, car, train, airplane, tractor, and fire truck. My worry about the fire truck is calling and asking and it coming out sounding... show more
    I’m doing a “all things transportation” theme for his 2nd birthday. So for his birthday photos I want to go around and take pictures with different transportation vehicles, i.e., boat, car, train, airplane, tractor, and fire truck. My worry about the fire truck is calling and asking and it coming out sounding disrespectful. I know that their job is no joke so I want to be respectful of their time and urgency if something were to happen. Is this something they’re pretty used to? Do I just call and ask?
    7 answers · Photography · 2 days ago
  • What would be a reason or reasons people put off having family portraits done with a professional photographer?

    Best answer: That's a mighty good question! I believe cost is one important factor; some photogs are a tad overboard with their fees, and they price themselves out of a lot of business (that's why it's best to check around with other photogs in the area and get a general idea of what their fees are. Another... show more
    Best answer: That's a mighty good question! I believe cost is one important factor; some photogs are a tad overboard with their fees, and they price themselves out of a lot of business (that's why it's best to check around with other photogs in the area and get a general idea of what their fees are.

    Another difficulty to having family (group) photos has to do with the time constraints or scheduling. Not everyone may have a day off, or will want to go shopping for the special occasion. Or they have difficulties getting to the place the photos are to be taken (Grandma's home? Aunt Betty's home? A photo studio... how's parking in the area? A public site like a park?) and they have to make special arrangements to get there, like get someone to drive them, and that may depend on someone else's schedule (work, school, family responsibilities like children to care for or getting a babysitter, etc). Then, it's all about getting there on time, isn't it? That's why some people prefer holiday get-togethers.

    Often enough, some family members feel a bit antsy or apprehensive because they feel they don't have something appropriate for a formal photo shoot; like all of us, they want to look their best, and then it's something about our crazy sister Sue wearing an outrageous magenta dress while all others are wearing subdued color hues, and Uncle Jack showed up without a tie or jacket and he's wearing red sneakers... In other words, it takes a responsible family member to coordinate getting everyone there, cajoling and persuading everyone, making certain the date is convenient for everyone, and sending out periodic reminders.

    Good luck and best wishes.
    6 answers · Photography · 2 days ago
  • Re-edit photographers photos?

    Ok, so I had a free session with a photographer (who happens to be my friend). I like the pictures but I want to edit them. I wouldn’t do much to much to it, basically just edit my blemishes so my skin looks clearer. I don’t want to edit and post it because I don’t want to hurt his feelings. I’m thinking of editing... show more
    Ok, so I had a free session with a photographer (who happens to be my friend). I like the pictures but I want to edit them. I wouldn’t do much to much to it, basically just edit my blemishes so my skin looks clearer. I don’t want to edit and post it because I don’t want to hurt his feelings. I’m thinking of editing it and asking him what he thinks of it. If he doesn’t like it, I’ll post the unedited one because it is his work after all. However, just by asking him makes me worried that he’ll think that I didn’t like his work. And, the fact is that I just simply want to get rid of my blemishes. I did a trial and the before and after pic don’t look drastically different other than the fact that my skin looks nicer. What should I do?
    6 answers · Photography · 3 days ago
  • Could someone please tell me who the dude in the picture is?
Is it Cupid?

    Could someone please tell me who the dude in the picture is? Is it Cupid?

    Best answer:   .
      Cupid who seduces Innocence
    black and white chalk on blue paper
    Musée du Louvre, Paris
    http://www.centroarte.com/images/Prud'ho...

    Prud'hon, Pierre-Paul
    http://digilander.libero.it/debibliothec...

    ..
    Best answer:   .
      Cupid who seduces Innocence
    black and white chalk on blue paper
    Musée du Louvre, Paris
    http://www.centroarte.com/images/Prud'ho...

    Prud'hon, Pierre-Paul
    http://digilander.libero.it/debibliothec...

    ..
    4 answers · Drawing & Illustration · 7 days ago
  • Are any of these photos good for shutterstock.com?

    Best answer: Your photos are of decent quality, but I get the feeling you are not really understanding what a place like Shutterstock is seeking and their reason for existence. You are not alone, many people are in the same boat. Shutterstock, and other stock photo sites, are NOT art galleries. They do not care, want, or need,... show more
    Best answer: Your photos are of decent quality, but I get the feeling you are not really understanding what a place like Shutterstock is seeking and their reason for existence. You are not alone, many people are in the same boat.

    Shutterstock, and other stock photo sites, are NOT art galleries. They do not care, want, or need, "pretty" pictures of landscapes or the side of a building, or trees, etc. They are in business to SELL photos that other businesses use for typically advertising. Look at practically any online ad or at photos you see just walking around in a store. Very generic looking people acting like they are about to have an orgasm looking at a piece of food or holding a phone. The good looking women or men you see smiling and talking on a headset who are supposed to represent who you talk with when you call some customer service number is a shining example of the kind of photos a stock site wants. They are phony as hell, but they are photos created to try to SELL something or convey a message.

    Stock sites don't need vacation photos or photos of items that are common and have no real commercial value. Many, many years ago you had a slightly better chance at getting such photos accepted, but now, stock sites already have so many of these photos that there is just nothing for which they have a need.

    High quality is not at all the only critiera that stock sites are seeking. It has to be photos they feel will SELL for commercial use. Your photos are not at all in the category. Stock sites are not there to purchase pretty photos for the fun of it or to try to be an online art gallery. It is a BUSINESS and it requires a very certain type of photo.
    4 answers · Photography · 2 days ago
  • How bad is it to steal a pen from work?

    Best answer: The occasional pen is not really that big a deal. Just don't get greedy and start stealing fistfuls of them because that's when you will be caught.
    Best answer: The occasional pen is not really that big a deal. Just don't get greedy and start stealing fistfuls of them because that's when you will be caught.
    11 answers · Drawing & Illustration · 7 days ago
  • Is it possible to photograph the northern lights with a fujifilm instax mini 8 camera?? if so what settings!?

    Best answer: Not likely. The Instax is designed for good lighting conditions that you typically find during daylight hours. A number of things are working against you. The lens is a f/12.7 which is not good for low light conditions - the main reason why this won't work. ISO of the film is 800 which is sort of OK if you... show more
    Best answer: Not likely. The Instax is designed for good lighting conditions that you typically find during daylight hours.
    A number of things are working against you.
    The lens is a f/12.7 which is not good for low light conditions - the main reason why this won't work.
    ISO of the film is 800 which is sort of OK if you had a proper camera.
    The angle of view may be too limited. You want a wide angle of view for northern lights.

    I estimate that you would need to take at least a 7 minute exposure to get a usable image, perhaps more if Instax film has reciprocity issues. If you get a usable shot with your Instax, you may very well be the first to capture NL on an Instax. I wouldn't waste my film on the NL with an Instax.

    A DSLR camera with an ultra wide lens is the way to go. Even a Sony RX-100 would work. You also need a tripod, or some means of supporting the camera.
    5 answers · Photography · 4 days ago
  • What will happen to my selfies once I die?

    Best answer: Now this is exactly the sort of thing which leads one to prepare a will. Contact a competent lawyer to make sure it will benefit all whom you are leaving behind. Rest in peace.
    Best answer: Now this is exactly the sort of thing which leads one to prepare a will. Contact a competent lawyer to make sure it will benefit all whom you are leaving behind. Rest in peace.
    11 answers · Photography · 7 days ago
  • How is it black and white photo (my relationship with photo my mother and father)?

    How is it black and white photo (my relationship with photo my mother and father)?

    Best answer: Sorry but I don not understad what you are asking.
    Best answer: Sorry but I don not understad what you are asking.
    9 answers · Photography · 7 days ago
  • Saving a photo for sexual desires a sin.?

    I own a camera, and there have been a couple times where I have taken a photo of an attractive woman in a bathing suit from a distance. In the moment I don't have lustful thoughts, but I still save the photo for other times when sexual desires get the best of me. Is it a sin to have taken the photo in the first... show more
    I own a camera, and there have been a couple times where I have taken a photo of an attractive woman in a bathing suit from a distance. In the moment I don't have lustful thoughts, but I still save the photo for other times when sexual desires get the best of me. Is it a sin to have taken the photo in the first place.
    10 answers · Photography · 1 week ago
  • What will I regret in life if I don’t take photos selfies and pictures of myself and my accomplishments?

    Best answer: taking pictures of stuff is usually done for the sake of memories, such that an important event will be immortalized to remind you of happy/sad times. it's not super important, and perhaps not necessary if you think it will adversely affect your lifestyle. but it could come in handy at times when you start... show more
    Best answer: taking pictures of stuff is usually done for the sake of memories, such that an important event will be immortalized to remind you of happy/sad times.

    it's not super important, and perhaps not necessary if you think it will adversely affect your lifestyle.

    but it could come in handy at times when you start forgetting (for instance, due to amnesia or alzheimers)
    8 answers · Photography · 7 days ago