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Other accessories for Canon dSLR

| October 25, 2011

Obviously, Canon makes a plethora of accessories — far too many to list here. However, there are few other accessories that you should consider. These accessories are more camera specific or don’t exactly fit into the previous categories. Battery grip. The Rebel line, 40D, and 5D cameras (and predecessors) can have twice the battery power [...]

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Viewfinder and eye accessories

| October 25, 2011

If you wear glasses or you prefer a different way to view or focus your dSLR, then you might find one of these accessories useful: Eyecup. This is a simple replacement for your existing eyecup, should it become damaged or lost. An anti-fog eyecup is also available. Angle finder. Attached to your viewfinder bracket, this [...]

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Wireless transmitters

| October 24, 2011

Wireless transmitters are designed to allow you to control cameras and flashes, or to transmit files using radio signals or infrared signals. Wireless controllers are useful when your camera is mounted in a difficult position that’s too far away or inaccessible to you. The flash transmitter lets you control single or multiple flashes without a [...]

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Remote shutter release devices

| October 24, 2011

Canon offers a variety of ways for you to release the shutter without actually touching the camera. Here I’ve listed three of the more popular options: Cable release adapter (T3). This device allows you to attach a mechanical plunger-type cable release to your camera’s electronic shutter release port. Some photographers prefer the more physical, tactile [...]

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When do i need to seek model and property releases?

| October 20, 2011

Model and property releases give you permission to take someone’s photograph and use it for commercial purposes. If you’re taking photos for a newspaper or magazine, meaning they are for editorial use, then a release is not required. Advertising use, however, where a commercial product or service is being promoted, does constitute commercial use and [...]

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What do i need to know about intellectual property?

What do i need to know about intellectual property?

| October 20, 2011

Your photographs are the most important intellectual property you own as a photographer. You own what you capture with your camera, just as an artist owns what he or she paints, an author owns what he or she writes, and a musician owns what he or she composes. Very simply, if your work is your [...]

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How do i establish a brand identity?

| October 20, 2011

A brand identity represents everything about you as a photographer, and how the world perceives your business and you. I spent a great deal of my career in brand development, and I co-wrote the book From Bricks to Clicks: 5 Steps to a Durable Online Brand (McGraw-Hill Companies, 2001), currently in use by numerous MBA [...]

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Photography business details

| October 19, 2011

To run a photography business, you have to do more than just take great images. You must be adept at managing sales, marketing, administration, accounting, and customer relations. When you’re a small-business owner, you do virtually all the work, which can make it challenging to get enough time behind the viewfinder. It’s important to have [...]

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Where do i start when i sell my work or charge for my services?

Where do i start when i sell my work or charge for my services?

| October 19, 2011

As with all forms of artistic and creative endeavors, selling photography is a tricky business, and how and what you can sell, and to whom, ranges widely. Being specialized and finding niche markets is often the best formula for success unless you want to go to work for a major wedding photography business, youth sports [...]

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What are some good ways to create a portfolio?

What are some good ways to create a portfolio?

| October 19, 2011

A portfolio of your images might mean that you present them in a traditional, physical photography portfolio, as shown in 11-2. There’s almost no substitute for being able to show images in this way, and the resolution you get with a high-quality photographic print always presents a photo very well. However, how you go about [...]

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