Today’s question is from Amy and she asks: Question: I am trying to maximize my time with 15 portrait sessions that I booked from a recent offer. Last year I had roughly the same amount of clients from a similar offer, but failed to do five of them. The Weather and the clients busy schedule resulted in lost money. My sessions are 1hr - 90 min long. What is the best time of day to get maximum amount of portrait session done. Answer: Topics Discussed in this Episode: Photography … [Read more...] about The Best Time Of Day For Portrait Photography | EP 032
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Today’s question is from Mark and he asks: Question: My wife and I are taking a cruise in Europe for our anniversary. Since i’ve never been to Europe before I’m going to bring my Nikon D800 because of it’s image quality. My preference is to take as little as possible, but not sure what lens or if I would need a tripod or a laptop for backup? I use a D800 and I have 14-24mm f2.8, 35mm f1.4, 24 - 70mm f2.8, 24 - 120mm f4, 70- 200mm f2.8, polariser and tripod Answer: Topics Discussed … [Read more...] about What Camera Equipment Should You Bring On Vacation | EP 031
Today’s question is from Benjamin and he asks: Question: The other day when downloading photos I noticed the folder system had some foreign characters and I could not access my photos. When I put the memory card back in the camera and tried to view the photos the word corrupt appear on the LCD Is it possible to get my photos back? Answer: Topics Discussed in this Episode: How to recover your photos Wait for the status light to stop flashing keep your cards away from … [Read more...] about How To Recover Corrupted Photos From Memory Cards | EP 030
Today’s question is from Paul asks: Question: I often get asked to photograph different events like parties and dance concerts for friends. They offer to pay me, which has made me wonder. What would be the least amount of equipment needed to start a photography business? The equipment I have is a camera body, 2 lens and a Macbook. Answer: Topics Discussed in this Episode: Minimum equipment required Backups Insurance Contract Website Related reading 18 Must Do Tasks … [Read more...] about How Much Equipment Do I Need To Start A Photography Business? | EP029
Today’s question is from Angela asks: Question: A couple booked me for their wedding. We hit it off straight away and the couple really like my photo journalistic approach. I am also super excited as their wedding is at a venue I've never photographed before. The problem is I received an email from the bride, after completing my standard forms. I have a section in one of my forms that asks are there any special request. What I receive was a huge list of photos to take throughout the … [Read more...] about What To Do When The Bride Gives You The Shot List From Hell | EP 028
Today’s question is from Mary asks: Question: I have a lifestyle blog, myidlemoments.com and I’m finding it difficult taking photos indoors with my mobile phone. The type of photos I take are of food for recipes or general how-tos. At the moment I’m reluctant to post any photos because they look so bad. My photos tend to come out dark, fuzzy or sometimes with strange colors. So my questions is, Is it possible to use my mobile phone to take photos for my blog, or will I … [Read more...] about How To Use A Mobile Phone To Take Photos For Your Food Blog | EP 027
Today’s question is from Adam asks: Question: Should i put my photos in one big catalog or is it best to have lots of smaller catalogs? Answer: We discuss the topics - What is the Lightroom Catalog? What can the Catalog do for us? Searching and filtering your photos using exif and metadata Collections, different wasys to use collections to organise our photos in Lightroom Having a sound back up solution Makeing sure your have a consistant file system to store your photos … [Read more...] about Should I Use One Big Catalog or Many Smaller Catalogs In Lightroom? | EP 026
Today’s question is from Liam who asks: Question: Why do people on the internet list their camera settings when they post a photo? e.g F5.6 ISO 1600 6 minutes exposure It seems that the settings are only specific to them and it doesn’t take into account post processing. I know this for a fact as I took an astro photography photo in a very similar location and the settings were way off. My version of the photo came out very over exposed. Answer: We discuss the topics - It … [Read more...] about Stop Telling People Your Camera Settings (It’s Not Helping Anyone) | EP 025
Today’s question is from Jenny who asks: Question: I’m In the newborns and family portrait space, When i look at other photographers, It’s depressing as they are so much better than me. Currently I have about 2 clients a month, which is not enough if i want to make this a proper business. I recently dropped my prices in a hope to get more customers, but this resulted in the wrong clientele and they just wanted everything for cheap. Most families want the digital files not many want … [Read more...] about Gain Confidence With Your Photography So You Can Charge More | EP024