PhotoVision – Education and solutions for pro photographers!

April 16, 2010

I love PhotoVision! I LOOOOOVVVEEE PHOTOVISION!! Do you understand what I’m trying to say here?! PhotoVision has been around over a decade and has tens of thousands of pro photographers learning from them.

PhotoVision has much to offer in the way of educational videos. I ran across their products around five or six years ago and I’ve been a fan ever since. The DVDs I bought back then are still helpful and I love to go back and watch them all the time.

PhotoVision offers other stuff as well like products such as calibration targets but what they are most known for and rightly so are their instructional videos.

For a yearly subscription, you can receive their videos six times a year. They also have other DVDs available with all subjects related to portrait photography from top portrait photographers in each given genres such as children’s photography, wedding and senior portraits. Names such as Kirk Voclain, Kia Bondurant, Sarah Petty and Sarah Antisdel. What they ask for membership is so worth the money. If you haven’t purchased their videos before you can go back and get 2009 at a very discounted rate! But even full rate is worth it in my opinion.

Also, check out their facebook page!


Q and A #1

March 26, 2010

I find it interesting to read about other photographers. It’s always fun to read about others that share our passion. I put together a few questions that I thought I would ask you (our readers). I’d like to know a little about YOU and your photography journey. I guess it’s only fair that if I’m going to ask you these questions I should start by answering them myself, which I will do in the comment section. Feel free to answer all or the questions or just the ones you want to answer. Thanks for stopping in at Cool Photo Sites and look forward to hearing from you.

1. What type of photography do you prefer to shoot?

2. Do you shoot for a hobby or for a living?

3. What specifically are you working on to improve? Name one.

4. Canon, Nikon or other?

5. I’m stealing this important question from a friend…..Coke or Pepsi?

6. Is there something you’d like to see on Cool Photo Sites?

7. What editing software do you use and what has been your best learning tool for it?

8. Who is your inspiration(s)?

9. Do you use lights or natural light?

10. What inspires you to shoot?


Crash Taylor’s Interview Site

March 19, 2010

Today’s site just blew me away! I am so happy I found it. I am surprised I’ve never heard of it. It is called Crash Taylor – The World’s Best Interview Site About Photography. It was love at first site. I totally fell in love! He interviews the best of the best. Photographers that specialize in portraits, weddings, fashion and even sports. He features a new interview every month and the photographers are so interesting to read.

They are photographers you may have heard of like: David Ziser, Paul Johnson, David Beckstead, Jules Bianchi, Grant Oakes, Michael Grecco, Jasmine Star, Andy Marcus, and the list goes on and on!

Here is a segment from his site where he discusses exactly what he does:

“Welcome to photographer interviews by Crash Taylor. Every month Crash will be interviewing a photographer whose work pushes the boundaries of our profession to create images that are emotional, edgy, original, and most of all capture a unique moment in time.  Whether you’re an amateur or seasoned pro, Crash hopes these interviews will inspire you to stamp your own imprint on the landscape of great photography and become the best and most innovative photographer you possibly can be.”

Crash is an award winning wedding photographer from the UK and was voted one of the top ten wedding photographers in the UK by Professional Photographer Magazine.

He is certainly accomplished and he knows what good photography is. He is able to ask the right questions. The questions that answer what we all want to know about these photographers. His questions are indepth and the interviews are beautifully written and put together.

I look forward to reading through them all. I am sure it will take me some time. But it will be worth it!