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!


Wanna Be Photogs BEWARE!

April 6, 2010

Today’s post is fantastic! Judge Joe Brown shows a whole new side! He was a photographer at one time and puts this photographer in her place.

Folks, if you are going to tout yourself as a professional, you better know what you are doing. People spend big money to have a once in a lifetime recorded and photographing with substandard cameras, lenses and processing on substandard paper will only resort in substandard product.

The wedding photography business is flooded with digital photographers who don’t really have the skills or equipment to be there. I feel very proficient in studio work but you will rarely find me shooting a wedding. Why? Because it is an animal that few can tame correctly.

If you are not a professional, do yourself a favor and learn what you are doing first, get good equipment and then follow a professional a long time before you decide you want to ruin someone’s wedding day!


Awkward posing!

March 31, 2010

As a portrait photographer, I found this video hilarious. Check it out!!!


Don’t Let Your Genius Go Unnoticed!

March 21, 2010

Today’s post is a tremendously helpful and inspirational video about self promotion and creativity.

Contrary to popular belief, talent does not always get noticed. Behance’s Scott Belsky breaks down the necessity of self-marketing for creatives. This video explains how and why genius talent can certainly go unnoticed if it isn’t put in the right context and it isn’t talked about to people that matter, your clients, customers and those who could spread the word about you.

If  you are in the photography business or want to be, you have to check this video out. I hope it inspires you like it did me.


Cool Optical Illusion – The deception of shades of color

March 17, 2010

When I saw this on youtube, my eyes were going crazy. There are so many applications to photographers from this one video.

As photographers, our eyes are the most important  instruments we use in photography. In fact, eyes are incredibly discerning but can be easily tricked into believing things that are not true when other aspects play part into the scenerio. Then our eyes become fooled.

I would be interested to see this video in black and white. I’d like to hear your comments on this video.