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November 14, 2011


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cara:If you know anyone who has a cnerrut Mac computer, youcan use IWeb to create a website showing your recentphotographs. Set up an .mac account [$99 per year] andpublish your IWeb webpage(s).Acquire from Vistaprint.com a colorful business cardby selecting from their many templates a suitable onethat meets your needs. Make sure to list the URL ofyour website along with a telephone answering device.Do not place your home address or anything personalsuch as a cellphone on this businesscard. Then whenyou receive the finished business card, pass it aroundto various churches, temples and the like to solicitbusiness.When you receive a major photography assignment, visityour local professional camera store and "rent" thenecessary camera equipment to fulfill this assignment.When starting out, you don't want to tie your money upwith a piece of camera equipment which because of everchanging technology "becomes obsolete." Remember, that90% of professional photographer are not "buying"camera equipment continually which can easily becomeoutdated; instead, they merely "rent or lease" thecamera equipment for set period of time; therebykeeping their money for other expenses. Even thoughyou may have your heart set on an SLR and film, youmay have to give up that concept for the moment, sincedigital photography offers the most economic method ofphoto reproduction. Digital imagery is easy to edit ona computer and the print quality is often far superiorto regular film-generated prints. You want to buy an "essential/basic" DSLR system whichhas an all-around affordable accessory lenses, thenconsider the award winning Pentax KD series beginningwith the Pentax K100D 6.1 mp DSLR with "imagestabilization" built into the camera body. "Imagestabilization" is essential for allowing you to taketelephoto pictures at weddings, parties, while on thego and you don't have to drag along a tripod to steadyyour camera. Unfortunately, Canon and Nikon havechosen to install their "vibration reduction" devicesinto very expensive auxiliary lenses. But getting backto the Pentax K100D which comes in a starter kitconsisting of two Pentax lenses: a 18-55 mm. normallens and a 50-200 mm. telephoto which sells for $650at samys.com. Again, the Pentax K100D starter kit runscircles around the D40 Nikon!For digital print processing, find a privateprofessional film processing lab who can handle allyour client's print orders. And with a resale license,you will be qualified for considerable "professional"discounts on lab fees. A search on the Google andYahoo for wholesale photo albums will connect you withvarious distributors who, again, you can sign on as aphotography studio and get a dealer's pricing for anynumber of albums, guest books, etc.Instead of renting a studio, take people pictures atlocal parks and beaches and for indoor shots, go tothe client's residence or office to set up a photoshooting environment which consists of a set oflights, reflective screens, background drapery, etc.Good luck!


Well Carl,There are many readers nuilcding myself that look forward to what you write ..Your right on with the DP1, the more I use it, the more I love it and depend on it. Pushing to 1600-3200 is easy and still provides great images .Waiting on your next project .take care Don

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LeapFrog LeapPad

Beautiful photos and that bump is really gorgeous. :)

Olympus 800uz

nice camera. i was wondering that sonny has a great idea on making a camera comfortable. and handy in anyways.

Valerie G

Thanks for the tip about the 55-210mm zoom - much easier to carry around.

Vermont Ski

Great! Love this camera. :D

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