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Your Monitor: The Keystone of Your Digital Workflow

By Strictly Business Blog

Take a moment to appreciate your monitor. It sits there quietly on your desk or on your lap, helping you make image corrections, send correspondence with clients and connects you with the world via the Web. Of all the devices in your digital photography workflow, your monitor is the most important. It’s even more important than a fast computer, a sexy new printer or even the latest, greatest camera body. Your monitor is your window…

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Quick Tip Week – Let’s Start With Jamey Stillings

By Strictly Business Blog

This photograph by Jamey Stillings of the Colorado River Bridge appeared in yesterday’s New York Times Magazine. I stubbled upon it over my morning coffee and it changed my day. A beautifully executed image and a fascinating subject coalesced and I craved more. I went to Jamey’s web site and viewed the entire portfolio. I know Jamey, he is an ASMP member living and working in Santa Fe. I asked him how this project happened…

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Interviews

By Strictly Business Blog

Whether you’re doing a multimedia piece or a video you will no doubt be doing interviews.  So this entry will provide you with some tips for getting better interviews. Number one rule of course is that your audio capture must be good.  Make sure your microphone is no more than a foot from your subject.  Make sure you monitor the sound or at least your sound check by wearing headphones.  You might think you are…

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Prepping Images for Multimedia and Video

By Strictly Business Blog

I am often asked the question about the best way to prep still images for a “motion” project. Like anything else there are differences in opinion as to color space, size and type of file. With that said – here is how I prep my still photos in Photoshop. Size images between 2100 and 2600 pixels. Remember everything ends ups as a horizontal on a TV screen. So these dimensions are for images that are…

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Audio is Everything in Video

By Strictly Business Blog

The biggest surprise (not that it should be) when still photographers start to shoot in a video format is how important audio is.  I can’t stress this enough.  Your audience can tolerate a poor visual – but never bad audio.  If they can’t hear and understand what someone is saying – they turn it off. So some tips and thoughts on getting good audio. Always use a camera that has the ability to accept external…

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