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Video Quick Tip on a Budget

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[div hVlog style=”text-align: center”][vPIP class=”hVlogTarget” type=”video/x-mov” onclick=”vPIPPlay(this, ‘width=540, height=304, name=DiningDolly’, ”, ”); return false;”] dining-dolly- (1) [/div] Overusing the zoom feature of a video camera is the sign of an amateur.  But there are times when you want to make a camera move.  If I’m in a location where I can put my hands on a wheel chair, I find it makes a handy device – kind of like a portable poor man’s dolly or…

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Twitter – A New Way Of Sharing Ideas and Your Work

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Twitter has grabbed a lot of attention recently and many of you may have tried it out. Some may just roll their eyes when someone even mentions the word Twitter or some may just be overwhelmed with such a means of communication that requires 140 characters or less. I admit that I was bit hesitant at first but after an investment of time and learning the lingo it has become a great way to exchange…

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Registering Your Copyright – Just Do It

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While registering the copyright of your photos affords photographers a variety of benefits and protections, very few of us actually do it.  What most don’t seem to realize is that once you get into the regular habit of registering, its just not that big of a deal.  Registration should be like any other part of your business –  like sending out invoices, keeping business records, and paying taxes.  I’m pretty sure that most of us…

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Taking Pictures for No Reason at All

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That’s how I started in photography. I think it’s how we all start. There’s no client, no place what we do has to fit in. If we have a project at all, it is vague, and if in the course of things a strong picture emerges that doesn’t seem to fit…we changed the project! But when we develop as professionals we develop all kinds of parameters and strictures, some very insidious. Like, can I use…

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Tips For a Better Facebook Experience

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 Complete your FB profile by sharing as much information as you feel comfortable sharing, drawing a line to keep some of your private life private. But, let people know who you are, people and businesses want to know whom they are doing business with and they want to like you. Stick to your core message. Who or what do you want to be? What image do you want to portray to potential clients? Make sure…

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