This is a continuing excerpt from the book offered above,How To Sell Your Digital Travel Photos
Avoid Red eye
In darkened rooms, red eye can be a problem. An on-camera flash unit will illuminate the subjects wide-open iris and bounce back to the camera with the red color within the iris showing in your photo. You can avoid this by holding or attaching a remote flash approximately one foot above the lens.
In outdoor photography red eye is usually not a problem.
By elevating the flash above the lens you also remove the shadow that often falls to one or another side of the subject's face when you use on-camera flash and hold the camera in portrait mode.
You can soften the light by placing a plastic diffuser over the flash unit or, in the tilt head type, taping a bounce card to the back of the flash unit and tilting the head up.
Practice the use of bounce flash and diffused flash at different distances from a test subject, adjusting aperture and making notes in a clip book.
If you have a camera that allows screw-on filters, you make available additional tools.
An ultraviolet filter screwed on to the front of the lens is a good tool for protecting your lens.
When film was commonly in use, these filters were needed to absorb the sun's ultra violet light and prevent a blue cast that UV rays would cause on film.
With digital cameras and with most glass lenses used today, UV is no longer a problem; the optics on most lenses guard against it.
The UV filter still has its place, however; it can be a method of protecting your lens from scratches and finger smudges.
When cleaning your lens you don't need to clean the actual lens element, which would shorten its life, you clean the less expensive and easily replaced UV filter.
A good UV filter will considerably extend the usable life of your more expensive lenses.
There are varying opinions about the use of a UV filter but many photographers use them solely for protection of their lenses.
Tripods are not allowed in most ruin sites; the bean bag can help to steady the camera
Travel Photography, make it simple and create travel photos that you can sell. You don't need a lot of equipment to make marketable photos, you just need to know what sells.
Travel Photography Made Simple, Travel lightly,
Know What Sells
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Excerpts from the book below
Make And Sell Digital Travel Photos 2014
It is not just about great and expensive equipment, although good equipment will make the job easier. It is about knowing what sells and how to create marketable photos that will sell year after year.
Learn a few techniques and help finance your next vacation by selling your travel Photos. Stock agencies are a good place to start,
If you love taking photos when you travel why not look into having them with a stock agency.
This book will take the mystery out of making publishable photos and finding the editors who will buy Your Photos
sell Your Travel Digital Photography,
This Book Can Make it Simple and Help You Make Travel Photos That You Can Sell
- Part One: How to Make Marketable Photos
- Part Two: How to Find and Approach the Photo Editors
Great Tips illustrated with Great Pics, October ( Amazon Review)
I found this book to be engaging and full of great tips and instructions. The black and white travel photos inside are a joy to look at. I would like to see another book of his with just the photos, printed larger and on glossy stock.
The book is divided into two sections: How to take good travel pictures, and then, How to sell them. ....
This is the sort of handbook that you will want to buy, read and then save to refer back to again and again.
It found a permanent home on my bookshelf, September
This book covers all aspects of selling photographs. Drawing from his own experience as a travel writer and photographer, the author has created a real resource for anyone who wants to have their images published. He gives sound advice as to how to be productive creatively and walks you through the necessary steps to getting your images to market. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is serious about selling their photographs.
Must Have, September
I highly recommend this book. Easy to read and understand. Even if you are not trying to sell your photographs this book is a must have. This book covers all the fundamental information that you have to know on aperture settings, filters, composition, etc. which will get you the photographs you will be proud of and want to sell.
Travel Photography, This Book Can Help You Make Travel Photos That You Can Sell
Revised and Updated 2011
|Travel Photography, Simple
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