Critical Mass?

Written by Tim Dilley

Has anyone done any research on what I callrepparttar critical mass of a portfolio? By critical mass, I mean at what point can you quit buying digots and have your port keep increasing in TDV by let's say a $100 bucks a day? Would that be around 100,000? Would that mean that your portfolio would double every year without buying any digots?

Stragey: Keep buying digots like mad untill you've reached your critical mass goal. Don't worry about digots inrepparttar 146530 red. If you hold off on

Travel Photography

Written by Roy Barker

To many peoplerepparttar idea of being paid to take photographs of exotic places isrepparttar 146484 ideal job. It may takes years of effort to be paid by magazines such asrepparttar 146485 National Geographic, but are there better ways to become a travel photographer. As most people have more leisure time, more holiday time, and more disposable income,repparttar 146486 demand for travel photographs has increased dramatically. Not only are they in demand for travel brochures, but they also are used extensively in other advertising copy. Images necessary for sale and publication require rather more skill than those applied to standard holiday snaps. "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." Was a quote byrepparttar 146487 French novelist Marcel Proust, and it appears to be of particular use torepparttar 146488 travel photographer. Investigaterepparttar 146489 possibilities of becoming a contracted photographer at Lonely Planet Images. Lonely Planet Images is a digital library of travel photography. They have submission guidelines available for download at their website. They are a subsidiary of what used to known asrepparttar 146490 Lonely Planet Guide, and currently have 400 photographers on contract. You can also increase your chances of breaking intorepparttar 146491 very lucrative travel market, by entering competitions such asrepparttar 146492 Travel photographer ofrepparttar 146493 Year . There closing date for submissions is September 5th 2005. A camera is merely a box, that captures light, and in a studio, it is very easy to manipulate light. The reality of location photography is that it is generally expensive; you haverepparttar 146494 expenses of air tickets, hotels and meals on top of normal expenses. Atrepparttar 146495 end ofrepparttar 146496 day you are atrepparttar 146497 mercy of “weather”, no one wants to see their ideal location subject to rain clouds. When we talk of light in terms of travel photography we are talking about intensity, as most travel shots are taken outdoors, In general there is harsh direct sunlight and diffuse soft light. Harsh light is whenrepparttar 146498 sun is directional, and it is great for capturing deep contrasts between light and shadows. With this type of shot, it is difficult to judgerepparttar 146499 exposure. If you direct your exposure towardsrepparttar 146500 light, that will leave your shadows without any depth or definition. Conversely if you userepparttar 146501 correct exposure for shadow, thenrepparttar 146502 light areas will be without detail, giving a vaguely sinister result torepparttar 146503 image. Unfortunately your drawback here is film,repparttar 146504 human eye is capable of registering contrast to a ratio of 800:1, slide film is capable of only 30:1, which is slightly improved, by going digital at a ratio of 40:1. Professional photographs have all passionate views on their favourite brand name of film in this situation, but they are all in accord that you need a slower speed films, as they record better contrast and grain. ISO/ASA rating of a hundred is aboutrepparttar 146505 fastest film to use. It is important that you use a good photovoltaic cell (either a separate light meter or one inbuilt intorepparttar 146506 camera. Oncerepparttar 146507 light meter has registeredrepparttar 146508 light,repparttar 146509 camera is capable of indicatingrepparttar 146510 aperture opening required, andrepparttar 146511 shutter speed. The speed ofrepparttar 146512 film is also taken into this equation. You need to measurerepparttar 146513 darkest andrepparttar 146514 lightest areas.

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