Been awhile since i last posted! but got some questions!

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  1. STARSITY GRAPHICS

    STARSITY GRAPHICS TPF Noob!

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    Well I ended up opening my own studio up u can check out the pictures of the studio at www.starsity.com

    but my question: Where can i get Sensor Swabs at? I have the Canon Eos 5D Mark II

    I have an x-amount of dust particles on my sensor...because when i shot the sky and looked at the photo to check...there was a lot!

    also say I take my lens off and i don't have it in the sensor manually cleaning mode locked in place...if i reached in there and wiped down on both of the visible mirror and top part w/ the cloth that came w/ my lens cleaning kit...will that mess up anything?
     
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    olympus999 TPF Noob!

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    I also would like to know that thing about sensor in case i need it in future.
    But about the website, i hate websites where there is animation in the beginning and cant find a easy way to get pass it, but it is just my opinion.
     
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    STARSITY GRAPHICS TPF Noob!

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    yeah that actually is my temporary website...but all the options are at the bottom after the stuff all drops down and etc.

    statistics show that flash sites isn't the best way to go! =( but i made one anyway! lol
     
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    Thanks for posting your site. Not bad, but I did have one question on your studio sign. Why did you use split the color in the type "Graphics & Photography"? I can see where the treatment would be meaningful for "Photography" but not "Graphics". I am sure from a distance the readability of that font to the eye says "Crap Photo".

    Just a thought.
     
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    that's actually a temporary sign to be honest. and the color split on graphics was just to match the pattern that was already done to Photography...either way both photography and graphics contain the word graph.

    but its also the angle as well. the G always looks funny in the Neuropol font
     
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    shmne No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Don't start cleaning your sensor with sensor swabs unless you've already tried the copper hill method.

    Copper Hill Images - CCD/CMOS Cleaning Tutorial - Introduction

    They instruct you from blowing the dust off, to using a swab. This is important because for all you know, your sensor just needs a nice spurt of air to knock off the dust.
     
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    shmne No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I just checked out the site as well, I left it asking myself what does this guy shoot??? I literally have no clue after hanging out on your site for a good ten minutes what you do o.o
     
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    STARSITY GRAPHICS TPF Noob!

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    if a camera can aim at it...i'll shoot it.

    i do fashion photography, food photography, nude photography, light photography, night photography, etc....anything. dont want to limit myself.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Jack of all trades, then?
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Master of none, then?
     
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    shmne No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    *Clears throat* :soapbox:

    I was trained in Film, animation, motion graphics, graphic arts, photography, law, print design, and audio production throughout college.

    Out of all of those, I only practice photography and graphic arts. Even then I am a commercial photographer and a marketing graphic artist.

    It is extremely difficult to "do it all" and be considered a serious anything. The problem is when you try to cover every area you just lack in them all, you'll do decent jobs at everything. Meanwhile there are specialists who will do it much better than you ever can, with equipment that is specific to the job as well.

    This doesn't mean you can't do work for other sections, I just picked up a wedding and a portrait session to help out business. The difference is that I am working on 1 wedding and 1 portrait session than moving back on to what it is I specialize in. These shoots will never make it into my portfolio.

    Sorry for the step up on the soap box, but seriously rethink this before you continue on. It can work, and you can stay in business. You're just going to have to work harder and really improve something because at the moment after seeing that portfolio I would be turned away as a potential client. Some shots are blurry, some of the tones are just off, the only thing saving a couple of them is the graphic work you put into them, and sadly that won't be enough to land a gig unless the client is someone inexperienced.
     

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