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    Matting and Framing

    Yes, the blade is fresh.
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    Matting and Framing

    Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but as a group of film users, I'm hoping there are a handful of you that are DIY enough that you've ventured into framing. Throughout the year I have about 300ish prints that I mat and frame. Up until this year this hasn't been a problem but all...
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    Camera Repair - Learning and specific light meter question

    I teach film photography at a high school, and we blow through cameras. We get so many donated to us and a few years ago we bought a whole new set, but out of 60+ students we probably only have about 20 working cameras. To avoid mounting repair/shipping costs (since no one in the area seems to...
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    Christmas Backgrounds?

    I've looked a little bit through previous threads and feel like I've exhausted google, so hopefully you guys can help! I'm trying to put together a Christmas backdrop for portraits. I have a tree, bench, presents sort of scene, but nothing I like to put it in front of! Last year I used gels to...
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    AF only works when it feels like it.

    Apologies if this has already been asked/answered. I'm helping out at a studio (sitting at the studio now waiting for an appt) and they're using equipment I'm not terribly familiar with (I'm a Nikon girl, they have all Canon). Anyway, I've been doing a lot of shoots that start in the studio...
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    Representing yourself as a second shooter.

    Thanks for actually answering my question. That never happens on here! I have another wedding scheduled with her in a couple weeks. I don't think I can change the financial arrangement, but I can at least change how the couple gets their photographs.
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    Representing yourself as a second shooter.

    #1: I don't want to at all, but that's the position I've been put in. #2: She didn't want them, that was the agreement when she wanted me to work with her. #3: I'm wasting my time because it's either they don't get any of my images, and I've wasted my time being there in the first place, or they...
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    Representing yourself as a second shooter.

    Destin, That's how I feel. Just to save myself I'm giving the bride and groom a DVD of lo-res files. For how little I was paid I can't justify anything more than that. When we first started talking I told her the way I hire my second shooters, that they get a percentage of the final package...
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    Representing yourself as a second shooter.

    This summer I collaborated with a local photographer to help fill in gaps in my schedule as her second shooter. I honestly had never shot as a second, and when I hire someone on as my second, I do things completely different - I'm a little in the dark here. When we hooked up, she told me that...
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    Apology from students to unwitting victims ;)

    You're right. I haven't taught them a single thing since they've walked through my door. When they come to me for help, I say, sorry, no, can't help you there. With anything. Ever again. Not even for fun or humor or quiet pocket reminders or anything. Really they take my class, I give them a...
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    Apology from students to unwitting victims ;)

    They're not photographers. They're kids who thought a semester of photography would be something better than study hall. Tell a kid a bunch of laws and it'll go in one ear and out the other when they don't care for more than a couple of months. But I guess you can teach them better than I can...
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    Apology from students to unwitting victims ;)

    Has no one ever talked to a teenager before? I'm responding to a need. So many times throughout the year students come to me and say they have a great idea but they're too afraid to do it. One can try to teach confidence, but when that fails and I can't be there to do the talking for them...
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    Apology from students to unwitting victims ;)

    If you can tell me how to teach a 14 year old how to not offend everyone in the world, I'll gladly take the lesson. It's more for humor than for anything. I know I've personally been in a number of situations where people have stopped me, asked me what I was doing, and when they found out what...
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    Apology from students to unwitting victims ;)

    I teach darkroom photography at a high school, and want to compose a letter for my students to keep in their camera bags "apologizing" if they are stopped in a situation for photographing for an assignment. I'm not exactly sure what to include. I want it to be a little humorous, and excessive...
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