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  1. gabelimom

    photo licensing agreements anyone?

    Hi all- A celeb I shot wants to license some of the images I shot of him. This is my first foray into the world of photo licensing. Does anyone have any recs for a good licensing agreement or any words of advice? I'm assuming he's going to want to use the images for his site and for publicity...
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    Upgrading...Any Nikon Recs?

    Hi all- I'm upgrading from my D70, after my camera crashed to the floor during a shoot (damn sync cord!). What would be your recs for a good Nikon used primarily for portraits and fashion? I want to make an investment now and not have to upgrade in a year. I'm looking at the D3X, but I've seen...
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    Nikon not capturing images

    Hi everyone- I just took out my D70 to take some shots, and while the AF is working, the flash is firing, the image is not coming up in the LCD, nor is the counter number changing. I changed memory cards, thinking that it was defective, but the camera is doing this with other cards, too. Is...
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    Getting model releases signed

    Hello everyone- I do a lot of celeb work, and lately, I've had a few people balk at signing a model release. I've been shooting for 4 years now, and it's only in the past month or two that I've had people refuse to sign it at the shoot. I own an online magazine, and absolutely must have my...
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    How'd They Do It??

    Hi everyone- I want to bring my photos to the next level and increase my PS skills. I like the look of Dave Hill (for some photos, not all!). I like the smoothness and slightly cartoonish effect. For those not familiar with him, here's a link: Dave Hill Photo I also like this photographer's...
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    releasing unretouched images?

    Hi all- I did a shoot with a semi-celeb and the makeup artist asked me to send her unretouched images. I had already sent her the retouched ones. When you release images to people who've helped on a shoot (i.e. hair, makeup), do you only release retouched images, or do you give them...
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    Photo Insurance

    Hey all- I've been asked twice for letters of photo insurance. So I guess it's time to get some. Can anyone recommend a good, reputable insurance co. for photographers. Thanks!
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    I'm embarrassed to admit this...

    but lately, all my portrait photos are coming out VERY slanted! I don't realize that the camera is not straight when I'm shooting, but when I start doing post, it's like, "Whoa, was I shooting on the Titanic???" Of course, this could be a cool effect, but only when I intentionally mean to do it...
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    Moving indoor lights outdoors

    Hi everyone- I have Hensel 500 studio strobes that I now need to use outdoors. Is there a battery pack that I can buy to make them usable outside that won't cost more than the strobes themselves? Thanks!
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    Tips for Shooting Black Model

    Hi Everyone- I'm going to do a beauty test shoot with a black female model next week. I'm shooting with Hensel strobes and a Nikon D70. The last time I shot a black model, her skin tone was waaayyyy off. It was quite yellow, and the makeup on her skin photographed very powdery. I found that to...
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    Another "How'd they do that???" question...

    Hi all- I lovelovelove the clean look of the girl's face in the photo below. Scroll down a bit and you will see the portrait I'm talking about: http://stephanieclark.typepad.com/blog/2008/09/back-to-blogging.html How is this achieved? The skin looks almost porcelain. Any help would be most...
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    any recs for a good licensing agreement?

    Hi everyone- I was recently contacted by a (very small) magazine to license one of my images. I've been searching the internet for a good licensing agreement. Can anyone recommend one? They're asking for one-time usage for the magazine, and the image will be archived online. I want to make sure...
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    any recs for a good dvd slideshow program?

    I'd love to offer clients a DVD slideshow of their images. Can anyone recommend a good DVD slideshow program? This is the one I'm looking at... www.photo-to-dvd.com Thanks!
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    any recs for a really good photo shopping cart?

    It's definitely feast or famine in this business, and after months of not shooting, I have a bunch of gigs lined up! Now, since I am selling prints through my website, I want to have a really good photo-geared shopping cart. The one I currently have really tanks. I'd like for the new shopping...
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    Silly, silly q

    I am finally caving in and buying a SB 600 for my Nikon D70, as I have a party to shoot on Saturday and need the flash. Essentially, the gig is going to pay for the new flash. Ya'll know how that goes. :wink: My q is: when I used a Vivitar flash at another party I was shooting a while back...
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    Nikon D70 lighting q

    Hey all- I've been reading through my manual to find a way to override my camera's lighting sensor. I want the flash to pop up (for fill, etc.) and it doesn't. Would I need to buy a separate flash and mount it on the hotshoe to ensure that I get the flash exactly when I need it? And if so, any...
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    Converting color images to crisp BW

    Hi all- I've been converting my color images to BW via Greyscale. The result? Very grey, darkish images. I've tried Desaturate, and it looks almost identical to Greyscale. And when I've used Brightness/Contrast, the images took on ghastly tones. I would like my BW images to have this...
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    Defective memory cards -- HELP!

    Hi everyone- I just did a shoot and now the memory card is not working. It has the images on it from the first shoot of the day, but when I tried to take more photos, the images were erasing themselves as I was shooting. Thank God I was checking, or else I would have done a second shoot and...
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    How do you freeze one person with strobes and have others blurred in motion?

    Did that make sense? Okay, I am shooting a reality TV person tomorrow. We're shooting in her space and I am using my strobes. I want the woman well-lit and in focus, while the other little girls running around her to be blurred. Is this possible when using flash? I have not seen the space but...
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    Putting Press Video on Website

    Hi everyone- Not sure if I'm in the right section, but here goes: I was filmed for an episode of a TV show where I am shooting some models. The episode has subsequently aired on TV, and I would like to put the video in my press section on my site. Am I allowed to do this, or do I need...
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