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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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    Installation advice? Photographs on glass...

    Relating to my most previous post, I have a show tomorrow that initially I decided I wanted to mount my photographs between two pieces of glass and backlit. I know this isn't a strong archival method, it's just for the one-night show. I'll be offering matted prints for sale. A few questions...
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    What am I doing?

    I'm finally working in the darkroom again. I've been teaching in one for two years and trying to juggle several jobs as well as my own business that I'm way out of personal practice for my own work and knowledge. I have a show coming up in a little over a week. It's been nice to have a kick...
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    Picture-in-Picture troubleshoot?

    I have no idea what this problem is called and couldn't come up with terms to search for an answer, so apologies if this has been brought up! One of my students is working on a roll she did down in the gulf, right before the oil spill...so the images mean a lot to her and can't easily be redone...
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    Teaching photography and workshops.

    Thank you so much for this! I've been finding it really difficult to get the answers I'm looking for on here. I think my problem is that we hardly do any hands-on DURING class. When I tried this during the outdoor photography class...everyone just kind of wandered around talking instead of...
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    Teaching photography and workshops.

    To eliminate questions or irrelevant answers, a quick intro before my questions: -I have a BFA in photography from a good, well known university. -I have a strong handle on photographic techniques, foundations of art, and the history of both. -I currently teach black and white darkroom and...
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