Starting Photography – Choosing A Lens For Your Slr Camera


The home photography business is steadily growing as a popular source of good income. If you own a digital camera, you are practically set to go into business for yourself. There are many options when it comes to a career in this field, and here is some information that may be useful.

Two or three days before the event, do some research. In most cases, the event will have a website detailing what will be going on. Take a look at this and see if there is a timetable of events. For example, there may be a falconry display at 1pm. There is no doubt, to most keen photographers, the opportunity to capture a beautiful bird in prey in flight would be a mouth watering opportunity. But without checking this beforehand, you could turn up, and find out you had just missed it. This really is a common sense beginner’s photography tip.

One good idea for inexpensive lessons is to come up with a small group, look for a place that do not require any fees such as parks and is not out of town or too far for cheap commute, utilize the whole day, and talk to a great photographer who is willing to teach for free or small fee that you and your other buddies can share. I have seen some of my friends do this thing on a regular basis. They even hire models where they also spilt the fee.

The contract — A wedding Ronald Reagan Building Washington DC photographers contract agreement is a formal document signed by the couple and the photographer that binds specific obligations to each other. It must be carefully looked over before you sign it and agree to the terms. It should not be difficult to understand; however, ask questions and make sure you understand each line of the form before signing. While the price is primary item in the contract, also discuss things like the exact date and times and possible overtime charges, whether the photographer will have back up equipment on site and who will take his or her place in case of an emergency, all the items in your chosen package, the delivery time for the completed prints, and who retains the rights to the photographs.

Once you are certain of the area of event photography you will focus on, you will need to sit down and write a business plan. If the task seems too daunting, there are numerous software programs that can help you, or you may even want to hire someone to write it for you. Your business plan will serve as blueprint for your business, help you set goals, test the waters, create marketing plans, assess financial requirements and even get funding.

The “nifty 50” or 50mm prime lens has traditionally found itself to be the workhorse of many professional photographers. It is offered as a 50mm f/1.4 and is well suited for portraiture and documentary work. This lens gives beautiful color saturation and intense rich blurring, or bokeh, outside of its narrow depth of field. The professional series offers a maximum aperture of f/1.2. Use this lens for close portraiture, and interior detail photography. In low light situations this lens excels at stopping the action, but be aware that the small depth of field may cause focus issues in rapidly changing subjects as they move outside of its small range.

Today’s technical process is so much simpler, no dashing about, developing and printing and hoping you will sell something at the end of the night. With an on-site end-to-end workflow the photographer and his team can now create a quality product without all those old stresses. Now we just have to try and convince the client that they look great in that fifth set of portraits we did for them, “No, I can’t see any wrinkles. You look great”. Oh Well.