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Forum: The Business of Photography 9th of April 2014 (Wed)
Replies: 268
Views: 81,659
Posted By RDKirk
Re: When do I need a Release?

The courts have ruled that editorial photography can be used in that way. That's why "Time" magazine can advertise its own editorial covers.
Forum: The Business of Photography 9th of April 2014 (Wed)
Replies: 268
Views: 81,659
Posted By RDKirk
Re: When do I need a Release?

In California, yes for both.
Forum: The Business of Photography 23rd of February 2014 (Sun)
Replies: 268
Views: 81,659
Posted By RDKirk
Re: When do I need a Release?

That would not be true in any US state. A work of art or news can be reproduced to advertise its own sale without a model release.
Forum: Presentation 22nd of November 2013 (Fri)
Replies: 229
Views: 19,415
Posted By RDKirk
Re: Show your Photocrati website

I need a Wordpress popup on my front page to announce that I'll be overseas and not available for appointments for a few weeks. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 27th of October 2013 (Sun)
Replies: 69
Views: 6,014
Posted By RDKirk
Re: Sharpness is a distraction.

LOL. Someday people will wonder, "Why were portraits from the 60s and 70s always so fuzzy.

For that matter, my daughter once asked me that question while we were watching an old Star Trek: TOS...
Forum: Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 26th of October 2013 (Sat)
Replies: 69
Views: 6,014
Posted By RDKirk
Re: Sharpness is a distraction.

The eye seeks to make its images sharp. If you don't seek the same thing the eye seeks, you need a good reason for it. Deliberate blur is a good thing.

That isn't to say that a non-deliberately...
Forum: The Business of Photography 6th of October 2013 (Sun)
Replies: 70
Views: 2,289
Posted By RDKirk
Re: The term "Investment" on websites

I think I've used it in one of my "about me" plugs where I use it as a metaphor in a sentence.

Otherwise, I do think it's pretentious as a euphemism for "price."
Forum: The Business of Photography 6th of October 2013 (Sun)
Replies: 50
Views: 4,073
Posted By RDKirk
Forum: Accessories & Storage 15th of September 2013 (Sun)
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By RDKirk
Re: Is marking a focusing screen a bad ida?

I've done this on focusing screens before--though those were medium format screens. And, yes, I used an X-Acto with a very light touch. It doesn't take a deep mark to be visible. In fact, the...
Forum: The Business of Photography 12th of September 2013 (Thu)
Replies: 334
Views: 90,052
Posted By RDKirk
Re: Are you insured?

That's the difference between a policy that is cash value versus equipment replacement. You don't want a policy that will only pay you what the lost equipment was worth at the time of the loss. You...
Forum: General Photography Talk 12th of September 2013 (Thu)
Replies: 351
Views: 16,314
Posted By RDKirk
Re: did you shoot film?

If the achievement is the point, that's certainly just as satisfying for me with digital as it was in a wet darkroom. Actually, it's more satisfying time, because I'm spending more of it actually...
Forum: General Photography Talk 12th of September 2013 (Thu)
Replies: 351
Views: 16,314
Posted By RDKirk
Re: did you shoot film?

I do agree with this. If you're going to do it, do it. And if you haven't gotten Dektol on your nose, you're not really in it to win it.
Forum: General Photography Talk 11th of September 2013 (Wed)
Replies: 351
Views: 16,314
Posted By RDKirk
Re: did you shoot film?

Obviously, my experience has been different.
Forum: General Photography Talk 8th of September 2013 (Sun)
Replies: 351
Views: 16,314
Posted By RDKirk
Re: did you shoot film?

I would expect so, yes, because you're right, it doesn't take anywhere close to the specialized facilities to do digital processing as it took to do the same level of wet processing.

When I bought...
Forum: General Photography Talk 8th of September 2013 (Sun)
Replies: 351
Views: 16,314
Posted By RDKirk
Re: did you shoot film?

For commercial photographers who might have thousands of dollars and a half a careers hanging on a session, Polaroids were par for the course. There were even Polaroid backs for the top-line Nikon...
Forum: The Business of Photography 25th of August 2013 (Sun)
Replies: 176
Views: 3,412
Posted By RDKirk
Re: Does anyone require a face to face meeting to discuss pricing and such?

No. I provide "comprehensive" retouching in all my work, factored as an average of one hour for an image. Some take longer, some take less--but the cost is based on one hour and is part of the fee.
Forum: The Business of Photography 25th of August 2013 (Sun)
Replies: 176
Views: 3,412
Posted By RDKirk
Re: Does anyone require a face to face meeting to discuss pricing and such?

Did you seriously only think it through that far?

You should be charging like a contractor in terms of knowing your own specific cost factors and adjusting for or accounting for those cost factors....
Forum: The Business of Photography 24th of August 2013 (Sat)
Replies: 176
Views: 3,412
Posted By RDKirk
Re: Does anyone require a face to face meeting to discuss pricing and such?

Have you ever had a home renovation done? People who offer highly customized services usually can't just state a price without some measure of consultation, even if it is to discuss different...
Forum: The Business of Photography 31st of July 2013 (Wed)
Replies: 37
Views: 2,281
Posted By RDKirk
Re: Home Studio - Professionally?

Same is true for white walls. Cutting light is always easier than gaining it.
Forum: The Business of Photography 31st of July 2013 (Wed)
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By RDKirk
Re: Who is the go-to for wall size prints?

You didn't say where you are, but in the US check out some of the digital sign producers like Fastsigns (http://www.fastsigns.com/). They use HP printers to print large-scale images. They'd do...
Forum: The Business of Photography 20th of July 2013 (Sat)
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By RDKirk
Re: ppa insurance

Insurance is for catastrophes--business extinction events. Insurance companies are the best bookies in the world, and know to a very high probability how many business extinction events should occur...
Forum: The Business of Photography 16th of July 2013 (Tue)
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By RDKirk
Re: How did you know

When I could turn out fairly decent quality with consistency in most situations.
Forum: The Business of Photography 12th of July 2013 (Fri)
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By RDKirk
Re: ppa insurance

I agree on all points. I personally, though, prefer a local insurance agent. Insurance coverage for photographs is not so different from other small businesses that it really requires a...
Forum: General Photography Talk 9th of July 2013 (Tue)
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By RDKirk
Re: Characteristic looks of photography decades

But then you list a bunch of "looks" that are primarily a matter of the limitations of technology at the time.



Ultra slow films and lenses, poses that had to be held for as long as half an hour. ...
Forum: The Business of Photography 7th of July 2013 (Sun)
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By RDKirk
Re: Purchase equipment via business account or personal account?

It makes a major difference in being able to manage records for taxes, and having properly managed records can make all the difference in the world if you ever get audited. That makes the difference...
Forum: Talk About Photography 23rd of June 2013 (Sun)
Replies: 59
Views: 10,918
Posted By RDKirk
Re: Is Professional photography Dead?

Outside of celebrity or other quite-high-end events, birthday parties were never before fodder for professionals paying their mortgages with their cameras. Brownie Hawkeyes, Instamatics, and...
Forum: The POTN Lounge 22nd of June 2013 (Sat)
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By RDKirk
Re: Camera Girl

Next time I see her there, I'll get some.
Forum: The Business of Photography 21st of June 2013 (Fri)
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By RDKirk
Re: trademark ?

In the same way, T-Mobile has trademarked the color magenta, but it only affects the use of that color by other communications companies.
Forum: The Business of Photography 20th of June 2013 (Thu)
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By RDKirk
Re: trademark ?

Disney is aggressive in protecting their trademarks. The question of trademark infringment is "Are you trading on their mark? Are you using their corporate identity to enhance your own marketing?"
...
Forum: General Photography Talk 19th of June 2013 (Wed)
Replies: 39
Views: 1,685
Posted By RDKirk
Re: Will Lightroom ever completely replace Photoshop?

Topaz Labs PhotoFXLab puts a layering capability and a lot of PS tools into Lightroom as a plugin. Basically, you can go into PhotoFXLab from Lightroom, and within PhotoFXLab apply built-in tools...
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