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Forum: The Business of Photography 3rd of January 2011 (Mon)
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By PeteA
Re: publication release

You welcome, it's a good idea as I said to go to a solicitors to get releases drawn up.

Personally I have about 20 different releases for different situations with details accompanying (in non...
Forum: The Business of Photography 3rd of January 2011 (Mon)
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By PeteA
Re: publication release

Terms of use and reuse. ie Can they use it just the once or can they reuse the photo.

Type of use within the publication is important. For example if it was a picture of a model and then it was...
Forum: General Photography Talk 3rd of January 2011 (Mon)
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By PeteA
Re: Do you ever think "I could do that..."

I thought exactly the same thing when I started doing product photography. Oh how I was very very wrong.



Makes perfect sense.
Learning to see the object in front of you as a picture.
Learning...
Forum: The Business of Photography 3rd of January 2011 (Mon)
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By PeteA
Re: Giving away pics...is this the right situation?

I'd go for accreditation and barter for a balloon ride. Also I'd get them to sign a form saying that they are not to directly profit from the photos.
Forum: The Business of Photography 3rd of January 2011 (Mon)
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By PeteA
Re: Shipping from website orders

Well that's disappointing but there again we don't have UPS stores etc, our infrastructure sucks.
Forum: Digital Video 3rd of January 2011 (Mon)
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By PeteA
Re: Any experience or opinions on this light?

The high priced ones do the same as well.

Some of the High Power "flat" led's that are mounted have less shift which is not really noticeable.

I've been experimenting over the past couple of...
Forum: The Business of Photography 3rd of January 2011 (Mon)
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By PeteA
Re: Shipping from website orders

As far as shipping. Make sure you go to through an agency site when you ship, instead of going direct, you'll save yourself a lot of money.

For example the company I left wanted to send a 3k...
Forum: The Business of Photography 2nd of January 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By PeteA
Re: Question about paying tax?!?

Sorry I didn't read that correctly, I presumed by your statement that you were part time and didn't have a full time job.

Nightstalker is correct, you'll have to pay income tax on your total...
Forum: Digital Video 2nd of January 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By PeteA
Re: Any experience or opinions on this light?

I've been looking for LED lights and tested quite a few and all seem to have the same issue, they shift in colour temperature quite a bit. It has to do with the way LED's work and how they are...
Forum: Digital Video 2nd of January 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By PeteA
Re: Any experience or opinions on this light?

They shift in wavelength when you dim them, even the Litepanels ones do, which is a shame really. Has to do with the way they dim the lights.
Forum: The Business of Photography 2nd of January 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By PeteA
Re: Question about paying tax?!?

You pay tax on the 1,000.

What happens is you get charged tax in the different levels and you get a certain amount of tax free.

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/rates/it.htm
Forum: The Business of Photography 2nd of January 2011 (Sun)
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By PeteA
Re: Looking to Shadow

I'm up in Manchester at the end of the month for a shoot craft shoot. It's pretty much just product photography. If you interested send me a pm.
Forum: Still Life, B/W & Experimental 1st of January 2011 (Sat)
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By PeteA
Re: First Table Top Studio Shots

I don't mind them, however from a stand point of selling to companies it fails.

Another thing, just picking up things, the silvering on the lens is blown on the edges.

1 in 7 (avg) sets of photos...
Forum: Small Flash and Studio Lighting 1st of January 2011 (Sat)
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By PeteA
Re: OCF for dummies?

I know what you mean, I used to have a massive space for product photography. 30ft wide by 30ft long and about 15ft tall. Now the same as you, you end up making do with what you have.

I hired a...
Forum: Small Flash and Studio Lighting 1st of January 2011 (Sat)
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By PeteA
Re: OCF for dummies?

Yeah it's one of the most simple ways of doing it. Personally I'd use your Canon flash to light the background and then use the two YN's for lighting your object. The reason for this is the YN's...
Forum: Still Life, B/W & Experimental 1st of January 2011 (Sat)
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By PeteA
Re: First Table Top Studio Shots

Looks good.

Quick tip, if you find your getting dark areas get some white card and use it to bounce some light back at those areas. For example the area in-between the lenses.

What I've done in...
Forum: Small Flash and Studio Lighting 1st of January 2011 (Sat)
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By PeteA
Re: OCF for dummies?

You are correct. 2 YN Flashes, then two more triggers.

Do you have stands? etc?

I find that my Bowens Light Stands BW6615 are really good, light weight and well made.
Manfrotto MN026 Lite Tite...
Forum: The Business of Photography 1st of January 2011 (Sat)
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By PeteA
Re: build-in expenses or break out?

I always do it separately. That way they can look and might be able to get it cheaper, for example they might be able to use their own air miles to get the plane ticket, or have discounts for hotels.
Forum: The Business of Photography 31st of December 2010 (Fri)
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By PeteA
Re: Session fees and when they are due.

With cash they're usually close to me so I either collect + travel or they can use a bank to hold it, rarely get cash though. A lot of companies I deal with (I do product photography mostly) have a...
Forum: The Business of Photography 31st of December 2010 (Fri)
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By PeteA
Re: Someone asked me to be a tutor... thoughts?

Sounds good, I always find teaching someone how to do something improves your knowledge of the subject.
Forum: The Business of Photography 31st of December 2010 (Fri)
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By PeteA
Re: Session fees and when they are due.

For bookings within 72 hour notice I only accept Cash, Bank Transfer (same bank only) or if they must Paypal + 3%. I never accept cheques as I can't guarantee them clearing in time. On the same point...
Forum: The Business of Photography 29th of December 2010 (Wed)
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By PeteA
Re: uploading

When I say private url it's just comes up with a blank page, so it's completely irrelevant to anyone who visits it unless they know their directory. The server is running IIS which is the Windows Web...
Forum: Presentation 29th of December 2010 (Wed)
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By PeteA
Re: How do I get my photos seen?

Well you have two options with Google Marketing

1. Link building, getting links back to your website from others. First step is to get your self listed on well known directories and relevant sites....
Forum: Presentation 29th of December 2010 (Wed)
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By PeteA
Re: Wordpress & Google Index

No it's not.

Remove the index will give google an error and it'll take it out of the rankings.

robots.txt will tell search engines not to crawl those directories

Generally speaking it's good to...
Forum: The Business of Photography 28th of December 2010 (Tue)
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By PeteA
Re: uploading

Since most of my photography is product based all my images are zipped as there's usually 30-60 images per product. (360 of a product every 12 or 6 degrees) These are all full res images.

I've got...
Forum: The Business of Photography 28th of December 2010 (Tue)
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By PeteA
Re: Which place to host with?

From what I've seen and dealt with, big black bag's websites are quite heavy and large websites. They seem to use quite a lot of Javascript.

I dont know about the others.

If you just want to add...
Forum: The Business of Photography 28th of December 2010 (Tue)
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By PeteA
Re: Domain Name Vows

On the other side of the coin, if you use your name and you screw up (not saying you will) it's quite hard to change your name, it's easier to change a business name.
Forum: The Business of Photography 28th of December 2010 (Tue)
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By PeteA
Re: Domain Name Vows

Ranking for those key words, there are many other longtail and short tail keywords to rank for and these will generally give more traffic than the actual website name it's self. (I've been in the...
Forum: The Business of Photography 28th of December 2010 (Tue)
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By PeteA
Re: Domain Name Vows

Well theres always thinking out side the box. I don't know what the obsession with keyword domains are. Ok it says you do photography, but that's where the relevancy ends. It does help with ranking...
Forum: The POTN Lounge 27th of December 2010 (Mon)
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By PeteA
Re: Why Is Canon using pictures of eBay Knockoffs of their own products for their sto

It depends how you define the egg, if the egg is defined as a "Chicken egg" then the chicken came first, if the egg is undefined then the egg must have come first to bare the first chicken, the...
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