Friday, December 12, 2008

Chase Jarvis: a lot of work behind a one day shoot

This great video show how much work there is behind every day of shooting.
So remember to price right your job if you want to do great jobs.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Strobo little flashes: your studio everywehere

In this last months of 2008 I start to study the possibilities of Nikon CLS to enhance my creativity.
Here a nice video:

There are a lot of sites and blogs about it, but the most important are:
Joe McNally

Also you can purchase some videos training from Adorama:
Nikon "Speed of Light" Instructional DVD
Nikon "A Hands-on Guide to Creative Lighting"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Working for free? Better No but nevere say never again...

Crisis in the US is really deeper than here in Italy we could immagine.
There are a lot of post inside a lot of important blog about this topic.
Here a list:

From Strobist:
Four Reasons to Consider Working for Free

From Chase Jarvis:
Will work fro free?

From Vincent Laforet:
Work for Free?

and at the end really important consideration from John Harrington:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

It's clear that prospectives in the US are really bad.

I would only say that there must be good, very good reasons to make me working for free, I usually work for free for documentary auto assignement but there is always a feedback.

Working for free could be a one way ticket to close your business as a photographer.

So think about it.

I usually shoot weddings and corporate. This year I was shooting for third time works that some big company gave to photographers that work on little budget than me but at the end the pictures were not what the client was waiting for so they acepted my estimates and I did the works.

A lot of people think taht to be a photographer you only need a camera and a computer but it's not the true. Real photographers love their work and they continue to study and to invest in theri job and instruction.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Photo Tours
Over the years, I've often been asked if I lead photo tours.
I'm busy international photojournalist corporate and wedding photographer, I've not had the time to pursue the idea, and I usually prefer to teach to professional.
Well, recently two friends of mine, Angelo Tondini and Giovanni Mereghetti, who own a successful photo tour business have asked me lead several trips through their photography tour company each year, including Guinea Bissau,Guinea Conakry,Mali,Bangladesh,Oman and Ethiopia.
Even if you don't sign up for one of the trips I'm leading, check out all the others that we offer, we are great photographers and teachers and we established as a leader in the specialized, photography tour business.
Here the links:
Viaggi fotografici
Corsi fotografia
Viaggio Bangladesh
Viaggio Oman