I'm a photographer, and next Thursday I'm planning to shoot a fashion editorial in San Francisco. Being a smart cookie, I want to get a permit to shoot so that I don't get stopped, or arrested or, well, anything else nasty. But apparently I must submit the documents in person. What, if anything, can I do? [more inside]
posted by gmb
on Apr 26, 2013 -
I have a friend to runs a pizza place and I am helping him with his menu. We had a question about the legality (in terms of copyright or whatever) when using trademarked items on his menu that he also sells. [more inside]
posted by lampshade
on Apr 18, 2013 -
I've been contacted on Flickr by someone who wants to use a photo of mine for an illustration reference. They ask what the charge would be and offer to send me a print. I'm inclined to agree just for the print - I'd love to see it - but I don't know if photographers usually charge for this kind of thing and don't want to undervalue my work. All my photos are "all rights reserved", if that matters.
posted by Nyx
on Apr 17, 2013 -
I was wondering how photographers have their work featured by companies that mass produce them for sale and which companies would be best to approach? I do a minimalist/modern style of nature photography that I haven't yet seen replicated. Pros often approach me and tell me my work is great so how would I go about having it sold in places that do the selling for you? (I don't even know the term for this!)
posted by tenaciousmoon
on Apr 5, 2013 -
As a photographer, I often spot people on the street who are interesting to me, and of whom I'd like to make portraits. With guys, that's fairly straightforward - I just approach them and ask. However, I'm unsure about how to approach women whom I think would be good portrait subjects. How can I do this without being creepy? [more inside]
posted by gmb
on Jan 30, 2013 -
I feel like I understand a thing or two about light, but I can't figure out how/why this particular phenomenon happens. This photo
I took shows a shadow line cast by my bank (on the right) that seems to just hang in the air. [more inside]
posted by heyho
on Jan 26, 2013 -
I would like to make a poster of the cliffs at Lion's Head, ON
; however, in order to get a shot of the entire cliff without too much distortion, I would ideally be located on the other side of Isthmus Bay, about 4 km away from the cliff. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by jamincan
on Jan 10, 2013 -
I'm an established photographer with a large body of work in travel and performance/event, with a niche in circus arts. I've exhibited in the past, and I'm looking for resources on funding/grants to put on an exhibition in either New York or London. [more inside]
posted by felspar
on Jan 8, 2013 -
I am renting a DSLR camera for five days. If you were doing this, what would you shoot? [more inside]
posted by cribcage
on Jan 7, 2013 -
A week or 2 ago, I came across a photo gallery on imgur.com of photos of Brazilian military police using APCs and bulldozers to tear down favela housing in preparation for the World Cup and Olympics. I think I found it via a link from mefi, or possibly reddit. I have searched both sites for it, and done some googling, but I just can not find it. Hope me?
posted by broadway bill
on Oct 26, 2012 -
Volunteered to hover around company Halloween event & take pictures of cute kids in costume. Turns out that I am Designated Photographer. Help me take some decent pics! [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry
on Oct 15, 2012 -
SFFilter! I have a friend who has a photography assignment due on Monday -- six photos, with the theme of portals/entrances. They need to take photos of six distinctive entranceways/ doorways/ portals/ passages in San Francisco. Places that open up to amazing, distinctive sights and vistas... possibly even some outdoor locations, garden gates, etc. that are semi-enclosed, and have interesting subjects behind them. They'd especially appreciate Art Deco subjects and locations within walking distance of the downtown.
Can the MeFi hivemind recommend some great portals to shoot, with a sense of mystery, wonder, and excitement on what lies beyond?
posted by markkraft
on Oct 3, 2012 -
I'd like some guidance on learning how to paint, and learning how to take photographs. [more inside]
posted by sciurine
on Sep 23, 2012 -
Photographers & photo enthusiasts: Can I find a good professional grade used or new digital camera for under $350-400? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone
on Aug 24, 2012 -
Help me find a photograph from the seventies or eighties of a space-suit-clad person climbing a martian mountain. [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra
on Aug 19, 2012 -
It's time to renew my Flickr Pro account and I'm hesitating. Should I stick with Flickr or not? [more inside]
posted by tommasz
on Aug 13, 2012 -
Does Facebook publish statistics? I'm specifically interested in statistics about photo uploads and camera metadata / popularity. [more inside]
posted by ztdavis
on Aug 2, 2012 -
Help me remember a photographer's name. He photographed his mother's neat and tidy and everything-in-its-place kitchen cabinets and paired them with abusive quotes from his father as he slid further into dementia. I saw his photos in a slide show among other photographers and googling "photographer kitchen cabinets abusive quote" just isn't getting me very far. He may have printed a book.
posted by rhapsodie
on Jul 31, 2012 -
I am a rank beginner at photography. Last night I took my DSLR to an auto race and most of my pictures
turned out blurry
exposed or otherwise sucky. Occasionally
I got lucky
. What am I most likely doing wrong, and how can I get better at shooting cars in motion? I'd appreciate your tips or links to online tutorials. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Jul 29, 2012 -
I need help choosing blogging software that is affordable, not overly complex but still feature-rich for an image-heavy site that will feature blog posts and encourage community interaction. I have a domain and am planning to start a business that my site will support.
I will be building and posting using OS X and iOS. I used to use iWeb. I didn't love it, but it made adding and manipulating media (photos, video, audio) easy, and it wasn't difficult to tweak existing themes to make them uniquely my own. I loved the WYSIWYG interface, but haven't seen any other blogging software like this.
I'm quite adventurous regarding technology, so the more plug-ins or widgets to choose among, the better. I may eventually have a podcast, allow call-in comments, etc.
I do not have a lot of money to put into the blog right now, but will invest more down the line. I need to start out affordably using a platform that will grow with me. There are so many choices out there that I am simply stuck. Please help me narrow my choices!
posted by Piscean
on Jul 13, 2012 -
Can anyone who reads Vietnamese make out the caption below this
photograph? (Warning: gory and/or potentially NSFW war photograph). I'm specifically interested in whether any of the information in the caption could lead to a potential attribution.
posted by Dr. Send
on Jul 9, 2012 -
I use the bing dynamic wallpaper for windows 7 and I can't find out any info on the pics. I have searched extensively and haven't found any site that indexes them or credits the authors etc. All I've found is a way to review the daily bing background on the homepage, but that only goes back 1 week. [more inside]
posted by 1Ronnie1
on Jul 7, 2012 -
Under what lighting and landscape conditions are aperture priority vs. shutter priority more appropriate for capturing motion in water? [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Jul 1, 2012 -
We would like to stop taking "say cheese!!!" pictures of our family, but we get uncomfortable when we're trying to do candids. How do they work? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba
on Jun 18, 2012 -
My wife and I would like to get a digital camera, probably a DSLR, that will take good video as well as stills. We will be using it to shoot pictures of a baby...ok, our baby. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise
on Jun 4, 2012 -
I've got a Canon 5D, an iPhone, and an iPad. What's a good on-the-go solution for uploading photos while bike touring? [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on May 22, 2012 -
I want to frame a 8x10 photograph, but I want to find a really cool place/website to either buy a cool and different picture frame or figure out how to do it myself. Any suggestions?
posted by Mikon6
on May 18, 2012 -
I recently received a request to use a photo I posted on flickr for the cover of an album of 'library music'. The person asking for permission stated that he's "...working on an independent production music album...." What are such collections?
posted by Kronos_to_Earth
on Apr 30, 2012 -
is there an "official" name for those wonderful goofy pieces of plastic/wood with the faces cut out which you stand behind and put your face in the hole and then you look like a crazy moose or a milkmaid or a bikini babe and you get your picture taken and it's hi-larious? [more inside]
posted by quiteliterally
on Apr 27, 2012 -
What's the best micro 4/3 (or similar format) camera for my needs on the market right now (or soon-to-be-released)? [more inside]
posted by syzygy
on Apr 18, 2012 -
I used Canon point-and-shoot cameras before my first DSLR camera, a Nikon D80, which just broke down. I'm interested in getting a new DSLR camera. [more inside]
posted by remi
on Apr 17, 2012 -
I'm going to be in the Bay Area in early May and whilst I'm there I'm going to be shooting presskit photos of some local musicians. I'm looking for locations in which to shoot a Metal band; can the hive mind help me find some?
Difficultly level: No brick walls or rail tracks; motorised transport is not guaranteed; budget is exceedingly small [more inside]
posted by gmb
on Apr 9, 2012 -
A model friend of mine is due to work with a photographer about whom I've heard unsavoury (sexual harassment of models-related) rumours. She's an experienced pro model so would likely not take that kind of crap, but I wonder whether I should pass on my information to her (it is at best second hand), or whether I should just keep my mouth shut (for fear of spreading vicious rumours that might be unfounded).
FWIW (not much) I have met, and don't particularly like, the photographer in question.
posted by gmb
on Mar 24, 2012 -
You're hiring interns and one of your qualifications is for them to be "proficient in Photoshop". What do you expect them to know? [more inside]
posted by book 'em dano
on Mar 20, 2012 -
I have a Nikon D50. I am looking for an upgrade and am having a hard time choosing between D5100 and D7000. Would love to have your recommendation. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by justlooking
on Mar 19, 2012 -
I've inherited my father's 1967 rangefinder camera. The metering doesn't work anymore. Help me take pictures with it again. [more inside]
posted by jgwong
on Feb 22, 2012 -
How do I get my artistic inspiration/mojo back? I have 3 primary artistic outlets: pottery, photography/videography and writing (primarily about my travels and linked to the photography. I seem to be crap at all of them and can't get back in the zone. [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm
on Feb 19, 2012 -