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RhysM

RhysM

Joined on Aug 15, 2007

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  • I think it's perfectly reasonable. Photography students and wannabe self-taught photographers are almost as common as out of work actors/models. Getting the experience of this internship on your ...
  • Sorry to be blunt, but natural light = "I don't know/haven't invested the time to learn how to use artificial lighting sources properly".
  • Generally very poor. Some photographers, who have found a niche or who have tapped into a few loyal and well-heeled clients do well, but 9 out of 10 struggle to make more than a basic living. In ...
  • The thing to remember though, is that the person being asked to record a song for a week-long radio spot, would be a very small fish and probably would charge a modest amount based on their time. ...
  • My 99% figure comes from personal experience, chatting with other photographers who are friends, meeting photographers at conventions, talking to them at weddings I attend, conversing at ...
  • Of course not, but a 50% mark up is universal whether he would usually charged $50, $500 or $5000 bucks. My post wasn't about how much to charge, but the mark up for the image rights based on how ...
  • The problem is what you've suggested is a flawed business model. This is because the people you suggest I employ are already out there and already taking the work from the "old school/real ...
  • I'd say 5x is a bit excessive, given the subject matter. It's not like you need to protect against the images ending up on the front cover of Time Magazine. If you'd normally charge $500 I'd come ...
  • I have a iMac as my main editing computer, but I also have a MacBook Pro for travelling. The MacBook has a 512GB SSD, Intel i7 CPU and 16GB of RAM, so a very capable machine in it's own right so ...
  • It could also be argued that for 99.99% of photographers, photography is actually a regular job and they could be bettered served by working by the hour, selling their images as a commodity. This ...
  • On my full frame gear 24mp has almost always been enough, only very occasionally do I feel a few more would have improved an image or got me in with a closer crop. But to be honest I should have ...
  • I think to take your point a step further, that the real issue is the majority of people who come here wanting "advice", really only want to hear, what they want to hear. They want unconditional ...
  • It's a very literal and arbitrary definition. It's akin to saying a mason is someone who builds things with bricks or stone, ergo everyone who has ever built something with bricks/cement is a mason.
  • Yes, 99% is probably an exaggeration, but I suspect not by much! I think the number of "camera operator" type photographers massively exceeds those who produce original and truly creative work. So ...
  • I think where we differ is in so much that I don't believe everyone who calls themselves' a photographer is necessarily an artist, or someone who creates original art or creative value. Let's say ...
  • You make some good points. However I feel they are not easily comparable. A business producing a magazine with multiple pages is only comparable to photography if the photographer was shooting ...
  • I'm not sure I agree with the whole notion of getting paid more based on the use/genre. In any other industry that might be considered discrimination/extortion. Would you expect a camera store to ...
  • It's about association. Produce a calendar for charity and have a Ford badge in the photo, are you saying Ford are endorsing the charity? Likewise if you show a photo of an armed robber getting out ...
  • But do people not realise the reality of the situation is that it's impossible to stop or even meaningfully reduce copyright infringement? In a world of high speed internet connections, high ...
  • Never said anything about being in the US. Another one of those conclusions you seem to quickly jump to.
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