Michael Fryd

Michael Fryd

Lives in United States Miami Beach, FL, United States
Has a website at www.michaelfryd.com
Joined on Jul 28, 2002

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  • Reasons you may want to "stop down": (1) You want more depth of field.  With some lenses if you shoot wide open you may have the tip of the model's nose in focus, but not her eyes.  If she's not ...
  • I don't see how you would add IR subject tracking to a typical sensor, without impinging on the ability to capture visible light. This suggests that there is a disadvantage to the mirrorless design. ...
  • "Stopping down" generally refers to reducing the size of the lens's aperture. A 100mm f/2.8 lens has a maximum aperture of f/2.8. However, frequently we will shoot with a smaller aperture diameter. ...
  • The SLR design gets around the issue that film doesn't provide the immediate feedback necessary for aiming, framing, auto-focus, focus-tracking, metering, etc. The mirror initially allowed the use ...
  • I have a friend who has been shooting celebrities for years.  He ha a particularly library of images of one particular famous band.  He has had a number of books published.  Historically, he has ...
  • It's a fair point. For someone who is just starting out, what's the best way to market your business. Word-of-mouth from existing customers isn't an option, as you don't yet have any existing ...
  • Come to Miami.  If you want to make money being being an "event photographer" for local clubs, you only need to be young and cute.   You don't need to be a good photographer. I have a friend who ...
  • But there are multiple foundations upon which to build a business. If you choose to build your business around a solid portfolio, then it makes sense to invest the time and effort to create a ...
  • There is no single "silver bullet" because there are multiple parts of the market where you can make a good living.  Low price, high volume, mediocre product can make you as much money as high ...
  • Yes, there are usually a number of reasonable ways to achieve a particular goal. ==== I am not sure that moving from a single 30 second exposure to a handful of 1/2 second exposures will produce a ...
  • This technique works well for random noise, but not so well for hot pixels or "fixed pattern noise".   For those, you are much better off dong " dark frame subtraction ".  This is frequently what ...
  • My position is that there is not a one to one correspondence between a good portfolio and a successful photography business. I know some local photographers who don't have good portfolios, but make ...
  • I've known a lot of bad photographers who had a lot of confidence. There are many ways of building a successful business. The key is understanding what you are selling. The sign on your door might ...
  • Yes. Imagine the guy with a mediocre portfolio spending a lot of money marketing. His web site promotes how easy he is to work with, how affordable his products are, and his wonderful customer ...
  • Short answer: Set your camera to Auto-ISO.   There is nothing magic about a particular ISO. Long answer: The four major factors that affect image lightness are: (1) Subject Illumination
  • Tell that to the guy who made a million selling "pet rocks", or the people who have made a fortune selling greasy fast food. Great marketing can easily sell mediocre products.   A good product is ...
  • The problem with only building a solid portfolio, is that a great portfolio does you no good if no one ever sees it. Basing your marketing strategy around a good portfolio is not unreasonable, but ...
  • A fast lens can make it easy to produce shallow depth of field, if you know to open up the aperture.  Many non-photographers don't understand how aperture is related to depth of field.  In fact, ...
  • Are you looking for the lens with the best on-paper specs, or the lens that's friendliest to poor photographers. These are very different categories. As the specs improve, you reach a point where ...
  • There is a difference between "sharpness" and "focus".    Being out-of-focus is one factor that can reduce sharpness, however there are others. For instance, the subject may be properly focused, ...
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