Thursday, March 20, 2008

Rural Photography Story (Funny)

This story on Mother Earth News about Becoming a Rural Photographer is a riot!

The author actually believes (or writes) you can start a photography business with a $400 initial investment.

... but it doesn't have to be a wallet buster. You can find a good, used 35mm snapper—with lens—for between $75 and $300 (new ones start around $150 and go on upway up—from there). Larger-format, 2-1/4 cameras usually cost somewhere between $100 and $300 used (while new ones start at $300).

I sure would like to know where you can get a good 35mm camera for $300!  I spent over $15,000 this year on 35mm cameras and I only got two of them!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Nikon D3 Reviews (Wow D3 Rules!)

From Photo.Net A Nikon D3 Review

I am personally in love with the D3.  I cannot get enough of the 4000-5000 ISO with the wonderful frame rate and ergonimics of the Nikon D2Xs.

...the D3 is highly responsive. Powering it up takes a mere 120 milliseconds and its shutter lag is a short 37ms. The D3 can capture 9 frames per second with a RAW buffer around 17 frames, depending on the exact setting. Similar to the D2X/D2Xs, the D3 has a high-speed crop mode...

That high speed crop mode  turns the D3 in a DX format  camera, storing around 8MP from the middle of the sensor.  The D3 automatically enters this mode when you attach a DX lens.

The D3 is Nikon's first installment to full-35mm-frame FX-sensor DSLRs, and they chose to introduce a sports and news DSLR that has excellent low-light performance. Those were precisely the major weaknesses previously in Nikon's DSLR line up. For those who would like a DSLR optimized for sports, news, and wedding photography, the D3 is probably the top choice. Since the D3 can handle ISO 3200 easily and provides very acceptable 6400 results, it changes the approach to indoor and low-light photography. 

  • 12.1MP
  • CMOS sensor, Nikon FX format
  • DX (24x16mm) and 5:4 (30x24mm) crops.
  • 14-bit capture options
  • Multi-CAM 3500 FX AF with 15 cross type
  • 9 fps capture
  • 11 fps DX mode
  • 200 to 25600 ISO (Very Usable up to about 12000)
  • Dual Compact Flash (CF) memory card storage
  • AF fine tune Per Lens!!
  • Virtual horizon (built in electronic "bubble level")
It has live vew too but that would only be useful for me if I was shooting architecture or something.

Cory Trese
ph#: 937-609-9644

Monday, March 10, 2008

Black and White Wedding Photography

As a professional wedding photographer in Dayton I am always interested in discussions of wedding photography techniques new and old.

Capturing your wedding in a truly unique way

New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA

"Black and white is also more forgiving of everyday details," adds Christian Oth, the Chelsea wedding photographer who shot Amanda Peet's wedding. ...

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Naples News Story about wedding package Naples beach wedding Prize

Couples to compete for a chance to win a Naples beach wedding

Bonitanews (subscription) - Naples,FL,USA

... with flowers and music, limousine service by Naples Transportation and Tours, wedding cake, a horse-drawn carriage, photography and video of the event. ...

I spend a lot of time searching for stuff on Digital Wedding Photography and I saw this story about a wedding package give-away on Naples News site.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Destination wedding scam in the Dominican Republic

As a professional wedding photographer, I am often concern about wedding-related scams. If you are planning a wedding -- Be Careful!

From The Travel Plan Idea Blog

We talked about destination weddings not too long ago and how they are supposed to reduce stress. That isn't happening for British and Canadian couples who had destination weddings in the Dominican Republic but haven't gotten their marriage certificates.

For other information you could see the FAQ (Frequently Asked Wedding Photography Questions) on my web site for California Wedding Photography.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Amherst Media Presents New Book by Bill Hurter: 'Master Lighting Guide for Wedding Photographers'

As a California Wedding Photographer I am always interested in new trends and techniques in digital wedding photographer and I am a big fan of Bill Hunter, a master wedding photographer.

Amherst Media Presents New Book by Bill Hurter: 'Master Lighting ...
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

On the wedding day, photographers have just a few minutes to perfectly capture critical moments--from the walk down the aisle, to the exchange of rings, ...