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How many of you remember sitting in high school or college right around graduation time and someone came to speak to you about the “real world”? I was asked a few months ago to speak to the entire photography class, some kids were days away from graduating and others still had one more year.
As always they told me to do whatever I wanted which could be a good and bad thing depending on my mood. But I can tell you I kept it pretty clean and mostly PG 13.
What can I tell these students that will resonate with them in their photography life? Can I tell them that most of the kids I graduated with ended up not becoming photographers? That is a true statement and I think it had to be said. If you never face the truth about photography you will be blindsided by how hard it is to make it.
Every time I speak with photographers these days who are looking to go full time I keep reminding them that very few photographers actually can make a sustainable living doing this. I tell them if they have a full time or part time regular job that there is nothing wrong with that. That is a place to start and guarantee some money coming in. The photography starts off as extra cash in your pocket and can turn in to something more.
Really I think you just have to sit back and listen or watch my candid speech that I gave to the photography students at Antonelli Institute.
We all work our butts off day in and day off and Labor Day is our day to take a break. I wanted to share with you a special little sale that I came up with for Labor Day Weekend.
There is a 2 Shirt Random Special that includes 2 FREE wrist bands and 6 stickers for ONLY $22.22 (normal value $35)
Winter is coming so now would be a great time to pick up a hoodie or three. Hoodies are all $5 off and come with 2 FREE wrist bands and 6 FREE Stickers.
If you live outside of the Untied States shipping prices may vary. Unfortunately shipping costs keep going up for shipping around the world. Whatever the shipping costs come out to be is what we pass along to you.
Like the title says, this is how to turn a functioning DSLR into a peephole. I want to let you know that I do not leave the Nikon D800 on the door, that privilege goes to the Nikon N90s film camera.
Everyone knows I like to be different and do things slightly different. When I moved into my new loft and there was no peephole in the door I got the bright idea to turn a SLR and Lens into my peephole.
The first issue was picking the right lens for the job. The lens could not be to long or it would stick out the other side of the door. It also couldn’t be too short or you would never be able to attach an actual camera to it.
So my construction guys came up with the idea to get a PVC pipe, cut a hole in the fire proof door, glue the PVC pipe and slide the lens into it. We got lucky in the fact that the lens fit perfectly into the 2 1/2 inch diameter.
Now when people come to my door I can look through the camera, focus and take pictures of who ever is standing there.
I may attach a DSLR to it from time to time to take pictures of people when they come to my door without knowing I am taking their picture. That would make for a fun scrap book, catching people off guard in pictures.
One thing to think about is if you live outside this may not work for you. I luckily live in a building where my entrance opens up in the inside.