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Janis J. Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2005
 

the right equipment


 
 
hi, it's that certain somebody again who cant seem to get anything right. I really am puzzled. some day I want to set up my own photography studio, I mean really professional. I really want to do this right so I thought why not ask the people who are already fixed in photography. I wanna take pictures of people professionally, but I dont know aht kind of lighting I should buy or what other props I might need. please respond!


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8/5/2005 7:44:13 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Debby, you are needed!


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8/5/2005 7:52:44 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  Kerry,
lol,lol,
I've got to tell you,with whats been goin' on -I just don't know anymore,
ya know?
But Janis,
If you are really intrested please start by entering a gallery if possible - as you will see by this thread- some things can be better helped by us seeing how things are porgressing and then the changes can be suggested .
here is a good place to start:
http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=17534
try that thread and then post your more detailed questions back ,ok.
and we will all be glad to help.
Debby


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8/5/2005 7:58:07 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   When I first saw the title to this thread, I though I could help but what I had in mind was a Bunn coffee pot and a big cup!

Janis, lighting equipment is like cameras. There really is no "right" equipment, only choices. Perhaps you can be a little more specific about what you are wanting (hot lights, strobes, etc.) and Debby or someelse skilled in studio work can point you in the right direction.


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8/5/2005 8:08:27 AM

 
Janis J. Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2005
  thanks for your suggestions but I really dont know what any of those are used for. please help direct me. it might help you to understand that i'm only 13. if you were to shoot professional photos of children, what would you use for a good lighting system? also, if shooting sports, how much would you sell photos to the parents for? thanks for all your help so far.


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8/5/2005 8:23:13 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  LOL, KERRY-THATS WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT! BEEN EDITING(DID I SPELL THAT RIGHT,..) SINCE 5:00 AND I KNOW I AM NOT SUPPOSED TO BUT THERE IS A SECOND POT CALLING TO ME.....LOL

JANIS,
YES, THAT TELLS ME A LITTLE MORE.
PLEASE AGAIN READ THAT THREAD.I KNOW THAT IT IS LONG BUT, THERE ARE LINK TO THE TYPE OF LIGHT SETS I USE, AND PLEANTY OF EXAMPLES USING HOT LIGHTS ETC. AND THE GIRLS AND I ,ALONG WITH EVERYONE ELSE WILL HELP- BUT TO START YOU MUST KNOW A LITTLE ABOUT WHAT WE WANT TO ACCHIEVE AND THE DIFFERENCES OUT THERE.
OK, AND SPORTS PRICING UUUGGGHHH- THIS IS SO HARD,LOL
HONEY, IT IS WHAT EVER THE MARKET WILL BARE OR THE NEED FOR THEM.
QUICK STORY ( YOU'LL LIKE THIS KERRY)-I AM AT THE BMX NATIONALS, THERE IS A ACCIDENT( SHOWN IN MY GALLERY) I WAS THE ONLY ONE IN THE WHOLE ARENA TO GET IT I GEUSS( AND I DON'T KNOW HOW)
THE KID CAME OUT OK -AND WORD FLEW THAT WE HAD GOT IT-SO MANY PEOPLE ASKED
COULD THEY GET COPIES OF IT AND THIER KID- NOW, I DID NOT WANT TO SORT KIDS FROM THAT BIDG OF A EVENT- SO I TOLD PEOPLE $20.00 I'LL BURN YA A CD OF THE WHOLE 3 DAYS WORTH, CRASHES AND ALL-IT WAS JUST EASIER AND NO PRINTING-JUST BURN A DISK-NOT ONE-THATS RIGHT NOT ONE-CAME AND PAID FOR THAT DISK.
SO IT IS THE DEMAND AND TWHAT THE MARKET WILL BARE.(AND THEY ALL TOLD US WOW, I CAN'T GET A 8X10 FOR THAT.)
WELL, WE'LL WAIT TO HEAR BACK FROM YA.


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8/5/2005 8:39:45 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Sounds typical. Everyone wants a copy - until they discover it will cost them something.

Janis, the thread Debby mentioned is long but it is full of info. Read it and it will tell you a lot.

Debby is correct about pricing. Just start with a low price but make sure you cover your costs and make a little profit. As time passes and you get even better, more people will approach you about shooting something THEY want specifically. Then you can start raising your prices.


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8/5/2005 8:45:49 AM

 
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