These so called professional take their profile pictures with their web cam and iPhone in bad light and call it an appropriate picture for their professional public image on social media.
It just drives me crazy as a photographer.
Com-on people spend a little cash and get a real professional headshot done by a professional photographer.
Which person would you trust as a professional if you saw these pictures on their social media page?
0 Comments Published by Wayne Wallace on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:44 AM.
I shot a corporate event at the Voodoo Rooftop Nightclub Lounge the other night in Las Vegas at the Rio Casino. They had some Go-Go Dancers and one of them inspired me to do some slow shutter art with her dance moves. I set my camera to ISO 125, Aperture 5.6 and a shutter speed of 1 second. After blasting the dancer with my camera flash I did my own little dance with the camera waving it around in the air capturing all the neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip!
The results are quite cool!
Let me know what you think.
Here's a SmugMug gallery of images
I created an animated gif of the images in Photoshop CS5.
1 Comments Published by Wayne Wallace on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 10:27 PM.
Have you seen one of these little squares yet?
|QR Code for mobile website m.waynewallacephotography.com|
There's a huge buzz about these things called QR Codes for marketing and driving people to your website. QR Codes are quickly becoming a very known thing. You see them everywhere you look. It's basically a fancy bar code that can link to your website or your contact information.
As a photographer I really like this QR code technology too, but not for the typical reasons of putting them on your marketing materials which is a great thing too.
The thing I'm excited about is putting them on my images that I publish on the web. My new photography studio policy is to watermark all my web images with my QR Code. This QR Code points to my mobile website http://m.waynewallacephotography.com
|Using QR codes on photographs as a form of copyright identification|
Why Should You Consider Do This Too?
Photographers have put traditional copyright stamps and or their logo on their pictures for years now as you see at the bottom of my image above.
If you think about it for a minute having a smart barcode on your image is way better than a traditional logo or copyright stamp. It's a smart barcode that points back to your website and it can be used to identify you as the copyright owner and creator of the image.
Also, it's my belief that as QR Codes become more popular Google and other search engines like Bing will start offering more services related to QR Codes and indexing them which could mean more traffic and exposure for you and your services.
The other obvious benefit right now is that if your image gets copied and posted on different web sites viewers can scan it with their smart phone and jump right to your website to see more of your work and possibly hire you.
I like using this QR Code reader on my iPhone it works great.
There are many readers and QR Code generators out there.
I used this one to create this QR Code
Google has an app called Goggles which allows you to search the web based on a picture. If I take a picture of this blog post Google Goggles will even recognize the QR Code embedded in the image and provide a link to my website.
As we all know Google indexes images right now, but don't you think they can easily scan those images looking for QR codes embedded in them and provide additional related information to the web surfer? After all, Googles main job is to provide relavant search results, right?
I think QR codes are a great technology for photographers, what do you think?
5 Comments Published by Wayne Wallace on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 10:44 AM.
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1 Comments Published by Wayne Wallace on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 9:06 PM.
The basic concept is you take multiple pictures are different exposures so you can capture the greatest amount of detail in brightest and darkest areas of the scene. Then you also take multiple pictures of the scene from left to right so you can capture way more than you could possibly do with a single picture.
The end result is a picture that you could not possibly create with a single picture.
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3 Comments Published by Wayne Wallace on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10:28 AM.
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0 Comments Published by Wayne Wallace on Thursday, November 04, 2010 at 9:54 AM.
We use an online greeting card program that allows you to upload your pictures and create and sent custom cards and gifts to your friends and family with your pictures on them.
This is a great idea for all the upcoming holidays!
This is a great program for anyone with a camera professional or amateur. It's super easy to use.
Step 1: Choose a card
Step 2: Upload your photos and customize
Step 3: Send it
Give it a try here http://www.wallacephotobiz.com
Give me a call if you have any questions (702) 518-9965.
0 Comments Published by Wayne Wallace on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 5:51 AM.