When dealing with artists, lights, movement, fans, security… why not challenge myself a bit more and grab some shots of… shoes!
I was having a drink with a friend a few weeks back and he asked me what my rates were for weddings. I told him that my average rates come out to $1400 for an 8 hour wedding (I do adjust rates based on what the couple requests 😉 ). He was a bit shocked… Continue reading Q&A: Why professionals charge what they do
Question: My question is this… I took a course in university on Anthropology of Images. One thing that was stressed was taking photos of people, strangers, and kids. I don’t take photos of stranger’s kids for obvious reasons. When you do your walkabouts, how do you feel when taking photos of strangers? Asking them takes… Continue reading Q&A: Asking permission when photographing people
Question: What settings did you use for your train photo? What camera did you use? Did you crop the image?
Question: This question doesn’t come from a specific person, but I’ve received it multiple times in the last year. We receive an email from someone who loves our image and wants to use it for x reason. Let me take a second and monologue about the importance of charging for images. In this day and… Continue reading Q&A: What to charge for my photo?
Question: My niece’s birthday is coming up. She loves photography–she currently has a Canon 60D. What is a good versatile flash for an amateur photographer. I believe she has a 18-200 lens. However, I think she would probably enjoy Adobe Photoshop but there are so many. Any suggestions Pierre? Much appreciated.
Question: Canon or Nikon?
Budding photographers often hear the “Shoot in RAW!!!!” when they first start out. Most do, some don’t. Some pros shoot RAW, some don’t. Personally, I always shoot RAW. What is RAW? I don’t want to get in a big technical discussion as to what RAW really is (you can google that). It is an image… Continue reading Quick tip #1: Why shoot RAW?
Question: Hey Pierre…. iv got a question for ya. Someone is asking me to photograph him while he’s singing on stage. He is an R&B / gospel singer who will be on a small stage in a restaurant. What do I need to preoare myself? I have a 50mm prime, 18-55 and a 55-200. I… Continue reading Q&A: Shooting a singer on stage | Pierre B Photo | Montreal Music Photographer
Random questions received via email, twitter or in person… 🙂 Question: Hi Pierre, I stumbled onto your site this summer. Love it. The re-do is real nice. Tracked you down on twitter and fb so I know when your site gets updated! I started shooting some shows basically in August and love the satisfaction you… Continue reading Q&A | Calibration, straps and more… | Pierre B Photo | Montreal Photographer
Question: I know NOTHING about tripods… other than i need a better one. I know you have to buy the tripod and the head. i really want something better for my food photography, especially for shooting directly overhead. Answer: Manfrotto is great and is what I use (I have 2). You also have more expensive… Continue reading Q&A | What tripod to get?
Question: A friend of mine (*note: riiiiight, a FRIEND of yours) asked me if there was a way to make blurry pictures sharp with software. The blur is mostly from camera shake. I currently use Lightroom to edit my photos but haven’t seen anything in there. Answer: If only there was a magic solution… Continue reading Q&A | Can I make blurry pictures sharp?