I have been able to be a part of the beauty industry for five years now, photographing different hair and makeup artists portfolios and it wasn't until I told my baby sitter that "my call time was at 10 a.m." that I realized that not everyone understood my current lingo. So let me give you five terms that you need to know when working a big production whether that be with HMUA (Hair and Make Up Artists), stylists or video team. Call time — this is the time that you need to be at work. This is the time when everyone else is going to be … [Read more...] about Five terms successful fashion and beauty photographers know & use
Everybody is talking about the movement to smaller and lighter cameras such as the Sony A7 series, Panasonic GH4, and Fuji models. This new group of mirrorless cameras are known as a DSLM, or digital single-lens mirrorless camera. Let me explain A traditional film camera with an interchangeable lens was known as a single-lens reflex camera (one lens, with a mirror). The mirror provides the photographer with the image you see in the viewfinder. Traditional mirrors show the environment exactly as your eyes would see it. As technology progresses, … [Read more...] about What is a DSLM?
I took the time to read comments on this site, as well as a few other sites, and found that there are some terms that need some clarification for use in the photo world. Some are quite comical, and some are just plainly mistakenly used in place of another term. So here's a quick list of words that were commonly misunderstood. If you've got any other's that you know of, feel free to comment, share and help others learn the lingo! F-Stop What it isn't: Shutter speed What it is: F-stop is another term that refers to the aperture setting. The … [Read more...] about Commonly Misunderstood Photo Words
Editor's Notes: This is a followup article on the new changes that are pending to Facebook that affect photographers (). At Photofocus, we do not offer legal advice and suggest that you consult with professional groups like ASMP or discuss with your own lawyer. Social media terms of service are a huge discussion for media creators. Recently, Facebook updated their terms effective January 1, 2015 which bring more transparency to how they're collecting and using information. The newly-introduced explains: What others see about you How others … [Read more...] about Facebook’s Privacy Terms for 2015