July 3, 2017 06:08 AM Information
Typical Estimate / Day Rate I am often asked what is a typical estimate? What is your day rate? There is no typical estimate. Day rates, once the standard used by photographer's is no longer standard. Instead, estimates are determined by scope of the project dependent on specific facts. To provide an accurate estimate the most important information needed is an image shot list with specific project details. Most clients call so early in the planning stages they have yet to establish a shot ......
July 1, 2017 06:28 AM Information
For fast viewing of high res digital image files I use ACDSee Pro 10. Without it, large images can lock up computers not designed for photography. Also, without it, images can be cumbersome slow for image viewing. Pro 10 retails for $100, and regularly on sale for a 50% discount. The only difference in Pro and Standard ($60 retail, $30 on sale), Pro allows embedding metadata within the file, such as keywords, captions, etc. If you don't use metadata, Standard w ......
July 3, 2017 05:22 AM Information
First Reduce room lighting and try to avoid reflections in the monitor. If the room is too bright the monitor will probably be set too bright. Second If experiencing viewing issues, first try a different monitor. Did you see any improvement from monitor to monitor? Older monitors (2 years or more) are usually out of color (out of calibration). While newer monitors are best, sometimes they need a little tweaking. LCD Monitors are Brighter Newer LCD monitors are much brighter. If you have them too ......
October 10, 2017 09:57 AM Information
What is Blue Hour PhotographyBlue hour refers to the darker stages of morning and evening twilight, when the Sun is quite far below the horizon, coloring the sky deep blue. Definition of Blue HourOn a clear day, the transition between day and night can be a colorful spectacle, with the indirect sunlight tinting the sky yellow, orange, red, and blue. The blue hour refers to the phase of twilight when the Sun is so far below the horizon that the light's blue wavelengths dominate. Because the blue ......
July 1, 2017 06:56 AM Information
Video production consists of two segments: 1. Filming Raw Video 2. Video Packaging. Each is separate of the other and each is billed as a separate service. Packaging is always an optional service. LENGTH OF PACKAGED VIDEO Obviously, the longer the video, the more it costs. Most companies overestimate the amount of time needed to communicate their message. Even the most complex business can be summarized in two to three minutes. Any longer and you will likely lose your audience. That said, in the ......
July 1, 2017 07:10 AM Information
Packaged video is when Mark takes the raw video clips, edits it, adds titles, music, voice overs, and produces, usually a 2-3 minute polished video, much like a TV commercial. ONE: CONCEPT PLANNING | BRAINSTORMING Conference call between client and Mark to discuss video concepts, script ideas, visuals, design elements and scope of project. The first thing is simply for Mark and the Client getting on the same page to produce what the client needs. This typically only takes about 30-minutes to 1-h ......
July 1, 2017 05:25 AM Information
Here are ways a Client can lower costs of video production 1. MANAGE THE LENGTH OF YOUR VIDEO The sweet spot for most videos is around two to three minutes. Most people who look at video online have so much to choose from that the subject better be pretty interesting if it's going to run more than five minutes. In terms of budget, every minute you add to the video increases the amount of time the video will take to produce. Although a video session day will generally be based the filming schedul ......
July 3, 2017 05:56 AM Information
Mark Davis created all photographs and video (the work) displayed on this website. All work is the exclusive property of Mark Davis and he owns the copyright to the same. The work is displayed online solely for potential client consideration in retaining Mark's services, to view work in progress, view completed work, or for clients to download final images, as agreed by separate written agreement. Unless there is a written agreement regarding use of work displayed on this website, the wo ......
July 3, 2017 05:58 AM Information
Privacy is important. I do not like my information handed out to anyone and I will not do that to you. This policy is simple. I, Mark Davis, own and personally operate this website. Any personal information collected via contact forms, order forms, agreements, etc... will not be shared, sold or leased to any third party. Any email addresses collected are never shared, sold or leased to any third party. Sessions and cookies are used on this website but no personal information is ga ......
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