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Start Packing Your Bags!

There are some things in life that it’s never too early to start thinking about. Your next vacation is one of those things! So, let’s start planning your next trip TODAY! On December 1st, 2011, we’ll embark on our first Destination Workshop. And, trust me,  you won’t want to get left behind.

The destination: Monterey Bay, California and Yosemite National Park. However, as every good photographer knows, the journey between home and your destination is just as exciting as the destination itself. So, we’ll be stopping at the Grand Canyon and Sedona, AZ, as well as Redwood and Sequoia National Parks to photograph their natural beauty.

Now, if you’re looking for some laidback, all-inclusive, resort experience, this is not the trip for you! Our photo enthusiasts will be up at dawn (as early as 4:00 am) to capture the early morning light and will be out past sundown to catch the breathtaking western sunset. However, there will be opportunities for rest during the day. This downtime will also allow time for image review and processing.

Not only will this experience provide breathtaking views of the wild west. But, you’ll be enjoying them through the lens of any of our incredible array of Pro Nikon lenses; including 600mm F4.0, 400mm F2.8, 300mm F2.8, and two 200mm F2.0, as well as 14mm F2.8, 17-35 F2.8, 80 to 200 F2.8, 28 to 70 F2.8 and others. Plus, all the tripods, monopods and Really Right Stuff ball heads.

Okay, are you ready to get started?  Here are the details…

When to be ready: December 1st – 13th, 2011

What to expect: We’ll be traveling to California by van. ReallyClassGlass will take care of all the transportation, which is included in your workshop fee. We will be staying at clean, comfortable national hotel chains. Your workshop fee does not include lodging or meals.

How much: The workshop fee is $1989.00 per person and includes use of all of our telephoto lenses and support equipment, as well as travel costs to and from our destination (land travel only).

What to do next: Contact us today to reserve your spot! A $400 deposit will do the trick. You can email us at info@timeless-images.com, visit our Facebook or Twitter page. Or, just call me, Dave, at 913-908-4879. For all the details, and an itinerary, click here.

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Creating Beautiful Photography… That Makes Money!

Whether you started photography as a hobby or you have been snapping pictures professionally for years, understanding how to create photos that sell is integral to your success. By recognizing what your customers are looking for in photography and how you can tailor your images to their needs, you can increase your sales and the quality of your work.

Understand Your Equipment

First things first, you must know what you are working with. Your equipment and your photography settings should be familiar to you. By understanding how your camera takes pictures and the settings for each occasion, you will be able to take better quality photos. Attending a ReallyClassGlass.com workshop can teach you specifics and hone your skills. Websites can also provide inspiration and show you what other photographers are getting paid for. Familiarizing yourself with the industry will only make you a stronger photographer.

Know Your Lighting

The best photographers always seek out the light. No matter what your subject is, still life or portraits, you should always know how the lighting will make the resulting picture look. Working outdoors will provide considerably different options than indoor lighting. Understand how diffusers work and how light can be manipulated. A quick search online will provide you with dozens of lighting options. For the best results, attempt to take pictures using a variety of sources. This will give you the opportunity to test your settings and decide on the best options for your style of photography.

Get in Close

Change the perspective of your image and take pictures from multiple angles. The idea is to have photos that are unique. Imagine how the average person might take the picture and then change it up. Get on the ground and shoot upwards. Grab a step ladder and look down on your subject. By using a refreshing angle or perspective your pictures will stand out above the rest.

Focus on the Eyes

Portrait photography is all about the person in the image. Focusing on the subjects eyes will draw attention to the face in a way that other areas of focus cannot. Regardless of the camera or the lens, be very careful of your point of focus and you can gain a visual impact that will set your images apart.

Centering is Boring

Just like trying a different perspective can make a simple picture stand out, moving your subject off-center can change the feel of your image. Instead of keeping the subject perfectly in the center of the photo, moving it to the side can draw more attention to the size and scale and create a sense of drama.

Regardless of your approach to photography, only practicing and challenging yourself will make you better at what you do. Photographers should never be far from their equipment; you never know when inspiration will strike.

Just getting started!

We’re working on some great blogs now! They’ll be coming your way soon! Thanks for visiting!