Thursday, December 10, 2015

The 51st Street Speakeasy


Located between Western Ave and Classen Circle in the heart of Oklahoma City, the 51st Street Speakeasy is one of the metro’s most popular neighborhood bars. It’s the perfect spot for a night out with friends, eats and drinks on the patio, or any private event or occasion.
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The 51st Street Speakeasy or copy and paste http://51stspeakeasy.com/

The Exposure Value System (EVS)


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http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/the-exposure-value-system-evs/

6 Tips For Photographing Live Performances


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6 Tips For Photographing Live Performances


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https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=3135481703952267896#editor/target=post;postID=6275760744179644693

Sunday, December 6, 2015

How to Avoid Blurry Photos


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How to Avoid Blurry Photos

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http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/how-to-avoid-blurry-photos/

Friday, November 27, 2015

My Cost of Doing Business (CDB) Formula


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I do destination photography. I keep it as simple as possible for myself and my client. All of my work is based on the NPPA (National Press Photographers Association) Cost of Doing Business (CDB) calculator. (https://nppa.org/calculator)

Studio rate: The studio is the base and support system for a photography business. You must know what your CDB is, and include it in the formula for arriving at your "Day Rate".

Day rate: I have a daily rate for a 10 hour day. I figure for 10 hours to include daily travel time and expenses to and from a job site. I also charge an hourly rate for daily time over 10 hours. This rate is negotiable for times when travel time is short for the day before work on the actual assignment begins. Example: travel and check-in takes 4 hours on a Monday. Project work actually begins on Tuesday morning.

Travel: gas, car rental, tolls, flight, etc. Any expense of getting my equipment and personal needs to and from a job is added here.

Per Diem: Food and lodging.

Incidentals: Any expense over and above normal per diem expenses
that must be met in order for me to complete my assignment.

I use the NPPA CDB calculator to figure what my daily Cost of Doing Business is while working in my home studio. This tells me how much I must earn as a "Day Rate" to keep my studio and myself in business. I then add travel, per diem, and incidentals to the equation.

Studio + travel + per diem + incidentals = Project Bid

I will soon post an article with links on where to get info on calculating each item of the above formula.

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Keith Birmingham is a photojournalist with a growing catalog of “Event, Lifestyle, Travel and Stock Photography. If you use articles written by this author for any kind of publication you must include this resource box with the article. For details please contact Keith Birmingham.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Photography Jobs: Average Salary & Career Path Glossary


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Photography Jobs: Average Salary & Career Path Glossary

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https://www.nyfa.edu/student-resources/photography-jobs-average-salary/

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Good Crop Bad Crop – How to Crop Portraits

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Good Crop Bad Crop – How to Crop Portraits


http://digital-photography-school.com/good-crop-bad-crop-how-to-crop-portraits/

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire

"Eve of Destruction" was written my P.F. Sloan, who was latter a founding member of the Grass Roots, in mid-1964. The Turtles recorded it on their debut album early in 1965. The Turtles did not release it as a single unto 1970, just before they broke up. Barry McGuire recorded it in July of 1965, and it became a #1 hit. Politicians of today refuse to learn from history. This song is dedicated to them.




Thursday, November 12, 2015

What Skills do You Need to be a Travel Photographer?




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What Skills do You Need to be a Travel Photographer?


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http://digital-photography-school.com/what-skills-do-you-need-to-be-a-travel-photographer/

The Guide to Image Sharpening in Lightroom


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http://www.digitalphotomentor.com/the-guide-to-image-sharpening-in-lightroom/?utm_source=Digital+Photo+Mentor&utm_campaign=7241cb6811-DPM_Blog_Broadcast&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec33f1d0c3-7241cb6811-263032837&mc_cid=7241cb6811&mc_eid=21478a68a9

Thursday, November 5, 2015

4 Quick Tips for Photoshop Beginners


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4 Quick Tips for Photoshop Beginners

by Mike Moloney

Mike Moloney is the person behind Filter Grade, a cool little shop offering Photoshop filters and resources to photographers and creatives. He also shares more photo editing and photography tips/resources on the Filter Grade Blog.

or copy and paste

http://www.digitalphotomentor.com/4-quick-tips-for-photoshop-beginners/?utm_source=Digital+Photo+Mentor&utm_campaign=59fa5c0d4a-DPM_Blog_Broadcast&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec33f1d0c3-59fa5c0d4a-263032837&mc_cid=59fa5c0d4a&mc_eid=21478a68a9



Monday, August 17, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

How to Shoot Star Trails and Sample Images for You to Practice Stacking

This will be one of my next projects. I am getting desperate for time to spend with my camera. But, in the end the work that I am doing now will enable me to devote more time to my photography.



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How to Shoot Star Trails and Sample Images for You to Practice Stacking


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http://www.digitalphotomentor.com/how-to-shoot-star-trails-and-sample-images-for-you-to-practice-stacking/?utm_source=Digital+Photo+Mentor&utm_campaign=90a4818303-DPM_Blog_Broadcast&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec33f1d0c3-90a4818303-263032837&mc_cid=90a4818303&mc_eid=21478a68a9

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Private Malone






Private Malone


G

I was just out of the service thumbin' through the classifieds

C
When an 
ad that said old Chevy somehow caught my eye

G

The Lady didn't know the year or even if it ran

C
D
G
but I 
had that thousand d
ollars in my h
and.

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It was way back in the corner of this old ramshackle barn

C
With t
hirty years of dust and dirt on that green army tarp

D
C
and 
when I pulled the cover off, It t
ook away my breath

D
what she called a Chevy was a '6
6 Corvette.

C
D
And
 I felt a little guilty as
 I counted out the bills

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C
D
but 
what a thrill I got, when I 
sat behind the w
heel.

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I opened up the glove box and that's when I found the note

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D
G
The d
ate was 1966 t
his is what he w
rote:

CHORUS:


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D
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D
He said my n
ame is P
rivate A
ndrew M
alone

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D
C
D
and if y
ou're reading 
this then I 
didn't make it
 home

G
D
C
D
But for e
very dream that's
 shattered,
 another one comes
 true

C
D
this c
ar was once a dream of mine, 
now it belongs to you

G
D
C
D
and th
ough you may t
ake her and m
ake her your o
wn

G
D
C
D
G

You'll always be 
rid-i
ng with P
rivate M
alone.

Verse: 2


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Well it didn't take me long, I had her running good

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I loved 
to hear those horses thunder underneath her hood.

G

I had her shining like a diamond and I'd put the ragtop down

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D
G
All th
e pretty girls woul
d stop and sta
re as I drove her through town

G

The buttons on the radio didn't seem to work quite right,

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Bu
t it picked up that oldies show, especially late at night

D
C
S
ometimes I thought that if I'd tu
rn real quick I'd see,

D
A soldier riding shotgun, in the
 seat right next to me.

Chorus:


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D
C
D
It was a you
ng man n
amed Pri
vate An
drew Malone

G
D
C
D
Who foug
ht for his cou
ntry and n
ever made it h
ome

G
D
C
D
But for e
very dream that's
 shattered,
 another one comes
 true

C
D
this c
ar was once a dream of his, b
ack when it was new

G
D
C
D
and he
 told me to ta
ke her and m
ake her my o
wn

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D
C
D
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And I was proud to be r
id-i
ng with P
rivate M
alone

Verse: 3


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D

One night it was rainin' hard and I 
took the curve to fast

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C
D

I still don't remember much
 about that fiery 
crash

G

Someone said they thought they saw a soldier pull me out

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D
G
they di
dn't get his name, but I 
know without a d
oubt...

Chorus:


G
D
C
D
It was a you
ng man n
amed Pri
vate An
drew Malone

G
D
C
D
Who foug
ht for his cou
ntry and n
ever made it h
ome

G
D
C
D
But for e
very dream that's
 shattered,
 another one comes
 true

C
D
this c
ar was once a dream of his, b
ack when it was ne

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D
C
D
And I 
know I wouldn'
t be here if
 he hadn't t
agged along

G
D
C
D
 

Oh, Thank-God I was 
rid-i
ng with Pr
ivate M
alone