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Forum: Photography & Design Arts 10-09-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By TommyH
I started with a blade mqx which they no longer...

I started with a blade mqx which they no longer make. There is a newer one that Blade has and there are several other brands out now for smaller sized ones.
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 07-05-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By TommyH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeuKQ63w5lk#t=127

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeuKQ63w5lk#t=127
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 07-05-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By TommyH
And two steps back. It's a real shame, for those...

And two steps back. It's a real shame, for those of us who want to fly legally and safe. If the FAA would just make the regulations and laws so we know what we need to follow and do to be legal with...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 03-13-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By TommyH
That's awesome. Pricing your services is always...

That's awesome. Pricing your services is always the hardest. There are so many factors that from one person to the next it can vary greatly. From you actual costs to where you live.

The first...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 03-10-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By TommyH
There is a lot of great info here: Pricing Guides...

There is a lot of great info here: Pricing Guides | American Society of Media Photographers (http://asmp.org/links/32#.Ux46L_ldWSo)

There is some calculators on this link: The Guide To Pricing...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 03-10-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By TommyH
hmm I typed up a response to this but it never...

hmm I typed up a response to this but it never posted.

This is both great and potentially bad news. The great side is people like me who want to pursue this can without the fear. Then once...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 03-07-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By TommyH
I was going to say the same thing. I think they...

I was going to say the same thing. I think they are repairable but you would need to contact canon support. It could be something as simple as a camera setting, broke spring so it wont pop up, or a...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 03-02-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By TommyH
the crazy thing is like what just happened to me....

the crazy thing is like what just happened to me. I submit an interior photograph it gets rejected due to copyright things (I was thinking tv brand, name on stove, etc.) I check my image see none of...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 02-05-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By TommyH
personally I haven't been a big fan of the stock...

personally I haven't been a big fan of the stock sites (micro stock like most ask about). Giving your images away to mass produce at very low costs. However thinking about things I might give it a...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 01-25-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By TommyH
ya anytime you have something unique, that sells....

ya anytime you have something unique, that sells. I have a photo that I shot, during a hurricane at high tide. I waded in thigh high deep water with my equipment to get my angle and shot while all...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 01-23-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By TommyH
Ya, payment upfront, deposit for half, or signed...

Ya, payment upfront, deposit for half, or signed contract showing amounts. You can always offer a refund if they are not satisfied. At least with a contract you can take them to court and have...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 01-23-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By TommyH
Welcome to the thread, I have been pretty...

Welcome to the thread, I have been pretty inactive as of late but I will try to answer some of your questions from my personal experience with stock photography.

There can be a great income from...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 12-12-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By TommyH
I keep separate insurance as that is a business...

I keep separate insurance as that is a business experience. And once the equipment leaves the home it's not covered normally by the home owners insurance. You car insurance might pick it up while...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 12-12-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By TommyH
To me at this point I would have to say chalk it...

To me at this point I would have to say chalk it off as a lesson learned. I will only do work without upfront payment for repeat customers. I do offer a full refund if the client though is not...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 12-10-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By TommyH
Right now I am all by myself. My CPA said I would...

Right now I am all by myself. My CPA said I would be ok for taxes by the way I was doing things and until I went to being incorporated then a CPA would be benefiicial. I do use quickbooks online for...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 12-02-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By TommyH
Amazon's drone delivery: How would it work? -...

Amazon's drone delivery: How would it work? - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/02/tech/innovation/amazon-drones-questions/)
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 12-02-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By TommyH
This is even better of a deal, I noticed the...

This is even better of a deal, I noticed the above one went off sale and up by 20 dollars. However this is even better then the one I got at $25 dollars less then the combo I paid for. Not sure how...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 11-30-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By TommyH
This is a steal

Anyone in the market need to look at these. What a price, $300 off

Nikon 1 J1 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 10-30mm VR Zoom 27528...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 11-30-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By TommyH
Gopro hero is great for action and just all...

Gopro hero is great for action and just all around shots. I have a silver and it does just fine for my needs. The black version usually 399, is what you see for xtreme sporting events, some...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 11-20-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By TommyH
The 1st FAA Prosecution of a Civilian Drone UAV -...

The 1st FAA Prosecution of a Civilian Drone UAV - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV0HEzQM_Uw&feature=youtu.be)
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 11-10-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By TommyH
It's going to be a big thing not just for aerial...

It's going to be a big thing not just for aerial photography/videography. Those that are in the service with training on these things can have a nice career when they get out.

I can't wait till...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 11-09-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By TommyH
I have also noticed a lot of tv shows starting to...

I have also noticed a lot of tv shows starting to use these drones. Which makes me question how they get approval or are they just doing it without right now. I know it's commercial work as that's...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 11-09-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By TommyH
I saw that as well. It's getting closer to a...

I saw that as well. It's getting closer to a reality. I just love the comments, I'm going to shoot it down. Really you will unload your rifle into the air with no regards to what might happen to...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 11-05-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By TommyH
I just started using instagram. The person we use...

I just started using instagram. The person we use to do our social media suggested setting one up (young person in HS). I found uploading a photo from my website to be cumbersome, we have to process...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 11-05-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,041
Posted By TommyH
I got the same email even though I don't even...

I got the same email even though I don't even know that I am part of it yet. I filled out the info so guess they send it to everyone they have an email for. But I have got no phone calls saying I can...
Forum: Real Estate 10-29-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,645
Posted By TommyH
I have to agree with Lorah and respectfully...

I have to agree with Lorah and respectfully disagree as well.

Photos and now upcoming videos are helping agents in my area get the people in the door. The photos I provide have driven my sellers...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 10-23-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,041
Posted By TommyH
That's good to know. I might have to keep this in...

That's good to know. I might have to keep this in the back of my mind in the event that things slow down and I need something quick to make a little extra cash.
Forum: Real Estate 10-23-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,645
Posted By TommyH
Hey there. You should also come and look into the...

Hey there. You should also come and look into the photography forum. I shoot real estate down in Florida. The best way to approach the camera phone reps is a couple of ways. You show them a before...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 10-22-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,041
Posted By TommyH
That's not bad if they keep you busy or you have...

That's not bad if they keep you busy or you have other things going on. Guess would also depend on the mileage you have to travel for the job as well.
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 10-22-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By TommyH
I have gone into the real estate thread from time...

I have gone into the real estate thread from time to time but not to advertise my service. I generally go in there to get an agents perspective. Things that work to get into the offices and what will...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 10-22-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By TommyH
Ya, there are a lot of...

Ya, there are a lot of photographers/videographers who still do it even though it is illegal (for commercial purposes). You can do it for a hobby as long as there is no pay involved.

There is a...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 10-22-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,041
Posted By TommyH
That's great to hear. I would like to add this as...

That's great to hear. I would like to add this as an egg but afraid I am already to busy to pick up anything additional. Would like to hear more on how many jobs/opportunities arise from this...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 10-14-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By TommyH
Yes I think single stories will show well in...

Yes I think single stories will show well in video especially if they are close to something like a park, great school, or maybe like a shopping center with restaurants and shops within walking or...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 10-12-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By TommyH
Ya Lorah it would be much cheaper to use one of...

Ya Lorah it would be much cheaper to use one of these drones/quadcopters for use like this and much cheaper. Even with a pilot license your husband will still have to charter or rent the plane plus...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 10-10-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By TommyH
So I picked up a small quadcopter/drone. There is...

So I picked up a small quadcopter/drone. There is nothing automated about it I have to fly it and be in control of it at all times. I have been flying in my backyard so I can get a feel for things...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 10-07-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By TommyH
Aerial Photography (AP)

Does anybody have any hands on with this here? I am looking to get into it and I know there are several ways.

Poles - cheap and can get you up in the air quickly. Just afraid of sway in the wind,...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 09-26-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,041
Posted By TommyH
What part of Florida are you in? I'm in Florida...

What part of Florida are you in? I'm in Florida as well, Jacksonville.
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 09-12-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,638
Posted By TommyH
Are you looking for direct hire or freelance? I...

Are you looking for direct hire or freelance? I am not sure of any direct hire companies for this but for freelance I am on and have had luck with elance.com and thumbtack.com

More luck on...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 09-10-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,041
Posted By TommyH
Would like to hear more about them as well.

Would like to hear more about them as well.
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 09-03-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,729
Posted By TommyH
Basic Terminology

Below is some basic terms with descriptions that are commonly used in our thread posts. I am sure there will be terms I forget to add. If you notice a mistake or want something added please shoot...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 09-02-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By TommyH
Yes this is true, I have a zoom lens. It's an...

Yes this is true, I have a zoom lens. It's an 11-16mm. So yes this would not tend to lend itself to the portrait area.

The typical user though when they say "zoom" they think telephoto, or semi...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 09-02-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By TommyH
Agree typically go wider for landscapes unless...

Agree typically go wider for landscapes unless you can put a great distance between you and the shot. Zoom will be good for details while you are shooting your landscapes, close up of flowers,...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 08-29-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By TommyH
Anything specific? What interests you to...

Anything specific? What interests you to photograph? Questions about camera settings?
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 08-29-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By TommyH
Check out the reviews and features that can be...

Check out the reviews and features that can be found on the web as others mentioned. Like Andrew mentioned you might find that one has more or features you want when the others don't. That will help...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-23-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,345
Posted By TommyH
Thanks everyone for the quick and informative...

Thanks everyone for the quick and informative responses. I agree I think paying for a few articles from different writers would be best. I did not realize that even some established writers will only...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-22-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,345
Posted By TommyH
Looking for a Writer

Hi all,

Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but I am a photographer and looking for someone to write some content for me. I am great at photography but writing and finding time to do...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 08-11-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By TommyH
There is another shower going on tonight and next...

There is another shower going on tonight and next couple of days. Get your cameras out and try to get some shoots.
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 08-11-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By TommyH
Welcome to forum. What kind of camera...

Welcome to forum.

What kind of camera equipment do you have? Once I know what you have I can maybe send or point you to some places to look into.

If you are looking to get into real estate...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 08-11-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By TommyH
Sounds like fun. Hopefully you get it would love...

Sounds like fun. Hopefully you get it would love to see your work with the video. I know all about just starting and trying to figure out pricing.

Such a hard topic b/c it varies so much. I know...
Forum: Photography & Design Arts 08-08-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By TommyH
While I am still honing my video techniques I am...

While I am still honing my video techniques I am not sure on the going rates.

I believe a photographer in my area that does real estate video charges like $300+ per video and that is just pan and...
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