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QUESTION: Good Morning Mr. Seymour,
I want to start freelancing and was wondering where to start with digital cameras.
I'm sure you get this a lot, and it is a very involved answer.
But I am looking for your personal opinion...
Any advice would be awesome...

Thank you!!!

~Briana

ANSWER: HI BRIANA.
I would suggest that you start with magazines and have a good knowledge of the subject that you are writing about, HUNTING SHOOTING AND FISHING. YOU WILL HAVE TO BE ABLE TO PUT A LOT OF WORDS
TOGETHER AND MAKE IT INTERESTING. PHOTOGRAPHY WILL HAVE TO BE GOOD SO START PRACTICING !
It may be a good idea to contact the editor to find out if they have any spacific format or picture size that they require. And down't forget the copy write angle.
And establish a fee per thousand words etc before you start.
Good luck.
martin  

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QUESTION: Good Afternoon Mr. Seymour!
I went out and bought A Canon EOS Rebel T3 1100D....not quite sure what that all means...yet!...I don't have a computer at home for the moment
So I haven't been able to do much research for this camera...yet!! ha
But I took it on a pheasant hunt yesterday with a bunch of friends and started shooting...so much more manually involved then
I thought...but I love it!
I was wondering if you could give me an advice on what or where to start with starting to learn how to effectively use the camera.
I believe strongly that experience is knowledge...but I know that your knowledge of this facet of life would be much more helpful
Until I start practicing more.....
Thank you for all your advice and help...truly appreciated!

~~Bri

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Hi  Briane
Frankly to start freelancing is an almost impassable to answer . because every one has a camera and they think that makes them a photographer. nothing personal .too much competition.
when i started the YELLOW PAGES HAD 1/2 PAGE OF PHOTOGRAPHERS NOW THERE IS THREE FULL PAGES.

FRANKLY ENJOY IT AS A HOBBY
( yellow page is our telephone business directory in uk not sure if you have the same out there )
i personably think that digital photography has made more people take up the hobby because its so much more easy today to get a reasonable shot of something and use the PC to print it up. no more messing about with chemicals in the dark as in the old days !!! which must have put a lot of people off iam sure.
you might find it an advantage to join a local camera club ,meet people . etc
regards Martin

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I have worked in most aspects of still photography, using film and the wet process for 50 years. Employing all film formats 35mm to 8x10 sizes, I went over partly to digital cameras in 02, also PC editing of pictures. I still find film work more demanding , as you have to get it right at the start with no auto settings on the camera to cover my mistakes. Pictorial work is my personal interest. Its is not a good idea for me to suggest a particular make of equipment just a type, and its uses.

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