Author Archives: Jim The Photographer

About Jim The Photographer

I am a photographer from Manchester, Connecticut. My photographic interests are many and varied.

Too Short to Be a Model? Never!

Not long ago, while in the gym, I gave my business card to a very beautiful, very fit lady.  She was about five foot, eight inches tall.  She had a nice figure; she was not rail thin.  Without being gross, … Continue reading

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Is the Time of Day Important?

  Over the years a lot of ink has been spilled over the issue of light in photography.  The “golden hour” is the holy grail of photographic light.  The “golden hour(s)” are those times right after sunrise and just before … Continue reading

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Low Cost B&W Prints?

Do you want low cost black and white prints?  How about 11x14s for $1.00 each?  Unbelievable?  Yes! but no! Staples offers blue print services.  You can go to them with your black and white photographs, cropped to the size you … Continue reading

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Select Portfolio 04

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Jim the Photographer, Manchester CT  e-mail: Select Portfolio 4:  Brianne Welcome to the fourth page of my select portfolio!  To best view the images, right click them and open in a new tab or page. This is Brianne at … Continue reading

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Great Sites For Photo Shoots Around Manchester CT — part 2

Great Sites For Photo Shoots Around Manchester CT — part 2 People often want to find great sites for taking outdoor portraits and fashion shoots.  Manchester, CT offers a number of great photo sites that work well for this type … Continue reading

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The Sunny 16 Rule

I read a number of photography forums and I regularly read questions to the effect, “I’ve decided to shoot in manual mode.  What do I do now?” Shooting in manual mode is good because it gives you the greatest possible … Continue reading

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I Drank The Kool-Aid

When you’ve been around photography for even a short time, you hear of every gadget that will take your photography to the next level.  They promise to give your photographs that extra bit of “umph”.  I recently saw a video … Continue reading

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