If you would like to dazzle and shock your friends with your shots?
If you would like to become a trick photography expert, almost overnight?
?Then this is going to be the most exciting message you will ever read.
Hi, name is Carl Hartman and I?m a professional photographer.
Some of my friends even claim that I?m a complete photography nut. But there?s been a recent change in photography technology that has really ticked me off. Here?s why?
For more than 25 years, I?ve been studying and mastering FX and trick photography.
Early in my career, I earned a mentorship with award-winning industrial photographer, Robert Thornton. I then became the editor and executive producer at Universal Studios and PBS for 12 years.
Later, I worked as the director for the live action sequences in the best-selling computer games, DOOM and Chess Wars. More recently, I won the "Best of the Best" award at PBS and the "Most Creative" award from US International Film and Video.
But thanks to some new technology, complete photography newbie's can take photos almost as good as what I can do ? and they can do it without spending thousands of dollars and months of time learning tricks of the trade.
See, when I was first starting out, the digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) was just invented. And it quickly became "all the rage" among serious photographers. I had to scrap together $1,200 to buy my first professional camera (Nikon D230 #).
With my new DSLR, I took breathtaking special effects shots I never even dreamed of taking with my old point-and-shoot camera. Some of my photos were so amazing that my friends refused to believe I took them, until I showed them the photos on my camera.
That was 20-some years ago. Today, things are completely different.
Technology has evolved at the speed of light. While many photographers still believe they need fancy-schmancy DSLRs to capture quality photos, the honest to goodness truth is you can actually?