Publishing my first photography book.

I have been wanting to do this for quite sometime. I just wanted to see how to do this and what is the cost involved on doing so. The cost is about $55.95 (12x12) book. 24 pages. high quality print. If I could make a higher number of prints the coast will come down. For now it is a test.

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Instagram Promotion is running well.

I had many hits on my webpage and almost 2000 likes on instagram. Amazing how many people commented on the photo. It is a good way to promote your business or your creative work? Absolutely.

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Promoting my work

One of the things I wanted to try for a long time. I am still looking at this as a test, to see if the money speed will actually help promote my work. So far it is a mixed. Not many people actually following the link back to my webpage, viewing the actual photography I wanted to promote. I am going to learn from this and do it the next time better. Thank you for visiting my Blog. Yours, Ralf Wiegand

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Working on class work. Unit 1: DoF

In order to work on my skills, I have been taking Photography classes on and off. Most recently with the New York Institute of Photography. I was struggling a bit with the "Great Depth of Field (DoF)" using F/22.  The first picture has been taken in Oregon in one of the canyons near Salem, OR.  Taken at drawn...  Pentax K-1 Mark II, F/22, Exposure 20sec, ISO 200, 70mm, Center Weighted.

The second picture is a Shallow Depth of Field (DoF) . Pentax K-7, F/4.5, 1/250sec, ISO 100, 138mm, Pattern

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Featured in ASMP

It has been quite sometime to get here. I am a member of the ASMP and part of the Washington, D.C. chapter. I am planning on joining group events and start networking with others.

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Starting a new photography class.

Because I am not working as a full time photographer, I need to set myself goals. This will force you to get working and be creative. At the same time you will keep on learning more. This is the second “New York Institute of Photography” class and I like them.

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Framing Photographs

We have been looking for a good place to frame our photographs. I am planning on displaying them in a Art Gallery in Alexandria, VA. In order to get excepted the picture need to have a flawless look to them. So we went to https://www.framersworkroomdc.com/ and we absolutely love the place. Take a look at an example. Cost vs Service is good. I can highly recommend it.

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Getting started

This is my new presence in the digital world.  My webpage was originally "tmltechnologies.com", but I was moving away from publishing computer related information.  There are much better sites for Computer "stuff".  I wanted to build a "Outlet" for my passion, the photography.  It has become a much more dominate part in my life then many years ago.  So lets start...

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