Last Reply by ladyorangeflower | Started by Dave James in Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
I recently had an engagement photo session scheduled on location in and around our West Chester, PA area. Of course I was bringing my big, heavy DSLR to photograph the couple, along with all the accessories that a pro brings. As I was leaving the house I saw the Olympus SZ-31 point-and-shoot digital camera sitting on the counter. I decided to grab it and stick it in my camera bag, thinking I might pull it out and snap a pic or two.
During the photo shoot at a local farm, I gave the couple a break from posing and tried out the Olympus. I immediately fell in l... Continue Reading
Last Reply by smkingun | Started by Dave James in Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
I was booked recently for a photoshoot involving one of my favorite subjects, babies! I find photographing babies is one of the most difficult and challenging photo sessions. The one and only tip I can give you is "be patient." You have to wait for them to be in the right mood . . .you know, not crying or eating. Oh, one more rule actually, be sure and waterproof the area you lay them in, they will go to the bathroom. So, protect the carpeting or your sofa etc.
Now about this beautiful baby Victoria. This is your first time meeting her, but you know her mom very well. She is our own Patio and... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Proudgma | Started by Dave James in Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
The Canon T3i is a Canon classic that is an absolute fan favorite among our customer. The T3i is a camera that I have mentioned in many of my previous blogs and clearly you can tell that I have a lot of fun shooting with it. I want to take a moment and reiterate my fave features. First, it's as easy — if not easier — than a point-and-shoot camera. Canon put this awesome control knob on top so you can easily access picture settings like portrait mode, low light, and sports. Most other cameras — even point and shoots — don't have this feature. You usually need a map and t... Continue Reading
Last Reply by cheekytikiki | Started by Dave James in Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
I just had a great opportunity to revisit one of our best offerings of a point and shoot camera. Back in September we launched a TSV from Olympus that blew our customers away and flew out the door! Now, it is back my popular demand and it is only going to be offered here at QVC!
The Olympus SZ-14 has a huge amount of great features packed in to a small pocket size. Honestly, I think calling this camera “pocket sized” is misleading. Maybe “rocket sized” is more appropriate. This of course would refer to its powerful zoom, fast shutter speed and HD video.
The first thin... Continue Reading
Last Reply by 4bonnie | Started by Dave James in Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Well it is finally that time of year when the leaves are starting to turn golden colors. That means it is a vivid landscape for some great photography. I thought I would blog about my top five tips of taking better pictures during this time of year.
Top Five for taking better “Fall Fotographs” . . . .
#5- Be Flexible- Here in Pennsylvania the leaves can take a long time to turn vivid colors and a very short time to be blown to the ground. I swear it always seems that just when all the trees are bursting with color, a darn storm comes along and blows them all down. I’m ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by almenvm | Started by Dave James in Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
I love it when things come full circle. Yesterday afternoon I was working with our video team. We were shooting video to showcase the Canon T4i. Whenever we intro a new product or feature it as a TSV. We try and add some online videos to help round out some of the on air presentations. I always love to step up and add some extra instruction or hidden goodies about cameras.
The team set up in downtown West Chester, PA right at the Municipal building. In fact I was excited because the video team was actually using the Canon T4i to record the video. I thought ”Wow!” this will really ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by allgood | Started by Dave James in Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
Just recently I was planning a photography session with a local family. We were going to utilize some local area farms for our scenery. Chester County, PA has so many beautiful places to choose from for photo shoots. From horse farms to rolling pastures, this area has so much to offer photographers. Well, at the last minute I got a call from the clients. They wanted to change the location to a local sunflower field. I thought it was a great idea. I knew the bright yellow colors of the sunflowers would match the energy of my family I was photographing.
We scheduled the photography shoot for a ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Dave James | Started by Dave James in Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
There is an amazing river here in PA that everyone raves about going canoeing on. I decided to take the family─one last hoorah before school started up again for the kids. I took a quick glance at the forecast and decided to grab the Olympus SZ-14 Long Zoom Digital Camera; the weather was going to be perfect to try it out. I also brought a re-sealable plastic bag; the camera has a lot of features but it isn’t waterproof. (BTW, I always carry a few plastic bags to keep cell phones, cameras, and car keys in when I go boating. If you blow a little air into the ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by savvyQVCshopper | Started by Dave James in Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
Summer is the time for traveling, eating BBQ, and getting together with family. It's also the time for big crowds. It seems wherever you, go people are on the move, just like you. Of course, this is all too obvious in places like the beach or theme parks. As a photographer, crowds mean less chances to get the shots I want. There is nothing worse than being stuck behind the tall guy during a parade. Hey, I'm 6'1" and I STILL get stuck behind the tall guy. I don't know how that dude always finds me and stands right in front of me, but he does.
Whenever this happens, I find myself strugg... Continue Reading
Started by Dave James in Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
"Why do I need a point and shoot camera? I have a cell phone." I cannot tell you how many times people have said that to me since cell phones have included cameras. Trust me, I know the ease of reaching into a pocket or purse and taking a quick snapshot, then uploading it to Facebook or Twitter. You can't beat how fast it is to share a moment with the world. Then I ask them "Now what?" I mean, now what are you going to do with that cell phone photo? It looks pretty good on the phone. It looks ok on the computer. But when you try and print it, if you ever get that far…how does it look?
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