Jim Zuckerman Research Paper

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Photography has been a hobby of mine ever since I bought my first camera. My sister inspired me to become a photographer, as she photographs weddings, family photos, events, etc. I can remember reading the National Geographic magazines with remarkable photos of wildlife. I thought to myself, “If they’re doing what they love and get paid for it, why can’t I?”. Four years ago I bought my first beginner-level Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera. I saved up money until I had just enough to purchase it. I instantly started to take pictures of everything, from places and people, to even plants and animals.
Three years later I have had multiple cameras and lenses that have costed me over $1,500. I have been the photographer and videographer
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To maintain an interest for the 40 years he has been a photographer, he focused on the passion piece of his job rather than commercial advertisement and making money. He stated that when you follow your dream, opportunities will come because you will be noticed via your work. Jim Zuckerman’s past experiences from starting from scratch and building a portfolio can inspire new photographers and guide them on how to make a living from their hobby as a photographer.
Jim Zuckerman was in the medical field before he chose to follow his passion of photography and make it into a career in 1970. He taught creative photography at universities such as UCLA, the Hallmark School of Photography, and Kent State University. He has traveled to exotic regions. For example, he has traveled to Namibia, Burma, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iceland, Brazil, and Eastern Europe. He holds art galleries in Palm Springs, Delray Beach, Detroit and Los Angeles. His work has been previously shared in Photographic magazines such as Time-Life, Life Magazine, National Geographic, and Outdoor
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Jim gave a clear explanation of shutter speed and the differences between a slow shutter speed and a fast shutter speed. He explained shutter speed as the time it takes for the camera’s mirror to close and take the picture. A DSLR’s shutter speed can range from 30 seconds for very slow shutter speeds, to 1/8000th of a second. He gave an example of a car driving down the road. When taken at 1/60th of a second, the picture will have blurred movement, as to give the viewer the idea that the car is in motion. It will not be in sharp focus. However, if you increased your shutter speed to 1/3200th of a second, you will have a sharp looking image where the car would appear to be motionless. The shutter speed plays a large role in the overall lighting of the image. Jim explained it as the faster the shutter speed, the less light that will be able to reach the sensor, because the sensor will only be able to absorb light for 1/3200th of a second (if the shutter speed was 1/3200). The image will be very dark in this