What do I do with my pictures once I’ve taken them?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Photographer Jenny Berman explains what you can do with your photos once you’ve taken them.

    Jenny Berman

    I have been a professional photographer for over twelve years. Since the ninth grade, the support of friends, family, and mentors opened a door to a different world, one behind a lens. My first inspiration was Jerry Uelsmann. Uelsmann is a photo-surrealist from the 60’s before the advent of digital art. He used multiple enlargers, hours of darkroom time, and perfected a unique style. His innovation and mastery of technique still drive me today. I learned my craft at The School of Visual Arts in New York City, where I studied with the finest photographers and printers in the world. Through Robert Frank, Anne Leibovitz, and many other established photographers and organizations, I learned the many factors that comprise a perfect photograph; subject, lighting, the finished print, and of course the person behind it all. In July of 2002 I ventured on my own, and started Ashton Imaging Inc. With pride, I bring every photograph to life, and am able to send clients home with much more than a print; I present my clients with a story and an idea or value they never noticed. I bring my photographs and your photographs together and preserve the chronicles of your life.

    Jenny Berman: My name is Jenny Berman and I own Ashton Imaging Photography. I have been in business for five years and photographing people and families for 15.

    Host: What do I do with my pictures once I have taken them?

    Jenny Berman: I have that question all the time, I am spending so much time in front of my computer, why I don t want to do it, I want to be spending time with my kids, I want to be doing other things, so why not just take it to the lab again and then have them process it, put it on a CD, file your CD the same way in a shoe box with your negatives and get some prints made and make beautiful albums.

    Again, there are many companies online that make gorgeous books for 20 bucks. You upload your pictures in it, it just a wonderful new technology but you shouldn t be spending your time on the computer and if you can read the instruction menu or have somebody help you, take a good picture the first time, then you won t have to spent all the time editing and fixing and doing this and doing that.