Month: October 2012

Tips to Advertising Your Photography Business

It doesn’t matter what type of business you are in, you need to promote and market it in order to be successful. The same goes for photographers, no matter what type of photography you offer; glamour shots, head shots, scenery, wedding, children’s, et cetera. Marketing and promotion doesn’t have to be expensive, if you know where to start. One of the first things you need to do to promote your photography business is to create a website. If you can’t design one for yourself, enlist the services of a web designer to build one for you. There are always ways to work out deals with a website designer so that you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for services. Trading services, offering discounts and benefits are a way of reducing costs and provide exposure for each other during hard times. List your business in local directories and local… | Read the full article

Tips for Finding a Family Photographer

Family portraits are a great way to create memories for the rest of your life – and when they are passed down from generation to generation they are lovely to have as a sort of visual record of family members. Whether you want to find a studio or freelance photographer that specializes in family portraits, there are so many to choose from it could be hard to narrow down the options. Since you want your photographs to turn out beautifully, follow some of these tips when you start searching for a family photographer: Look through their portfolio – Studios and freelance photographers will have a portfolio of their past work, and it gives you a good idea of what they are specialized in – want photographs outdoors or looking for something fun and quirky? Get a feel for their work by what you see – and ask questions! While a freelance… | Read the full article

Promoting a Photography Business

Whenever you have your own business, it takes more than telling friends and family to pass the word around to get enough clients into your photography’s studio, or to get enough work as a freelance photographer.Marketing and advertising are essential factors in any business, but many people just starting out don’t have the money to devote to large scale marketing campaigns. If you are just starting out with your photography business or trying to increase your clientele list in your freelance business, there are a few important tips that will save you time and money when promoting your business. As with anyone, if you are just starting out, you’re more likely to do a variety of jobs because you feel as though you’ll be just starting out and some money is better than no money. While that’s true, it won’t help you create a niche for your photography. For example,… | Read the full article

Choosing a Wedding Photographer – Make a Wise Choice

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and you want to capture it perfectly. That’s why choosing a wedding photographer is so important. It’s not just about price. It’s about skill, experience, and knowing just the right moment to click. Choosing the best wedding photographer for your needs also depends on several factors. For example, is your wedding or wedding reception going to be held indoors or outdoors, at sunrise, the middle of the day, at sunset, or in the evening? Such questions will determine the skills and experience of one photographer over another. Some wedding photographers specialize in outdoor, exotic locale weddings, while others have more experience with indoor shots. When choosing a wedding photographer, narrow down the list of local photographers in your area. Determine whether you’re looking for traditional indoor and outdoor shots, or customized, glamour or fashion photography. Next, determine… | Read the full article

What to Expect from a Photography Course

Some people have a natural ability to take amazing pictures and learn how to use the various functions on a camera, but most people feel more comfortable behind a camera after taking a few lessons or courses.There are so many different photography courses offered, but they could be pricey and you never know if it will provide the foundation you need to get better at taking pictures. Another reason some avoid going to a photography course is that they think they are further behind in experience than those in the class. It is important to remember that photography courses are offered for people of all experience levels – whether you want to be a professional or just like taking pictures as a hobby. Here are a few things you can expect from a photography course: Coursework – Classes or courses vary in time, so you could be in a class that… | Read the full article

Starting Out With Photography

Photography is a great hobby to learn – imagine the amazing photos you can take on vacation to remember where you’ve been and what you’ve seen. Keep a visual record of your family as you grow and use the pictures to look back on the enjoyable times spent together – photography has many uses and the ability to take great pictures makes them even more valuable as time goes on. However, what if you are just starting out? Some people just take amazing photographs without any training – they have a creative eye that helps them see what others cannot, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn to take great photographs. As with any hobby, it takes time and patience to learn the various tricks to good photography – and there are a few easy ways to get started! Try implementing some of these tips the next time you head… | Read the full article

Photography Tips For Beginners

Lately, the use of digital cameras has created a whole other field of photography. As a beginner, you might see these photos, which have drastically been edited in computer programs or on phone apps such as Instagram, and feel like you could never create photos like that as a beginner. While it’s true some photographers use Photoshop or other photo editing applications to create interest or contrast in photographs, even a beginning photographer can start taking some amazing photographs. Here are a few tips to take better photos as you are getting more comparable behind the camera: Create composition – One of the most common rules in photography is called the ‘rule of thirds’. This concept helps you create more visual interest in photographs by placing the subjects in strategic locations within the frame. Since it could get quite boring to see the object of your photo in the dead center of… | Read the full article