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From Passion to Professional Photography: A Nature Artist’s Journey

From Passion to Professional Photography:  A Nature Artist’s Journey

Nathaniel Smalley discovered a passion for nature that would lead to his professional photography career at the ‘ripe’ age of eight. For many who want to become a nature photographer part time or full time, reaching that dream can be a long, hard road. Nathaniel’s journey can be reflective for many photographers and can help paint a roadmap for others.

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So You Want to Use My Images For Free?

So You Want to Use My Images For Free?

It’s quite a poetic note, isn’t it? How many times has this happened to you? Once, twice, yearly, monthly even…….? What do you do? Well firstly, take it as a compliment. But seriously, someone thinks your work is high enough quality to represent their company – that’s a real accomplishment! Kudos to you. But for free? Well, we’ll see about that.

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How to Use Facebook and Social Networking to Speed-Feed Your Photography Addiction

How to Use Facebook and Social Networking to Speed-Feed Your Photography Addiction

It feels pretty cool when a post on a photography Facebook page or other social site receives fast responses of likes, comments and shares. It’s even cooler, when these come from other photographers we respect. While ‘Likes’ don’t pay the bills, they broaden our reach and provide feedback to our work. It’s easy to utilize the power of social networking to complement your photography.

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What Can Photographers Learn from the Classic Rules of Composition?

What Can Photographers Learn from the Classic Rules of Composition?

Composition, composition, composition! That word has no doubt been drilled into your head by a photography instructor or by every article or book you’ve ever read or by your photographer friend who won’t shut up about it. Composition.

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Thinking of Ways to Market Your Photography? Try These for Starters

Thinking of Ways to Market Your Photography? Try These for Starters

If you aspire to any substantial degree of success as a professional photographer, you’re going to have to make money. In order to make money, you need clients — people have got to know that you’re out there doing what you do. You’ve got to maximize your reach. How do you do that? There are […]

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6 Features of a Successful Photography Website

6 Features of a Successful Photography Website

In a piece I wrote a short while ago about some of the myths concerning professional photography, one of the flagrant fictions included the following: “Myth: A nice website will bring in all the clients a photographer could ever hope for. It doesn’t quite work that way. A nice website will make a client’s visit […]

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Dispelling 9 Myths About Professional Photography

Dispelling 9 Myths About Professional Photography

Q: Who wants to be a professional photographer? A: Everyone who owns a camera. Okay, that answer might be a bit hyperbolic, but sometimes it really does seem that way; there are so many people — photographers and non-photographers alike — who harbor some rather fantastical ideas about how easy it is to become a […]

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A Look at 500px for Showcasing your Images

A Look at 500px for Showcasing your Images

Most of us know and enjoy Flickr, it has been around for around 9 years now, a veritable lifetime in internet years. Whilst a massive and popular site, Flickr is perhaps not the best way these days to showcase your images. It is awash with snapshots of just about everything, from holiday snaps to unboxing […]

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The 5 Basic Ways To Publicize Your Photography Business Online

The 5 Basic Ways To Publicize Your Photography Business Online

Many novice photographers have grand designs on becoming a professional photographer and getting paid to take photographs all day long, but the reality of it is that in doing so you are also becoming a small business owner. A small business owner who, by default, is now faced with the task of all sorts of […]

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14 Commandments for Fine Art Photography Marketing (with photos)

14 Commandments for Fine Art Photography Marketing (with photos)

The more informative your advertising, the more persuasive it will be. – David Ogilvy You have created some great photographs and you are considering selling them.  Doing so makes sense.  You have skills and you want to recoup the investment you made in photographic gear.  Maybe you want to make your hobby ‘pay for itself.’ […]

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