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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]