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May 24 2009

Choosing Photography as Your Career

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When you are a kid and thinking about the many ways you can make a living when you grow up, what is the advice your elders always gave you? It was, “Do what you love to do and you will always be happy.” And that has to be true because if you can spend your work week doing what you love the most, it really won’t be work as much as it will be play that people pay you to do.

Being that you have deep interest in photography, it makes sense to start your own photography business. But how to go about it? You see so many small photography shops that seem to spring up from out of no where. What is the best way for you to go about starting your own business like this?

The things to think about when you’re about to take on a photography career is how to do it in a legitimate way. You want a business that will last a lifetime so you want to start it out right. So don’t fall for the “get rich quick” internet schemes or books that claim they will spill the insider secrets of other successful photography business. There are no insider secrets to this business other than what you need to know to run any business.

[ReviewAZON asin=”0817476776″ display=”inlinepost”]To succeed you have to…

* Get experience first
* Get your education.
* Learn from the pros.
* Have knowledge of your craft
* Communicate with others
* Take pride in customer service

You can accomplish the first five of these practices by going to school and working part or full time in somebody else’s photography shop. You may be totally perplexed at the idea of more school. But your photography business will be about more than just cameras, photo shoots and dark rooms. You have accounting principles to comprehend and execute, taxes to be paid, a facility to rent, employees to pay, insurance to worry about, contracts to sign and all of that other “stuff” that goes with running a business. So start early and get some basic business classes under your belt such as accounting and economics. It will keep you ahead of the game and up to date on running a photography business

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May 04 2009

Tips for Building Your Wedding Photography Business

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Take your time and do some deep study before you open your studio so that you are aware of the pros and cons involved.

At which level do you want to start your photography business? This is the first and most important thing which is being asked to a photographer.

It is very important to decide what type of photography studio you require By doing this you’ll make your work easy and you can work further for other requirements.

Once you have decided with everything that you require and then study the most basic part of it,which is your camera whether it is digital or film.

Locate a beautiful location for yourself,for your new photography business.

The main priority as a photographer is to compile a nice portfolio. It should carry your best work in it.

Never ever keep all the photographs that you have in your possession. Always make sure to finalize the most beautiful work to be attached in your folder. Don’t let yourself down only because of your possession.

If possible then showcase your best pictures. People are always keen to see the fine arts.

Make up and photography always goes side by side. Whenever make up is involved it is always termed as trick photography, this is because make up has the ability of changing one’s personality completely.

Although majority of the cameras are compatible,%youneedtocheck% the compatibility with computers and printers.

You need to maintain your website properly time to time so that each time people come across your website, they’ll find something new and good. If you are planning to start your own wedding photography business or you need more guidance on how to take it to next level, I highly recommend you to click on wedding photographer’s business marketing technique.

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Apr 23 2009

Professional Photography Encompasses Many Landscapes

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When most people think about professional photography and Model Posing their first thoughts go to weddings and small studios where families gather for their annual holiday portrait. While these are obvious examples of the artwork, the field of professional photography encompasses many other areas such as commercial, industrial and landscape photography. Most static advertising images seen everyday on packaging, billboards and in magazines were rendered by a professional.

In essence, a person is considered a professional at something for which they are paid. Many people in business will tell you that if you do not earn money at an activity, then it is a hobby and many people making their living through professional photography may have started out taking pictures for their own satisfactions. There are many schools that teach photography and knowing all of the technical aspect of the craft is important, but even with the best education if the person lacks a certain ability to create the right images, they will fail in professional photography.

There are two basic schools of thought in photographic circles, one that says the photographer is an artist and should be allowed to compose their pictures as they see fit. The others believe that since another person or company is paying them for their professional photography talent, in order to be gainfully employed they need to produce the expected result.

Controlling Quality From Start To Print

Most of those involved in professional photography of Baby Models are also experienced in the darkroom as they want to control the quality of their product from the time they line up the picture until they hand the finished print the customer. Many tricks used in the darkroom can change the appearance of the finished print and in professional photography getting rid of loose hair or blemishes on a person’s face can increase the quality and value of the picture.

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Jan 02 2009

A Career In Fashion Photography

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We see them everywhere, in Magazines, on the Run Way, in advertisements on TV. They are the slender women strutting their stuff or extra ordinary Beauties with their sultry looks flashing their pearly whites while wearing the newest Styles from the hottest Designers. We are talking about the fashion models of today, yesterday and tomorrow. They are everywhere we look, but who brings them to us? Their images are captures with care and precision, patience and that special look for style, color and lighting composition. I am talking about the fashion photographers.

In the fashion circles famous names like Mario Testino (easily one of the hottest names out there) and Eva Mueller (photographer for Fashion Magazine Allure) are just as sought out if not more then those men and women sauntering their way into our conscious.

High Paychecks and glamour’s Lifestyle of hob nobbing it with the rich and famous might be the dream of many young shutterbug, however it is not easy to reach the golden Staircases of the well-known fashion houses and magazines. For every one talented photographer, hundreds are left panting at the sidewalk, only dreaming about the moment that their photo will be chosen.

Here are a few tips for the novice and dreamer of dreams in getting started in fashion photography. Study your subject. You can never learn enough. Read and look at any fashion Magazine you can get your hand on. There are fantastic books on Fashion and fashion photography available. Amazon.com has a true treasure trove available.
You need one or two good cameras, tripod and a lighting system. Always make sure that you have plenty of film and batteries available. SLR and digital cameras take different photos, so make sure you find the best for your field.

When submitting your work, hopefully to give a chance you have to have a portfolio on hand, just in case the editor of the fashion magazine wants to see samples of your work. I assure you if they consider working with you that is going to be a fact.

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Jul 03 2008

Speedpro Imaging Business Opportunity

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There is no dearth of printing shops around us; but they primarily excel in printing small poster-size items or brochures and other small materials. But where do the customers go when they need to do premium, large-format printing? The answer is Speedpro Imaging. This printing and copying franchising concept is the first choice for businesses when they want large format at amazing clarity. In business for the past 23 years, the organization knows quite well how to execute the vision of the clients and bring it to life outdoors for maximum exposure. Speedpro Imaging currently has 23 franchised units across the United States and Canada and looking to open more in near future. Continue Reading »

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Apr 06 2008

Photographing Babies for Cash

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What new mother would not say that babies make the world go round, with their beautiful little faces and innocent personas. If you are wanting to pick a little cash on the side, you can use that fact to your advantage. Those same mothers love to have lots of photos to show off, and to keep. Continue Reading »

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