So you take great images. Everyone tells you that you should quit your day job and start your own photography business. You agree. You dream every night about quitting your “day job.” You want to fire your boss. You want to make your dream a reality…but where to start? Obviously, to make a living out of your passion you are going to need more than technical skill. You are going to have to learn a little something (okay, maybe a lot) about business!
Beginning photographers usually start by acting as event photographers. That means they go around and shoot photos during parties and dinner events. If you are lucky or if you try hard enough, you can even get a gig as the event photographer at a major trade show or convention.
In landscape shooting, you may be disappointed when the prints do not look as professional as pictures taken by other photographers. Landscape photography is as much an art as portrait or still life Washington DC Corporate Head Shot photography. However, you have to learn to use what you got when it comes to making a landscape work for you and take the pictures that you desire. Remember the basics and always think with the mind of a photographer. You do not have the power to move the scenery, but you can move to get the perfect position. And learn from experience and common sense how to pick a good scenery to work with.
Every exhibit of your event photography carries with it the IMPLIED ENDORSEMENT of the place where your exhibit is located. This is totally the opposite of most advertising you do. You see, if you place an ad in the Yellow Pages, for example, everyone knows you wrote it, or hired someone to write it. It doesn’t have much credibility.
Another important point is to learn to receive feedback and positive criticism of your work. Let other photographers tell you what they think about your art. Either find photographers that are willing to tell you what they like or dislike about your images or simply post your images on the Internet and let people tell you what they think. There are some specialized websites that will criticize your photography and will give you tips to improve the work you are showcasing. Photographers are also doing the same thing as you so do not get feedback only from them, ask around, friends, family, co-workers, and others, ask what they think you will be surprise about their answers, but it will certainly help you improve.
The problem is that those photo-sites are colorblind. To produce colors, most sensors have photo-sites each focusing on one of the three primary colors: In other words red, green and blue. Then the information recorded by the censor is filtered and mixed to produce the photograph you see.
Today’s technical process is so much simpler, no dashing about, developing and printing and hoping you will sell something at the end of the night. With an on-site end-to-end workflow the photographer and his team can now create a quality product without all those old stresses. Now we just have to try and convince the client that they look great in that fifth set of portraits we did for them, “No, I can’t see any wrinkles. You look great”. Oh Well.