Posts from Category: "Photography Business"

How to Use Video for Your Photography Website

In modern society websites are all about storytelling and conveying the right message. Designers try to “make it big” by using proper images and videos to give users the maximum impact. Videos rose in popularity in 2014, and have been a growing trend ever since.

Photo by Dustin Lee

Photo by Dustin Lee

Being a sister medium to photography, video can help you enhance your online brand presentation and get visitors of your website engaged with your brand in no time. Moreover, video content is a great way to add some personal touches to your portfolio and make it stand out. Read more…

Getting Organized: My Experience Using Google+ Photos

Some time ago, I wrote a post covering different options for organizing and storing your photos. I did this as a first step toward getting my own photographic catalog in order. I decided to pull the trigger, so to speak, and give it a go.

Photo by Kaboompics

Photo by Kaboompics

I decided to start out with Google+ Photo. I’m already pretty invested in the Google ecosystem, so it seemed like a natural place to start. Google has a good track record for making clean, easy-to-use, and let us not forget free, services. Read more…

Lighting 101: 4 Basic Lighting Looks

I recently came across a proof book that I had shot wayyyy back in the dinosaur ages, when people used a thing called film, and photography was about your skill with a camera, not skill with your computer….but that’s a topic for another day.

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Anyway, in those days, I was all about people’s expressions, and not lighting at all, which resulted in lousy pictures of people with great expressions. Luckily, I “found the light”, saw how much better it was, and haven’t looked back, and today, I’m going to show you how to do the same. Read more…

4 Photography “Tricks” That Should Be Quietly Retired

If you’ve ever felt the temptation to “improve” some of your photos with some special tricks, then you’re not alone. Many people with a passing interest in photography employ all manner of “extras” to give their photo some added visual interest.

Photo by Wilfred Iven

Photo by Wilfred Iven

Most of these tricks, however, are ham-fisted affectations that can not only ruin your photos, but mark you as an amateur who’s not to be taken seriously, neither as an artist or a professional. Read more…

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