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Survey of Photo Contests by IndustryDoes photo contests make sense in participating? – For Recognition Absolutely. There is no better way to get instant world-wide recognition for what you do than to participate in photo contests. If the contest is an international one it gets you even more eyeballs. Evaluating your Skills Another reason for participating in a photography competition... Read more »
How to Make a Good Photographer Online PortfolioIntroduction These days an online presence is as important as an offline store or an office. In many ways even if you have a modest home office, you need to have a swanky online presence as well.These should showcase some of your best work. This is of paramount importance. Why? Because the first contact between your prospective... Read more »
10 Unusual Creative Ideas for Wedding PhotographyThese days wedding photographers do tend to have a lot of creative freedom in their hands. Thanks to the advent of social media more and more young couples are looking for that unique photo of their wedding which is going to wow their social media contacts. It is not strange to find a T-Rex gate-crashing... Read more »
5 Simple and Free Ways to Find Customers for PhotographyPrelude Today we are going to discuss about how to find customers for photography. Back in 2006 I left my sales manager position with an Indian IT company and decided to float my own venture. I had this strange confidence. I thought my fervor and my experience would simply decimate the mandatory waiting period for... Read more »
Wedding Photography – the History of the GenreThe history of recording a wedding dates back to a time long before photography came about. The bride and the groom, and at times the nearest family members, would stand painstakingly for hours posing, as the master painter would make brush strokes on canvas. The history of wedding photography, however, is a relatively new one.... Read more »
Background for Portrait PhotographyBackground for portrait photography – An Introduction Backgrounds assume a critical importance in portrait photography. They can set the mood of a photo or break it just as easily if you are not careful what you put at the back. No two types of photography would work with the same background element. That is why... Read more »
Checklist of Preparation for Wedding PhotographyLet’ face it. Wedding photography isn’t a sort of pursuit that is for the weak heart. Wedding photography requires a whole lot more than just the knowledge of how to operate a camera or how to make a decent exposure. It requires exemplary interpersonal skills, excellent time management abilities, planning and above all the ability... Read more »
Protecting Your Photos in the Digital WorldDifferent techniques of protecting your photos: Watermarking Watermarking is one of the most common methods of protecting your photos in the digital world. Almost everyone does it and with varying degrees of intensity and success. The simplest way to place a watermark is to create an action in Photoshop or use the default watermark option... Read more »
Correct Framing in Portrait PhotographyFraming is an integral part of the whole process of image making. Be it landscapes, or portraits or anything in between, composition and proper framing brings out the best in a scene and in a subject. We have a decent idea what composition is. But what is framing? Read more...