Starting A Photography Business

The business of photography is something that you really need to approach based on a honest assessment of your abilities, strengths and interests. From there you can then see if there’s any kind of market for your planned products or services, and do some proof of concept research to ensure those markets will indeed pay you for your offerings. Then Continue Reading …

Special Effects Photography

Almost as soon as the first photographs came out of cameras, people were using them to manipulate images. Take, for example, the very famous portrait of Abraham Lincoln, standing with one hand on his desk. Analysis in the 20th century showed that his mole was on the wrong side of his face, and further research turned up a picture of Continue Reading …

Learning Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the market leader in photo editing software. Originally designed by John and Thomas Knoll in 1987 for the Macintosh, the program has grown into the industry standard for computer graphics today. Many of the most well-known features of graphics programs in use today were originally pioneered by the Photoshop system. The first full release of Photoshop was Continue Reading …

15 Tips For Better Photography

If you’re just starting out, here are 15 important tips for getting better photos, every time. Keep an eye on the weather Weather conditions can play a big part in setting the mood of your shot. Rather than waiting for the bright light of the midday sun, a misty morning in a forest can be the perfect time of day Continue Reading …

Affiliate Marketing For Photo Sites

If you’ve got a photography website, it’s worth remembering that most of your visitors probably aren’t coming to buy your photos. A lot of photographers seem to think if they build a website and post some great photos, buyers will just turn up and start offering them money for their images. But that just doesn’t happen… The fact is, most Continue Reading …

Buying Stock Photography Online

Sometimes too much choice can be a bad thing and stock photography is a prime example. For years many of the household-name stock photo libraries would promote themselves as being the biggest and having the largest collections. If you’ve been paying attention though, you might have noticed that’s not such a unique selling proposition any more and many of the Continue Reading …

5 Things Every Freelance Photographer Should Be Doing Online

Sometimes it seems the Internet was made just for photographers. On a social level it lets us share photos with friends and families, we can get together and talk camera gear and photographic technique, and it helps a lot of us overcome the ‘isolation’ that often goes hand-in-hand with a photography career. On a professional level, it provides the means Continue Reading …

How To Shoot Photos That Sell

Most photographers never really get around to it, but there’s no denying, the more time you put into identifying the markets for you work and researching their specific needs, more salable your work is going to be. There’s no big secret there: the best marketers in any field are those who identify a market, research it and create a product Continue Reading …

Video Slideshow Production

Slideshow production companies are popping up all over the internet. People are taking their pictures, negatives, slides, and videos, and placing them on CD’s, DVD’s, or VHS for personal use and for gifts for all occasions. People everywhere are hiring professional slideshow production companies to make wedding slideshows for receptions, graduation slideshows, anniversary slideshows, birthday slideshows, memorial service slideshows, vacation Continue Reading …

10 Photoshop Layers Shortcuts

Layers are a powerful feature of Photoshop that allow you to work on one part of an image without disturbing the rest of it. While the concept of layers may seem intimidating at first, once you get the hang of using layers you’ll wonder how you ever survived without them! The transparent parts of any layer, shown by the checkered Continue Reading …