Archive for October 2010

27 Oct, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes

OTHER ANGLES -- Shooting Challenge: Take Your Camera and Shove It, find a unique, never-before-seen vantage point for your camera. In other words, stick your camera somewhere it's never been stuck before to get a perspective we don't generally get to see. Can you imagine using gaffer's tape to stick the camera into a spot where you couldn't fit, set the timer (or use a remote) and see what you get. SOURCE: Gizmodo;

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20 Oct, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes

How To Conceptualize Your "People" Pictures
Have you ever wondered why some "people pictures" grab your attention a little more than others? It's probably because the image is conceptual - it tells a story.
B-P-S-I - these are 4 simple letters to keep in mind while photographing people. These letters are an acronym for Background, People (or Person), Symbol, and Involvement.
SOURCE: Brad Crooks

13 Oct, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes

SELLING FROM THE STORE -- Five Things Every Photographer Must Do To Sell Retail Photography - While you may be rightly very proud of your photography, your prospects want to know what you can do for them. Here are some things you MUST communicate during the sales process to win them over. SOURCE: Scott Bourne

What's Does Your 'About' Page Say About You? - An "About" page should quickly and easily supply the basic information about you, your services, and your specialties. When people arrive at this page, that's usually what they are looking for.

Five Tips for Better Event Photography - For those interested in taking a photojournalist’s approach to shooting events, here are five tips from Peter Phun experience: A Newsman’s Tips for Covering Events.
TAKEAWAY: One tip I would include would be to remember to include optional “extras” that a layout artist could use as “fillers” to give dimension to the story.
There’s always the “morning after” shot. (A child’s toy left on a bench among the streamers and confetti; a torn ticket stub from the event; an elderly janitor reading the wedding reception invitation he found on the floor.
Can’t find an invitation or a janitor’s broom? Find one. As an event photographer, you are a storyteller… such a picture might have happened,-- maybe it’s happening right now somewhere in the world. Anyway, these ‘incidental’ images are the ones that give your coverage more dimension. –RE

06 Oct, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes

DOING IT RIGHT -- 8 Best Business Practices for Event Photographers - Event photography is a tricky business, but if done right can earn you a comfortable income. In order to get the low-down on the biz, a panel of trusted event photography experts give "best business practices" suggestions. SOURCE: GROVER SANSCHAGRIN , Moderator;

THE STORY COUNTS -- What photographers need to know about producing video - The biggest difference between producing a print shoot versus a video shoot is making sure you are telling the story. Storyboards are a great way to make sure that everyone is on the same page. Always make sure that you can clearly answer the question “Whose story are we telling?” SOURCE: Jacqueline Bovaird;

-- Five Tips for a Better Portfolio - Looking to improve your photography portfolio? Tiffany Joyce gives you these tips:
TAKEAWAY: What ? Is this supposed to be advice? It’s preaching to the choir. It’s useful to a commercial stock photographer, but hazardous to an editorial stock photographer (which is what this blog is for) who wants to make money at selling his or her stock photos to book, magazine publishers and ad agencies.