More Photography Business Tips

While I’ve been writing my own tips on starting a photo sales business, several other writers have been handing out tips too.  Here are 3 of the articles I’ve come across in the last week.  Tomorrow I’ll talk about something else — I promise. 

The Mindset of a Photographer

Peter Marshall at About: Photography wrote about Thinking Like a Photographer, and he used one of his shoots to tell the story.  My favorite line from the article was “Photography isn’t a mathematical exercise but one that depends very much on the ideas and aims of the photographer.”  That’s very well put in my opinion.  I support the view that you should be technically competent with a camera, but that’s just a tool.  Figuring out how to capture the moment, idea, mood, feeling, concept, etc. is the part that takes some effort.

Offline Photo Marketing Techniques

The Photopreneur gives us 5 Ways To Show Off Your Pictures… Offline.  Great tips for getting your work out in front of real people.  If I can add one to the list, I would encourage you to enter your photos in local photography contests.  I entered one of these a while ago at my county library and I ended up winning 1st place for black & white.  So not only will you get to show off your work, you might also win some prizes.

How To Become a Professional Photographer

Blair Howard wrote an article posted at the Digital Photography Journal called Becoming a Professional Photographer.  It’s kind of geared toward travel photojournalism, but there’s a lot of good general information in there.  His big point, for us beginners, is to learn how to create good photo essays.  If you’ve got a collection of similar photos, you’re well on your way to creating a photo essay.

Photo of the Day…

Lonely Branches

Photo by Brian Auer
10/07/06 Delaware Water Gap, NJ
Lonely Branches
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Konica Minolta AF DT 18-200
105mm equiv * f/9 * 1/80s * ISO100

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About Brian Auer

a photography enthusiast from North Idaho. He's also the guy behind the Epic Edits Weblog. As a hobbyist photographer since 2003, his passion has been to constantly improve his photography skill set, to share his own knowledge with others, and to become an integral part of the photographic community.

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