These mistakes are some of the key errors that a lot of novice or amateur photographers make. If you want to look like a professional, rule these out of your work, and make sure you always check for them before sharing images with the world. Learn to cut down the hours you spend on each set of images and you will be able to deliver them to your clients much faster.
Selling stock images is one way that professional photographers earn a living. When I was photographing this goat, his expression reminded me of a funny birthday card. So I purposely left plenty of negative space around him for text.
It seems to me that a lot of amateur photographers quickly lose interest in photography. This is especially true for those who make the leap to DSLRs. An amateur photographer pretending to be a professional photographer hurts the client, the photographer, and the industry.
Social media, particularly Instagram, can really help build an audience for your images. Jon Devo shares his social secrets. Love it or hate it, social media is one of the most powerful tools for getting your work seen, building a community and gaining new customers. But with competition for attention nearing saturation point and so many different platforms, it is easy to waste your time online.
This is a guest post by New Zealand landscape photographerChris Gin. Some of you might recognise images from Chris' Flickr stream that we have used in our collections before. I've been into landscape photography for a couple of years now.
I said "actually, that is OK, I wouldn't mind you in my photo". I told the woman she didn't have to look at me. I have since emailed them copies.
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Make sure you do all these things before you open for business. Your reputation and thus, your income, are on the line. People will depend on you to capture some of their most important memories. Be brutally honest with yourself and ask yourself if you have any deficiencies in camera technique or post-processing methods.