While I've been writing my ownÂ tips on starting a photo sales business, several otherÂ writers have been handing out tips too.Â Here are 3 of the articles I've come across in the last week.Â Tomorrow I'll talk about something else — I promise.Â
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.Â 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.”Â That's very well put in my opinion.Â I support the view that you should be technically competent with a camera, but that's just a tool.Â 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 WaysÂ To ShowÂ Off Your Pictures… Offline.Â Great tips for getting your work out in front of real people.Â If I can add one to the list, I would encourage you to enter your photos in local photography contests.Â I entered one of these a while ago at my county library and I ended up winning 1st place for black & white.Â 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.Â It's kind of geared toward travel photojournalism, but there's a lot of good general information in there.Â His big point, for us beginners, is to learn how to create good photo essays.Â If you've got a collection of similar photos, you're well on your way to creating a photo essay.
Photo of the Day…
Photo by Brian Auer
10/07/06Â Delaware Water Gap, NJ
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Konica Minolta AF DT 18-200
105mm equiv * f/9 * 1/80s * ISO100