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How To Make Easy Money

Now seriously..I highly recommend that you charge for your services, but if you have not developed a serious customer list, than this is one way to start. The way I started.. like I mentioned in an earlier post, shooting the neighbor’s son with his dog and several other area families. But, when I gained some confidence for shooting events, I asked a professional for help, and I asked if I could “tag along”. Well, it was one of the best times of my life (still is).  Yes, I have to work a lot of weekends, but what are you doing on a Saturday night? I  attend $100,000.00 ( yes, $20,000.oo too) weddings at the best country clubs in town, dining with wonderful guests, eating fantastic meals. READ MY LIPS CAREFULLY…. I NEVER ONCE HAVE A DRINK.    I have hundreds of potential new customers watching my every move. There is no room for error, never. Day one Jerry let me take his “axe”( as the camera set up was called), and I did all the shooting. He peridoially checked my settings, to make sure that I was getting it right. He handled the people and the timing.  He didn’t care how much money he sold the package for, with his style he knew he would make money later.  Remember every single person, couple, family was potental income, don’t be afraid to “interupt, pose,  and shoot”. One of the biggest problems photographers make is trying to be “ARTISTIC”. You have NO time to be artistic…you will develope a beautiful style but….you must! But quickly,” interupt, pose, and  shoot”.  All under 10 seconds. Bang your done…money! Go on to the next subject. Just get the people shots for heavens sake…and get them sold. Yes, you must have a vision..overlook the subjects ( I know that sounds hard and so not what you want to hear, i’ll explain that later) and look at the four corners of the finished print in your mind. We moved fast and furious. Three weddings a day, between the two of us.  He had a low starting price and we pumped them out like we were mass producing something great. (It was a great learning experience). And we were, we were capturing memories like no other.  Believe me Jerry had the tech talent, and eventually I had the posing talent, together we were mass producing memories, on print. Everyone in town wanted us. Eventually, everyone wanted me. Honestly, my Brides and Grooms felt like famous movie stars, I made them feel special without smoothering them. We all had so much...

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How to Take Great Wedding Photographs

How to Take Great Wedding Photographs

Since Spring has began I bet those of you with experience have shot a wedding or two, and thinking about how to get more. There are plenty of families that would like a break in the price or maybe a free service. At this free of charge event, you can shoot  “all couples” Kids, Grandparents and the list goes on and on. You will be selling prints of people that have nothing to do with the Family that hired you. It is an endless opportunity at your finger tips.  Families are already dressed up as guests, and they do not have to pay for a sitting and change everyone’s schedule. You must dig deep and use all of your self control, and leadership qualities.  You will hear a lot of “photography stuff”..good and bad. This is not the setting to defend yourself or the wonder of electronics. You are there to look for income, so every person should be on your file at least once or twice.  If you are the shy type, and find it hard to arrange and move people you will waste time and profits. If a man won’t move to the left a bit… I seriously make him do it. How? My famous quote: “THIS IS FOR THE FAMILY, THEY REQUESTED THIS” !! “Now move to the left quickly and lets get to the party fast. Another words they are going to do what I ask and quickly. I’m the only one at that event, that knows what they will want later. Most people will give you a dirty look and try to out “wit” you, but they can do whatever they want…I still need to get what I need.  Humans all look the same, but if your human and wearing a well designed outfit..I’ll get you in a photo or two …no matter what! My most favorite outdoor backdrop is a certain stone, maple trees, customer’s homes, and wooded areas with sunlight streaming through the background. Most times, once I start shooting…I can’t stop…I become addict to finding artistic shots.  My subjects tell me “Pam… you have said “one more” about 15 times...

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Making Money with Photography

Welcome, Let’s get clients! I’m greatful to those of you that are e-mailing me. Thank you for being patience.  Some construction is still being completed and I do not mean building construction I mean Tech Construction! I’m stressing to you to have a significant amount of business cards.  You should be passing them out to EVERYONE!  Not just regular cards. Photo.. full frame cards, with die-cut(rounded edges) edges…yes “wallets” die-cut! Full frame photo with white or black printing. Stragic placing of the letters regarding the photo design. Yes!! They are more expensive but worth it. linen finish..great photo, rounded egdes….When a prespective client sees your card on the table they will pick it up, look at the photo again, and keep it. So pick a good one!  Let’s get clients My portfolio will be visible soon..if you have not already seen it you will soon be able to see that my photos are the type that clients buy..not to artistic they want to see the real human in the photo. If you are making an Amazon purchase you can from any past post from this blog. That purchase helps me contintue to write these posts and give me a small payment. The great news for you is you are still getting the best prices. REMEMBER …..free shipping sometimes means “Lets get rid of it fast”  New more improved tech is always around the corner.  Keep Passing your cards out…keep shooting… Publisher has postcards, doublesided, for the cost a postcard stamp you can insert photos and send in snail mailing.  Let’s say a friend sounded like he and his girlfriend were planing to get engaged, you could offer a free sitting no obligation in honor of their celebration. Carefully you set up a time, and you offer a place like a park or museum. See how many of those you can set up. keep in mind you don’t offer anything else. Don’t start making deals here…you will get the sitting, you can give them one free 5×7 and then present a price list showing them fair and modest prices.  Over the years these people will come to trust you, they will be regulars, they will recieve fair prices and you will have a continious client for years ahead. You will become an expert in “realizing” what the client likes..(remember it’s not what you like). Then you will be able to determine “what you could do” that will be better then… what they think they need.  You will become artful when you make the four corners of the picture a delightful scene for the client. Their house in the background, their spouse, their children, the maple tree and the dog all...

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How To Make Money as a Photographer

How To Make Money as a Photographer

Just a reminder that my site will be published, but still in  construction . Thanks to all of you that have commented and waited. I am most appreciative. There is A Lot More To See!  keep Reading!  You will be on your own and making a good living, and you won’t be sitting at a desk bored out of your mind! I have taken all the photos you’ll see on these blog pages. I shot arial, and underground tunnels.  There is a huge amount of money in these fields.  So you don’t have to stick with just weddings to become profitable.  I took almost every chance when it came to starting a business in photography.  I was scared to death when I was hanging out of a helicopter but I made sure my safety was priority and that all was legal and ligament. Not only will you find exclusive deals, you can also find the most up-to-date news stories on topics that we’re confident you will find interesting and useful. I update my website daily/weekly with stories and current info from the most popular photo sources available. Tomorrow my links will be added for specials regarding purchasing new equipment.  I would like to guide you directly to the equipment that will help you produce excellent photographs that sell and make an income for you immediately. You can chose your own equipment but you may eventually have to purchase over again if you don’t follow the advice. I want you to spend the least amount of money for purchasing equipment for the future success of you making money with photography. So stay tuned and you will see my links to purchasing equipment and a lot of “Anything and Everything” you may need for taking great photos available asap. Start planning now: 1) Take pictures at a ski resort, photograph people skiing down the slops directly in front of you.  Take family group photos near the end of the day by the colorful ski racks (backgrounds are just as important as the subject), and early in the day when you see them together, couples and individuals too. Take their e-mail addresses put a “water mark” on the photography or “PROOF” sign over the proof/photo (photoshop) and e-mail the proofs. 2) contact them sell the photo for $20. ea. 3) Don’t limit to the slops, go to the outside dining area and shoot people at the tables having fun, groups of teams and guy friends. Politely approach, ask, arrange and shoot. Stop only when they ask you to stop. Always take 4 or 5 shots. With the thousands of weddings I have shot I know that people in public areas have limited rights to say “No”. I stop out of...

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How To Take Better Photography

How To Take Better Photography

Use special effects. Softness gives the look of “Old Master Painting Techniques” SLR Digital Camera instruction guide. How to earn income with your camera. Edited weekly with new techniques. Advanced lighting and photographic updates. Find where the money is, how to correct mistakes, and how to earn income with your camera. Find the money making market, FREE Blog.PamelaRobertsPhotography.com is a free site developed to instruct you through the techniques of how to shoot professional photographs with your SLR Digital camera. Which camera, lens, and flash fits your needs and where to purchase. Compare camera prices and...

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