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Start A Photography Business

Start A Photography Business

Just for the record this past week I went with a Judge and her staff to march in a parade.  The Judge was campaiging for a higher office.  I offered my services for free, and simply asked that that they acknowlege me in the credits.  That is free advertizing and again I had a blast, as well as front row seating! (sort of speaking I was in the parade).  It may sound corney, but I was able to get alot of publicity and my name out there.  What I recieved for free would have cost me $400. in advertizing. I had made myself well aquainted with all of the local country clubs and compiled leather albums of weddings and family portraits that I had taken on their property. How do you get the portraits when you are first starting out?  Well, how about offering a country club free family portrait sittings for Mother’s Day.  Free sittings, get their names and addresses etc, and charge them for the second print and thereafter. Give them one free print.   Yes some people will take the photo and run…but they will remember you…and what will they remember?    You were helpful, kind, fun, made them laugh, dressed nice, and you are sophicated. Noone wants an intruder,  so be careful not to “TAKE OVER THE PARTY”  You have limits as to “how much you should actually be involved”.  When you have full control is when you actually are taking the shots..after that you should hang low..untill the next...

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Photography… How To Prepare

Photography…   How To Prepare

Shooting family Portraits Take Great Photos! I know I must shoot around the families’ schedule, I let them pick the time. I prepare them that I start on time. 1. I arrive 10 minutes early. If you arrive before then you are just a nusicence. If you are late you have set a bad image for the family and may never recover. 2.  Set up equipment. Most public parks, musumes, galleries, libraries, etc., will allow you to bring famlies on their property. I always ask first.  If you don’t ask for permission and they ask you to leave, then you have to search, with the family driving behind you, trying to jump into a new location. You may not be able to do this as areas are already occupied by picnics, and gatherings of any sort. I ask the couples if they have a family homestead to use.  If they do and you are planning to use their location, remember that the time will take longer now. Since they are on fimilar ground it is harder to round them up! You begain to set up your location, moving the pool potted plants to frame the portrait.  Your starting with your tripod, camera body at 1/125, with 80-150mm lens F2.3 or F3.5, set at f8 for depth of filed.  Attached Cannon Speedlite 580EXII flash/or set to the left on a seperate tripod as fill-in. If you are shooting inside it is better to add a flash on an independent stand (remotely) to the left.  Plus your  flash attached to camera for face fill. If you have a large extended group you will need a seperate 28-35 wide angle lens, mostly inside. Again, You have the pleasure, ease of viewing the finished shot and either reshooting or adjusting later.  If you have the chance reshoot on the spot.  You have less adjustments later that can be soooo time consuming.   I prefer to have a perfect shot in the camera. Background is Just As Important As the Foreground Learn HowTo Set Up For Great Portraits Learn Digital Photography Photography Tips For Taking Great...

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