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Choosing a Niche

Honing in on one or two specific niches can be beneficial for a photographer. From a business standpoint, selecting a specific niche allows you to stand out from the pack and perfect your skills in one area. Choosing a niche can often be difficult though; to take time to explore a variety of niches in order to find where your personal interest and skills will shine brightest.
Getting Started with Beauty Photography

Getting Started with Beauty Photography

Beauty Photography is used to sell things like makeup, skincare, hair products and jewelry. For inspiration, look in magazines and in cosmetics aisles, observe advertising with beauty shots. Notice how the makeup is applied, and look to see how the photos were edited and retouched. Look for the beauty trends that are on the runway.

Breaking into Real Estate Photography

Breaking into Real Estate Photography

Real estate agents know that well-shot photos will dramatically increase the ability to both connect with a buyer faster and attract a higher price for their listing. With the market on the up rise, you’ll want to be a part of this very profitable photography niche. With the right, equipment, techniques and a bit of practice, you’ll be shooting properties with ease.

Shooting Promotional Photography for Musicians

Shooting Promotional Photography for Musicians

If you dream of having unbridled creative freedom, shooting musicians can be the best gig you’ll ever get. If a musical artist has poor publicity photos, it makes them look second-rate. Images that convey an artist’s style and personality have the ability to engage fans beyond their music.

12 Tips for Working Special Event Photography

12 Tips for Working Special Event Photography

Special event photography runs the gamut – from a room-packed swank evening to a small corporate gathering in a cramped meeting space. Whatever the situation, as the person hired to capture the moment, you have to know the in’s and out’s of this type of shooting. Regardless of the size or location of the event, your job is to make some amazing images. 

Tips for Photographing Newborns

Tips for Photographing Newborns

If you’re looking to be the next Anne Geddes, earn some extra revenue at your studio, or have a newborn of your own, you’ll be presented with some challenges. Here are a few points to keep in mind when you’re trying to capture that ultimate newborn portrait.

Breaking Into Editorial Photography

Breaking Into Editorial Photography

Editorial photography has always been a much sought-after and glamorized aspect of the photographic industry. The reality of breaking into and selling your editorial work requires finding and keeping editorial clients, marketing expertise and good people skills. 

Breaking into Stock Photography

Breaking into Stock Photography

Creating an additional residual income that requires little effort to maintain is just one of the many benefits of expanding your photography services into stock photography. The market is wide open from publishers of magazines, books and calendars to advertising agencies and greeting-card companies to name just a few.

12 Tips For Better Scenics

12 Tips For Better Scenics

When we step outdoors, the variables of light, weather, and season dictate subject matter, whereas in the studio we get to control everything. This lack of control can be frustrating at times but the unpredictability of nature is why shooting scenics can bring such great rewards. You never know what you’re going to get, the mundane or the sublime.

The Beginner’s Guide to Food Styling

The Beginner’s Guide to Food Styling

An explosion in America’s obsession with gastronomic delights is evident in the millions of Instagram shots and Facebook posts that abound each day surrounding food. Food blogs are now approaching the 17,000 mark. The field is ripe for more artful portrayals of food than ever before. Take advantage of this explosion of taste buds by honing your skills in food styling.

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