8 Simple Steps to Finding Your Photography Niche

Is Finding Your Photography Niche Simple?

Finding your photography niche can be simple but it is based on a few things. First thing that comes to mind is are you willing to devote time and effort? This is after all, going to be your bread and butter.

Take it from a seasoned professional who has made a few mistakes along the way, trying to figure where he fit in when it came to photography. Sometimes you tend to listen to either your heart or your brain but honestly, how many times can you say the two of them were on the same page? Take me for example. my heart said “John, you’ve always been someone who loved animals and wildlife, so why not be a wildlife photographer?” Makes sense right? Well, that thing called a brain jumped in, pushed the heart aside and said “He is going to photograph models, make large amounts of money, and move to California.” Email me sometime and I will tell you how everything turned out.

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Silhouette Photography Simple Tips & Tricks

Silhouetting Photography: Quick and Simple Steps

As a photographer, at times it is the simple skills that you use to achieve really great pictures. However, great skills in photography requires more than simple composition and correct lighting. You have to prove your proficiency in photography through obtaining images that other people appreciate and when you sit in your comfort zone and look at them you feel you did an excellent job. One such skill that shows you are good in digital photography is through silhouette photography. Silhouetting is just using light to conceal what you do not wish to show and revealing the same light to reveal the subject. Or in simple terms illuminating only the subject and leaving the other parts in total darkness. In few steps, I will guide in how to achieve a silhouetting image. (more…)

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Camera Lens: A Simple Cleaning Guide

Cleaning your Camera Lens isn’t Rocket Science – Follow this Guide

Cameras are expensive and so are the lenses you attach to them. Making sure your lens is clean before you take off to a photo shoot is very important. Forgetting something as simple as cleaning a lens can result in poor images that no one wants. Taking professional looking photographs requires you to be aware of how cameras operate. Apparently, one important thing that most people ignore is the cleaning of camera lenses. As basic as it may sound, cleaning a camera lens is as important as taking care of the camera itself. As a photographer, you do not wish to have an image that appears blurry just because of poor lens cleaning. Or to have images that seem as though they have flares that are formless and that were not intended. That is why in this article I am going to give you a clear idea of how a camera lens should be cleaned so that you start doing it like a professional. (more…)

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ABC’s Of Photography Terms: Speak Like The Pros.

So there you are standing next to your photography friends and they start running off photography terms and you’re not comprehending a word they say; actually you step back and try to figure out what planet these people are from. Photography terms may be scary at first. Yes ok they are scary, especially to a newbie but after reading this article you will be able to fit in with the best of them, understanding everything, and speaking a new language yourself. Lets dig into the world of photography terms. (more…)

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“The Rule of Thirds” A Photographers guide to understanding it.

 

Rule of Thirds Raising the Bar of Excellence

The Rule of Thirds can be defined as a guideline that helps you structure the composition in a balanced way that appears to be more appealing to the eye. Just like other rules, this rule is made to be broken. Your experience may give you the confidence to decide when to apply it and when you can get by without it. Nevertheless, before you start  making a decision you will need to understand the rule itself and how it works. (more…)

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Top 20 Photography gadgets Every Photographer will Love

Photography Gadgets You Will Love!

Everyone loves photography gadgets, simple things that tend to make your job alot easier. Let’s face it, as much high tech that comes from your DSLR camera we photographers always look for that extra edge to make our work easier or our photos better. I’m making it easy for you with all the latest, neatest gadgets right here at your fingertips. By adding just one of these gadgets to your photography pack, not only will ensure an easier day out in the field but it’s also sure to put a smile on your face. So let’s begin our journey and show you my top 20 must have photography gadgets. (more…)

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Photography Filters: A Basic Guide to Understanding Them

Before we even begin to explain how to use photography filters and the different types available for use when capturing photos, let’s first look at what these filters are used for. Most photographers, especially landscape photographers, believe filters are like a magical pill when shooting scenery in extremely difficult lighting.They are known to enhance color and clarity; they will reduce reflection or simply protect your $1000 lens from scratches, dust or moisture.

One of the biggest debates right now is why purchase filters when they are available to me in Lightroom or Photoshop?

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Top 10 Photography books under $25 For The Serious Photographer

These Top 10 Photography Books Won’t Break your Wallet.

In light of appreciation of all things photography there are some most read books to help guide and shape our perspective. We all love to just dive in and start pressing that shutter button, and changing up those settings until we get it right, which is good and all, but we also need to dive into some good photography literature. Here are the Top 10 photography books: (more…)

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10 Ways To Become Noticed As A Freelance Photographer

 

Starting On Your Road to Being a Freelance Photographer ~ What You Need to Know to Begin

If you’ve ever wanted to become a freelance photographer, but never knew how, this post is for you! Your love of photography can evolve into a part-time or full-time business if you have the talent and brains to make it happen. You’ll need to have a creative eye and passion for capturing images to really make it work, so read on to find out how you can chase your dreams and become a freelance photographer: (more…)

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Online Photography Courses Top 5 Free ones.

 

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Learning Online Photography Courses is as Simple as Pressing a Shutter Button

Having trouble taking good photographs from your smartphone or DSLR? Well, there is nothing to worry about, as there are a number of professional online photography lessons available, and they are simply a click away. With the advent of smartphones that come with built-in cameras, we have all become photographers. Now anyone who has this phone can easily take photos of literally anything at any time they want. In fact, there are thousands of digital photographs in almost everyone’s smartphone; however, most of them are useless because they are hazy, blurry, out of focus or have poor lightening.

Ready to take it to the next level? Then read on to see which Online Photography courses are right for you. (more…)

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