Becoming a Professional Photographer Articles

How to Choose Lenses for Commercial Photography

It is important to create creative and eye-catching pictures for your commercial photography clients. Developing a business that provides high quality photos featuring products, services, food and maybe real estate or architecture can be time-consuming,...[more]

How to Choose a Digital Camera for Commercial Photography

Commercial photography is the practice of creating beautiful works of art to help display and sell a company's products and services. Whether shooting objects to architectural elements on a building, a commercial photographer must use...[more]

How to Price a Professional Commercial Photography Shoot

When you are pricing out your professional shoot for your commercial photography business, there are a several things to keep in mind. Below, we will detail each aspect of developing your pricing. Several factors and...[more]

How to Sell Photos to Greeting Card Companies

Whether taking photographs is your pastime, your hobby or your profession, there are ways in which you can sell photos to greeting card companies. In fact, photography is a form of art they definitely can...[more]

Professional Photographer: Albums and Books

As a professional photographer, you may be asked to present clients with a collection of the work you did for them. A bride and groom, for example, may request an album that they can have...[more]

Professional Photographer: Ways to Print Your Work

If you are a professional photographer, your portfolio is among your most important assets for presenting work to potential clients. Though digital photography is so popular these days, it is extremely important to maintain a...[more]

How to Choose a Camera for a Professional Portrait

Buying the best camera posible for your professional portrait business is not something you should take lightly. Today, there are so many different types and sizes of cameras to choose from. There are high end digital...[more]

How to Get Jobs Taking Headshots

As a headshot photographer, you will generally work out of a studio, purchase fancy lighting and backdrops, purchase computers and computer programs to help you edit and retouch your photos. As a starting photographer in...[more]

How to Build a Portfolio of Headshots

In order to build a client list for photography headshots, you will need to develop and display a portfolio that looks fantastic. A portfolio is filled with different types of headshots that display different body...[more]

How to Do Professional Photo Retouching

With the digital revolution, it is easy to retouch and enhance any digital picture so they look like a professional photo. Whether you are enhancing photos to display an artistic style or to make a...[more]

How to Set Up Professional Photo Backdrops

In order to take the best professional photo, you will need to ascertain what type of backdrop and background materials you are going to need. If you are putting together studio photography shoots, there are...[more]

How to Select a Professional Photo Printer

Professional photo printers produce quality images at very large sizes over the standard consumer models. The downside to this is you will not be able to print pictures from your digital camera. The upside is...[more]

How to Select Software for a Professional Photo Slideshow

One of the best ways to display your professional photos is with digital software. Many programs will not only allow you to show off your work, but also to edit, touch up and enhance individual...[more]

How to Get Photography Jobs as a Teenager

If you are an teenager looking to make some money, look for photography jobs that will cater to your skills. As a teenager however you probably won't have much experience and that's why it can...[more]

6 Permanent Photography Jobs

Looking for photography jobs can be the beginning of a wonderful career. There are actually lots of different types of photography jobs available, but which ones of these are the best? Freelance Photographer One of...[more]

5 Interesting Photography Jobs

Photography can be both an interesting and profitable hobby if you find the right photography jobs. Some jobs are exhilarating and very enjoyable, but what are some of the best types of interesting photography job?...[more]

How to Budget Photography Equipment

Strategizing photoraphy equipment purchases is vital for every professional at any stage of your career. Not only do photographers need to anticipate career growth, but also the inevitable need to replace outdated or worn out...[more]

Promoting a Photo Studio on the Web

Running your own photo studio can be a very rewarding and exciting business opportunity, but you must find customers for work. The Internet is a valuable business platform that you can use to promote your...[more]

How to Set Depth of Field for Wedding Photography

Wedding photography is a lucrative business, but it's important to learn how to set the depth of field when taking pictures during the ceremony and reception. The depth of field is the depth of a...[more]

Tips to Choose Lenses for Wedding Photography

Consider expanding your amateur hobby or professional photography business to include wedding photography. Special events photographers are always in high demand. One of the most important pieces of equipment you need for this type of...[more]

How to Sell Photos to Postcard Companies

There are many ways to sell photos and make money. One way is to seek out and sell to companies that manufacture postcards. Not only would you receive monetary compensation for your vision and your...[more]

3 Tips for Improving Commercial Photography

Commercial photography shots should generally look a great deal more styled and polished than amateur or casual shots. If you are trying to break into the world of commercial photography, there are a number of...[more]

How to Take Headshots

Headshots are pictures taken close to a subject's face. These types of photographs meant to identify a person or demonstrate the beauty of an individual's facial features. The subject may use a headshot on his...[more]

How to Sell Photos as Stock Photography

Using stock photography to sell photos is great for a business. Selling your stock photos cannot only help finance your photography hobby, but also your lifestyle. Stock photography is a competitive industry, but the market...[more]

15 Wedding Photography Tips

Shooting photography for a wedding is an awesome responsibility, but with planning and a few tips, it can also be fun. Get a contract that specifies the schedule, what the couple will receive, and any...[more]

Tips to Create a Photo Studio Business Plan

The adage that those who fail to plan, plan to fail holds true for any professional photographer setting up a new studio. Regardless of the size and scope of your enterprise, a business plan will...[more]

How to Sell Photos as Stock Photography

Using stock photography to sell photos is great for a business. Selling your stock photos cannot only help finance your photography hobby, but also your lifestyle. Stock photography is a competitive industry, but the market...[more]

Tips to Make a Professional Photographer Business Card

While no photography business should be without a website, the time-honored business card still has a valuable role to play in your marketing plan. A well-designed card is your offline billboard and can actually drive...[more]

Tips to Dress Subjects for a Professional Portrait

A good photographer knows that a timeless photograph begins with a consultation well before the session. The consultation provides the chance to explore the client's vision for the portrait, and it is also an opportunity...[more]

How to Create a Professional Portrait Studio

A professional portrait studio is a big step and, potentially, an excellent addition to your operation. Before you begin, however, there are several decisions to consider before making it part of your business plan. Develop...[more]

Fashion Photograph Lighting Tips

Fashion photography lighting is designed to make the subject look as glamorous and desirable as possible. The lighting is very soft and shadows are minimal. Fashion photography's principals are not complicated, you just need the...[more]

Photography Lighting: Color Temperature

Color temperature is one of the most basic factors that you have to account for in photography lighting. Uneven temperatures can make your picture look anywhere from amateurish to artistic. Here is how you can...[more]

Selling Photos Online: Importance of Business Cards

When you are selling photos online, business cards remain an important tool. While your business may be transferring to a more centralized online platform, you will still need business cards for face-to-face marketing. Follow these...[more]

How to Select a Camera for Digital Wedding Photography

Wedding photography can be extremely profitable, but it requires a high degree of professionalism and skill as well as the right equipment. One of the biggest equipment investments you will make is your digital camera...[more]

How to Build a Website for Photography

A dynamic web presence is essential for every photographer's marketing strategy. Whether you are a fine artist, portrait, or wedding photographer, your website acts as your portfolio and calling card. While creating an online presence...[more]

Sell Photos of Candid Subjects: Consent Required?

Candid photography offers you many opportunities to make iconic images. Selling those images, on the other hand, can raise many legal questions for a street photographer with a stack of photos of strangers. Foremost among...[more]

What to Wear Working in Wedding Photography

As a wedding photographer, your attire communicates volumes about your business, from yours sales presentation all the way to the tossing of the bouquet.  Proper attention to your wardrobe can help book an event and...[more]

Does F-Stop Affect Photography Lighting?

Does F-stop affect photography lighting? The answer is yes. What is F-Stop? F-Stop, also known as aperture, is a hole or opening in the lens that allows photography lighting to travel through it. A low...[more]

4 Tips for Advertising Your Photography

Advertising photography work is crucial for the exposure of your business or freelance services. From local advertising to the Internet, it does not require a huge budget to expose your work to potential customers. Follow...[more]

How to Sell Photos through a Personal Website

If you are looking to make money through your website and photography work, learning how to sell photos on your personal website will allow you to increase business. Follow these steps to sell photos on...[more]

Choosing a Lighthing Kit for Headshots

Choosing a lighting kit for headshots is a great first step in building the foundation of your photography lighting arsenal. It is important that you buy quality equipment because these lights will become your workhorse. You...[more]

Can You Claim Photography Equipment on Taxes?

Can you claim photography equipment on taxes? The answer is yes. In an industry where most people are freelance and work for themselves, claiming equipment and other work-related expenses on your taxes is a huge...[more]

How to Make a Brochure to Sell Photography

Your brochure of photography should clearly convey your best work to attract customers. Just as a website and business cards are crucial to your marketing plan, an effective brochure is also important.  Follow these steps...[more]

Photo Printing: Why You Should Buy Photos Online

With the emergence of online businesses, there are increasingly more reasons why you should buy photos online.  From financial reasons to a simpler, more convenient process, buying photos online is a great alternative to going...[more]

How to Increase Business as a Photographer

In the competitive field of photography, it may be difficult as a photographer to increase business.  With little time and so much competition, you may feel overwhelmed with the task of growing your business or...[more]

How to Market an Event Photography Business

To successfully market your event photography business, you will need to be active in advertising and develop a strong web presence. In time, you will find your business reaching a wider audience to help your...[more]

How to Profit from a Photography Website

Your website photography is one of the most important aspects of your business, if not the most important.  Enhancing your website and optimizing it to make money can be accomplished in a few ways. Follow...[more]

How a Stock Photography Website Works

A stock photography website uses a database of images of fulfill the needs of its audience. These images may be purchased and viewed in two ways: as a royalty-free (RF) or rights-managed (RM) image.OverviewThe website...[more]

How to Sell Photos Over the Internet

In order to sell photos on the Internet, you must be able to take good stock photos and use the company's website. Choose the right photo agency to ensure you will maximize profits. Follow these...[more]

How to Market Your Headshots

Headshots remain an effective way to draw in potential customers. For those in theater, film and television, your business can develop from potential customers in these areas and beyond.  Follow these guidelines to market your...[more]

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