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can you market yourself as a photographer?

Fashion photographers and agents

 

There are some ways to  acquire assignments as a fashion photographer.

The easiest way (however the hardest to get your foot into the door) can be a photo agent. They are going to do all the work in your case, but they will take a nice slice of change as commission. And also the hard part is because won&rsquot touch you if you don&rsquot have your own clients if you want to join up! They ask you to have clients simply because they want commission from those clients too and so they would like you to have experience. Agents replenish to a quarter of your rate and you will have to cover advertising and materials as well as other expenses. Looking over this you might think that that’s crazy, but look at the old saying: it&rsquos easier to share a loaf of bread then having one slice all to yourself.  Photography agents also have better entry to bigger clients because advertising agencies rather work with agents then directly with the photographer.

In the event you don&rsquot need to or can&rsquot use an agent the 2 mainnd choice is an in-house rep. You hire the representative and pay them back a base salary and commission on booked jobs. Yes this might become very expensive especially if you don&rsquot have that many clients. If however you hired a skilled rep with clients you could be within the money! It will take time however and you need to be able to produce a enough income to bridge this era.

An in-property is great as you have someone working limited to you together with looking to get the finest deal. You are able to decide the marketing budget and have the final say in how you need to be lawyer for also to which clients. Negative thing is you need to be on your employees and still have to ensure that you have not been made good use off by lazy unmotivated those who are costing you some time to more essential your cash!

As there are option 3. This is the most difficult and time-consuming option. You’re doing so all yourself! Kind of like a 1-man band. You will need to advertise, call prospects, email, follow-up the emails you signal etc etc. This has to be done consistently and continuously.

Do not forget that should you stop marketing your income will dry up.

From the very start of the photography career option 3 will be the only option accessible to you for the time being!

Selling Your Photography


Selling Your Photography to Magazines |
By TJ Tierney

The magazine market is by far the biggest market for the freelance photographer, with millions of pictures published each month. If you would like to see some profit from your pictures, its really important to make the right approach.

Taking pictures for the magazine market isn’t about taking nice shots that your friends will admire or that will look nice on your wall at home. It’s about taking images that will sell to a selective audience, and to accomplish this you must understand the market.

Assuming that your photography ability is to par – there is no reason that you can’t start sending your images to photo editors straight away. Start off by selecting the markets that you may have interest in. Pick a market that you like to photograph.

Go to your nearest magazine outlet and buy 3 or 4 magazines that you are interested in submitting to.

Study each image that has been used by the photo editor and then compare the images in the magazine to your own.

This is were honesty comes in.

If your images are every bit as good as the images in the magazine, feel free to submit them. Write or send an e-mail to the photo editor telling them about your work. If you have a website, add it to the e-mail so that the editor can view a sample of your work. If you do send your images by post make sure you include a stamped addressed envelope to get your images back.


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Magazines have standard prices for photographs and will pay you after the magazine has gone to print. This differs from magazine to magazine; magazines that sell more normally pay more for their images – the cover picture is normally the best paid, with the double centre being the second.

If you sell an image to a magazine don’t submit it straight away to a different magazine – the chances are that they’ll find out and won’t use your images again.

It doesn’t hurt to know the law when selling your images to magazines. The minute you hit the shutter button you own the copyright. As standard practice magazines normally pay you for the right to use your image once. If they use the same image in five months time, they must pay you a second time.

If your images aren’t as good as the images that are used in the magazine don’t submit them. You will be wasting your own time and the time of the photo editor. Photo editors are very busy and get hundreds of submissions every month. Try to improve your photography and submit at a later date.

Photo editors are always looking for new material, but first study the market.

It’s a fantastic feeling to see your images published for the first time.

TJ Tierney is an award winning photographer and a freelance writer. To find out more information visit his photography site and his photography forum.

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Tips For Digital Photography

Tips For Digital Photography | By Surinder Sharma

It is easy to take good pictures but to experience the best in digital photography, here are a few tips and ideas that can make your work look not just good but excellent.

1. Focus on what kind of photography interests you. Choose a topic that you understand fully and something that is of curiosity to you. You must have sound knowledge about the subject you want to click.

2. Find a good digital camera that has all the features and characteristics required for your kind of photography. You must understand the basic needs the camera must have therefore invest into a good quality camera that assures great pictures. For example, in case you decide to take pictures for the print media, the requirement should be of a high quality camera and if it is web photography you are looking at, a normal digital cam should create the magic.


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3. Familiarize with your digital camera by more and more practicing. Step into your backyard and take pictures. Try and focus on the subject and think about how you want to compose the shot. Try taking pictures from different angles and different modes. This experimentation will give you a chance to know your camera and you can then be a pro in using it professionally. You could also upload your pictures on many social websites for photographers to be shared with your contacts.

4. Consider using a tripod for better stability. Pictures taken with the use of tripod come out a lot better than free hand pictures for the simple reason that the camera is steady and you can try various angles with it. The subject can be framed into the shot easily and the balance on the tripod makes it helpful to click great photos.

5. Lighting plays a very important role in photography. There is a great difference in photos taken outdoors and indoors. Thus, you must know how to fix the lighting. Try and learn about artificial lighting and adequate brightness needed for the genuine color of the photograph. Flash is there in most cameras to support the brightness, however, in some cases it might not be sufficient. Therefore you must know how to play with false lights and get the right image.

7. Once you get expertise in the photography than it is the time to move on the business part. It is advisable to have a custom design portfolio website. As it will be your online entity and it will help you to showcase your work as well as getting future assignment.

Taking these simple steps into consideration, you can perk up your hobby of digital photography. Your work of taking brilliant pictures will be admired among friends, family and photographers and who knows you might get a chance to pursue your favourite past time as a profession.

Author is a mature wild life photographer and has vast experience in digital marketing expertise. Currently he is associated with Pixpa – an custom design portfolio website solution provider which provide portfolio website for photographers, artists and designers.

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