One thing I discovered during my experience with digital photography after 20 years of shooting film, and I teach this point in all the many seminars that I’ve put on to hundreds of other full-time pros, is that digital photography is very well suited for the portrait photographer. So why are we the last to jump on the band wagon? Many commercial shooters have known about and mastered the use of digital in their business’s for far longer than the portrait photographer.
I did some more research on the Internet and came across another piece of software for corrupt photo recovery. I downloaded it and ran it with my memory card and it found ALL my pictures. Don’t know how but it worked even after I formatted my card. I was so happy. I gladly paid the fee for the license and restored my wedding pictures.
If you live in a fairly large town with a lot of waterfront, the chances are pretty good that cruises will be available. They usually last between 2 to 4 hours and can be VERY romantic! For an added touch, call and see if you can have something special lined up…a special song from the band or an anniversary announcement from the captain. It will make for an unforgettable experience!
The most expensive part from wedding pictures is the Maryland Photographer. It is not really needed to use professional photographer in your wedding day. As your choice, you can hire a beginner photographer. It was not a bad choice because sometimes a beginner is able to do things that professional photographer can’t do. Talent is seriously need to be considered.
Have you ever thought of doing it yourself? It can be really fun as well as extremely cheap. You only need to use a digital camera you already have (or borrow one from your friends) and capture those particular moments. If you have a friend who really know how to take pictures, you could ask him or her to get pictures for you. With a digital camera, you would not need to buy film to have the pictures. You only need the memory card to save the images you have taken, and that’s it.
Your best option, though, is to start networking with other business people in your area. If you’re focusing on wedding photography then contact the various wedding vendors in your town, like caterers, bakers, limousine services and such. If you’re focusing on family portraits you can get to know the local party planners. Connecting with other business owners is really the best way to promote your photography business because you’re all marketing to the same target audience.
Take a few pictures of vacation souveniers from your trips. To help you remember where you purchased items, stand in front of the store with the object, and take a picture. You will always remember where the souvenirs you bought came from and you will have great stories to tell when showing them.
What are the requirements to be a model? Well, take basic photos with little to no makeup. Give the modeling agency a chance to visualize your potential when they see your raw photos. Call the agency and learn about their basic requirements. If your don’t meet their basic physical requirements, then ask them for a referral of an agency that might accept you.