Local Calendar. For two years, I took photography of children in our area with Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes and built a calendar which was both sold to generate funds, and given away to generate awareness. The calendars were very good communication vehicles for the Foundation. I had a plug on the back of the calendar, and was featured in TV and newspaper spots both in my local area and globally. I also received follow-on business from some of the families of the children.
It’s hard for someone to set out of the persona of that school book picture smile. They have that forced thing they plaster on instead of a smile. Plus, its hard just to smile naturally when you don’t find anything to smile about. So when you find your subject can’t move past that forced look, start smiling at them and they will relax into a real genuine smile.
Another very lucrative areas of work for those starting out in Washington DC event photographers is portrait work. Many people find a need to have a good portrait shot of themselves at some point. These could be for their resume or to create a personal portfolio. You can easily and quickly start this section of your business by using friends and relatives. Very quickly, referrals will start flowing in from satisfied customers. This is the best chance to turn photography into a business.
Many fantastic sports digital photos are taken with an emphasis on a very fast shutter speed, an f stop of around the 2.8 mark to blur the background and focus in on the subject. You may find that if your sportsperson is visually separated from the background and you take the digital photograph with a telephoto lens you’ll have a more shallow depth of field which can give you a more powerful feeling in your digital photo. You can get away with a good optical zoom lens, but you’ll get far better digital sports shots with a proper telephoto.
Benefit Race Photos. I photographed pre-race, race course, finish line and awards for a local race that benefited the agency in #4 above. I posted the images for sale on my gallery and shared the revenues with the agency. The images were also released to the nonprofit for them to use in event photography marketing and promotion. This also led to getting more sports work for another sporting event, which will result in additional visibility and revenue.
When you look at an advert or a commercial what is the first thing you look at? The text or the image? Well its been proven that people first acknowledge the imagery over anything else. What is the reason behind this you might ask. There are in-fact many reasons why people first look at the imagery of the product photography over everything else and these include.
Marketing your works attract more customers and more success. Make use of the Internet and other places where you can advertise and promote your photography skill and works. Always include your name and contact details with every photo you show on public, whether on Web pages, newspapers, magazines, telephone directories, etc.