Monday, November 17, 2008

Start selling your photos on line

You can start making money selling your photos on line. Now that you have a big portfolio, you can begin selling your work on line. Sign up with Stock agencies for Free, up load your best photos and start making money. There are photographers making $1000 to $15,000 from one photo. This could be you! You can create a new income or possible a retirement income for your self over time.

1. Pick 10 of your best photos
2. Sign up with each of the stock agencies listed below “FREE”
3. Up load your work.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Flash diffuser

Flash diffusers are one of the best tools a photographer can have in his kit. Flash diffusers can eliminate background shadows from your flash. Create fill flash in outdoor photos and much more. Gary Fong has a nice selection of flash diffusion devices. The Lightsphere and Whaletail flash diffusers are well known among professional photographers.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Camera Equipment

Quality images come from quality equipment. I personally use Canon cameras and Canon lenses. Some times you can have compatibility issues with your camera when using a different name brand lens. There are many types of cameras on the market. You can spend many hours reading who is the best. I chose Canon for my own reasons.

The following link is a site that test many brand name cameras. The site provides you with a well in depth review of the cameras along with the pros and cons. It also has user feedback, lens reviews, camera database and much more.

When you decide the brand of camera you will use in your business. I would suggest buying the best you can afford and you will not regret it. If you buy a quality camera and a cheap lens, soon you will see the disadvantages of the lower quality lens. Now you have to sell the lens at a lower price than you paid, if you can find some one to sell it to! Buy the better lens loosing time and money in the learning process.
When purchasing new equipment on line you will see great deals. Low prices from dealers you have never heard of. Keep that in mind! Never heard of. If you have a problem when you get it, will you ever hear from them again? When you purchase your equipment from a big name camera store, they will be around when you need them.
B&H Photo is one of the largest camera equipment companies. B&H Photo is where most professional photographers get their gear.

Business cards

Business cards are one of the most important links to your business. Don’t skimp on your business cards. You are presenting and advertising your company to a potential client hand to hand. Make a statement! Don’t present your client with a business card you printed at home, on thin paper with perforated ends.
The front of your card should tell your client who and what you are. Company name, your name, service provided, phone number, email and website.
Use your wedding images everywhere. Pick one of your best photos for the front of the card.

The flowing links are companies who print business cards

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VistaPrint USA Inc.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

On line printing and stock portfolio service

This service is a must for every photographer. Placing your images on line with a printing and stock portfolio company gives you two great advantages. This gives you the ability to place your photos on line, for your customers to view and print from. They offer many different sizes and print options. You have the ability to change the print cost to the amount you feel your work is worth.
Having an on line stock portfolio site, allows you to show your work and adds another source of income from your photos.
The following company is one of the biggest and provides many extras. Have a look and see how they can help your business.

Your Web site

Having a well designed website is a must! It is a very big asset to your company. Keep it simple and easy to navigate. Don’t get caught up in the fancy flash, music playing in the background and flashing lights. These seem cute when you see them, but most clients find it distracting. These extra’s also make the website load slow. If your web site loads to slow most customers move on. Design it with easy to use navigation. Give your customer the information they are looking for and a way to contact you. If you have the time and skills, you can design your own web site. The following link is a great hosting company with many extras. Web Hosting $6.95


If designing your own web site is not for you. There are many web designers out there. I designed and maintain my own website. This allows me to make changes and keep it up to date with new photos and information. I also provide web design and host websites for clients. My site is

Build your own website
If you would like to build your own website with out having to buy complicated software and learn how to use it. There are companies that make it possible for you to build and maintain your website on the Internet with easy step by step set up. See following links.

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Reliable, affordable business hosting from Yahoo! Web Hosting

Business email

(Same as company) Keep it simple!Create an email account with a provider. I would suggest paying the extra yearly fee for the premier account. “Business account” Yahoo and Gmail are a few providers. Most website companies provide you with email accounts with the hosting service.

Yahoo! Mail Plus - Take control of your inbox.

Business name

First thing you will need is a business name. Sounds easy? Make it easy! Keep it simple! Don’t make it to long. Long business names are difficult for your future clients to remember especially when your business name, website and email address are the same naming convention.When you decide on your new business name, check to see if the website domain name is taken. If you plan on having your website and business the same name, you can check for your domain name at the following link. Select Domain check at the top.

If the name is taken you can change the ending .com to .net or .org. Next, check your email provider for your business name. If the name is taken with the email company you are using, you can try a different email provider.

Starting your Photography business

Photography can be a very rewarding hobby and a profitable career. There are many ways to make a living as a photographer. When you have decided on the area of photography you are most interested in, learn all you can about that field and your equipment. Then you are ready to start your business.I will go over some items that may help you when starting a business. I will provide you with many links to companies and services that can help you work more efficiently in your new photography business. They can help you save time and money in the long run. These services will also give your company a professional appearance, at the same time providing your company with a higher quality service to your client. Your client always comes first! If I had all of these services offered to photographers today, when I started out, I would be retired now! If you use the following companies and services to your benefit, you will be ahead of the rest!Have a look at each of the companies listed below and the benefits they can provide your company. After clicking on their individual link, save them in your Internet favorites, you can return later to learn more about each company.