Posted on Jun 2, 2014 | 0 comments
I have a friend who loves to pack up his camera gear, head up to the Smoky Mountains, and shoot away. He has an eye for finding creative, unique, images & landscapes that can vary from an old cabin in the snow, a rushing stream of water, to an old rusty truck that still has some character. He is not a professional photographer, but many people, including myself, believe that he has what it takes to turn those super photos into a business. In fact, there are many people out there who would like to learn how to turn their love of photography into a profession, and thanks to this NEW online class at Craftsy they can. Check it out below:
Breaking Into the Business of Photography
Learn how to turn your passion into your profession as photographer Catherine Asanov shares valuable insights on navigating the business side of photography. Find out how to create a brand identity that sets you apart from the competition and get Catherine’s tips for developing and promoting your signature style. Watch a portfolio review to learn how to select, format and showcase your best images to convey a versatile, cohesive style. Delve into marketing strategies for effective online and print promotions and learn how to capitalize on SEO and social media to promote your brand and attract new clients. Develop an action plan for finding clients and building lucrative long-term relationships and learn to navigate common legal and budget questions. Get the knowledge you need to jump-start your photography business today!
Lesson Plan Classes:
Lesson 1. Getting Started
Lesson 2. Finding & Branding Your Style
Lesson 3. Portfolio Review
Lesson 4. Marketing Your Work
Lesson 5. Search Engine Optimization
Lesson 7. Client Relations
Lesson 8. Legal, Sales & Pricing
I can’t send enough positive vibes about being a Craftsy affiliate and member. I love that I can watch the online classes any time I want, on any device, and ask questions to the instructor when I need to. It’s perfect for anyone who is always on the go! If you would like to give Craftsy a try for FREE, then check out this current mini photography class here:
Just so ya know, that some of the links above are my referral links, which means I may get a small commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you of course. Thank you for your support, and I hope that you become a Craftsy believer as much as I am.
Posted on Apr 16, 2014 | 0 comments
Today, I am really excited to share with you about my experience with a super app & online community called Snapwire. It’s basically a place where mobile photographers, brands, businesses, or bloggers come together to sell or buy custom photos for as little as $3 or as high as the buyer is willing to pay. For instance, as a blogger I am always looking for creative, colorful, clear images to feature in my articles or as a background cover on my social media pages. I can usually get these pictures myself with my mobile iPhone, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out and I have to purchase one. So, that’s exactly what I did at Snapwire, I made a request for some Urban garden photos below:
My request for custom urban garden photos at Snapwire.
I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make this request, all I had to do was enter my creative details in a simple, user-friendly template, when I needed it by, and the price I was willing to pay. I hit the submit button, and after Snapwire reviewed & approved my request the countdown began. As you can see in the photo above I had 97 photo entries, and this was only over a few days! I ended up choosing the two photos below for $7 each, and I have had the pleasure of speaking to the photographers whose pictures I picked. Now how cool is that!!
Snapwire is also for the mobile photographer who would like to sell their images to businesses, brands, and other bloggers. Let’s face it, some of the most beautiful pictures can be found on Instagram, and most of these images are taken by non-professionals. That’s what makes them special, they are authentic, real-life moments that many businesses are willing to pay for. Here is an example of how a mobile photographer would use Snapwire in my request for Urban garden pics above. A person could literally walk outside, take a creative shot of an urban garden with their iPhone or camera, and upload it through the Snapwire app or online community to my request page or any of the other request that are available. I loved the idea of getting fresh, creative, clear photos from people all over the world and I have no doubt that other brands & businesses will feel the same way as I do. It’s truly amazing……
Now, I am giving you just a tiny glimpse into what Snapwire is all about, and if you would like more in-depth details click here , or if you would like to just go ahead and download the app go here. Currently, Snapwire is only available for iPhones, but the Android app is coming soon. I plan on adding some of my own photos in the near future, and I look forward to connecting with brands & other mobile photographers, and if you decide to join Snapwire, please find me so that I can look up your profile and see your awesome portfolio.
Just so you know that this is a sponsored post, the opinions are completely my own based on my experience and I thank you for taking the time to read my review.