You can call it the digital disease of photography or perhaps the death of photography. The reality is that digital has caused a decline in the quality of photography. There are several reasons, one of them being the speed of digital and the resulting lack of thought before the shutter is released. Quick on the draw and not enough careful consideration.
There are so many courses out there sold by real photographers, professionals, or photo enthusiasts for you to learn digital photography. Heck, I even know a course which you can get for less than $10. But of course you have to be vigilant about these ebooks or books. It doesn’t matter how much they sell it, it is the course itself that matters. You can do some research before you buy anything online so you can be sure that you do learn from that course.
But with exhibits of your DC photographers, you are there by “invitation” – or at least that’s what most people believe to be the case. This means the location where you are exhibiting is giving their approval of, and respect for what you do. This is a very powerful psychological marketing tool.
Consultation sessions — After hiring your photographer, have a few sessions so the photographer would meet your family and will understand what you want included in your album. How many long shots, how many portraits, who to include in the group photos, the photographer should have a list of what you prefer. He or she should also know your best angle so your photographs come out great.
Ever event photography had someone you are trying to take a picture of that is way too uptight and tense? Getting them to relax can be a real chore. So what do you do? Make them laugh. If they are alone in the picture start making fun of yourself or telling jokes. If these are engagement pictures or group pictures get someone else to randomly start tickling the person who is too tense. Bring laughter and fun into the atmosphere and they’ll be able to be themselves.
One good idea for inexpensive lessons is to come up with a small group, look for a place that do not require any fees such as parks and is not out of town or too far for cheap commute, utilize the whole day, and talk to a great photographer who is willing to teach for free or small fee that you and your other buddies can share. I have seen some of my friends do this thing on a regular basis. They even hire models where they also spilt the fee.
If the event that you photographed was held at a local business, all you have to do is put up a flyer near the cash register, or place your postcards there. Most business owners will be willing to work with you as long as you are polite and explain yourself. Remember, if people had a good time at their event, and you got some good photos of it, that means repeat business for both of you. If the establishment has a bulletin board, they will probably direct you to post your ad there. In this case, you will want to pin more than one to the board so that people can take one home.