Where to Find Good Photographers

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A great picture speaks a thousand words. But there are many factors involved in taking a good picture, including light, composition, and background. There are few places where you can meet like-minded people who appreciate good photography. There are two great online resources for finding good photographers. They are both free.

1. Facebook

Started in 2004, Facebook is an online social network. It has millions of members. Anyone can join. Facebook offers lots of features such as a private messaging system, a photo and video uploader and a place where you can share information with friends.

To find good photographers on Facebook, search for photography groups. There are more than 12,000 photography-related groups on Facebook. To join a group you just need to join the group, log into your Facebook account and then add a group that interests you. When you join a group, you’ll see the other people who … Read the rest

Best Tips for Magazine Photographers

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Practice, practice, practice.

Every day, do a little bit of shooting. Don’t expect to be a photographer overnight. Try to shoot something for your portfolio each week. And if you’re having trouble finding an idea, try browsing through fashion magazines to get ideas for images to show off your portfolio.

Find a mentor.

It can be hard when you start out as a magazine photographer. But you can gain a lot by listening to someone who has been doing it for years. Ask around at your local college or find someone who does a job similar to yours online. They can help you with the technical side of photography (shooting), lighting, post-processing, etc.

Be patient.

Don’t expect to be paid your first couple of weeks out. The magazine industry is very competitive and, unless you have a lot of luck, it may be a while before you start seeing money. … Read the rest

How to Find Vision as a Photographer

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Stay focused on your vision.

Do your best to develop your talent and skills as a photographer, but don’t be tempted to spend all your energy chasing new clients. Set your boundaries. If you are too busy, you won’t be able to produce good work. If you focus solely on trying to land work, you won’t have much time to work on improving your photography and it will show in your work.

Be prepared.

Get into the habit of setting aside a certain amount of time each day to work on your photography. It can be helpful to plan your day, perhaps using a calendar. For instance, you could block off an hour each morning, a half-hour each afternoon and evenings for working on your photography.

Choose your subjects carefully.

Don’t shoot just whatever happens to catch your eye. Choose a theme or a story to capture. Make sure the … Read the rest

48 Inspirational Ansel Adams Quotes About Photography

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Ansel Adams Quotes

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Who is Ansel Adams?

Ansel Adams was an American photographer who spent much of his career documenting the American landscape and is often described as one of the most important landscape photographers of the 20th century. He was born into a large, wealthy family in California.

His first major work was The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. He is best known for his iconic photographs of the Yosemite Valley, which were used by the National Park Service as their emblem for more than a decade.

Adams’s photographs are frequently cited as being among the best-known photographic images … Read the rest