Photographers’ Tips to Avoid Getting Underpaid


1.Be persistent.

Most clients expect to pay photographers for their services. The problem is that many of us accept jobs we would rather not do at a lower rate. This means that we can get into a downward spiral of low income and low self-esteem. The best option is to ask for the lowest possible fee and negotiate for a better deal afterwards.

2.Be selective.

Be careful to pick the types of jobs you want to do. Choose jobs that suit your interests and strengths. For example, if you enjoy photography and are good at creating images that look natural, then you should choose jobs that involve photographing real people. If you are more interested in writing or editing, find jobs where you can use your skills. If you enjoy working in fashion or food, choose jobs that are creative or require you to use your creativity.

3.Ask for what

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Common Mistakes that Beginner Photographers Often Make

The worst mistake a beginner photographer can make is to assume that the camera will capture everything. There are many reasons for this, including lack of experience, fear and ignorance. The end result of such an error is usually a poor quality photograph, where everything is out of focus or badly exposed.

This is a mistake that we see novice photographers make on a regular basis. As a beginner, it’s natural to be concerned with capturing the perfect image. To help you avoid making mistakes, below are some common mistakes made by beginner photographers and the reasons why these mistakes occur.

What Mistakes a Beginner Photographer Should Know to Avoid

1) Not taking enough photographs – If you’re new to photography, you may not know how many photos you need to take. Many beginners think that one or two shots is plenty, when it’s actually quite different.

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What Makes You A Professional Photographer?

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Professional photographers are often judged by their ability to create a certain kind of image. This can range from a beautiful landscape or portrait to an advertisement or fashion shoot.

A professional photographer must have the following attributes.


You must understand the technical aspects of photography. You must know how to use camera equipment such as a camera, lenses, and flash correctly. You must understand light and be able to make the best possible exposures using a variety of different settings. You must be familiar with Photoshop, one of the most popular digital editing software packages. In addition, you need to know how to use Photoshop’s basic tools and understand how to modify, manipulate, and retouch images.


You must have the right technique. A professional photographer’s work should always be technically sound. To be technically sound, a photographer must possess skill in a variety of areas including the … Read the rest

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer


Take it slowly.

It’s tempting to rush into finding the right wedding photographer. Most of us would like to think that we know everything there is to know about weddings, but in reality there are many areas of a wedding day that we don’t have experience of, such as having a professional photographer capturing all the moments, or a stylist to give you the perfect look. Wedding photographers are different. Some take hundreds of photographs in one sitting, while others may prefer to be selective and capture only the key shots.

Think about your personality.

Think about how you feel about the photographer you are looking at. Do you like him/her? What sort of personality do you think suits your style? Do you feel comfortable with him/her? How do you imagine the wedding day will unfold?

Think about your budget.

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