In today's world of photography businesses, we can often find ourselves with the "need" to expand our services. If our bread and butter are corporate portraits, we might wander into the family session arena. Or if we enjoy photographing corporate events, we might even start to photograph (gulp) weddings. While this might mean more income, it won't mean that you'll be doing more of what you enjoy. Think about when you got into this business. Did you start photographing because you enjoyed it? Or just so you would make a paycheck? The risk of … [Read more...] about Photography Marketing: Capture what you love, share what you take
Are you interested in shooting stock photography and video to make a little extra income? Me, too. However, don’t waste time shooting images you can’t use because your image violates intellectual property (IP) rights. Here are a few shooting tips to help ensure your images will be accepted by stock agencies such as Adobe Stock. If you are already familiar with IP, skip to the tips sections; if not, I encourage you to spend a few minutes here to understand these rights so you don’t violate them. Understanding intellectual property The United … [Read more...] about Stock Photography: Shooting tips on how to avoid violating IP rights
Making money as a creative professional can often be a challenge. Recently Adobe unveiled a new program that helps creative folks sell their photos and videos to a much broader audience as stock footage. In fact, the ability to reach people is built right into Adobe apps and is even available inside other tools like Microsoft office. In this first video in our series, Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington sits down with Dennis Radeke of Adobe to learn how to sign up as a stock contributor. This is a great way to earn more from your … [Read more...] about How to Become an Adobe Stock Contributor
Learn how to make money with your videography and still photography by watching this live New Year's Resolution Webinar Today, Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Photofocus hosts Rich Harrington and Kevin Ames are joined by Adobe Stock experts Dennis Radeke (video) and Mat Hayward (still) to share ways of making money with your library of videos and photos. We welcome questions from those watching live at 3:30 pm EST/12:30 pm PST. https://youtu.be/LTMUIvqUx5E … [Read more...] about How to Make Money with Videography & Photography Webinar Today!
Learn how to make money with your videography and still photography by watching this live New Year's Resolution Webinar Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Photofocus host Kevin Ames is joined by Director/Producer Abba Shapiro and Adobe Stock experts Dennis Radeke (video) and Mat Hayward (still) to share ways of making money with your library of videos and photos. We welcome questions from those watching live at 3:30 pm EST/12:30 pm PST. https://youtu.be/LTMUIvqUx5E … [Read more...] about Free Webinar: Make Money with Video & Stills Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
Like many of us, I am on a budget. I want to save money and buy things that I perceive to be a good deal. As you are aware, there are third-party options for just about everything in dealing with our cameras. Some are absolutely worth it and some just don't make the cut. Here are a few products that I have found worth saving on and a few I have found that ended up wasting more money in the long run. Intervalometers. I have been shooting Canon most my career. Truthfully the Canon brand intervalometer used for timelapse and remote shooting is … [Read more...] about Are Generic Camera Products Worth it?
If you're a Canon body owner, you might think that getting some good spare batteries for cheap would be a great idea! That would mean hours upon hours of shooting, right? Well, those hours could be substantially cut down and could cause some other frustration. The horrible keyword is "cheap." Ya dig? I love saving money, although I'm horrible at it. Wait, I should rephrase that. I love finding deals. Quite often, you'll be able to find some third party batteries for popular Canon bodies for a relatively inexpensive price--$15 for a battery! … [Read more...] about Canon’s Common Counterfeits