Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by adamlewis88, Dec 20, 2007.
He gets paid way more than I do for the same thing
should have cropped tighter...
he probably knows people, and/or knows how to sell himself better.
I can always do that later. And I left it that size for the 4x6 ratio
I know...I need to network
yep start talking to coaches, start talking to refs, start talking to everyone with a very professional business card and great personality. Personality will make sure you are not forgotten, the card will get you the job/call.
Damn...business cards. I didnt even think about that. I guess first I need a website other than photobucket.
I mean I know Im not the best out there but from what Ive seen, I think Im at least on par with some of these guys or getting very close
making money in photography honestly is not about being the best. Because most people can rarely tell the difference from a mkiii super duper cam to a point and shoot. Its the self image/business you portray. Or most people cant realy tell about composition or what makes a good photo. Most Photojournalists i see (other than a few greats) are just average, but they are reliable and are good enough. They take the photos that their editor wants. I can honestly say most of my money i make from photos, dont even make it into my portfolio. They are just better than what the client could have done themselves, and they love them. In my city, the problem with good photogs is that they are unreliable. I may not be the best photog in Vegas, but i make damn sure, i pride myself in reliability, customer service, and quality. In that order....
Yeah...tell me about it. I know two people personally who take horrible pictures but get paid good money to do so
AMEN this business is purely on how you sell yourself and how well you network and of course, get lucky, its sad to think one of the top photographers in my island is a 500 pound monkey that doesnt even get up from his sofa for the shoots..but his name is so famous he gets the best women and the best sponsorships, because at one time he was dedicated and built his name up..oh well someday my name will be famous, just gotte keep to it
getting into getty/corbis is a royal pain in the ass. I wrote some edu's for stock but think a few are gone
who is going to buy from you by using photobucket?
thats cool for high school games where parents would buy stuff, but think about the long run too, try medium stock agencies like Alamy
Im saying I need something OTHER than photobucket...as in, photobucket wont cut it and Im fully aware of that. I AM thinking of the long run.
I meant a website/biz cards
photobucket is for posting on forums
Yes I should definitely look into that. I have an old family friend who was big with the AP that I should also go try and talk to now that Ive taken a few pictures and have a real interest in it.
I highly recommend this for business cards
they are pretty fast and their quality is very good