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Ways To Improve As A Photographer

This week I want to post ways that I think we need to use to always grow and improve as photographers. This first shot is an old railroad crane I shot on an overcast day at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Ga. 1. Stop posting on photography forums. Too many times when lots of photographers post to the same forum the work starts to look too much alike. We want to always strive to be fresh and different. 2. Begin looking at art sites more often. Don’t always just look at photography sites, spend more time looking at art …

Building Your Photography Site

One of the big challenges you will face in your decision to become a professional photographer is building your business website. In order to better market yourself, you need to have one to showcase your work and have portfolios available for potential clients to view. In this day and age, Social Media is king, it’s true, but without a proper website to go hand in hand with your Social Media efforts, you can be left out in the cold. When choosing your platform for hosting you photography site, you need to consider a few things. Do they offer unlimited storage? …

Neutral-Density Filters

One of the most important filters you can buy for your camera is called a Neutral-Density filter or ND for short. The purpose of an ND filter is it allows you to shoot long exposures during daytime. Why would you want to shoot a long exposure during the day? Well, long exposure during the day is how you make an image of say a waterfall look really cool, because you can make the water look as smooth as silk. You can also make clouds look “stretchy” in the sky, which can really make for beautiful images. This image was shot …

Always Be Prepared!

One of the biggest things that you have to learn to do as a photographer is to Be Prepared! Just like the Boy Scout motto, you need to be ready all the time to capture that image when you are working in the photography field. This is especially true when you are a photojournalist but it applies to anyone who is making their living with a camera. You want to be ready all the time so you don’t miss a shot. Here are some tips for making sure you are always as ready as possible. I was out shooting a …