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Turn Your Hobby Into A Profitable Business

One of the beauties of having a picture is this can provide you with memories that will last forever. You will want to work to get the best photos ever and this can take time and effort.

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Turn Your Hobby Into A Profitable Business

  1. 1. Turn Your Hobby Into A Profitable Business Upload Photos And Instantly Sell Joseph Fadero
  2. 2. 2 3 5 7 9 10 12 Table of Contents About the Author How To Prepare For A Professional Photography Session 5 Tips For Better Photography With Your Smartphone Camera Lighting How To Preserve Your Photos To Last For Years Tips For Architectural Photography How To Make Your Picture Come To Life
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  4. 4. How To Prepare For A Professional Photography Session Having a professional photography session can be so exciting for the whole family, especially with the change of seasons and the memories that can be made. Under the excitement however is a layer of stress over what needs to be done in order to be ready for the session, such as where to take the pictures, what to wear, and any number of other factors. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to know how to best prepare for a professional photography session. Pick a Setting A good photographer will be flexible to what their clients want and while some may choose to work out of their own store, most will travel to where their clients want to have their pictures done. Some may choose to do it at home, where little ones may feel the most comfortable or out of pride for their homes while others may wish to have it outside in a lush garden. The best way to pick a setting is to decide what the mood should be for the photos and find an area that best reflects that mood. Schedule it Right One of the toughest parts of preparing for a photography session, especially if they are for larger family photos, is scheduling and if it is not done right, the photoshoot may end up being canceled. Before the photoshoot, give family and friends a heads up as to when it is so that they will have plenty of time to request the time off in advance. Children can also present a complication if they have not taken their naps or eaten their meals, so it is a good idea to plan for a professional photography session after these so that the kids will be in the best mood possible. What to Wear Clothing can also present a complication, as the mood of the photo can be ruined with one ugly sweater or a distracting shirt. Turn Your Hobby Into A Profitable Business Page 3 of 12
  5. 5. For professional photos, it is a good idea to stay with solid colors or formal attire to keep from distracting away from the overall photo and if the family is supposed to match for colors, it is even better to ensure they are aware ahead of time. It is also important for the colors not to clash too drastically, as it can drag the attention away from everyone else in the photo. To help with color choice, it is important to know that darker colors tend to seem more formal, but lighter tones can give off a fun and playful feel to the photos, so the color scheme should be based on what the mood is supposed to be. Having professional photography sessions is an exciting time for a boost in self- confidence, time with loved ones, or a time to make memories, but it can be ruined if someone doesn't know how to prepare for it. Before the photo shoot, be sure to pick a mood and setting, schedule to fit everyone involved, and choose what to wear to ensure it goes smoothly. The mood can determine all of the above steps, so be sure to discuss it with the others who are involved to make sure the mood is reflected in the photo. Make An Extra /Full Time Living From Photography Turn Your Hobby Into A Profitable Business Page 4 of 12
  6. 6. 5 Tips For Better Photography With Your Smartphone Tip #1 Crop, Don't Zoom Your images will noticeably degrade when you start to zoom in you images, they'll get ugly fast. To avoid the degradation instead pretend like the zoom in your phone doesn't exist and crop your images later. When you're cropping you're only sampling pixel info so that your camera doesn't have to guess what your image looks like and you avoid the degradation. Tip #2 Edit, Don't Filter If you really want to capture unique photographs resist the urge and don't use the filters everyone is using on Facebook and Instagram. Not that there is anything wrong with either apps, both are great for sharing images but the filters have been overused. Instead of making your images look like everyone else's get a full image editing app like SnapSeed, Photoshop Express, or iPhoto and make all the adjustments your need in the post-production of your photographs. Tip #3 Pick a Better Camera App This one is a suggestion for iPhone users more than Android users, the goal is more control over your images. Camera Awesome and Camera + are good choices, they'll allow you to shoot in bursts and separates which will give your more control and they're both free. It may seem silly to go out and practice taking pictures but it'll be worth it when you capture a shot you're proud of. Tip #4 Ditch The Flash The problem with the flash in you camera is that it's basically a glorified LED light and It's taking on the job of something it wasn't really built to fulfill. The duration of the flash is too long and the result is an image that is blurry, and overly- lit. Your best bet is to find another source of light. You might find a neon sign or a bright juke box and make your image even more Turn Your Hobby Into A Profitable Business Page 5 of 12
  7. 7. interesting and unique this way. If it's an image or death situation though, taking a bad flash shot is better than no shot at all. Tip #5 Make Prints The fact that capturing images and sharing them on social media is so easy has created a disconnect between digital and analog photography and making it feel unnecessary to make prints of your memories. Make prints of some of those images and I bet you'll get a compliment about it and your friends will be even more impressed when you tell them you captured them with your phone. Turn Your Hobby Into A Profitable Business Turn Your Hobby Into A Profitable Business Page 6 of 12
  8. 8. Camera Lighting Taking the perfect photo is more than just lining up a great shot. Without the proper lighting even the most scenic setups will go completely to waste. This is why it's important that any photographer who wants to take their craft seriously needs to educate themselves on various sources of lighting. When it comes to lighting a photo it can be done one of two ways, with natural light or with artificial light sources (flashes, covers, external lights, etc). Let's start with the more simple natural light. Our natural light source is obviously the sun and we need to know how to use it to our advantage for photos. Light travels in a single direction and the light radiated by the sun does just that. Light travels to Earth in a single line and can be bounced off objects, or reflected, but remember that whatever way the light is traveling it can affect your photos. You can use it to your advantage as a backlight and oftentimes will allow you to shoot without a flash on your camera. Be sure to keep in might that artificial light travels the same way. Knowing how light travels is a great help in assisting the setup of your shots and the next important part of lighting we need to focus on is contrast. Contrast is a measurement of the distance between highlights and shadows in your photos. Having too much or too little can completely distract from the focal point of your shots. One good rule of thumb to keep in mind is images shot on cloudy days usually have low contrast and images shot on bright, sunny, days are high contrast. If your natural light source just isn't cutting it you can make do with artificial lighting and the use of things like a scrim to block unwanted light or a reflector to add more light. At the end of the day a lot of it will be trial and error, but as you test different methods you'll find what works best for you. Now that you have a basic understanding for how light sources work for photography you can start to work on lighting your own beautiful shots! Turn Your Hobby Into A Profitable Business Page 7 of 12
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  10. 10. How To Preserve Your Photos To Last For Years Having photos is an excellent way to preserve the memories you cherish most. The scary thing about pictures, however, is the idea that they can be destroyed or lost if not stored and handled properly. The last thing you want is to lose years of your past because your photos accidentally became damaged. If you are looking to keep your photos safe and sound make sure you have a good place and knowledge of where you store them, what you store them in, and how you handle them properly. Where Do You Store Them Pick a safe place to store your photos. In a fireproof safe or in a place that you are sure will not create a lot of moisture can help ensure that your photos are not destroyed or become worn. The place you put them needs to be dry and away from prying hands that could accidently damage your pictures. What Do You Store Them In Are your picture in a photo album or are they lying loose in a box? Do they have the capability of being bent or scratched? Think about the kind of things you can put them in in order to make sure you don't ruin them. How Are You Handling Them When you look at your photos how do you handle them? Are your hands clean? Are your hands oily? Make sure when you hold or touch your photos you are handling them properly so as to not wear them down. Your photos are precious and should be treated as such. You do not want to lose or hurt pictures that are irreplaceable. Make sure you know the best place for them, the best container for them, and the best way to view them. At the end of the day, you will be able to look back on your photos with joy and happiness knowing that your memories are still precious, clear, and looking like they did the day that you took them. Upload And Instantly Sell To Millions Turn Your Hobby Into A Profitable Business Page 9 of 12
  11. 11. Tips For Architectural Photography Tip 1: Get Comfortable Before you start shooting a building, walk around it and get to know the whole structure. This can allow you to see it in different prepectives and help you find the best shot or shots. Once you've decided what to capture on film decide what you want to say with your image or what message you want to convey through it. Tip 2: Get A Tripod Shooting objects that don't move will allow you to have longer shutter speeds and let more light into the camera since your won't have to worry about blurry images caused by movement. This means that the best thing you can do is to stabilize your camera. Get a tripod and don't be afraid to whip it out. Since you're camera will be stable and you can shoot at longer shutter speeds, you can also shoot at lower ISO and reduce graininess in your images. Tip 2: Avoid Intersecting Lines For the greatest amount of realism, avoid converging lines. Align vertical lines wiht your camera. Sometimes that's not possible for various reasons or you simply don't like the straight clean look of it all. Stick to your prefences when shooting but avoid converging lines, they might be too much of a distaction in images. Tip 3: Let There Be Light As with photographers in any field, light is the most crucial too in an architect's box. If you're planning on using exteriors visit in the morning or late afternoon - that's when the sun is low in the sky to capture images with the most contrast. Be patient. Tip 4: The Rule of Thirds Pretty simple, most people have a general idea of the rule of thirds. Keep your primary subject or focal point off center, a third of the way across the view. Doing this will create Turn Your Hobby Into A Profitable Business Page 10 of 12
  12. 12. tension, energy and interest with in the image Tip 5: Rhyme and Rhythm Find the right angle prom you can showcase these rhythms and align diagonal lines of perspective with the corners of the photograph to add depth and balance. Tip 6: Clean Vs. Chaotic Consider shooting buildings in their raw-ugly glory or your favorite architectural subject in chaotic weather. Tip 7: The Human Touch A lot of time can be spent waiting for the perfect, person-free image. But think about how people can provide comparable scale and even a vital injection of cultural and social context to your photographs. Make An Extra /Full Time Living From Photography Turn Your Hobby Into A Profitable Business Page 11 of 12
  13. 13. How To Make Your Picture Come To Life One of the beauty of having a picture is this can provide you with memories that will last forever. You will want to work to get the best photos ever and this can take time and effort. There are specific things you can do that will help you pictures actually look livelier and knowing what these are can be of extreme help to you. Consider the background You may be surprised just how large an impact the background of your photos will make. The color that's in view and the type of scenery can play an important role in the look of the picture. If at all possible work to have a colorful background and one that is outside can make your pictures look great. For instance, have you ever noticed the number of sunset pictures you see with couples? This is because of the vibrant colors in this shot and the gorgeous background. Add bold colors Working to ensure you photos aren't boring is sure to be time that is well-spent. One tip that will enable you to do so is to add more colors to your shots. Letting go of more neutral tones is sure to help your photos come to life and look amazing. Think reds, oranges and bright blues when you have the option of adjusting the color. This is sure help any picture come to life and makes it look fantastic for you and others to view! Working to ensure you pictures are outstanding rather than boring will make your picture taking efforts more worthwhile. It's not ideal to see the same subjects or colors all the time in your photos and knowing how to avoid this can help you get the pictures you want today! Turn Your Hobby Into A Profitable Business Turn Your Hobby Into A Profitable Business Page 12 of 12

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