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Setting yourself apart: be unique

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Most photographers start out with a passion for capturing priceless memories and moments. Many hope to evoke certain emotions with their photography, and some photographers are simply in the business to be their own boss and turn their creative hunger into their bread and butter. But regardless the reasons behind wanting to become a photographer, it is crucial to set yourself apart in an industry that is already over saturated with brilliant artists.

Being unique helps you set goals and better construct your business plan. Honing in on what it is you truly want to capture or tell with your photos helps your clients better understand what is so special about working with you as opposed to another photographer. International wedding photographer Jasmine Star says “it’s not what I tell you to do, it’s not what’s happening in the moment, it’s the stuff that happens in between. It’s the moments that my camera is able to catch that you don’t know.”

“Life in the In Between” is the backbone of Star’s highly successful business and is truly evident in the style of her photos. For those just starting out trying to establish a style, practice truly is the key. However here are a few tips from photographer Wendy Cunningham who recently guest blogged for MCP Actions.

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September 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Turning a hobby into a profession: photography

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Some call photography an art, some a skill, some a hobby, however some refer to it as their profession. Most professional photographers struggle with turning their hobby into a profitable business; however, the internet runs rampant with resources to assist hopefuls in their new venture. Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and networking with fellow photographers are some of the most powerful tools when it comes to obtaining free education and information.

Indianapolis photographer Ravyn Stadick even has a separate category on her photography blog set aside with posts just for aspiring photographers that include her top ten tips for getting started in the photography industry, the benefits of shooting in RAW, and how to make the most of your post-processing (Photoshop work). For newbies on the fast-track, photographers such as Haleigh Rohner and Tony Hoffer offer one-on-one mentoring or consultations in person or over the phone at cost. Regardless of where you would like to start or go, the internet has become one of the most prominent tools in the new photographers tool box and those who wish to be serious should learn to utilize the wealth of information on the web.

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September 22, 2010 at 3:32 pm