Photography Tips from designedbydax.com
Read on these 8 photography tips to advance your photography skills and find the next inspiration for your photography business in 2017 from designedbydax.com. If you ever feel that you get stuck in finding your creative streaks, or if you notice that you’ve been losing followers on your Instagram or Facebook page, this article might be for you.
Sometimes as photographers or artists, we push ourselves too hard and we hit a roadblock to find our next inspiration for our creative work. We are often trapped in a situation where we are forced to post our creative works in social media that may not reflect who we truly are, or what our tribes like us for.
We bet that it’s happened to you before, one way or another. Now, how would you overcome this challenge if it ever happens to you again? Well, we are here to help you. We summarise eight tips that would contribute to improving your photography skills, and keep your customers and followers coming back to your site.
1. Get feedback from your loyal clients
Your best and honest feedback would certainly come from your loyal buying customers. First of all, call them, thank them for the business they give you, ask them what has made them purchase your photographic artworks, why they’ve ordered from your shop instead of others, and what would it take for them to come back again to your store and make another purchase.
2. Read on photography journals or magazines and find what’s trending in photography business at the moment.
We live in the information era and internet has made it very easy for anyone to search for answers to any questions they may have. That includes what type of photography is trending at the moment. Try to google it at your own time, and you’ll be amazed at what you can find online.
3. Find a mentor and ask for their feedback and opinion on your photography skills.
Try to contact local photography business owners or other professional photographers in your neighbourhood. See if you can make an appointment with them. If you do so, you will need to come prepared, and offer them “something in return”. It does not have to be expensive, but they would appreciate a genuine invite to meet for coffee of course. Remember, their time is valuable. You would need to cherish and appreciate that they’re willing to spend time for you.
4. Visit local art gallery to find out what their best selling artworks are.
Paying a visit to a local art gallery with your team members can give you a good brainstorming exercise to do a little bit of market research for your photography business. Talk to them, ask their opinion of any artworks that excite you, and exchange ideas. Also, don’t forget to speak to the gallery assistant to find out what their criteria are when they select photography artworks for their gallery. You’ll be surprised by all the information that you can obtain from such exercise.
5. Advance knowledge of your equipment.
It goes without saying that you must know your camera inside out. Read the manuals and understand what effect each set up would give you. Once you master all of the set ups, have pre-saved settings for your photography styles and fine tune those settings on the go. Keep practising until you find your perfect settings for each occasion.
6. Bring your camera with you all the time (where possible).
As a photographer, your camera is your best friend. Bring it with you everywhere you go if you can. Not only you can quickly take a shot when you see interesting objects, carrying a camera with you shows that you’re passionate and serious about being a professional photographer. Believe it or not, you will feel more confident walking down the street with a camera with you. Just be careful of pickpockets though.
7. Find something different from the usual.
One thing that we always strive at designedbydax is to challenge ourselves to take better photo shots than our most recent best ones. That means we are open to different photography ideas or new objects, as long as they are still within the principles of what we do. You can do the same too. If you always take photo shots of city buildings, you may want to explore different objects around you. Try nature photography perhaps. Get a license to take photographs at your local national park and let your creative genes guide your way to transform the ordinary to become extraordinary. One of our favourite quotes from Chris Burkard during his Q & A session with Mountain Life Media goes like this, “.. When you embrace uncertainty, amazing things can happen..”
8. Stay true to yourself and your photography business.
Finally, whatever inspiration you get from all of those tips above, remember to stay true to your values and stick to your authentic styles.
We hope that you are can now pick up some ideas that you can implement right after you read this blog. In conclusion, being an artist in a creative industry (especially in photography) requires us to be thinking outside the box. We hope that you are can pick up one or two photography tips to advance your photography skill that you can implement straight away after you read this blog. At designedbydax photography, we are here to help you as much as we can. Last but not least, feel free to get inspired by our photographic art on designedbydax.com
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