Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Time to restate previously stated information. In the radio business they call it “reset the table.” In Jimmy’s World, he refers to it as “reset the table.” Jimmy’s World seems to be very similar to the radio business.
But I digress.
|Original: Normally a picture that is this blurry and lacking detail or interest would find the delete button quickly. But not with me.|
What is Instagram? Instagram is essentially Facebook for photographers. And it does not matter how good of a photographer you are - if you are a teenage girl and like taking pictures of your fingernails or if you are a serious photographer and go to a lot of effort creating your shots, then Instagram has a place for you.
|Finished Picture: How to make something out of nothing. Looks a little bit abstract and a little bit plant life - I don't know... I kinda like it and it works for me.|
Now, what you do with niche within Instagram is up to you. Are you trying to grow a business selling your photography? If so, Instagram is a great avenue to do so that did not exist just a year or two ago. It is a way for anyone in the world to see your work, and the hard part is to figure out how to steer people towards it.
Why is this important to you and your budding photography business? Because I recently came across a posting by one of my fellow Instagrammers, and she remarked how the Huffington Post had featured her in an article with the headline, “19 Instagram Photographers that we can not get enough of.” Or something to that effect. But the point of this is that this photographer was just minding her own business, taking nice pictures and posting them for the world to see, and then out of the blue, the world took notice and overnight her fanbase soared. If she had a gallery of her work on Instacanv.as, then the world could have also gone to her gallery to purchase her work. If she had a blog, then the world could have also gone to her blog and she could have made mad money through the advertising on her blog. The point is, is that as a photographer trying to grow their business, you need to find an avenue that works best for you, or several avenues, and it may take time before you start seeing any tangible results, but if you just keep producing the best work you are capable of, eventually you will find success. Eventually, the world will notice your work.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
|Flower Bud: What a neat shot. The actual bud is smaller than a pea, but with my Macro lens I was able to really zoom in on it. The neat thing about a macro lens is that it gives you the opportunity to look in on a world you would never otherwise see.|
|Normal Lens: A standard shot (untouched) from my beloved iPhone4S, facing towards the sun. The background is underexposed and the trees barely fit in to the frame.|