Tidbit Tuesday: Best Places To Purchase Photography Equipment
Working as a New York based photographer, I utilize most of the big name suppliers to purchase my equipment as well as some specialty suppliers for more concentrated items. Each have their ups and downs but I have categorized them perfectly for my spending needs. Whether a bulb breaks or
Tidbit Tuesday: Cloth vs Paper Backdrops
Most “fresh out of the box” photographers are faced with essential decisions when it comes to purchasing equipment. The best camera body and the matching glass for their photographic needs, lights, stands, carrying cases… the list is bountiful. One of the most time related decisions for long-term deciphering is whether
Tidbit Tuesday: Quality, Persistence, and Contacts
The triangle of success consists of quality, persistence, and contacts. All 3 are required for a fruitful business. Quality: Providing the best service/product Persistence: Consistently making that service/product known to the public Contacts: The abundance of people you can reach to tell about the service/product, who are also potential buyers
Tidbit Tuesday: 5 Business Rules to Swear By
Make it Simple Any and everything can be broken down into it’s simplest form. Whether it’s your website, how your clients book and pay for your services, your brand development, producing an event, etc, it can be simplified. The key is organizing it on “paper” first using words, pictures or
Tidbit Tuesday: Don’t Be That Guy
Please, whatever you do, don’t be that person (male or female). You know the one. Always in the forums, groups, and chat boards with the pompous demeanor. They either actually have valuable experience but come across as an a-hole when giving information and critiques or, even worse and more common,
Tidbit Tuesday: Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last -They Rule!
I came across this phenomenal article posted on Twitter by Patrick “Biz Coach” Daugherty that speaks to how I feel business should be run! I usually paraphrase my thoughts, but I want you to receive this message just as is. Enjoy and leave your thoughts in the comment section below! In
Tidbit Tuesday: The Blacklist
We all know what a black list is. That list of people you have worked with but would never work with again no matter the dollar amount offered. Yes it is okay to have one. Here’s why… As professionals we first need to understand our worth. Knowing our limits is essential
Refer A Friend and Receive a $25 Credit!
Refer your friends, family, and associates to NayMarie Photography and you can receive a $25 credit per referral! Here are the details! *You may refer as many people as you like! *The referral must be a first-time paid client with NayMarie, previous and current clients do not apply. *Your credit can
Tidbit Tuesday: Family, Best Referrers or Worst Clients?
Best Referrers: The wonderful kin that promotes your services everywhere they go with the purest intentions. They have your business cards and advertisements to handout on cue, they’ve memorized your website, and they wholeheartedly believe your service is the best around. Worst Clients: The family member that believes you work
Tidbit Tuesday: The Great TF Debate
This is another To Do Or Not To Do discussion! For anyone who is unfamiliar, TF is an acronym for Trade For. TFCD = trade for CD, TFP = trade for print, etc. Pros: When building, or rebuilding, your portfolio on a small or extinct budget, TF shoots can be
Tidbit Tuesday: Working with Agencies
Shuffling around on Model Mayhem I came upon a post with advice for photographers about working with agencies. I’ve been asked this often and I think this article pretty much hit it on the head. I’ve included the points I think hit home most! ~ If you say you are
Tidbit Tuesday: Noise Isn’t Skin Pores
This post is a followup to my previous post Tidbit Tuesday: Skin Pores Are Beautiful! Most people have seemingly gotten it together and understand now that poreless skin without highlights, shadows, and midtones doesn’t look close to being realistic, but now a lot of people have jumped on the bandwagon of adding
Tidbit Tuesday: The Background Matters
Have you ever seen an image that was beautiful yet cluttered and you couldn’t figure out why? I’d place my money on the table that the background did not receive as much attention as the foreground resulting in conflicting emotions. For a flawless image, it is not only essential for
Tidbit Tuesday: Is Photography a Dying Profession?
With the latest cam technologies being user stupefied, everyone wonders has the field of professional photography met it’s grave. The answer is of course not! Fortunately for the pros photography is an art as well as a science and both must be present to create true works. Granted an amateur
Tidbit Tuesday: Relationships > Contacts!
All relationships include contacts but not all contacts include relationships. A lot of networkers like to fill their smart phones with as many phone numbers and emails as possible; now this isn’t a negative thing but it’s only truly beneficial when there is a relationship to compliment the information. We
Tidbit Tuesday: My Top 10 Most Frequented Websites
Whenever I start web browser, I automatically open a few tabs so I decided to list a few of my favorites! 10. Facebook: Word of mouth has been, and I know will always be, my number 1 referrer, but Facebook has played its part of “proof is in the pudding.”
Tidbit Tuesday: Haste Makes Waste
The title says it all. I’m writing this post for those without patience… including myself. You should always use your time wisely, especially when working creatively. You see something great in your head and you’re ready to immediately transfer it to your camera, monitor, film, canvas, etc, but we all
Tidbit Tuesday: To Print or Not To Print… That is the Question…
In this digital age, it seems as if printing has become extinct. Most designers produce digital illustrations and that’s how they remain… digital. Some photographers don’t even offer the option of printing images to their clients. This technological era has everyone uploading and sharing images instantly with friends, family, clients,
Tidbit Tuesday: Don’t Be Scared to Improve Old Projects
Ironically I drafted this post a few weeks back and now I’m in a situation where I am doing this very thing. There’s nothing wrong with opening old portfolio work and touching them up… a section is too dark, too bright, too colorful, too dull… fix it! It’s like a
Tidbit Tuesday: When the Project Conflicts With Your Values…
At some point in our careers we as creatives are all tested. We’re commissioned for that one project that completely annihilates everything we stand for. Maybe a campaign for smoking or a story board that condones violence or even as simple as the client wants it red and your expertise