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7 Tips for a Picture-Perfect Photography Website
In this day and age, the world of photography is incredibly competitive. Great advances in photography and technology allow anyone to become a spectacular photographer. This is great for photographers, but it can make it difficult to stand out among the sea of new photographers. It is incredibly important to create and maintain a spectacular professional photography website. A professional website gives photographers an incredible advantage to market themselves and to display their services.
Top 5 Mistakes New Photographers Make When Starting Their Business
For many amateur photographers, running a professional photography business would be a dream come true. But now it can be a reality. The photography industry offers many opportunities for keen amateurs who want to make a living from it. If you’re thinking of becoming a professional photographer, this is what you need to know to succeed.
Photography is often a business for one-man-bands. According to Skillset, the sector skills council for creative industries, almost 50% of the companies involved in the photographic industry are sole-traders or freelancers.
Weekly Inspiration #8: 20+ Must-Follow Wedding Photography Pinterest Boards
Are you pinning? We hope so, but if you are thinking, “what are they talking about now?” then you need to check out Pinterest. Simply put, it’s an online pinboard for images found around the internet. You can start a board for just about anything but Pinterest has some suggested themes to get you started like Home Decor and DIY & Crafts. Lots of people and businesses are getting on board with Pinterest and it’s not surprising. It may be one of the newest social networking kids on the block but it was the fastest site ever to reach 10 million unique views in one week.
5 Instagram Marketing Mistakes: Don’t Take These Photos
It can be tempting as a marketer or business owner to get your brand into the hottest social spaces as soon as possible — and you really should take part of your time and budget to explore what the latest social media has to offer for your company. However, when you finally decide to join a community like Instagram you have to make sure you have the resources to commit to it properly.
If you have the time and money to get your brand up and running on Instagram, you want to ensure you’ve got a clear idea of what your brand’s presence will be. Ask yourself if it will stand out from your other social efforts, and consider if the space works for your product or service.
12 Gorgeous Websites With Full Screen Backgrounds
Go Big or Go Home! Today we are showcasing websites that use full width images for their backgrounds. By creating a full screen website you give a first time visitor an incredible visual experience that will make them want to return. Plus its gives a whole new unique feeling to your website. Some websites even depend on more than one static image, with an automatic image slider build in.
Prepare yourselves for a cinema experience as we take a look at these full screen beauties. Photography is key with these sites, if the imagery is poor well, whats the point?
Photography Logo Design Mistakes You Might Be Guilty Of
Logo design is a crucial issue for all businesses. Logos help clients and customers immediately identify a brand, and they help keep that brand in the consciousness of the customer base. Effective logos boost sales and increase the stature of the corresponding brand within the community. Poor logos, on the other hand, pose a serious threat to profits and brand image. By following simple guidelines, graphic designers can help their corporate clients choose a logo that is dynamic, engaging and easily recognizable.
Jasmine Star FAQ: Meeting with Clients in a Public Space
Yesterday was one of those days when I looked at my calendar, took a deep breath, and closed my eyes, almost like I was going to dive underwater. I scheduled two meetings (and lunch with my best friend) in Los Angeles and a meeting in Orange County later that night. I intentionally scheduled the day knowing I’d be on the road for most of it, but planning meetings with clients outside of a studio brought me back to my roots. Oh, did I fail to mention the lease ended for the last studio in December? And that I wandered Orange County looking for a new space like a crazed maniac lost duckling? The good news is that I’m incredibly excited for the new studio, but until the new floors, paint, and furniture are in, I’m meeting with clients in a myriad of locations (their wedding venue, their wedding coordinator’s office, Starbucks, etc).
The 7 Biggest Pinterest Marketing Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them
There are quite a number of careless mistakes made on Pinterest that people never take note of. Look around your follower’s boards or even your won homepage and try to take note of some. To be honest, we have made quite a number of mistakes on Pinterest which actually motivated us to write this article for you; but first, it is important to understand why Pinterest is important and why you shouldn’t make mistakes on it.
The Basic Guide to Tumblr for Photographers
Is this going to be the year of the visual social sites? Pinterest has been taking the Internet by storm these past few months, but by no means is it alone. Five year old Tumblr surpassed 15 billion monthly pageviews in January and to date has close to 17 billion posts on its site.
If you’re not a user, it can be difficult at first to see what makes Tumblr unique from any other blogging service – it’s another incredibly easy way to publish text, photos, videos and audio to the web. But luckily for us, there’s more to it than that. What really makes Tumblr shine is the social networking baked into its foundation at the deepest levels.
$300 Google AdWords Coupon Giveaway
Google AdWords is a tool to help you in advertising your products or services in Google, and its affiliate sites via the various Ads placed in them. With the help of it you can target specific audience in your niche with particular keywords and other parameters.
Today we are bringing a super cool giveaway for all our readers. A chance to win a $300 Google AdWords Coupon and use it to market your blog/website all across Google! To take part read along…
Top 5 Website Design Mistakes Small Businesses Make
As a small business, your website is a vital piece of your marketing and branding efforts. Visitors are coming to your website for a specific reason, and you want to ensure that you answer their questions and use your website to sell your product or service.
If you get your website designed wrong, you can easily lose thousands of dollars initially, and ultimately lose even more money in potential revenue that you could be making from a well designed, properly functioning website.