Maximizing the Use of Digital Portfolio PhotoBooks

Maximizing the Use of Digital Portfolio PhotoBooks

Maximizing the Use of Digital Portfolio PhotoBooks

 

Creative applications of digital photo albums are different. People are often inspired to create a digital photo book when they have a special event in life. They make wonderful gifts and personal memories that are truly appreciated. Its use as professional support as a portfolio, should not be overlooked.

How to start your digital photo portfolio

Maximize the use of digital picture books

The online photo books companies provide software that can take you from start to finish in a process that can take as little as a few minutes. They usually provide a model for many varieties of occasions. The user simply connects to the photo and text files if desired on the models. There is also a wide variety of colors and borders to choose from.

Before you start creating your book, take the time to select and organize your photos. At this point, you can also work on editing. When it is started to start the download process becomes streamlined. A free online publishing tool can be found in Pixlr editor.

It can be useful to inspire you online. Several websites such as Australia’s digital print highlighted photo sample book (samples are shown at the bottom). This can give you ideas about structure, color, proportions and design.

General tips to help you create a great photo book

Maximize the use of digital picture books

Do not overload with many photos. Select the best and leave the rest of the places where they can be demonstrated
Make sure that the quality of the photos is no major flaw, especially if they are to be resized
Run a spelling checker. After the time and money you spend, poorly written work would be a disappointing sore thumb
Diversify your articles. You can use a scanner to file everything, including a baby’s group of hospitals, a graduation, a ticket, a brochure or even a leaf or a pressed flower. Be creative!
Try not to go crazy with the sources. Gripping along the police book create an element that is uniform and visual sound
How to plan your design

Maximize the use of digital picture books

As already mentioned, a digital photo album can range from simple to complex. Your design choices are an important factor influencing this area. If you have a different theme, you are likely to find a satisfactory choice in the model. However, if you have worked with various topics, you may have a greater challenge. The number of images you choose to work on depends on the complexity of your project.
Choosing the background colors that correspond to your photos is a good idea. Some people like to use text boxes to write small descriptions. Keep them informed and to the point is preferred. Change the numbers, sizes and shapes of the images from time to time in order to create visual interest.

Guidance on this topic can be found in greater depth here. In addition, you can try to look for their inspiration.

Questions to Ask When Looking for an Online Photo Book Company

Maximize the use of digital picture books

Are your prices fit my budget?
What is your response time? Do you guarantee the delivery time according to your needs?
Can I customize my own design?
Are your options up to the creative level of the defendant I want?
Is the quality of high paper printed?
Do I want a hard or soft top? Do you have options for both?
Do they offer design tools for the amateur or professional level that I am?
Use your digital photo portfolio to your highest potential

Maximize the use of digital picture books

It is a good idea to have a collection of physical photographs in addition to your electronic device. Instead of dragging on small screens to reveal images to others, or waiting for people to go to a website and click, you are given this experience instantly by placing a book in your hand. You can invite them to explore carefully and you can really take the time to see what hits your attention.

Photography Websites

Photography Websites

Photography Websites

 

So you started your photography business, you have all the equipment, a lot of business cards and enthusiasm … all you need is customers.

The obvious place to start is word of mouth. When you leave all your friends, family and business contacts know what you are doing and look for work that way. You can also join a commercial network like BNI or the local Chamber of Commerce to boost the business this way.

Also think about building a website, but with all the different options available to you, you are wondering where to start. What do you plan a simple, modeled and specific option for photography like Wix, or Clikpic Photobiz?

Have you started learning all about HTML / CSS and start creating your own coded photo website from scratch?

Do not look at WordPress and all the wonders they offer?

Whatever you decide to do, do not allow free sites like Blogger.com or WordPress.com. All it will do is to frustrate over time and give your business a low-cost and sticky feel.

Do not get me wrong, there is a place for these types of free websites, but this place should be nowhere near your professional photography business.

Over the years, I built my own website and spent 8 years learning the challenges of HTML / CSS coding and various web publishers like Dreamweaver. I also used the pilot sites of people like Big Black Bag, and for some years I have built sites using the platform WordPress.org.

After getting all that experience, and my usual way of analyzing how each compares to the other, I decided to start teaching what I’ve learned from other photographers.

You see, it’s not just about building a good website that looks good to anyone who runs, but it’s much deeper than that. You must:

Create a site that is on the Web
Build a site that attracts traffic
Create a site that complies with search engines and its rules and algorithms constantly changing
Create a site that is “sticky” … c. People want to stay in touch to get more
Create a site that is viral … c. What people tell their friends
Create a site that shows in your best light … with only your best work
… building a site that is!
There are so many different variables and things you need to know to make sure your website has the best start possible, it is impossible for me to describe you all here.

I taught some photographers this year for a period of one or two days, how to start and how to build and maintain their own websites and every time I see that it has many ‘AHA’ momentum for it flows into what needs to be done .. And especially why.

Not only that, when people realize the potential of a good website, they become addicted to everything I recommend, because it’s fun to follow all statistics, visitors and results.

After all, your website is not just a website, it is a calling card, the first port of call for many future prospects … It’s your window to the world! Imagine this, you enter the main street and you pass a clothing store that has an outdated mode, a terrible screen and the feeling “is not very nice” … is what you enter?

The store next door offers a brilliant and wonderful display of all the latest and best fashions, at reasonable prices and the whole look is very welcoming and friendly … Do you want to get into this?

This is exactly what people see on websites.

If the home page takes a long time to load, and has no “hook”, no decent photos or why visitors will go deeper, you will lose this potential customer within 5 seconds. If your site is professional, inviting and interesting, while some interactive for the public, you have a better chance that the website works for you.

Where to learn

I run one on one courses in the UK based on a day or two and you will learn everything you need to know about building an impressive photography website that is and you will get more business over the internet over time.

How to Create Textures in Photography

How to Create Textures in Photography

How to Create Textures in Photography

 

The use of light to create the texture of your photographs

When you think of ways to get someone’s attention in your photos, we first cross the color while you see another key element – texture. The way photographers take ordinary materials, infusion of life and immense detail by controlling the light around them.

By working with two main inputs in terms of lighting, you can learn to control the shadows and create an incredible texture in the picture.

1. The angle of light affects the subject

The angle of the light source creates shadows that make the texture become quieter or more intense. Let’s talk about the efficiency of front and side lighting and how it can be used to increase or decrease the light texture of your images.

Tips for photographic lighting before
front light
Lighting applies before the appearance of the texture, as it creates little or no visible shadows. Light attacks all surfaces of the object in the same manner and spread evenly by creating a two-dimensional or “flat” feeling in the image. Think midday or deck lighting. Light attacks all surfaces with the same light and “fills” any irregularities in the subject.

Pro Tip: If you want less texture, move your light source towards the front of your subject.

Photographic Tips Side Lighting
Side lighting
Light Reflections Photographic Tips
Light and reflections
When light hits the side of your object, a shadow is created on the other side. This is what creates the texture of an image.

As your lighting approaches 90 degrees for the subject, created shadows will be stronger and more dramatic.

In some cases, you may not want dramatic shadows produced using pure 90 degree light.

An alternative would be to reduce the angle to smooth textures and shadows. Start with 45 degrees and adjust if necessary.

Pro Tip: Do you want your texture to really look like? Try to direct the light source so that it hits the subject at an angle.

 

The angles below will help you navigate where you need to place a light source to more or less texture:

0 degrees = no texture
45 degrees = some texture
90 degrees = lots of texture
2. The quality of the light source

Whether you use a flash mounted camera, remote-triggered flash camera, direct light or softbox, you can often change the quality of your light. Severe to light bare light bulbs or direct strobe lights, will create much harder shadows and, therefore, more accurate contrast.

Attributes of the light source

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Attributes of the light source

Soft lighting, such as light boxes, softens the shadows and mute the contrast.

Tips for photographic lighting

You have some control of the qualities of light if you can change the position of the light source and the subject. Moving closer subject will make lighting more and more pronounced while outside will give you a softer and more diffuse quality.

To correct imperfections in post-production

By controlling the direction and quality of your light sources in relation to the subject, you can create almost any desired texture in the image. One thing to keep in mind is that intense shooting light can introduce more blemishes or flaws, so do not be afraid to modify and perfect your image after shooting with your favorite photo editor such as Corel PaintShop Pro.

Creating texture in your photographs can be kindly rewarding. However, mastering the art of “seeing” the quality and direction of light than other skills and practice needs. The best way to improve is to get out and shoot. Learn, experiment and do not forget to enjoy the process!

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