A couple months ago, I did an interview for Smartpress in which I answered questions about getting started in the photography business. Today they released a graphic showcasing the common threads between the 20 professional photographers interviewed.
In an article for The Photo Argus, my website designer Cristian highlights 10 Trends in Photography Website Design. All of the ideas he mentions are topics we discussed when laying out the Ten18 Photography site. Cristian and I believe the former way of designing photography websites–with Flash slideshows, loud music, and popup windows–is a thing of the past.
As photographers, we must view our profession as an art. It’s not just a way to make a few bucks. Otherwise, we’re only taking snapshots and someone is hiring us for the equipment we own, not for our artistic vision and experience.
Like many, I figured designing a logo couldn’t be that hard. All you do is open Adobe Illustrator, play around with some fonts, wait for something cool to appear on your screen, and you’re good to go. I couldn’t have been more wrong! Logo design is extremely difficult.
Removing blemishes and retouching skin in Adobe Photoshop is a fairly straightforward, yet effective process when done correctly. More than anything, it requires patience and an ability to balance aesthetics with realistic results.