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Tips for Successful Prom Photography

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Tips for Successful Prom Photography | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

Proms are a significant event in the lives of high schoolers — a sort of coming-of-age that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. Photographing for prom can also be a significant money-maker for photographers as well. Event photography, like prom photography, has its own unique set of challenges, but if you’re prepared, the evening will flow smoothly and you’re likely to be invited back next year and recommended to to other schools. A prom photographer should focus on giving these young adults the best experience possible, from setup to final results. Here are some of the must-know tips for having successful prom photography experience :

Buying Photography Backgrounds to Fit Your Budget

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Buying Photography Backgrounds to Fit Your Budget | Backdrop Express Blog It may be tough to admit it, but price is a key consideration for most photographers when buying their photography equipment. No matter what the level of experience, cost matters, and higher photography equipment costs mean less profits. We’d all love to be able to buy the best of everything, but having a budget is a reality for most photographers, from camera equipment to studio gear. In this article, we’ll explore how to stick to a budget and still get great results when purchasing photography backgrounds. When it comes to photo backgrounds, there’s a wide range of choices, products, prices and options. You can find everything from economy and value-oriented backdrops in small sizes to large, handmade specialty backdrops. Backdrop Express‘ current selection of photography backdrops caters to all budgets and levels of expertise. Being able to recognize the difference in backdrop types can help you to choose the best products for your current needs. As you gain experience and experiment with new styles, you’ll determine the best materials, colors and designs that best fit your niche.

10 Fun Photo Projects You Should Try

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fun photography projects If you’re in a photography rut or you just want to stretch your creative muscles, photo projects can help you develop new abilities, step outside of your comfort zone and find new inspiration. Whether you’re looking for a one-day experiment or a challenge that will last all year, here are some of the best photo projects for improving your photography skills.

6 Steps to Becoming a More Confident Photographer

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confident photographer Your quest to become a successful, respected professional photographer will likely have both highs and lows, as with any pursuit in life. If you’re brand new to the field, there will inevitably be a learning curve and some “growing pains” for even the most talented photographers. However, there are some things you can do to make the road to building your confidence as a photographer easier and more enjoyable. Use these six key steps to become a skilled and confident photographer more rapidly:

Marketing for Photographers: 10 Helpful Tips for Getting the Most Out of Pinterest

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Marketing for Photographers Online photo sharing isn’t just for mommy bloggers, DIY-ers and foodies; it is also one of the most convenient methods of marketing for photographers available today. Many photo lovers got their start with online photo sharing using Flickr in the mid-2000s, but when Pinterest hit the scene in 2010, it all but took over the photo sharing trend. Founded by Ben Silbermann and Evan Sharp, it continues to be one of the fastest growing social media platforms. Pinterest’s original intent was to function as a tool for image enthusiasts to share their collections and in effect create online “mood boards.” It is now the go-to solution for curating and managing images from a variety of websites, platforms and sources. Users love the simplicity, minimalist interface, and focus on great content.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers

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While walking the family dog last evening, a gift of nature spurred me to start thinking about New Year resolutions. The setting sun cast a coppery glow over the bare branches of our sweet gum tree. Against the fading daylight, the naked lifeless appendages took on a festive, shimmery glow. I marveled that if our walk had been delayed by only a few minutes I would have missed the glorious color and a picture-perfect scene.

I resolved to spend more time exploring in 2015. Exploring with color, shape, texture and lighting—that is going to be my photography resolution for the coming year! As I sat on the porch with a cup of hot Wassail I made a mental list for expanding my photographic territory in the coming year. Maybe sharing my thoughts will inspire you to step out of your daily comfort zone and push your imaginary boundaries.