10 Misconceptions about Becoming a Photographer

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It is human nature to be drawn to beautiful things, and many people have capitalized on this fact by going into the photography business. However becoming a successful professional photographer is still a challenge, despite the many advances made in the field. Since we see photos everywhere, it’s easy to think that making a living as a photographer might be possible for almost anyone. But there is a difference between someone who takes pictures and a photographer. Here are some misconceptions about what it takes to produce professional quality photos.

Pros and Cons of Owning a Photography Studio

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So you love the world of professional photography and you have dreams of owning your own photo studio… who can blame you? There are so many things to love about studio photography, and owning your own studio could allow you to take your work to a whole new level.
Having your own business means you get to be your own boss, have creative control and orchestrate every shoot in ways that feel best to you. You get to express your style and put your stamp of approval on every print. Yes, there’s a certain romanticism about owning your own photo studio, but before you dive in head first, it’s wise to consider both the pros and cons of having your own studio photography business!

A Guide to Photography Background Storage

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Photography Backdrops, Storage & Care, Studio Equipment

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Every piece of equipment you purchase for your photography business is a major asset, and photography backgrounds are especially important. That is why it is very necessary that every photographer know how to properly store their photo backdrops. Properly stored backdrops will have a longer lifespan and consistently provide excellent quality photographs.

A Guide to Tethered Photography for Beginners

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As a photographer, the idea of being tied down might be terrifying, especially if your style depends upon freedom of movement. You climb, you hang, you do whatever it takes to get the perfect shot. The last thing you want is a leash to hold you back. Despite the name though, tethered photography doesn’t have to limit you. It many ways, it actually promotes freedom. The ability to see your photos instantly as you take them allows you to take more risk in your digital photography, as you aim for those perfect shots.

Why Should You Use a Canvas Backdrop?

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Amateur and professional photographers know the value of a quality photo backdrop. They are used for providing a predictable background, controlling light, drawing attention to the particular subject, and much more. When photographers are looking for quality backdrops to use either in a studio or out on-site, they are often faced with many choices of material. Canvas makes an excellent choice for photographers in a variety of situations. Here are some areas to consider when deciding if a canvas backdrop is the best choice for a particular situation.