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Top skills every photographer should have, Latest Sale Week 06082018

This week Latest Sale reports for the Photography Business Directory and uncovers the top skills every photographer should have.   Photography perfection and the creative eye Photographers need to have a creative eye and an understanding as to how to capture the perfect image. Defining the perfect image can display many guises. Perfection relates more towards capturing a moment through clear communication and storytelling as opposed to the perfection of the photographic technique. The perfect moment in relation to wedding photography for example can represent the expression on the bride’s face as she throws her bouquet to the crowd from the floral balcony, or the bride’s first steps as she enters the church on her wedding day. The moment and essence of the event can…

The Benefits of Photography Awards, Latest Sale Week 11062018

This week the Business Directory team highlights the benefits of Photography Awards, Latest Sale Week 11062018. Photography Awards are held throughout the year, and during the summer of 2018 photographers can select from two prominent contests that can raise the profile of photographers a swell as potentially giving photographers a financial boost than to some high priced contest prizes.   The Production Paradise Spotlight Awards for Photographic Excellence 2018 The Production Paradise Spotlight Awards for Photographic Excellence 2018 accepts entries from photographers from April 10th to July 17th 2018 inclusive. With a prize value of up to $60,000 in over fifteen categories, with solo top prizes of up to $18,000. The Production Paradise Spotlight Awards for Photographic Excellence 2018 is a prominent opportunity for professional…

Photography Shoots, Commercial pack shots Latest Sale Week 16042018

This week Latest Sale covers photography for the Business Directory with a focus on photography shoots, commercial pack shots. For budding photographers exploring which commercial projects to embrace, they may find that pack shot photography is highly lucrative. Pack shot photography work is fairly regular especially if the Photographer chooses a specific industry.   Building a portfolio of on pack photography For fast moving consumer goods (FMCG products), such as snacks, regular new product updates or on pack sales promotions, these can provide photographers with a steady stream of work. Photographers can also build a portfolio of work through this pack shot industry and also show potential customers how their portfolio changes according to seasonality trends. During certain periods of the year, packaging will have…

Making the most out of Bridal Photography Latest Sale Week 19022018

This week Latest Sale covers Photography for the Business Directory with a focus on how customers are making the most out of bridal photography. Before the ubiquitous use of digital technology, brides and grooms only had the traditional photo album at their disposal to display bridal photography. The hardback photo album would often be hidden away in a cupboard or placed on a bookshelf. A picture frame could also be displayed prominently on a bookshelf or a mantelpiece to showcase one of the couple’s favourite memories of the day. With digital technology, Bridal photography can now be displayed in ever more innovative ways. A digital flipbook or Apple IPAD can now be used to showcase bridal photography in the most customizable way. With the advantages…

Can Photography be a real hobby? Latest Sale Week 25122017

Latest Sale reports from the luxury Business Directory and explores whether photography can be a real hobby. Professional photographers face competition from advances in technology whether these are on mobile devices or otherwise. The use of such mobile devices and digital techniques opens up photography as a ubiquitous activity for those who may not have ever used a photographic device for any occasion other than holidays. The now ubiquitous use of photography adopted by hobbyists on mobile devices creates real challenges for professional photographers who use image bank libraries to earn an income and upload their lifestyle images. Whether photographs are taken casually every day for the purpose of social media or rather, more formally for special occasions, its wide use may reduce the need…

How to prepare for Photography Competitions, Latest Sale Week 27112017

This week Latest Sale covers Photography for the Business Directory, giving invaluable tips to those who are preparing to enter Photography competitions. One of the key benefits of entering photography competitions is the ability photographers will have to access and be exposed to global audiences. However, robust preparation is key for all photographers who aim to be successful in such forums. Photography Award submissions Typically, photography competitions are free to enter which is a substantial benefit for fledgling photographers who can focus on their craft as opposed to worrying about the budgets required for competition submissions. Photographers should bear in mind that following their preparation they can expect to be awarded with a Photography prize under various guises including photographic winners, shortlisted or commended winners….

How to create a Photography Business, Latest Sale Week 02102017

This week, Latest Sale reports from the Photography Business Directory with advice on how to create a robust photography business. One of the greatest challenges the photography industry faces as a whole is the wider availability of images thanks to a plethora of online resources and the difficulty photographers have in protecting the distribution of these images from those online resources. Photographers need to decide whether they wish to place their photographs with various image bank libraries and catalogues for a fraction of the true value of the image. This will entail clear categorization; images that have unique value and can be sold on an exclusive basis for premium charges for specific usage (global usage, exclusive or historic buildings for example). Other images may be…

How to choose a Wedding Photographer, Latest Sale Week 07082017

This week Latest Sale covers Wedding Photography for the luxury Business Directory. Bridal photography is such a personal and important aspect of a wedding with the bride and groom often embroiled in long discussions as to which photographer to choose and possibly the theme the wedding shoots should honour. The key to successful wedding photography is to shoot the intimate moments of the ceremony as well as the surrounding locations. These locations may well include the rehearsal dinner, wedding preparation activity, the wedding venue and guests as well as the Church and grounds or the wedding cake. With this in mind attention to detail is imperative such as the placement of the wedding gown train, flowers, lighting in specific areas that communicate a relaxed, subtle…

Sony World Photography Awards 2017, Latest Sale Week 12062017

This week Latest Sale covers the Martin Parr exhibition that took place between the 21st April 2017 and the 7th May 2017 as part of the Sony World Photography Awards 2017. The Latest Sale, Photography Business Directory highlights photographic wonders and we are pleased that this year, The Sony World Photography Awards that took place in Somerset House, London celebrated its tenth year in operation. Shortlisted from a total of 66 countries, with a focus on the best single photographers, the 10 Open category winners for the Sony World Photography Awards 2017 were as follows: Architecture – Tim Cornbill (UK) Culture – Jianguo Gong (China) Enhanced – Lise Johansson (Denmark) Motion – Camilo Diaz (Colombia) Nature – Hiroshi Tanita (Japan) Portraits – Alexander Vinogradov (Russia) Still Life – Sergey Dibtsev (Russia) Street…

Photography, The Rhine, Andreas Gursky, Latest Sale Week 31102016

This week Latest Sale uncovers Photography for the luxury Business Directory. We focus on some of the most expensive photography of all time and explain why. German visual artist Andreas Gursky is behind the 1999 enigmatic piece Rhein II. The 2011 print was auctioned for $4.3 million (then £2.7m), and was recorded at that time as the most expensive photograph to ever be sold. The Rhein II photograph, the second in the series of six depicts the River Rhine as it flows in between bright green fields, with the cloudy skyline in view. Although the original image was famously manipulated to create the photograhic piece as it, Gursky justified this decision by declaring, “Paradoxically, this view of the river Rhine cannot be obtained in situ, a…

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