How To Showcase Your Photography Skills

photobooth01To be a good photographer, you need to be able to showcase your skills to as many people as possible. Through the use of internet, becoming a known photographer has become easier using social media as your main platform. However, not many photographers know where to start when it comes to posting their photos. This article will help you gain exposure for your photos.

Post your pictures online

If you want your photos to be noticed by many people, the best way to go about it is to post them online. By posting your pictures online, you are making them available for viewing for literally anyone with internet. If your pictures are good enough, you will be noticed by some people and may even gain followers. Most online sharing sites have a share button which people can do if they find your photos amazing. This is good publicity for your photos.

Just post your best pictures online as some sort of your personal library. Even if you don’t gain followers from it, at least you have your photos safely saved in the cloud.

Less is more when it comes to effects

When it comes to editing your pictures, you should not overdo it with the effects. There are far too many times that I’ve seen botched pictures because of some weird effects. A good example of this is the faux-HDR edit with saturation levels set too high. For the untrained eye, this is a good edit – colors popping up everywhere, bright pictures all around, and sharp. However, for most people, this kind of edit is overdoing it a bit. The best way to edit your photos is to adjust the levels until you see what you picture in your mind when you took the photos. Make your photos more natural and it will translate to a better overall quality of the photo.

Hire amateur models

Taking pictures is not only concerned with pointing the camera and shooting scenes. If you consider yourself more of a scenery type of guy, this may be enough. However, if you want to be a versatile photographer, you want to learn how to deal with models. You must be able to translate your imagination to your model. A good photographer can make their models comfortable throughout the shoot while allowing them to be themselves. If you master human interaction using a model, lots of opportunities will open up for you.

Build your own portfolio

Collect your best photos and organize them in such a way that makes them easy to look at. You can have them printed or just have your photos posted online using a pre-built template. There are many free templates to choose from but the better ones are paid. If you truly want your photos to shine, you should be willing to spend a little more to be unique.

Create your own style

To separate your own from the pack, you need to have a distinct style. You never know which style you like unless you go shoot photos all the time. Once you have a style that you want and is comfortable with, you should master it. Be consistent with your style and theme that way, when people come across with one of your photos, they can easily recognize it because of your distinct style. Make your style your own and give it your own identity.

If you want, you can earn money by doing photo booth rental on parties. It is a great way to practice your photography with plenty of models willing to pose for you.