Last week, I traveled to Portland to spend three incredible days with photographers of ranges of ages and skill levels.
We learned from a great group of photographers- some newer and some who have shot professionally for years- about how to take pictures for stock photography.
Stock photography are pictures that are used for magazines, advertisements, blogs, newsletters and anywhere you can think a graphic might be needed. It is a great way to build your skills as a photography, learn to see things from other people’s perspective and potentially make some extra income.
Some people, like some of the teachers at the workshop, use their skills to fund their travel excursions and hobbies. Others make a full time living as stock photographers.
I learned a lot more about my camera, interacted with many incredible people and improved my skills.
And photographed some fun pictures!
Like this one:
Do you have tons of ideas flowing for your business?
I know I do. And it is easier (and more fun) for me, when I can use different skill sets around the same basic niche.
For example, my focus in my business is food (specifically baking) and relationships- helping companies connect with their customers AND my true love- helping people connect through interaction with food and each other in the kitchen!
I write about it. I sketch and watercolor my subject matter (those are for my personal enjoyment!). I take pictures. I blog. I create products. I bake and cook.
But ultimately, it revolves around the same niche, the same interest group.
It helps me focus (and avoid going after so many rabbit trails!)
How about you?
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