Today for some reason i said to look through my portfolio and search to see what photos i've sold more and which not .But doesn't matter that to much because i saw something that i liked more ...i saw sold photos from each session shot i did till now and that thing make me happy.
Before stock i never did photos and today i know i am just a stock photographer ,i don't know if it is a good or bad thing but i can make a live from stock .
Friday i will have a new session shot,all session it is already planning on a paper,my models are ready or getting ready .At each session i have three or more themes ,one it is main subject and the others subjects are secondary .The main subject it is each time different and new ,new for me.
I use to work more with four,five of my models because they already know and understand what i wanna do,they already know whats mean stock and they are good on that.
So i have few advices from all new photographers that want to photograph people:
1) Plan you session shot on a paper very well and talk with the models before shooting about what are you planning to shot
2)Plan on paper what clothes you will use for models and what objects you need for them to have for session
3)Start to photograph with the important subject because later it is possible they to get tired or bored
4)Stay relaxed and have fun with models...makes jokes ,laugh because they will have a natural smile and will be relaxed in photos also.
5)Make little breaks all the time and let them to smoke or drink something
6)If you have new ideas during session shot and you must to change all what you planning before try only few ideas ...because you will lose all session if you not respect the plan.
Sometime i would like to be more artistic than commercial ,to have more editors' choice but i am proud of myself ,anyway because I know what started as a photographer was and where I got today even if my photos are simple.
Three years ago I would not have thought or imagined that today my pictures will be used in newspapers, magazines or websites.Last week i found two local newspapers with my photos in use and of course i make my models happy with those founds:)
And i would like to finish this article with a little advice for all of you ,try to promote your portfolio ...for example participate in the current Assignment each month....i never won the Assignment but i've sold a lot of Assignment photos
and i had a good exposure of my portfolio during contest.Or try to promote yourself by writing an article by time to time:)