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Use glossy paper for your material. Do not just print it in regular bond paper. Although you can do this, especially if the company is not willing to shell out a budget for good quality paper, but printing on glossy paper will make the brochure design stand out and become more interesting for the kids. It is really for aesthetics.

Exposure! Most cameras do a good job of setting the correct exposure. You have to learn when the meter is not setting the correct exposure. Is there something in the scene that is affecting the meter to give the wrong exposure? You need to learn what to look for and how to compensate for it. One thing about digital exposure: Never over expose if you can help it. Once you blow out the highlights, you will never get them back. Photoshop can only do so much. The owner’s manual / instruction book is your best resource. Most people never get past the first two pages. Read it from cover to cover. It will help you take better pictures.

There is a world of opportunity for you here with so many different avenues you go into. Many people do not like RandomTravelpics. What you will find out is that they are not really searching for travel pictures but for something else. You can choose to work strictly from home with your own little studio setup, or you can take your photography on the road and take travel pictures. It is your photography business, your freedom to choose!


Get focused. Remember, your audience doesn’t need to know everything you know. As the expert, you have a lot to say but unless that topic is your listener’s full-time job or hobby, there is a limit to how much is useful. This might be hard to hear, but the truth is what’s brilliant to you can quickly become boring to others. It’s like looking at someone else’s vacation pictures – fun for a few minutes, then difficult to maintain a genuine level of enthusiasm.

12. holiday pictures have you ever been on holiday to some exotic locale and taken a load of footage but then not been sure where they were of when you eventually got home. Choose GPS tracking devices with geo-logging then, and you’ll be able to sync your photos with the exact location and time they were taken. Neat!

Some parents may have a toddler like mine. He was a ham when he was a baby, but once he hit 2.5 he decided that getting his picture taken was no longer a good idea. and would run from the camera, or hide his face every time i got it out. I have found that tickling him will get big smiles and laughter that is easy to photograph. I hold the camera in one hand as far back as i can, and i will tickle him till he giggles uncontrollably. Or ask someone to help you do this. Photographing the shyness is another idea. Sometimes even though they hide their eyes, they will peak out at you from behind their fingers. Use those moments to capture their shy faces. Talk to them while taking their pictures can also help bring out their playfulness. As can having a playmate.

Here’s another photo from Venice, in which I photographed St. Mark’s Basilica and Campanile reflected in the window of a shop across the square. The shop was located in an arcade separated from the square by stone archways. The reflection was so clear that it was almost like looking through a window, yet where the archway blocked the reflection you can see the interior of the store, making for a dual image. I took plenty of more traditional photos of St. Mark’s that are successful for other reasons, but I like this one for its unusual perspective.

1) Article Marketing – Write articles on keywords in your niche. Make sure the keyword is in the title and a few times in the body content. Post your articles to sites like ezine. You will want to have at least 80 articles up by the end of your 3rd month.

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