Who Is Your Ideal Client? Questions to Ask Yourself by John Craig

Listed below are 15 questions to ask (discover) about yourself as a photographer. After answering the questions ask yourself this:

Is my website attracting the clients that I wish to work with? Is my blog a true reflection of the work I wish to create?

1. Who is my audience (i.e. brides, artists…etc)?

2. Who do I want my audience to be?

3. How big do I want to grow my audience?

4. Can I manage my audience’s needs?

5. What kind of photographer are you (i.e. creative portraiture, journalistic)?

6. What subjects do you relate to?

7. What are you trying to accomplish through your photography?

8. What and who are your artistic influences?

9. What effect do you want your photography to have on your audience?

10. What do you want to photograph?

11. How do you want to develop your practice (i.e. photograph more, attend workshops)?

12. In what future direction do want to go?

13. What kind of environment …

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How to be a Great Second Shooter [Weddings] by John Craig

How to Be a Great Second Shooter

1. Shoot 50/50 – 50% of your shoots should be in the style of classic, traditional photography. Capture all the key moments of the day. Remember to shoot safe and smart. Pick a safe ISO and F/stop to get that shot. You are not going for art here, you are going for documentation of the day. The photos you take may never see the light of day but they have to be there in case of an emergency. If the main photographer happens to lose images due to a failed card, theft or computer problems, your shots are now playing 1st swing.

2. Shoot the other 50% in the mode that you’re going to compose the best photographs ever. Go for the shots, be creative, change yourself, push the limits of your abilities. Create photographs …

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