You love photography and it’s been a wonderful passion project so far. But can you really make money from it? Can you turn your hobby into a business?
Gina and Valerie talk about how to make the transition. They also discuss clever backlighting techniques and solve one listener’s photo composite question.
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Hey, thanks for adding me Gina. I am from the Kansas City area of the United States, and I have been enjoying your podcasts very much! My story is that I am a 47 year old father of 2 youngish kids who has fallen in love with photography fairly late in life. One of my “jobs” is that on the weekends I am a working musician with music education in my background. In 1999, however, I blew out my hands from over-use and had to fight my way back for years to get to the point where I could perform on the weekends again. Unfortunately though, I have never been able to push my abilities on the drums past where they were when I became injured. I have had a second-hand Nikon dslr for a couple of months now and fell in love with photography immediately. I realized a couple of weeks ago that the reason I have fallen so hard for photography is because this new passion has replaced something inside me that had been missing since I could no longer push my musical abilities without re-injuring myself. With photography, I can now grow again at something I love with no concerns of injury. My wife is concerned I will only spend money without expectation of making money as well. I wonder what you would say to that. Here are a few of my results so far. The first three of my kids were taken with a 135mm vintage manual focus nikon lens, and the landscape shot was taken with a newer “kit” lens. I included the bicycle picture just for you Gina. 🙂 Thanks, and keep up the great podcasts!
Ok you guys all the way over there in Australia…I just took this shot last night at a wedding here in the Boston area, and it’s one of my first back lit off camera flash attempts. I shot it at 1/125, f7.1 iso 125. In Lightroom I dropped the exposure a touch and made it mono, along with playing with the contrast and clarity slider. Thoughts?
1st time ever doing a composition shot. My client is a graphic and web designer and wanted to showcase his involvement in projects from inception to delivery to his client. A huge thanks to Michael Kruger for his help and guidance with this.🙏
The shot was shot in portrait mode with the table being the one constant. In post edit I layered the picture before masking and erasing the various pics.
Still a long way to go on this genre but had so much fun doing this project and look forward to many more of these 🙂
All feed back will be great and look forward to hearing your snapshot episode on how I can improve on this 🙂
CC always welcome.