Tip 1: DIY ideas how to create a fall photography prop pumpkin stand out of repurposed pallets HERE.
I think it’s fair to say that I take a lot of pictures! In just a year, my photos have advanced from my own personal edits, to brand invitations to promote for them.
The quality of my work is now more important than ever. The responsibility has become mine to relay the value of a particular brand’s product via imagery.
While I personally take a good amount of my still shots, I rely heavily on photographers when it comes to my brand work and my personal portraits. Here’s why?
In my new line of work with social media, discoverability means everything!
I spend countless hours curating the best outfits and home decor, and add on even more time for linking products and choosing the right hash tags to permanently catalog these images.
This strict and time consuming formula would all be in vain without the photography. In less than a year, I’ve had multiple posts featured by national brands like Target and Jack Rogers (personal accomplishment, Target even follows ‘lil ole me!).
I’ve even received a request from Williams-Sonoma to reuse a picture I’d posted! I would not have received these acknowledgements in such a short amount of time if my images were not great from the start.
Tip 2: Check out these fall photography challenge & checklists HERE.
I always strive for excellence, so I don’t just use any picture for the sake of posting. I try to create visuals that tell a story. Photographers get this. They are trained to see the whole story and suspend in time moments from that story.
Photographers are often well versed in styling, too. I worked with The Studio Hampton Roads on one of my most important home decor shoots, and I was happy I did.
We were challenged with a bright sunny day, coupled with dark cloud cover. These photographers managed everything for me including location, lighting and even proper product placement and portrait poses.
I came with a vivid idea, and they successfully transformed the painting in my mind into real life imagery! Having photographers there to handle all of this for me made my job so much easier. I was able to place my full concentration on my poses for the products I was representing.
Tip 3: DIY how to create a fall photography hay bale couch seating area HERE.
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