How to Start your Own Photography Blog

Whether you like it or not, social media plays a really important role in our like daily and as long as you don’t share or like or comment you will struggle to be seen.

One of the best ways to show people your photography work is to set up a photography blog and then promote it with the help of social media.

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A blog is a place through which people from around the world can take a look at your work and understand your photography techniques and the things that inspire you. A blog also gives you the chance to talk about projects and share your knowledge with others who visit your blog.

How to set up your own blog

The best way to raise your social media standing is for you to make sure you link sites with one another and that is why it is good if you have only a blog.

2 of the best platforms available to you for setting up your blog are blogger.com and wordpress.com. Here you can setup a good blog for free. Both of these sites offer you many templates which make it easier for you to setup your blog.

You can buy a premium account. Doing so gives you access to even better templates and allows you to create your own URL. Creating a blog is quite easy but before you do so there are a few things you need to consider.

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Firstly you need to make sure you post content that is related to your work. D not post irrelevant content since you will lose viewers. I would personally recommend setting up a self hosted blog on WordPress. I’d recommend Hostgator because that’s what I use to host all my sites (find coupons here), but if you’re not on a small budget then by all means, go for WpEngine. It costs a bit more but offers amazing services when it comes to wordpress sites.

Another thing to consider is the theme you choose. Since you will be making a photography blog your viewers would want to see more of images so make sure you choose your template accordingly.

Things you should Post on your blog

If you want to create a good blog then you need to ensure that you post good relevant information related to your work. A good blog post needs to have at least 500-1000 words. Make you sure you do not ramble about unwanted things in your blog posts.

You will also have to learn SEO. Search engine love blogs and you put the right keywords in the right places you can rank well. Just makes sure you do not put in keywords unnecessarily.

Adding too many keywords can result in a lower ranking. Add images and video on your blog to improve ranking.

How to get your blog noticed

If you have a photography blog obviously you would want people to see it and for that you will have to make your blog get noticed.

For it to get noticed you will firstly have to link your blog to all your social media accounts such as Facebook, twitter etc. Blogger and WordPress both provide social media buttons for linking and sharing. Make sure you add them.

Each time a post is liked or commented on, it will appear on your timeline and all your friends will be able to see it and thus your blog will get noticed.

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer in Delhi, India

Like there are options for you to see a venue , look through wedding themes, smelling flowers and tasting food and deciding a menu for your wedding , when it comes to choosing  wedding photography nothing but a lot of research works .

Research means searching for photographers,  looking at their work , their artistic style of clicking. So there are a few things you should keep in mind when selecting a photographer for one of the most important days of your life.

If you’re looking for a Candid wedding photographer in India then CandidTales might be one of the best options for you.

Step 1: selecting a style

Before you select a photographer you should understand that there are photographers specialized to do a specific kind of photography which define their style and work.

Traditional style : Tradition style is basically seen when photographers ask you to pose for images. Every shot taken is pre decided .These photographers have a pre decided idea of how to click images and how to make you pose.

Candid photography : In this instead of making people pose and take pre decided shots, photographers that follow candid style of photography take spontaneous shot as and when the event unfolds. With a purely candid photographer, you’ll very rarely see people staring at the camera — the photos capture the moments exactly as they happened, and together they tell a story.

Fine art : this is very close to what you see in candid photography but in this there is a more artistic and dreamy shots. While in candid the photographer shoots that is present in front , under fine art the photographer tries to incorporate some dreamy,dramatic  shots which tells another story apart from the wedding, Some of these photographers may also choose to shot entirely in black and white.

Step2 : Do research

Start you searching by reading reviews consulting friends and searching facebookpages. Carefully review work of potential photographers by looking at photos theyv shot at other weddings. The look of the website of the photographer may also give you an idea of his style. Check their Facebook pages and look at the feed back other clients have given him.

 

Step 3: Setting up interviews

This is not a decision that can be made alone by just looking at the photographers work. It is very important to meet the photographers personally to know about the fee they might charge –  if they are available for the days when the wedding is happening ,look at more of their work , also if your personalities gel because it is very important for you to be comfortable when being captured by a photographer.

Step4: Confim your shooter

Photographers donot just shoot alone. They have a group of photographer who are slecetd  carefully by the photographer . These photographers may or may not be at par with style of the head photographer so it is important for you to see their work also. Also many top-notch photographers include a second shooter in the contract, but if this isn’t a part of the deal, you may want to ask about the possibility. The main benefit to having two shooters is that you, of course, get twice as much coverage

Step 5 : Comparing package

It is very important for you to know the best possible packages that are available for  by the photographer. How many photographs you need, how many albums, how many days will be the photographer shooting , if he will provide you the print as well as the jpeg files of the images, this all is a part of the package that you look for. So cost of these packages may vary according to the requirements of the clients. Some good photographer charge on hourly basis and some charge according to number of shoots(pre-wedding, wedding ,post wedding)