Start here with taking your own Stock Photography
I’m Nick Katin, a travel photographer, a marketeer and a sales professional. that’s me over there →→→→→→
I’ve been there! I’ve learnt photography from scratch so I know what it’s like to learn the hard way.
That’s why I want to give business owners and managers, photography novices and anyone else interested in photography some of the tools that will help them not only create images to attract more customers but also have the satisfaction of creating something they can be proud of.
So let me ask you this:
- Are you fed up with wasting your time searching for stock photos for your business?
- Have you used a stock photo, only to see it being used elsewhere by another business, even a competitor?
- Do you always find yourself saying “Oh if only I had a photo of X”?
- Have you taken a photo that you submitted to your ad agency or printer only for them to charge you to rework or even retake it because they don’t think it’s up to scratch?
- Have you paid a photographer to take some photos for your business only to be unhappy about the ‘finished article’?
If you answered “yes” to even one of these questions then you’ve come to the right place.
Here you can learn:
- To spend time creating your own and be in charge of your own destiny.
- How you make unique photos that you own the copyright to
- To take photos of what you think will help move your business forward
And then you will
- Stop paying for services that delay your campaigns and
- Stop settling for someone else’s interpretation on what photos you need.
Despite everything you read to the contrary you can learn to take some great photos consistently to impress and attract customers.
I learnt photography from trial and error whilst on my travels and at home. The only learning resources then were books and workshops. I choose books because workshops were few and far between and not always at a convenient time or location.
Now you can learn through people like me that give you the opportunity to learn at your own pace.
I want to see you become successful in creating the sort of image that will help your business or enhance your experience (you can apply anything you learn here into almost any type of photography).
Now I know some you will say:
1 I don’t have time – well how much time do spend on searching for stock photography now?
More on this here.
2 Don’t have the money to spend on photo education – Look I get that you want to run your business on the smell of an oily rag. I’m in business too.
But sometimes you have to pay for something that’s going to take your business forward and will give you potentially a big return on investment.
More on this here
3 I don’t have a decent camera – Assuming you have a camera that works then you have a ‘decent’ camera.
The idea that you need a certain quality of camera to take great images is simply not true.
Check out an article on this here.
4 I can’t learn photography because ………. (fill in the blank) – Well there might be a reason that I can’t think of where this is true but if you can run a business or hold down a challenging job then you will be surprised how quickly and easily you can learn.
6 I’m happy using stock photos – And that’s fine.
However, your business is unique and it deserves unique content to grow and scale.
I’m not saying that you need great images to be successful, you may have other advantages or skills that can offset that.
But we are an image driven society and without originality a business will struggle to stand out from the crowd.
Read more on this here.
Don’t just take my word for it read these articles as well:
The tyranny of stock photos
Stock Photography Sucks! Let’s Do Something about It!
11 Ways Photos Harm Ecommerce Conversions
Say No to Stock Photography and Create Authentic Images
I’m here to help you save time and money by efficiently teaching you through various channels how to take photos.
There’s plenty to read to get you started if this is your first time here.
Marketing and Photography
Articles relating to both marketing and photography
Some useful takeaways for some specific photography actions
Explanations of some more technical photography elements
Articles relating to stock photos
Buying a camera
A couple of articles that give you quick wins
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If you’ve been here before and haven’t already signed up, then what are you waiting for?
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Camera Features Guide
Eleven easy ways to help you take your own stock photography
Aperture Priority Checklist
Product Photography Checklist
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Perth, Western Australia
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