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(no subject) [Jun. 9th, 2006|02:25 pm]
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sarasos
I am really struggling to build my portfolio, since, if you can imagine it- no one wants a wedding photographer who doesn't have much wedding experience. I'd be more than happy to work for free or as a second shooter if I was allowed to use those images in my portfolio. I just feel like if I could get my foot in the door, maybe I could make a go at this whole photographer thing and actually have a little bit of money to fund my lens addiction. A girl can dream, right?

Anyway, I am brainstorming some ideas of ways to shoot weddings. I've even thought about making my brother and his girlfriend dress up in a wedding dress and suit and doing shots of them! Here's what I got so far; any comments?

*Contact florists and bakeries; offer to photograph their flowers and cakes for free before they are picked up by brides. They get professional images to show other brides, I get detail shots for my portfolio.
*Post a "will work for cake: buttercream frosting preferred" post on craigslist. Maybe some poor, last-minute bride is looking for a nice cheap/free photographer.
*Troll the wedding forums online and on LJ offering (begging?) to work as a second shooter.

Any other ideas on ways to just get that foot in the door? If I want to keep spending money on my photo habit, the truth is, I am going to have to start making some of it. Plus, my kids will go on strike if I stick that lens in their faces one.more.time.
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(no subject) [Jun. 5th, 2006|09:29 pm]
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sarasos
Because what_it_was is just a really great photographer. . .

. . .here's one of Bella that she did with Color Wow, green cast remove, and eye dodge done to it.

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(no subject) [Jun. 5th, 2006|09:02 pm]
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sarasos
Okay, sitting here with one very good, very salty margarita, working on updating my website portfolio. These are the six contenders from this past shoot; ideally, I would like to include two of them in my portfolio. Can I get some opinions on which are the most appealing?

# 1 + 2

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# 3 + 4

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#5 + 6

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Intro [Jun. 3rd, 2006|09:33 pm]
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loki_quinn
I'm Ashley and I am nowhere near a professional though I do like to take pictures. I have a Canon Powershot S1 IS but I really want a Nikon D-70...maybe for the holidays...

I have a flickr site which is nowhere near as organized as I would like. Maybe I should get on that. =P

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleyskaggs/

And this is my favorite picture I've taken lately:

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(no subject) [Jun. 3rd, 2006|02:31 pm]
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kandi_bomber
Hi!!!
waves.

My name is Amanda
I am a proffessional photographer and have my own business
Inspired Images Photography

My camera love is the Nikon D70s, I have a SB600 external flash but prefer natural lighting when at all possible.

Since I shoot so much of my kids, I really wanted kids and maternity to be my main focus, but alas....weddings are where the money is.
so I do a lot of weddings.

http://inspiredimages-photography.com/
is my website....it needs updating though.

latest fave pics under the cut.

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(no subject) [Jun. 3rd, 2006|04:36 pm]
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sarasos
Okay, hi, welcome, there are coffee and doughnuts by the back, feel free to grab some on your way in.

Maybe a little intro to start? Post your username, your first or preferred name, whether you operate a business or you shoot for fun, what kind of equipment you use, and your website, if you have one. Bonus pics if you can post a recent favorite picture that you've taken.

Okay, I'm Sara, I fancy myself a professional photographer even though I always say, "Oh, I'll do it for free!", I shoot primarily with a Canon 20D with a 24-70 2.8L, with a combination of studio lighting and natural, and my portfolio is www.sarajacobsenphoto.com.

And yes. That's me. Pictures to come; I'm in the process of transitioning from an iBook to an iMac.
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