Change of Pace

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:31+00:00 December 2nd, 2008|0 Comments

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So, I’m seriously considering starting a “real” photography business.  I’ve been photographing stock for a few years now, and always told myself that I would never get into boring portrait work, but I think I’ve found a balance.  I’ve basically decided to apply my “style” of photography (lifestyle, people being themselves) and focus my portrait services towards children and babies.  I’ll definitely photograph adults too … just not the cheesy-unnatural-pose-and-smile-way that I dread oh-so much. ;)

I’m currently in the process of switching my website to PhotoBiz, which is a very user-friendly, simple and easy to use flash-based portfolio website.  I have used Foliolink for the last year, and while the site looks great, it’s not so easy to customize.  (Plus it’s more expensive!)  I also wanted to be able to allow my customers to place orders and send them to me through my website, and PhotoBiz has a great setup for that as well.

So, wish me luck!  I’ll be building my portfolio over the next few months, scouting locations (see my photo above), and hope to have my website and business up-and-running by Spring-time.  I definitely have my work cut-out for me! :)

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.

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  1. Alvaro December 4, 2008 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Reached you by Rich Legg twit, I think this is an amazing and brave decision, wishing you all the luck and success.

    Hope you will share your steps via the blog and twitter.

  2. Kim G December 19, 2008 at 10:55 am - Reply

    I heard you on TWIP. Congrats, that must have been fun.

    I’m curious to read about your impressions of PhotoBiz. I’ve been using SmugMug and love it except for the customization tools. I wish it were easier to setup a flash gallery, etc. It’s highly customizable, but very manual.

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