Hello there world...it's Kandis from Wish!
Yes I haven't blogged here for a while. And let's face it there's good reason.
Nearly everything I post, I post on Facebook.
I also use my store to advertise what products are on sale along with my Wish Photography Blog.
SOOOO Make sure you head on over to those two places and follow me there so you can stay in touch with what I have going on.
I will keep this blog up for a while for you all to review those past posts here. :)
Monday, January 2, 2012
As many of you know that I have a new store Wish Workshops STORE.
That is why I don't post as often here. I am also using Facebook a lot more.
However here in 2012 I promise to be better about updating this blog for those who follow.
So if you follow my other blogs this all might get redundant. BUT OH WELL.
I do have a bunch of new action sets out. You should check them out!
Monday, October 10, 2011
Do you take photos? or do you make photos?
I would like to think of myself as someone who makes photos, instead of merely taking them.
So what's the difference?
Taking photos would mean that you show up with your camera and you shoot.
You give the clients what you shot.
Making photos includes what I call the 6 P's.
Plan, Prep, Photograph, Process, Proof, Provide.
Making photographs is far different then simply taking photographs. Anyone can take a photo. ANYONE.
MAKING photographs takes much MUCH more.
It starts in the planning with the client and with yourself. You need to plan the shoot, plan the props if needed, plan the wardrobe, plan for the light, plan for the weather, plan, plan plan.
Then it is PREP. Prep the props, prep your equipment, prep you knowledge. PREP
Then it's the actual photographing. This includes photographing with the knowledge of how to use the camera and the equipment and not just snapping the photo. It's in how to pose, how to use your props, how to work with the light, how to work with the weather, how to work with crabby children and high strung parents.
Next we have the POST Processing.
Post Process, doesn't mean running an action and slapping on a texture. It means adjusting levels or curves when they need to. It means purging photographs that aren't print quality ie: closed eyes, soft images, etc.
Client proofing can be a big thing, this is where you can bring in the additional 'moolah'.
You can proof online, you can proof in person.
If you ever want to up sale...YOU NEED TO ALLOW YOUR CLIENT TO PROOF.
Provide the images to you client. Provide quality work. Provide a fabulous experience from start to finish.
This is the difference between simply taking a photo and making a photo.
Let's all be photo makers instead of photo takers.
Friday, October 7, 2011
I am way....MEGA excited to have a new ONLINE STORE!
You can still buy fabulous Wish Actions from Wish Workshops, but now you will have the ease of seeing examples of what you are buying when you load them into your cart, instead of clicking on different pages here at Wish Workshops. Now remember Wish Workshops will still be giving you all those awesome tutorials and advice as well as keeping you informed about sales going on with Wish Actions.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
One of the biggest joys of my job is mentoring photographers or those who aspire to be photographers.
Mentoring is such a great way to invest in your craft and learn the shortcuts from someone who had to learn them the long hard way.
I am so excited for all the new friends that I've made through mentoring and through Wish Workshops.
Come and mentor with me.