The reason why your client hired you is because you are the expert and they need your help with their designs. Irrespective of what the project is, most clients do not have a complete picture of what their design pros and cons are. Despite this, they love to see their own idea win, it is a designer's responsibility to help them choose a better design while they still feel it's their own idea. At the same time your client needs to be conscious of your efforts and the effort it takes to perfect... continue reading
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When you make the decision to create a site for professional goals, you should commit entirely to that goal. It’s not enough to just go live, upload some stuff, and wait for clients to jump in. The way your site looks speaks a lot about yourself and about the services you provide. So how to build trust with your portfolio website? Unique domain nameWhen you’re browsing online and stumble upon these two domains - myname.wordpress.com and myname.com - which one would you choose for a service or... continue reading
As the trend of maternity photo shoots continues to increase, so does the opportunity for you to make your clients feel like this important time in their life has been properly and beautifully captured. Maternity photographs come with a great amount of responsibility for capturing the essence of the mother and couple’s take on their new journey. To help you create flawless photographs of your maternity clients, try incorporating these six tips:1. Know Your Client’s Expectations.Spend some... continue reading
I just wanted to take a moment and thank the staff at Dreamstime for allowing me to be the featured photographer for these short seven days.I get so much inspiration from these featured photographers every week and I'm honored and humbled with this pleasant surprise.I'm still new to the world of stock imagery and I believe this is the wave of the future for shooters.The days of the clients calling you to some exotic location to shoot are few and far between.Since I've been shooting stock,... continue reading
Are you happy?With your life, with your work, with your feedbacks and the list is never ending.How about your photography?! Let’s choose ….The most popular one satisfies you enough? Where is the compromise?Maybe there is a middle line between your soul, you and your clients.Should be micro, should be macrostock photography? How many nights are you losing, how many challenges and competitions are you in?Creativity and diversity must be one of the most wanted ingredients.Let... continue reading
A few months ago, following a forum discussion, I have searched to find any of my photos in use on the WWW. Slightly disappointed at first, as I could only find two sites using my photos, in the time passed since then I found more, and now my list has 7 entries, with some sites using more than one photo. I am confident now that in the future, this list will grow bigger. I decided to present my current list here and try to convince the designer that use my photos to drop a line and I promise include... continue reading
A rant by Todd—As designers, we all know how difficult working with the public can sometimes be. Many of us learned this first-hand as teenagers in our first job at the local grocery store, fast food joint, or gas station. But, hey guess what? This is just a fact of life, and that same 'can't please everyone' sort of situation carries on from our first jobs into our careers--especially as creative professionals. Sure, there are times when the first proof you send over to your client gets a,... continue reading
if you are a freelance designer or thinking of being one read on....To be a successful self-employed Graphic designer , a person must set some rules for himself , and imagine that you are employed by those rules.The first draw back of working for oneself is that , you don’t feel obliged to “report” to anyone , hence once in a while , you fail to meet your own goals.First thing first , organize yourself .Organize your workspace , Here I will try to present to you some points which must... continue reading
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