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5 Great Benefits of Renting a Photo Studio

Outdoor pictures can offer candid shots. However, an indoor studio setting is valuable if you want to produce formal family photos or portraits that your clients will treasure and save for years. A studio offers photographers specific amenities that they cannot get outdoors. Since not every photographer can afford to set up their own studio, renting one is a great idea. Read on to know the benefits of leasing a professional photography studio.

Equipment

Most photography shooting facilities have professional equipment and gear. Some of the machinery may be too expensive for most ordinary photographers to acquire. However, you may rent these devices at a small fee from the studio.  This will give you freedom to test out and utilize various photography gear that you may not otherwise have access to.  You will also have the advantage of using them in one place rather than moving around with them from one location to another.

Background choices

Most indoor studios will have a wide range of photography background choices. You will have various textures, scenery and colors, ensuring that you get the look that you want. Most studios will have countless props that you can use. They will also provide different furniture such as chairs, stools and vintage furniture pieces. Some studios will even provide costumes, clothing, and masks to help you achieve the look that you want.

Controlled environment

When photos are taken in an outdoor setting, it is difficult to control the weather patterns and physical distractions. The wind can come in any time and it might start raining just when you are starting your photo shoot. Furthermore, outdoor elements may mess up with the makeup, hair and even clothing of your models. An indoor photo studio is free from distractions as you are able to control every element that you want to regulate.

Assistance

Photographers who have little studio experience can get help from individuals working in the photography studio. These professionals will offer advice, answer your questions and help you out whenever you have any problem. This can be of great help, especially if you want to use equipment that you are not familiar with or want to try out new photography styles.

Acquire knowledge

Renting a photography studio space can be a learning experience for most photographers. Studio owners are knowledgeable about this field and will readily pass this knowledge to you. This is because they have dealt with photographers who specialize in different genres and with varying experience levels. They acquire lots of knowledge through having conversations, observations and interactions with different professionals. They will offer tricks and tips of the photography trade, lighting techniques and even sound business advice that will help you in the long run.

Professional studio photography will cost you money in the long run. However, you will be guaranteed of getting high-quality and valuable photos as your final product. Furthermore, you will not regret your decision whenever you look at the photos that you have produced.  Make sure that you rent a studio that provides a comfortable environment. This will ensure that your mind is focused on churning out high-quality pictures without any distractions.

Author Bio

Peterson Jose is a fashion photographer in Miami. He shoots over 5,000 pieces of clothes every year for a variety of renowned fashion houses and models. Peterson also operates a well-equipped and popular photo studio in Miami area.

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How To Make Money When Starting A Website

It’s time to start making money.

Today I’m going to go into how to make money by selling other peoples stuff. This is called being an affiliate.

You send traffic to others peoples sales page and have them do all the hard work.

This is great for someone just starting out to get some experience under their belt and gain a little spending money.

You’re not going to get a lot of money from this in the beginning because you have to get some traffic (I’ll go into that in another email) in order to tell someone about the product.

But the good thing is that you can get traffic from search engines by creating a post that is a review of the product.

So the title could be “Product” Review.

That way when someone looks up a review of that product, one of your posts will be in the results and they’ll buy through you.

So where are you going to get these products?

I’m glad you asked.

There are several sites that are packed with all of these products. Here are the ones that I use.

PayDotCom – They are lesser used, so the products in there aren’t promoted as much as other sites. That equals a goldmine.

ClickBank – Well known and the biggest choice of products.

Those will get you started on the path to affiliate sales.

There are also opportunities to tell people about sales and businesses.

Here are a couple of great sites that have promotions and businesses that you can promote as well.

Flexoffers– Lots of great businesses to promote.

Logical Media– My favorite because they are always sending me new limited time promotions.

There is 1 important thing that you need to do when promoting affiliate products.

Have some knowledge of the product that you’re promoting. You don’t have to buy every product that you promote, but at least read up on it. You don’t want to promote something that’s going to give you a bad name.

If you do then people won’t buy your products when they come out.

And of course Live Your Passion

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Plugins For Your New Website

Today I’m going to show you the plugins that will make you blog work a lot better and show you how to get people to love you.

So let’s start with the plugins, just be sure you’re logged in to wordpress and select plugins and then add new.

And then search and install these plugins:

After The Deadline – Will help with grammar and spelling when you’re writing posts.

Clean Archives Reloaded – Helps create a great archive page for you.

CommentLuv – Gives incentive to have people comment.

Conditional CAPTCHA for WordPress with Akismet – Helps stop spams.

Sharebar – Lets people share your articles

Contact Form 7 – Creates a clean contact form for your contact page.

WP-DBManager – Backs up your website sutomatically.

Google XML Sitemaps – Helps get you site found by Google.

Limit Login Attempts – Helps protect your site.

Subscribe To Comments – Allows people to subscribe to a comment so they can come back to it.

Thank Me Later – Sends a nice email to people when they comment for the first time.

W3 Total Cache – Speeds up your site, so people aren’t waiting forever for your site.

Whydowork Adsense – Great way to add adsense to posts.

wp-insert – Lets you insert anything anywhere. Allow your creative juices to flow.

WP Mobile Detector – Will give a mobile friendly version of your site if the reader is on a smart phone.

ViperBar – Puts a bar at the top of your site to help communicate with your readers.

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin – Helps interlink your site and get readers to explore more.

If you decide on Thesis theme be sure to get Thesis OpenHook. It’s like wp-insert but 10x more flexible. Also get Ultimate Thesis Theme Options to add even more flexability.

I know it’s a lot but I didn’t want to cheat you by giving you only the basics. I gave you the full arsenal of what I use. All of those aren’t required but I’d recommend all of them.

After all of those are installed it’s time to get people to love you. Guess how?

Give them something for free! Just like I’m giving you now. Do you love me yet? Great, then it’s working :)

But it doesn’t have to be this detailed, it can just be a top 10 report or something useful.

But, to give it to them you’re going to want to get their email so that you can give them more useful information and and if you show them something that’s useful for them and costs money, they might be inclined to buy it.

So how do you get their emails?

Sign up for an Aweber account, which is just 1 penny for the first month. They will basically help you collect addresses. They have a lot of great tutorials so I’m not going to go into more detail, but they do have a plugin to make it easier to add a form for people to sign up. They are the best company for that.

There is a somewhat free alternative called MailChimp. The only problem is that if you decide they aren’t as flexible as you want and you switch to Aweber (you will), you will lose most of the people on your list because they have to resubscribe (but you do get to send an email to them to get them to do that) , so be aware of that.

There are also free plugins that provide the same service but they can slow down your site a lot and don’t always go through or are most likely to be marked as spam…if they make it that far.

Now, you may have noticed I haven’t mentioned a free website host other than HostGator. The truth is that you can make a free site on WordPress.com or Blogger.com. Those are OK if you’re just doing a personal blog, but in actuality you don’t own the blog and can be shut down at anytime. There are a lot of terms and conditions that keep you from making money from your passion.

I’ve seen a Passion Seeker lose his site and they didn’t even give him a good reason. So he just quit. Don’t let that happen to you, especially since hosting is so cheap to get.

Remember to Live Your Passion

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Start Doing What You Want

I want to welcome you to the rest of your life.

It’s not everyday that we take the steps necessary to make a life we want. I’ve been doing that for a little bit on the side but I didn’t go full speed until I was let go from my day job.

When that happened my heart was racing but you know what? I wasn’t scared.

My heart was racing because one, it came out of nowhere so it was more of a surprise than anything, but two because I knew I wanted more than what that job could give me and I was ready to hit the ground running with my new endeavor of working for me, being my own boss.

I’ve been that way part time for about 8 months before I lost my job, so I did have a small net to catch me.

The point I’m trying to make is that you should start NOW!

Start planning your escape from the job world before they kick you out and you have no choice but to go back begging for a new one.

I made an alternative life for myself, and while I was thrust into it a little sooner than I planned, I’m more than happy about being my own person, with my own dress code, and my own rules.

Is that you want in life?

If it is, then get excited because this course is going to show you how I set up my side business doing what I love and how you can do the same thing.

I’m going to go off on a tangent real quick

*Begin Tangent*

Because this is my life now, I want to let you know that throughout this course I’m going to be showing you the products I use and the links to them will most likely make me money (I gotta eat). If a product costs money, I’ll try to tell you about a free alternative. But the thing I learned about free stuff is that they usually take more time to do the same thing as a paid product. That’s pretty much the major difference, just to let you know. But I do try to use free whenever possible because I’m pretty patient and I like free.

*End Tangent*

I really hope you get a lot out of this course and I want you to know that I’m trying to bring as many people out of the Matrix (yea I know it’s an outdated reference but it will always apply to the world) as I can.

It’s time to take the red pill, enjoy and remember to Live Your Passion!

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Get Your Website Up And Running Part 2

Today is the day we make your site look purdy.

It’s time to put a theme on your WordPress site.

First, we’ll go the free route. This is what I did when I first started out and I’d recommend it for the very beginning.

Go to WordPress.org, click on Extend and then Themes. This is where you’ll find all of the free themes that are vetted by WordPress, so you’ll know they are safe.

This is what I’d recommend because there are a lot of people out there that will take advantage of you and when you download their free theme it will have a virus or something bad in it.

That isn’t the majority but if you can avoid it I would just get your free theme from WordPress.org

So after you download it, you go log in at your site in the WordPress dashboard and then click on appearance. Then click on install themes and then upload the zip file that you downloaded from WordPress.org that had your theme in it.

It’s that simple!

Now to a slightly more expensive way to get more advanced themes.

These are really beautifully designed themes that have some pretty good customization options. Just go to ThemeForest and in the categories go to WordPress. Just search until you find one you like and do the same process to install it as the free theme.

If I had known about them when I first started, I would have gone with one of those themes because it has a great price point and they look a lot better.

Now on to the crème de la crèmeof themes.

Thesis Theme! This theme isn’t pretty out of the box but this is like putting a blank canvas on your car. You can make it look like anything and everything.

The only issue is that to make it look good, you do have to know a bit of html and css coding. The good news is that there are a lot of sources out there that pretty much have code to do what you want already made up. Plus there’s a great support forum if you need help.

This is the theme I currently use and I honestly wouldn’t recommend it if you don’t want to learn a little bit of coding. But if you’re a go getter this is the best theme to make the site you want. It truly is a great theme.

Now you have a beautiful site and are just about ready for making money.

In the next post I’ll show you my recommended plugins and how to start getting people to love you.

Remember to Live Your Passion