PDS 2011 now online! -
Just a quick update: The Professional Development Seminar slideshows and audio for 2011 is now available online!
Are you wondering how to price your work?
The SNAG 2010 Professional Development Seminar program about pricing continues to be an extremely popular resource. The PowerPoint Presentations by our speakers and the Question and Answer Discussion with the audience were recorded and combined with the Slide Share Presentation so that you can experience the presentations that our audience saw in Houston in 2010.
The Podcast is a continuation of the discussionwith our speakers and the audience (audio only.)
I recommend that you listen to the Slide Share PowerPoint Presentation first.
Then listen to the podcastwith a Q & A between our audience and speakers.
All this can be found on the SNAG web site.
PRICING INFORMATION CONTINUES on ASK Harriete with a series including pricing variables, understanding overhead, indirect cost, cash flow and more when pricing your work.
Find all these posts on · ASK Harriete at:
Hands in the Photograph -
Continuing the conversation around photography:
(Image courtesy of emiko oye of Reware)
The world of art and craft is no “slight of hand” magic show.
Yet, there is a growing trend for including hands in photographs displaying jewelry, accessories and clothing. This increases the need to pay attention to the hands used as props.
A poorly chosen hand prop can detract from the work in the photo and ruin any chance of being accepted in a book, magazine, show or exhibition. The harsh reality is that a bad photo is summarily dismissed as bad work…
Read more at Ask Harriete: http://askharriete.typepad.com/ask_harriete/2011/06/hands-in-the-photograph-the-magic-is-all-in-the-hands.html
Bad backgrounds yield bad photos -
Harriete has added a post on her blog talking about the usage of bad backgrounds and the effect it can have on your photos, as well as some tips and tricks on how to avoid poor results.
Have a tip or trick to share? Add it in the comments!
Hand-outs from the PDS -
A collection of the hand-outs from all of the past Professional Development Seminars all in one easy to access location!
Hand-Outs and Step-by-step dropshadow Tutorial -
Just a reminder, you can find all of the handouts as well as a fantastic step-by-step drop shadow tutorial (courtesy of Christopher Conrad) online through the link above!
So now that this year’s PDS is over, we want to know who and what you want to see next year!
Sends us your comments, suggestions and ideas!
Thus concludes the Q&A session of the Professional Development Seminar! We’re glad you could join us and hope you learned something along the way!
Question from the audience:
“Would you have both your high end and low end work on Etsy”
“Does having both high end and low end work on Etsy devalue the higher end work”
“I definitely delineate and put the lower end stuff on Etsy”
“I like to put the higher end stuff up on a different site or just up on Crafthaus. I feel like I’m not going to sell that work myself, but rather through galleries or shows”
“I don’t sell my high end work on Etsy, I have galleries do that for me”
Question from the audience:
“When you’re just starting out, how many professional photographs do you really need to get started?”
“Look at your work and pick out the strongest pieces”
“If you can only shoot 5, pick out the strongest 5”
“Talk to the photographer about what will translate best into an image, it may not be the one that you think it will”
“Only use the images that are good. If you put out poor images of your work, it reflects on your work”
“I would hire photographers who would suggest bringing in a bunch of work so they could shoot it quicker”
“Once in a while I’d have a professional photographer shoot some specific work - it depends on the piece. If it’s a super important piece, get it professionally done”
“It can take a while to get a good body of work to choose from, but it’s a valuable investment”