Trying to Figure Out What to Do

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  1. TylerF

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    So lately I have been thinking of how to go about getting more serious with my photography and have been trying to figure out what actions I should take. I have been thinking of taking all my photos off of facebook and flickr and organizing them into different portfolios (music, portraits, misc.) and then saving them for when i get a legit website. but i feel if i do this, my photos wont be seen. Any suggestions?
     
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    ... you could always water mark you images *kinda like if you get a trial version of a pp thing and all the photo's you save have the water mark all over them* and leave them on your flickr and face book, so people can still see them possibly. ( just a thought, not sure why you'd want to take them off, but i am assuming so people dont take them?)

    and then you can still do what ever you want to your photos.. like websites, portfolios?
     
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    Go with Smugmug, great service, professional appearance, yet it is still easy enough to share with consumers/family/friends.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Take more pictures!

    Are you thinking of specializing in any given genre? Take more pictures in that genre.
     
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    Thanks bitter, i was hoping someone like you would see this lol. at the moment, i am trying to figure out my niche. I was into live music, but it's getting boring. I kind of want to do some nude/glamour shots. I like people so i want something with people in it haha.
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think the nude or budiour side of photograph is extremely hard for a male to break into. Mostly because any male horn do can go out and buy a bottom dweller SLR and call themself a photographer. Women need to feel comfortable with you and the need to know that you just aren't trying to get them naked. I am 24 and I have been married for 3 years now. Women should have no reason to feel uncomfortable around me but I would never imagine a nude business taking off for me. May I ask your age Tyler?
     
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    Do it. :)

    hey.. what about wordpress blog site?
     
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    if you're anywhere as pissed as you look in your avatar....lighten up.

    Best is to figure out what you like to shoot and specialize in it.

    There's a ton of jack-of-all-trades photographers at a dime a dozen who are pretty much a master-of-none.
     
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    i have a photoblog, or did lol. dont remember it.

    im very easy going and fun to be around lol. i am 20 so thats why i havent tried any kind of nude shots. mainly because most girls would prolly see me as a guy who wants them naked. which isnt true lol
     
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    I just did a shoot with this nice young lady I met through Facebook and honestly after the whole thing was done she was kind of relieved. It was like her 2nd time doing any modeling but she said this to me " your a super cool dude, Im going to be honest and say that I told my roommate who I was with and where I was going just in case I didnt come back ha! but now I know I was being silly" We did a sort of high fashion shoot. So with that said. Good luck getting em to go NUDE.
    O by the way we wherent total strangers we hang out with the same people and would see each other at gatherings and she was still thinking i was a weirdo.
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    And it seems that typically, most women don't pay to have nudes of themselves. The photographers pay them to model nude.
     
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    BINGO!
     

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