It’s good to be different (sometimes) but I wouldn’t recommend taking on all of these ideas at once!
- Have a ‘thing’ that your wear that’ll (positively) remind people of you. Green socks, a feather in your hat or blue hair…. just make sure it matches your personality.
- Use interesting props. The best props are ones which can be inflated (I’m talking about beach balls by the way)!
- Climb. Trees, buildings, whatever you’re comfortable with. Even better invest in some stilts.
- Throw you’re camera in the air like you just don’t care (or if you’re Mark Larson or Kevin Swan).
- BE LOUD! In fact get a louder hailer (unless you’re a newborn photographer).
- Don’t mess around too much in Photoshop. Find a style and stick to it for a while.
- Paint that white background. It’s not 2005 anymore.
- Shoot some green screen sessions. It’s coming back trust me…. just don’t dress people in wild west outfits.
- Don’t sell canvases. It’s not 2005 anymore. Anything that can be ordered at Wallmart/Asda for £30 ($45) shouldn’t be on a studio wall.
- Give your clients strange and wonderful gifts. If someone spends thousands with you then why not surprise them with a personalized goldfish bowl?
I’d love to know if you have any weird and wonderful ways to promote yourself…… share them in the comments people!
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Michael has been working as a photographer for the last ten years. In that time he has shot over 100,000 peoples’ portraits and worked in four different continents. In 2001 Michael graduated with a degree in photography from Manchester Metropolitan University.