Model/Photographer Hattie Watson Explains How She Grew Via Social Media

It’s a sad fact that companies look to work with photographers who have large numbers of followers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. Heck, it’s how we grew Phoblographer.

If you’ve been in the portrait photography industry for a while, you most likely know who Hattie Watson is. But for the uninitiated, Hattie was (and is still) a beautiful model with lots of tattoos and a personality that works really well on camera. She’s taken the transition to being a photographer, but she explains that when she started out, no one really wanted to work with her.

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No One Wants to Buy a Print of Your Photograph Because of This

No one wants to buy your prints partially because of the fact that you (if you’re reading this), are most likely a nobody in the photography industry. That’s a very broad and general statement, but let me explain.

It’s a known fact that photographers have been printing less and less over the years. Part of it is because we don’t need to, and instead distribute images online through communities. This is inherently built into the current crop of photographers coming up these days. They understand Polaroids, but they don’t understand prints. Like, seriously, what do you do with them?

Of course, not all of us are of this mentality.

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Sal Cincotta’s Got A New Bug Out Bag For Photographers on Kickstarter

Hey, photographers, there is a new photography focused bag on the block and it is brought to you by educator extraordinaire Sal Cincotta. The new Photographer Bug Out Bag, B.O.B., had been designed and developed Cincotta specifically for working photographers. The BOB is now on Kickstarter hoping to get about $100,000 in funding, having received just about $20,000 so far with 29 days remaining on the campaign.

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4 Tech Product Deals Photographers Should Note This Weekend

It is really easy to get caught up in the hoopla and hype surrounding new cameras and lenses, but lets be honest people, there are so many more things that we can all be focusing on to improve out photography. Everything from better techniques to better tech for processing. Since most of the photography focused sites will be sharing some incredible camera and lens gear deals this weekend, I wanted to take a minute and focus on some killer deals for other products that you can use as a photographer.

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Dear Aspiring Professional Photographer: Please Realize What You’re Getting Into

Dear Aspiring Professional Photographer,

You’ve got some mojo! You are a photographer so imbued with creative energies and drive that you believe that you’ve got the know-how to become a professional, full-time photographer. Congratulations in the most sincere and honest way possible. You’ve got the aspiration to do what so few believe that they’ll ever be able to.

With that said, I should inform you a bit about the paths ahead in that twisty curvy road that ends up arching out into various stems and branches. Some of the terrain will be rocky, while others are expected to be smooth sailing.

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Cheap Photo: November Stocking Stuffers For the iPhoneographer

There will be time for highlighting deals for big gifts, but today we wanted to have a look at some great stocking stuffer gifts for the photography enthused members of your home. Phone lens accessories are a fun way to give the gift of better photography without having to splurge on a new camera or lens for this person. These are small, good quality and most importantly, nice and inexpensive.

Deal Highlights

  1. SEHOO Cell Phone Lens – Save 37% – Get the Deal
  2. AUKEY Ora 10x Macro Lens – Save %20 – Get the Deal
  3. OldShark S1 Fisheye – Save 59% – Get the Deal
  4. Morenitor Telephoto Lens – Save %10 – Get the Deal
  5. Mozeat Lens – Save 41% – Get the Deal

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So Connected, Yet So Lonely: a Visual Study of People on Their Phones

All images by Enrico De Conti. Used with permission.

It’s not uncommon for someone to see loads of people on their phones trying to get work done, perusing Facebook/Instagram, etc.–and that’s what photographer Enrico De Conti is trying to put forward in his project So Connected Yet So Lonely. Enrico is a Berlin based portrait and street photographer; and in his project he is trying to convey how people are completely absorbed by technology.

 

Enrico got into photography at a early age. “I think I was about 8 years old. I didn’t take it much seriously, in fact I went to study at the academy of fine arts in Milan, then I moved to LA to be a filmmaker.” says Enrico in an email to the Phoblographer. “In 2011, bored of my job in film production, I started assisting a celebrity photographer, Mike Ruiz. From there there was no turning back, I have been photographing portraits for business and street for passion.”

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Buffer’s New Instagram Integration Makes Life Much Easier

If you’re a photographer (creator) on Instagram, then your likelihood of having your content shared just went up. Curators today are being treated to Buffer’s new integration with Instagram. Sort of like Hootsuite, it will allow you to take posts that you’ve been tagged in, copy the URL, set the app up to remind you to share a post, and then manually share the post in some way or another. It isn’t as automated as one would like and it’s quite interesting that Instagram doesn’t natively allow for sharing, but it’s a brand new feature that will make the life of social media content developers and curators a heck of a lot simpler too.

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