Want to stress a photographer out? Ask them to pick out their best photos. Talk about panic inducing pain. Choosing the best photos for your portfolio doesn’t have to be painful as a root canal. Here are some quick tips to make the process of choosing the best photos a bit easier.
For the first time in the past couple of years professional golf returned to Miami, but it wasn’t your grandparents’ golf tour. It was LIV Golf and regardless of how you feel about who backs it or why the tour was created you couldn’t deny that the LIV Golf Team Championship brought the excitement and joy of professional golf back to the iconic Blue Monster at the Trump National Doral. As a sports photographer in South Florida, we’re spoiled with all the sporting events we get to cover on a regular basis.
I’m going to preach from the pulpit today so I’m going to need the congregation to gather closer and listen. Dearly beloved we’ve gathered here to share in the undeniable fact that an iPhone is not a Professional Camera. Again for those late to today’s sermon, an iPhone is not a Professional Camera.
I would say working as a LCC for various professional sports leagues has to be one of my career highlights to date. I get to go to numerous games, interact with top athletes as well as having my work shared and seen by millions of people. It sounds like a glamourous job, but the business side of being a LCC is cutthroat and sometimes it’s not for everyone.
As a sports photographer I have found things that annoy me when shooting games. From obnoxious fans to all about me in game reporters there is a laundry list of things that bother me when I’m shooting a sports photographer. These are just a few of the bigger one that tend to rub me the wrong way.
As a sports photographer, there are few times, maybe more, where we get hired to help shoot for our favorite teams. I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph Tom Brady and the Patriots as well as the Boston Red-Sox and now I can add being hired to help shoot a game for the Miami Hurricanes football team. Sometimes dreams do come true!
Photography may not be a top item for businesses or brands due to the rise of influencers, filters on photos in mobile apps or even the sheer volume of free stock photo sites; however, every brand or business needs professional photos taken by a professional photographer. Professional photos provide an authentic look at your brand and who you are. Something a free stock photo cannot capture.
While Local SEO works like a “regular” Google search and traditional SEO more of broad search results; Local SEO returns more geographically targeted results. Google uses a different set of ranking factors to rank the local search results. Local SEO is the practice of optimizing a website in order to increase traffic, leads and brand awareness from local search. Finding local keywords, optimizing a business’ Google Business Profile, and building “NAP” citations are some techniques to help boost your Local SEO.
MLB photo day; the glorious day where players and coaches have their headshots and portraits taken to be used by every and anyone through out the season and I had the chance to be present for two of them. I had the opportunity to be present for the MLB photo day for both the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals. Two different teams and two completely different experiences for their photo day.