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Hi everybody, I’m Dave photographer from Italy. I’ve just purchased “The Millionaire Fastlane” only 2 days ago and today I’m right in the middle of it. Reading it is a hard slap in the face…but positive. So much I couldn’t wait to join the forum.

After 20 years as a professional photographer (fashion and adv) I had a big down with 2008 crisis (here in Italy it’s not totally over yet…), so I reinvented my job and decided to concentrate on product photography for e-commerce. I love my job, but this is probably the main reason why I’m on the Slowlane I really hope that reading the entire book and join this community will help me get to the Fastlane.

Thank you in advance for your help! ;-)
 

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Welcome! Great to have you here.
so I reinvented my job and decided to concentrate on product photography for e-commerce.
A much needed field indeed!
 

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Welcome to the forum Dave. Have you considered stock photography and selling photographs on royalty basis? That's a huge industry for graphic designers man. I worked in photo manipulation and touch ups and high quality photographs were a must! Whether it was landscapes or portraits, renders etc, I was willing to pay for access to quality photographs and I know other designers who did.

Either way I wish you success.
 
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Welcome to the forum Dave. Have you considered stock photography and selling photographs on royalty basis? That's a huge industry for graphic designers man. I worked in photo manipulation and touch ups and high quality photographs were a must! Whether it was landscapes or portraits, renders etc, I was willing to pay for access to quality photographs and I know other designers who did.

Either way I wish you success.
Hi Thomas, thank you!
Somehow I had never been interested in stock photography, mainly because it looks like there's a lot of competiton. However, I must admit I'm very ignorant in this field...do you really think it would be worth get into it?
Again thanks!
 

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Hi Thomas, thank you!
Somehow I had never been interested in stock photography, mainly because it looks like there's a lot of competiton. However, I must admit I'm very ignorant in this field...do you really think it would be worth get into it?
Again thanks!
If you understand the market and what designers want, the effort you put in will surely be worth it. Never underestimate the power you have as a photographer. The same image taken at a different angle could mean the difference between a designer using it or not using it. I usually pay for images with a lot of contrast and can be easily altered/rendered. Also a growing niche is that of textures. Taking a photo of a leaf , a water droplet or the sky could be made into tileable backgrounds and applied to a while variety of products.

Photographers are the heros we need in Graphic Design. They could make the jobs much much easier with the right photos. Just learn what the popular style of 'right' photos is.
 
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If you understand the market and what designers want, the effort you put in will surely be worth it. Never underestimate the power you have as a photographer. The same image taken at a different angle could mean the difference between a designer using it or not using it. I usually pay for images with a lot of contrast and can be easily altered/rendered. Also a growing niche is that of textures. Taking a photo of a leaf , a water droplet or the sky could be made into tileable backgrounds and applied to a while variety of products.

Photographers are the heros we need in Graphic Design. They could make the jobs much much easier with the right photos. Just learn what the popular style of 'right' photos is.
Man...you surely know how to motivate people! I will, definitively give a deep look into it...
I will google some related terms, but please: do you know of any articles about the field (worth reading)? However, your words are already pure gold to me. Thank you!
 

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What do you think of the Canon SL2 as a beginner DSLR? I might get one when I get back from holiday break.
 
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What do you think of the Canon SL2 as a beginner DSLR? I might get one when I get back from holiday break.
Hi Evil, I use Canon from my day 1 into photography. To be honest with you I have never had SL2 in my hands, however with Canon you really can't go wrong. Years ago I used a 10D for job, definitively not a pro camera, and I photographed everything from models to metals...and got paid every time ;-)
 

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Man...you surely know how to motivate people! I will, definitively give a deep look into it...
I will google some related terms, but please: do you know of any articles about the field (worth reading)? However, your words are already pure gold to me. Thank you!
No, unfortunately. Everything I've learnt is through experience, and observation. On another note, I am a novice photographer as well (like a real novice, just as a hobby). I shoot with a Nikon d3400 and get some good quality pics.
 

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