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How to get your images online...
You've done all your research. You know your target audience and your competition, you have an understanding of what you are trying to achieve by putting your images online. Your portfolio has a sufficiently diverse range of images ready for display. It's now time to start attracting some customers!
Let's explore some of the methods that you can use to get your pictures online ready for the world to see.
This is the first in a series of articles about selling you photos online! Over the coming weeks we will explore in greater detail what we have discussed here.
So, you're a photographer? You want to sell your photos online? But, you don't know where to start!
When it comes to selling your images on-line or anything else for that matter there are a few things that need to be understood and lots of questions that you need to research and answer:
- Know your target audience.
- Find your niche. Don't try to be everything to everybody.
- Know your opposition who they are, what they can offer and how they do it. What are they doing that you can do better? How are they marketing their products or services?
- What makes your product or service better than theirs?
- Have a business plan and marketing strategy.
You're probably thinking that this all sounds a bit cliche right now. You might be right! But, the above points are all very important!
Image noise may be caused by a number of different reasons, but what I will be discussing here is a specific type of noise commonly known as – "Hot Pixels". Hot pixels are more prevalent in long exposure (more than a couple of seconds) low light photography. The problem worsening as the sensitivity or ISO increases.
Hot pixels exhibit themselves as consistently abnormally illuminated or bright pixels.
Depending on the number and intensity of the affected pixels this may not present too much of a problem. In some cases you won’t even see the effects on the printed image. My suspicions are that you would prefer to eliminate these troublesome pixels. You could use the clone tool on your favorite image editing software to address the problem. This would be alright if you only have a few images to process and they are not too badly affected. But, if you are processing a large number images I doubt that you want to spend all afternoon mastering the clone tool, the novelty will wear off very quickly.
In 6 easy steps...
There are times when it is desirable to remove the background from images. This tutorial will take you through the process step-by-step using the freely available gimp software. This tutorial assumes you are running the Windows version, but the concept applies equally to other versions of the gimp and other photo editing software such as Photoshop.
The assumption is that you have a basic understanding of how to use the gimp.