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Meg Smith (opticalmeg)

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Hello! My name is Meg, I'm a self-portrait photographer and blogger :)
My 2015 work is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/megsmth
and my blog (visual inspiration and creative self-help) is called Optical Intake: http://www.opticalintake.co.uk/
Looking forward to connecting with you :) - M
Explore megsmth_'s photostream on Flickr. This user has 7 photos on Flickr.
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Richard Smith

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Hi everyone. Great group! Came here via Twitter follow request sent my way. I certainly don't claim to be a photographer, but I do make surreal art involving my photos, so I'm keen on having a strong digital presence and a clear artistic vision. Check out my work at http://RSMITHINGS.com - thanks!
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Nik Catalina

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Greetings everyone... I am Nik... tossing my Photo-face & hat into the arena... if anyone is interested my fledgling website is: www.imajik.info... look forward to sharing all things Photography :)
Fine art photography capturing images created from the magic of light and form.
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Herry James

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Nudge: Digital Marketing Agency in UK, Provide each web solution across the globe. Visit info graphic of Nudge Digital. Link: http://bit.ly/14iTgRi
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Padraic Deasy

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Your pictures paint a story that words cannot tell! They cast a spell on whoever sees them. Do you still need to do marketing for your photography business? Well, the answer is a big emphatic ‘YES’! In this age of multiple media channels, information overload and constantly on-the-move consumers, there’s so much clutter and marketing blitz all around that it’s almost like Manhattan’s rush hour traffic. Even if you climb up on a roof and shout out loud – very few people will hear you! And you are still wondering – ‘to do or not to do?’ If you really want to make money out of your photography business (and not just be appreciated for your talent after you are long gone) – your real questions should be ‘what to do?’ and ‘how to do it?’

http://www.padraicandsonia.com/top-5-marketing-tips-for-photographers-2/
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Morgana Creely

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Hi everyone from Melbourne, Australia. I am a photographer/retoucher in the process of setting up my photography business - "Image Cinematic" [http://www.imagecinematic.com].

My images are studio portraits retouched/composited into cinematic images and movie posters. :)

Looking forward to meeting you all, and learning more about marketing. :)
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Viana de León

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Hello everyone:

Glad to have found this community and hope to learn a lot as well as contribute some. 

My focus is primarily landscapes, cityscapes,  macros and food shots with the occasional portrait. 
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+Damien Franco Thanks! 
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Kahshanna Evans

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Hello, thank you for allowing me to join the group. I am the founder of Kissing Lions Public Relations, a boutique public relations hub headquartered in Manhattan. I am also the creator of PR for the Happiness Economy, a bootcamp for niche and emerging brands. Early years in film&television and advertising by way of fashion and entertainment is partly responsible for my love for photography. Producing photo and video content is a focus with the clients I work with in wellness and design. I look forward to connecting with bright minds in photography and graphics professionals in this group who are ready to invest in their work and expand their brands. 
We build media muscles. At Kissing Lions we help build media muscles. Our services include media outreach, editorial calendar support and public relations management rooted in the culture of our clients. We have succeeded in reaching key media channels for brands who took their first strides in ...
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Anastasia Borisyuk

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Hi everyone! I'm a wedding photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts. I am passionate about photography and making my clients' weddings awesome :) http://borisyukphotography.com 
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jane hamilton-cross

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Hi I look forward to being part of this community - great place to share and seek advice I am sure :-) 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/118136016987107268964/+TruephotoimageCoUksongcapture/posts
True Photograghy, specialist artist photography, Surrey, GB
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Karolin Schulze

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Hello,

This is Karolin, New member in this community, I am a blogger outreach supplier. I am a freelance guest blogger and I publish articles on very high quality blogs as recommended by Mr. Cutts on his blog. 

Thanks,
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Hi All,

I'm a pro photographer based in London shooting for Corporate and Commercial clients. As ever...always looking to improve marketing and chat to fellow 'togs, so thought i'd come say 'hi'.
My sites for my work are as below and http://corporatelondonphotographer.com and www.expeditionphotos.com
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Eric Reichbaum

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Hi! Thanks to Damien for inviting me to this group! Nice to meet you all. I am a photographer in New York City, and a writer for B&H Photo's website and blog. I look forward to being a part of this group.
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Welcome to the group, Eric!
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Ivan Akbar I

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Hello everyone :)

Let's come and join Garuda Indonesia World Photo Contest 2013.

Free entry, 15 photos per entry.

Regards :)
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Anfiska Pritchard

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Where to post your photos? It is one of the most important questions for each photographer. I have found a post “10 Photo Sharing Websites That Will Supercharge Your Photography Presence” and want to share it with you. 
http://photodoto.com/photo-sharing-websites/ #photography #photographer #shooting #photo #website #Flickr #500px #Facebook #DeviantArt #Pinterest # FotoBlur #Twitter #Instagram #Tumblr 
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I think this article should have been updated after the flickr announcements yesterday....and no mention of Google+ photos (again after recent announcements?)
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Anfiska Pritchard

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Hi guys!! Do you know how much space your watermark on your photo should  take? Here I have found 3 tips to Ruin Your Photo with a Watermark. DON’T follow them!

http://photodoto.com/photo-watermark-ideas/

#photographers #photography #watermark #designer
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I agree. You don't want to see any letters or symbols on the photo when you put it on your desktop for example. And now, when most of photographers use watermarks, people will stay with those who doesn't do it. 
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Ashley Gustafson

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Hello!
I just joined this community and I am hoping to learn and grow as well as share my experiences and the knowledge I have gained while marketing my own photography business.
I'm photographer and co-owner of +Visual Appeal Studios LLC out of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and the surrounding areas. My passion in photography is connecting with my clients and telling their story with images. 
I invite you to visit our website to learn more about my business, style and, of course, myself. I'm looking forward to sharing and brainstorming with everyone in this community!
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Welcome to the community, Ashley!  from 1 NJ photographers to another!

Side note:  you should also join my NJ photographers community at https://plus.google.com/communities/107607666441840899242
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Dave Beckerman

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A photographer working in NYC that's been doing "fine art" (a term that I have trouble using) for about 15 years after leaving the corporate world where I as a VP of Software Engineering.

My site is: www.BeckermanPhoto.com with the Photoblog at www.Beckermanphoto.com/blog

Damien Franco asked us to ask ourselves WHY ARE WE POSTING what we're posting.

There are two main reasons 1) Hope to intrigue someone enough to take a look at your site with the hope that they'll either spread the word about your pictures or 2) actually buy a print or a file; as unlikely as that may be.


Ad the second reason is EGO.  You've done something that you think is good, and you'd like others to see it and say, wow, that's a good shot.

If you move up a level or two, you write a post which offers more than a good picture worthy of ahs and oohs.  You have an idea that might be worthy of a teaching moment.  But even there, you want to attract an audience so that your work spreads.

The real question to ask yourself is whether you would be sharing your work and/or ideas if it wasn't related to business side of photography?  I doubt very much whetehr I would or not.
There's nothing wrong with giving away your secrets for free since if they attract an audience of potential customers - then they aren't really free.  Although it seems as if so much of the web is free - very little of it ad isn't.  Goggle isn't free - it's well-supported by advertising.
My site isn't really free.  You can browse at 399 plus images - but all of that is just like any store that puts its most sellable items in the most conspicuous place.
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Damien - ego is the trickiest thing - in the sense that too much of it and you post crap and are quite sure that it's the greatest thing.  Not enough, and you complain about the tiny mistakes in what is otherwise a very good picture.  So it's a fine line.  But in general, I see too much of "isn't this great," when it really is just okay.  

Goes back to the days when an uncle of mine would sit the family down to watch his slides of flowers until everyone was stifling yawns except for the photographer.

Also - in todays instant everything - there's just such an overwhelming amount of images that to find something that's actually special is much more difficult.
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