Getting your work photographed is an important part of documenting your work as well as using it to attract new work. So, getting your work photographed needs to start at the beginning of the project, not the end.Read More
How do you get project photos without clients? How can you get clients without project photos?
Setting up a website is a bit of a chicken & the egg situation when you are just starting your business. You know a website is super important, but you may put it off because you don't have any portfolio images to display, but it is also harder to get clients without a proper website.
So should you put your website up without photos or should you try to get clients so you have projects to show on your website?
My advice is to…Read More
I met Lisa Mowry several years ago when I lived in Atlanta and she helped me get published. She is a great person to ask about getting published because she works with multiple magazines. In the 27 years she has worked for home & garden magazines, Lisa has produced more than 1,000 features for national and local magazines.
She is the Atlanta editor for such well-known publications as Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home and Decor, as well as a dozen more of BH&G’s special interest magazines...titles such as Cottage Style, Elegant Homes and Beautiful Kitchens & Baths. Lisa also serves as the homes editor for Atlanta Magazine’s HOME and has been a contributing writer for Atlanta Magazine for 20 years.
Her many other writing credits include Southern Living, Woman’s Day, Styleblueprint, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Metropolitan Home. So you can understand why I asked her to help answer your "how to get published" questions.
When should a designer submit projects?
In theory, nobody is ever really done with a house, but editors do needRead More
This week I am speaking with Kat Alves, a talented freelance interiors and architectural photographer for both commercial and residential spaces. I was first introduced to Kat when I did Amy Aswell's Real Designer feature since she photographs all of Amy's work.
Kat is a California native with a degree in Photography and Design Studies from San Francisco State University. She followed that up with a Certificate in Interior Design from UC Berkeley. So she knows a bit about photographing interiors. Her photography showcases modern, fresh design with natural light. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including Dwell Magazine and Luxury Home Magazine.
Below, Kat shares with us the inside scoop on working with a professional photographer:
What is the benefit of hiring a professional photographer to photograph interiors?
To make your project shine and be able to present your work to the world in its best light. Since most homes are private, it is very difficult for prospective clients and others to view all the hard work of interior design. Photos are the key to gettingRead More
When I first started my business phones had just begun to come with cameras. There wasn't a way to document your life and share it like there is now. It was a much slower time. There wasn't the pressure that there is today to create magazine-worthy images for your life and your business.
C'est la vie.
So what are you supposed to do now that your photography skills haven't developed as quickly as technology?Read More