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Price tag your photos. “Don’t but need it, ugh”

For me, the hardest part in photography is when people start to admire my job, and followed by with these questions,

“Do you get money from these (photos)?” or, if i want to put these (photos) in my brochure, how much?, and “These are superb photos, please name your price.”


You love photography so much you’d do it for free, but you want to make money, and ugh, you’re torn. You know who you are, even though you “need” to, because you kind of hate that money has to be a part of this at all. You feel guilty about changing prices, yet also guilty about ‘not’ changing them.–psychology for photographers


Live in instagram

It’s a long..long time that iam not here…actually since 9th of january 2014. Where i was? Yes, instagram.

Iam trying to understand the meaning of signing up instagram and signing in as @adinaphotographs. Seriously, before this, i thought instagram only for people to be narcism. I mean like this, “grab your phone and take yourself pics as wierd as you can and as much as you can or put your second by second daily life. No hard feeling, guys. You may do all of that, but that was my thought. Please forgive me guys.

Suprisingly, i was wrong, and i feel sorry to myself.

Instagram is not just a social media. You know what i mean. However, it is a tool to create arts. For me that already fallin love in photography, instagram is a quite difference experience. I can express myself authentically and communicate at the moment with others to help me understand the significant moment to be there, instagram.

Even, to know much more how to live in instagram, i bought this book


Love it so much.. i will not instagraming with blindness again. Even, i found a nice person there @waddy722. His name is Pete. Hi Pete!

From him, i really understand that instagram it is not only about how awesome your pics are, but how you communicate with others. It is not only about how many like, or follower you get, but also how you can learn something from others. Thank you so much, my friend.

Alright then, few tips for instagraming that i succesfully extract from #garyveynerchuk #jabjabjabrighthook book.

(1) username is matter here. Try to use the same username with your other social media. Like me @adinaphotographs is the same name with my blog here. So people can find you easily in this noisy social media.

(2)use your content to express yourself authentically, not commercially. Oh, i love this statement. “Thanks gary!!”

(3) go crazy with your hashtags but dont go too crazy. I agree that hashtags are the doorway for people to really find you, but you dont want to set too many doors in your house, right? It’s ridiculous.

(4) try to setup a strong right hook with a great content, instead of post too many piece of junk. Try not to be a spammer. Do jabs by putting great comments instead of “nice one, awesome, great pics, etc”. Interact with them and appreciate the social behavior.

So, it is all until now…


Photo editing : it’s sucks !!!

Hi guys, still awake? This post come up just before i closed my eyes. It is late at night.


This photo was not taken by myself. I got from my professor. He took it from the roof of his house. This is a great pic, isn’t it?


I did the postprocessing only using pixlr express. It is a free software that can be downloaded from play store. I played with croping, some sharpness, effect, layers, and borders.

Yes, i prefer with word postprocessing rather than editing. It is because, with postprocessing, we keep the original image. But, what we do, are basicly with composition (croping is absolutely not a sin), light (by adding/reducing some score in brightness), contrass (to bring the detail), sharpness, color (try the slider of hue, saturation, and vibration). Or even in software like pixlrexpress or pixlr-o-matic, we can directly set the effect, layer, borders provided. So, this is postprocessing, like what photographers did in many years ago in darkroom.


It is cool image, original and fresh. Look at the expression of them. But, then.. booooom!!


Or this

But then after postprocessed

Or, take alook at this image


Only take a few minutes to be like this…


Or, even when the original image get a little chance to be presented,

Continue to postprocessing. Here, we get better image.


So, never stop only after the shutter button is released, but then do the postprocessing. ^^ by adinaphotographs