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Is a .photography domain currently a good choice for a portfolio website?

I don't think the question, "is .photography currently a good choice for a portfolio website" is the right question to ask. In my opinion, you should be asking if <...
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Should my photos have a consistent theme or style?

Not every successful photographer has a single "look" for all of the photos they publish. Others do. It all depends on what you want to get out of it. If you're looking for popularity on social ...
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Communicating with all potential clients as a multi niche photographer

Separate your audiences. For example if you shoot product and boudoir, don't advertise them together, you could end up alienating both client base, as someone who's interested in someone to shoot ...
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Is it bad to use pics from a wedding I shot for another photog as primary in my web portfolio?

Just be professional about it and reach out to the other photographer. If your positions were reversed, it's likely what you would want him to do to you. Since he double booked, he might be bogged ...
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Is it bad to use pics from a wedding I shot for another photog as primary in my web portfolio?

Check your contract as mentioned, as to copyright issues. As a wedding photographer for over 20 years, if I sub-contracted as a photographer for another studio, they owned rights to the images, ...
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Is it bad to use pics from a wedding I shot for another photog as primary in my web portfolio?

What does your contract with the photography say about this? Do you have a contract with the original photography, and if not, then why not. I'm not a lawyer nor do I claim to an expert, but I've ...
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Is a .photography domain currently a good choice for a portfolio website?

When did you type a complete web address in a browser the last time? (I can't remember) Typically, people google addresses or have a link from somewhere. Therefore, it matters little how the real ...
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Lenses/camera recs for documenting art

Documenting sculpture isn't all that much about the camera. Any ILC on the market today is more than capable of doing it. Your decade old Pentax K10D should be able as well. It's not that much about ...
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Can I use a photo of a product on my portfolio page without permission?

The standard "I am not a lawyer; don't rely on legal advice from strangers on the internet" disclaimer applies. Generally, you are legally allowed to photograph products and their logos in ...
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Amateurs | Starting with a "Random / Daily Photo" gallery

Selling your images by themselves is a really hard business to break into. Most potential buyers are using Stock Agencies. In recent years, these have been flooded with images, many available at ...
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Should my photos have a consistent theme or style?

(Content inspired by Sean Tucker's youtube videos) It's not a problem at all if you don't have a style in your photography. Having said that, even if you want to develop one, it'll take time. So, ...
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Does advertising your photography services mean all photos on your portfolio are classed as commercial?

Better asked at law.SE. But my personal I-am-not-a-lawyer and I'm in the USA call? Yes, posting an image on a website to promote your photography business is commercial use. Simply selling prints of ...
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Using an Alias for your photography

Here's the deal with branding and shooting adult or nsfw subjects... If shooting bodyscapes is something you like to do on occasion, but you don't make money from it, then don't brand yourself as ...
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Amateurs | Starting with a "Random / Daily Photo" gallery

Hello I save a photo every day on Blipfoto. I understand your dilemma. However, for me, beginning the discipline of saving one photo a day has taught me a huge amount about my camera and photography ...
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Amateurs | Starting with a "Random / Daily Photo" gallery

Decide what you are selling, and build your business and marketing around that If you have not yet narrowed in on what your market is, and how you hope to make a business out of your photos, then you ...
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Should my photos have a consistent theme or style?

No problem with that. The people who repeat the same shot over and over are the ones with a problem (especially if they borrowed their "style" from someone else). In photography like in clothing, ...
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Is a .photography domain currently a good choice for a portfolio website?

Personally, I own both [myname].photography and [myname]photography.com so that if people don't remember correctly—or aren't used to the new tlds—they'll still be able to find me.
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How to avoid glare problems with insert-your-photo portfolio books?

I have a few gallery prints that may or may not find their way into my physical portfolio. Whether or not I include them is influenced by the client. I also use the same portfolio solution that you ...
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Do I need a model release to post a photo on an online portfolio?

One purpose of a model release is to warrant to a commercial agency that the subject of the photo was paid and consents to the photo being used commercially without limitation (or as specified in the ...
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