Five tips for photographers during a pandemic

During this lockdown we have all had a hard time, be that as it may, many of us have had some free time, more than we would like and less money coming in.

I thought it a good idea to help out with ‘five tips’ I’ve been using the last few months to make a little extra income while not being able to shoot like I normally would! and to take up some of that free time I suddenly now have.

Tip 1 look at your back stock and edit to use for promotional material on social media. This keeps people seeing your work and keeps your pages active even though your restricted from shooting.

Tip 2 contact magazines to see if there is interest in your work! Send in submission using your back stock or new edits from tip 1

Tip 3 if you shoot landscapes, automotive or nature sign up to stock sites and upload them, this can create a great source of income.

Tip 4 maybe it’s time for you to put your money where your mouth is ! This part is speculate to accumulate, pick some of your best works and get some prints done. To frame and sell! This is a way you can make some extra money while not being able to actually shoot !
There are also some great sites that you can upload images to sell but remember they take commission

Tip 5 we all have that extra gear laying around that we no longer use. Maybe it’s time that you traded in! Maybe for cash to help with day to day earning or even to trade up on the lens or product you’re after!
Having a little time on your hands gives you plenty of opportunities to go through everything you no longer use.

Below is a list of a couple of helpful places you can go to online

Shutter stock image stock website

12 best magazines that take image submissions

Sell your unused gear with wex

I am not affiliated with any of the above links it’s just a couple of companies I have used and been happy with the service. There are many others out there!

Is Instagram dead? – has it lost the plot and put its self in quarantine!

I’ve been using Instagram for years… pretty much from day one…

It’s was great watching all the people posting amazing images and showing of what they was doing in a way that no other site had been doing.

Images got likes and each person had its real following in its own style, niche..

Everyone had a voice, everyone could be just who they wanted to be. okay there was a few restrictions and Instagram kept an eye on the naughty side.

As the years have gone on it’s become restrictive in ways that we don’t realise. We only don’t realise this because Instagram has taken it up-on it’s self to use it’s algorithm to put pay to getting seen in any way shape or form unless instagram feels you deserve it. or that you tick ever box it want you to.

Over the last few weeks I’ve been looking into where and what’s best to get yourself and images seen and noticed. Paid or free.

It’s looking like social media is now making it more like antisocial media! It’s killing its self off by doing all it can to so called be the best! Why if a site calls its self social would you stop people for doing exactly that.

I’ve tried everything to get a following used a number of different pages even posted images that have on other sites got tens of thousands of views and like yet on social media got just under 100 views and maybe 30 likes.

This to me isn’t worth my investment at all. I’ve paid for and done free posts and got nothing in return.

To me it’s seems that a number of people are coming away from the platforms and putting the money into their own websites and posting the work right to the bourses mouth! And getting so much more ! For way less.

A few weeks back I posted to Pinterest! From my website now my website is a free WordPress and my Pinterest is free.

In one seven day period I had over 60k of views and a large number of saves and like. And my views and comments to my website went from 10 to 100 per day!

It’s honestly a no brainier when you’re getting something for free and the numbers are showing for them self what’s happening . It’s only time before everyone goes it alone and walks away from so called social media !

This is just my opinion but try it your self and if you don’t see a difference let me know.

I’m sure in a day of media being a sales point that we need to find our best format or medium to get ourselves out there! It’s only smart business that we look out for ourself and our really followers and clients

Question is do you think it’s dead? What have you found that works for you? I’m always open to suggestions !

Black and white photography covid lockdown edits with jack

Here are a few images from the back stock of a shoot with Male model Jack

Do like shooting males and editing the images in black and white it gives a depth to the images unseen by colour images!

If you like what you see please show these images a little love!

Model: Jack
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jack
Photographer: Adrian
Model: Jack
Photographer: Adrian

Back stock edits lock down for photographers the Alana shoot

A few images from the shoot with Alana, we got some fun and friendly images with this client

It was such a great shoot to do! And definitely one I had to edit and show while I had the chance!

If you like what you see please feel free to show some love!

Model: Alana
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Alana
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Alana
Photographer: Adrian Day

Small selection of mini photo shots from back stock covid lockdown

Here are a few more images from the back stock collection.

These are just a few images created for clients over the last year or so!

I hope that you like what you see!

Model: Vineta
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: sarah
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Vineta
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Alice
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Vineta
Photographer: Adrian Day

Mini portrait sessions – images from the covid-19 backstock

These images are from the covid-19 back stock love these mini sets setting images out like this I find works for showing images to clients as a first impression set!

If this is something that stands out to you please show these images and posts some love.

Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Hazel
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Vineta
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jack
Photographer: Adrian Day

Just added 5 new covid-19 portrait image sets with different models

Day six of covid-19 lockdown and been creating some image sets for social media posts

These are pretty simple to do and something I like to issue to send image sets to clients of the three best images from each outfit I shoot!

Sometimes it takes a little time to get things right but these are simple and show just what’s needed

If you like what you see please show the post and the images on our social media pages some love 💓

Model: Hazel
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Sarah Jane
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Alice
Photographer: Adrian Day

Lockdown edits Day six and here are some images with model Hazel!

These three images are from the back stock of a shoot I had the pleasure of doing with model Hazel.

Such a beautiful fashion portrait and her smile and eyes just look outstanding really do set these images off

If there is something that you like from these images please share the love and show it by liking them on here and maybe even our social media profiles

Model: Hazel
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Hazel
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Hazel
Photographer: Adrian Day

Covid-19 lockdown edits day five Jade deep beauty set

Well it’s day five and been in the editing room once again.

These three images I love ! There is such a pop to these images yet the skin is so soft with a lot of detail.

Let me know what you think! Will be great hearing from you!

If you get a chance head over to our social media on Instagram Twitter and facebook just search @adriandayphotography

Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day

Covid-19 Lockdown edits day four and loving this set of Sarah

This was a set I took with my Nikon camera system and some test shots using some neewer flash heads

Model sarah was the perfect subject and we got some beautiful images together below are just Three new edits from this shoot!

Model: Sarah
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Sarah
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Sarah
Photographer: Adrian Day

Lockdown edits with leather and Lightroom

Three more images from the vault with these images with model Jade

Something a little different as this was a gel lighting set! But love how these come out! Mixing the blue and orange colours works so well being the opposite side of the colour wheel!

This was a couple of images that was inspired by photographer Jake Hicks and his gel lighting techniques

Hope that you like these if so Please show these some love 💓 and share this post so others can see what I’m creating !

Model Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day

Lockdown back stock editing leather and lace photo

And this is possibly one of my favourite shoots that I’ve done. I’ve worked with this model on a number of occasions and always created something I class as special!

Let me know what you think of this set of images with model Jade

Please like share comment it’s always welcomed keep watching for more posts coming this week

Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day
Model: Jade
Photographer: Adrian Day