The Big Apple is a budding photographer’s dream. The curvature of the shadows in magic hour or the highlights of the passing parade in the noon sun, even the millions of pigeon flocks that create some of the most stunning backdrops against the Empire State Building. New York City can keep any photographer, even those of us with more experience, busy for decades. There is never a dull moment to be had in New York. Some of the best locations below include shooting on a cruise which hardly occurs to many photographers, but it happens to present some of the most thrilling shots known to man.

Photography Hot Spot 1:

You don’t have to go to Japan to be able to experience the backdrop and beauty of cherry blossom trees. Sakura Park is one of the most incredible pathways to experience through a lens. Some of the world’s top winners in photographic competitions hail from this very spot. Make sure you catch the blossoms mid March to April, that is when they are in full bloom.

Photography Hot Spot 2:

Giant billboards, reflective glass and light shining from all directions. With the continuous hustle and bustle a slow shutter speed can electrify your shots to no end. The commercial photographer’s dream is 5th Avenue, New York City. Why? Because it never has a dull moment or a dull face. If you’re a budding street photographer, then this is your area! 

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There are a few different reasons many people opt to launch a photography blog. One reason might be to share their own work, as a type of portfolio. These people may also have their own photography business they use as their career or a side job. You might also think about starting a blog like this not because you’re a photographer yourself, but because you want to create a lifestyle blog for people with similar interests to your own. Even if you’re launching a photography blog simply because it’s an interest you have, you can monetize it through tactics like advertising.

Regardless of why you’re starting a photography blog, it can be a difficult because of the high competition level. Below are some tips to starting a blog that can help ensure it stands out from the others and gains a following. 

Add Your Own Voice

Whether you’re a photographer or you’re sharing other people’s images, one of the best ways to set yourself apart is to share your own voice and opinions on your blog. That’s something you have that no one else can duplicate, and you should use it to your advantage. If you’re a professional photographer, and you’re sharing your images, include blog posts highlighting what it was like to take those photos, share interesting stories or get into the technical details. If you’re sharing other images, use this as an opportunity to create a narrative of why they impacted you and how.

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Over the years JPG has become one of the most popular formats for storing images – and for good reason. Its reputation for being one of the best image compression formats is well deserved and it is able to dramatically reduce file sizes without losing too much image quality. Whether you’re looking to save storage space or optimizing an image for a website – JPG should definitely be high up on your list.

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Designing a flyer can allow you to reach different audiences in a way that gives them something physical they can keep hold of and read at their leisure. This sets it apart from web based marketing, because of the sheer volume of promotional messages people tend to see online in the average day, and it also allows you to really target customers by location. It can also be very cost effective and easy to get done, for example if you go for next day printing by Print-Print.co.uk, who are one of the UK's top names for printed business copy. 

When you are designing a flyer, images are just as important as they are on your website and other on screen advertising – if not even more so. If you don't have any images to use, you have two options – you can either take some photos of your own (or hire a photographer to take pictures at your facilities), or you can use stock photos you can purchase online. But which is the better option for a really engaging flyer?

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