Apeture and Shutter Speed

Started Mar 1, 2014 | Questions thread
Gerry Winterbourne Forum Pro • Posts: 14,476
Re: Apeture and Shutter Speed

Aspiringtobe wrote:

Ok, so I am by no means pretending to be a top notch photographer like the majority of people on this forum, but I am looking for a little advice if someone is willing to give it. I have been taking photographs for many years just for fun and recently after many people inquiring into how much I would charge for their photographs I decided to pursue a business.

Something doesn't add up here.  If many people are already asking you about you taking their photos, you must be doing something right.  But then you say you're having a terrible time with some shots.  So either people are willing to pay for poor shots or what they want you to do is in different conditions from the ones you describe.

You've already had some good general advice.  To go further we need a lot more information:

How many is "many" - two or three, a dozen or so, hundreds?

What types of photo are they enquiring about?  Post some examples so we can assess this potential market.

Also post examples of the poor shots you refer to below.

I have taken a few classes trying to improve my skills but there is something that is simply bugging me. I have a Nikon D3200 and I try my best to get the Aperture and Shutter speed right for indoor photographs without flash, but I seem to be having a terrible time. They come out blurry or underexposed and I was just curious if maybe someone could offer a little bit of friendly insight into what I may be doing wrong.

Even on the information you've given it seems optimistic to try to create a business.  It's one thing for relatives and friends to offer money for photos you've taken that they happen to like.  It's a completely different thing to push yourself as being able to accept a commission and produce output that will satisfy a demanding stranger.

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