Get Out Your Entrepreneur Glasses
Posted on 16 February 2010
How do you look at cool photographs? Specifically what I mean is, if you see some special effect or some unique approach to photography, do you think of it as something you might do to make a little money on your own? Maybe you should.
I saw this column at Holy Kaw yesterday and thought it looked kind of cool, though considering where I work, it wasn’t especially shocking or dramatic. I figured I could easily do some shots like the three displayed. Still, I thought they might be somewhat compelling to show to some prospective clients. So first I showed it to some photographers I know, who are also Photoshop experts. There were a couple who acted like I had just shown them a snapshot of grass taken by a 2nd grader with a point and shoot. They were totally unimpressed. On the other hand, I showed it to a photographer friend who’s also a small business owner and his “wheels” started turning. He was thinking how he could adapt the concept to what he does with images.
Honestly, you might not make a nickel directly on something like this, but if it’s an image in your portfolio, it might just be the kind of thing that gets you a job or two. It sure shows off more than just the ability to handle a camera and capture a frame.
Could you turn something like this into a profitable offering to your clients?