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What can you learn for free?

Wondering what you can learn at the free photography workshops in Ontario, CA? Well here is a small sample of topics that are discussed in Ruben’s Photography Workshop. The topics change at every workshop, it all depends what the students of photography want to learn that day.

Ruben encourages you to ask questions about topics or photo equipment. He also encourages the students to bring in their photos so that we can all take a look at their work and most importantly see their improvement. He will give you constructive criticism on ways that you can improve your image for future shoots.

We hope to see you at one of these free workshops. For dates, times and location click here.

Also make sure to check out my YouTube Channel the Creative Corner my personal Vlog of my life as a creative.

Feel free to leave a comment below or if you have questions you can contact me.

Thank you,

A.L.

 

Creative Corner Vlog 2 – Office tour

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Happy Saturday world,

Today I uploaded Vlog #2 of the new creative corner channel. This episode gives you a tour of my home office for mid 2017. I am slowly adding new equipment to help me with my design and photography work.

What is the Creative Corner? The Creative Corner is my personal journey as a creative. I plan to offer you tips, reviews and positive vibes on: graphic design, photography, video, drawings and books.

You can watch episode 2 here Creative Corner Vlog 2

If you missed the intro episode you can watch it here Creative Corner Vlog 1

You can connect with me on all social media channels here:

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Thank you!

A.L

 

Artists know your worth…

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During last night’s photography class, my teacher said something that truly impacted me in a positive way. A student asked about how much he should be charging people for events. I find myself in the same situation, so this question was perfect.

The teacher said that we should not under charge even if we are still students. The reason is you don’t want to devalue your work. At the same time, we should not be over charge because we are still in the learning phase. The teachers said people don’t realize how much work goes into photography or any creative field.

When it comes to photography, customers don’t understand that the price you are quoting them is not only for the time spent taking photos, it also includes the hours spent doing the photo editing. Photo editing is a must, no image no matter how good your equipment maybe is ready out of camera, you need to edit it. Editing makes a huge difference colors are more vibrant, blemishes on the face are covered and the image is sharpened. Every step done in editing is with the sole purpose of presenting the best image possible to your customer.

The same applies for quotes I give for graphic design projects, it takes work and it takes time. I work full time as a designer for a company, but I am also a freelance designer, so I am working on projects on my free time, and time to everyone is valuable! My rates on design projects are on the low side compared to other designers, but I can see firsthand why they charge what they charge. They deserve it! You as an artist are providing them with a creative service.

So if you are a creative of some kind remember do not hesitate to charge what you in your heart feels like a fair rate for the work you can provide.

If you are interested in attending the free photography workshop you can check out the events page for dates, times and locations.

Keep creating,

-Alondra

 

#askAlondraLopez

Do you have a question regarding photography, Cameras, equipment or photo techniques? Join the Photography workshop on 4/4/17 in Ontario, CA. If you can’t make it do to distance, no problem send me your question here and I will be more than happy to assist you by getting your question answered by local professional photographers.

To make things fun, I might even go live on Instagram with your question, so make sure you follow 🙂

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-Alondra

#askAlondraLopez