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Did you watch the Creative Corner?

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Have you had the chance to watch the Creative Corner’s YouTube channel? If you haven’t checked it out please do 🙂

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, books and other fun and exciting things going on.

You can watch episode 2 here Creative Corner Vlog 2

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

For my next episode I plan to talk about photography, so if you are interested in photography, please make sure to subscribe and share it with anyone you know that is a creative.

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

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Thank you!

A.L

5/16/17

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Attention southern California (Inland Empire and surrounding) photography enthusiasts! Don’t miss out on these free on-going photography workshops. It does not matter what your experience level is, you don’t even need to have a camera. This workshop is designed to get local photographers together to talk about all subjects regarding photography, techniques and equipment.

If you are looking to purchase your 1st camera and you need help deciding which one to buy, than head on over to the workshop. Are you looking to get out of Auto mode? This workshop is for you too! Are you a professional photographer and you are looking to take your photography to the next level?  This workshop will be perfect for you as well.

Again these workshops are free, provided by city of Ontario, CA library programs, so take advantage of them and pass this information out to your friends and family. The host of these workshops is local photographer Ruben Rodriguez. Ruben has tremendous passion for photography and loves to teach it. He always says, if I can help just one person learn one thing from my class, my time has been well spent.

Next workshop is Tuesday 5/16/17 for location click here

 

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

 

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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

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Don’t miss this free event!

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Do you have a camera but are not sure how to use it? Are you already a professional photographer?

If you live in southern California (Inland Empire) than make sure to join us for our free on-going photography workshops on 4/4/17. We meet four times a month from 5:30pm – 7:30pm to talk about photography, techniques, equipment and any other questions you have on how to become a better photographer.

All skill levels are welcome! No camera is required. The workshops are free, so we hope you can join us!

Contact for more information.

Free Photography Workshop

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Are you interested in photography? Join us for our free ongoing photography workshops.

We will be meeting at the Ontario Center from 5:30pm – 7:30pm to talk about photography, techniques, equipment and any other questions you have on how to become a better photographer.

All skill levels are welcomed! No camera is required. The workshop is free, so come join us for photo talk.

Please message me with any questions or share the event with friends who are interested in learning photography.

Event hosted by local photographer Ruben Rodriguez