The greatest challenge in business is to be different and recognized for one’s creativity. Professional photographers bear the same, if not greater challenge to be the one in a community that is the “go to “or “have to photographer” for those special events. Well thought of, recognized photographers are often booked months in advance and “impossible” to get on short notice. Unfortunately, many photographers in the business do not have that reputation or following and must work diligently to market themselves and their abilities.
Every young, up and coming professional has a learning curve in marketing and experience to break through and become one of those “impossible” to get photographers. Utilizing the latest technologies in cameras and in production of pictures can assist in this climb to success. A great “eye” for photography can be ruined if the medium the picture is printed on does not do it justice. One of the newest, most innovative processes in the printing industry that a photographer should definitely check out is printing on acrylic or plexiglass.
Direct printing on acrylic or plexiglass is a new process that displays prints in an almost indescribable burst of color and light. Color prints are more vibrant and deep while black and white prints have more contrast and vividness. Prints on acrylic pop when placed next to the same picture printed on standard photo paper. Pictures almost appear to be electrically back lighted because the thickness of acrylic refracts such a high level of ambient light from its surroundings. Pictures explode with light!
How can a photographer help themselves be recognized? Show your work in the best light possible by having your work reproduced in the newest, most innovative method. Print you images on acrylic for a new, trend setting medium to set yourself apart.