Better Photographs In a Snap

How to take business photos like a pro

In today’s work environment, anyone can become a “staff photographer” without warning. Even if your only previous photographic experience involved birthday cakes and candles, there will be times when a photo must be taken...and the only one to do the job is you. But, even though you can point and shoot, can you capture images worth publishing in your magazine or on your website? With a little training, yes, you can.

Among the topics to be covered:

Click the Shutter; Don’t Pull the Trigger
Learn why a wall is rarely a desirable background.

Nobody Likes a Flasher
Learn why a flash is frequently unnecessary and usually undesirable.

One More! One More!
Film used to cost pennies a frame; digital photographs cost even less. Don’t skimp; don’t scrimp. Discover how many shots it could take to get one usable one.

Group Shots: How and Why
News publications hate them; business publications depend on them. So, if they’re a business essential, learn how to do them well.

The Award Presentation: How and Why
News publications call it a “grip and grin” shot. You won’t find them in Newsweek, but award presentation shots are a business publication essential. Better learn to do it right.

The Black Hole of Photography
Learn the one place a photographer should never be found.

Length of program: 1 hour