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Top 10 Pre-shoot reminders

Before you go out for the day it’s great to double check you’ve got everything you’ll need. You only forget to take your camera body once (yep, I’ve done that) so we want you to learn from our experience.

Video: Packing your camera bag before a shoot

1. Make sure your battery is charged. We suggest that you have two fully charged batteries with you for any event.

2. Be aware of the background. Too much noise behind the focus could negatively impact the quality of your final image.

3. Check your Shutter Speed. High shutter (> 1/500) for a fast moving object. Only use slow shutter speeds for panning shots and to imply motion.

4. Be an active photographer. Remember to move around, changing your height and angle. Viewer satisfaction will increase with a wider variety of images.

5. Remember lighting. If shooting outside, take note of where the sun is and be aware of shadows.

6. Include faces. Audiences are more likely to enjoy images if their faces and emotions are visible in the action shot. People may not find images from behind to be as appealing.

7. Proximity is key. Make sure you are close enough to your subjects to take quality shots.

8. Evaluate the need for flash. When taking action shots, you will most likely not be close enough for the flash to have an impact. This feature could inhibit your ability to quickly take photos.

9. Tweak your focus. Single-point focusing does not require a “half press” to lock focus. So it allows you to photograph more actively and freely.

10. Have fun! Don’t forget to enjoy yourself and share your photos fast to maximise sales.

 

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GeoSnapShot provides a global photography platform that any photographer can use (free of charge) to upload and share or sell their photos. Event organisers can request talented local photographers to attend their events and provide great memories to the participants of the event.

Next article: Camera settings for sport photography 

 

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Promoting your photos on Facebook

We want to help you promote your photos so you can make money from doing what you love! Here’s a quick video showing an easy way to share your photos with event participants.

Video: After Event promotion

It’s that easy! Now you can share or sell your photos to event participants and event organisers. Want to know more quick tricks on taking photos that sell?

Video: Taking photos that sell

Next article: Top 5 ways to improve your sports photography

GeoSnapShot.com provides a global mass community-based photography platform where any photographer can upload and share or sell their photos. Event organisers can request talented local photographers to attend their events, or existing event photographers can take photos and upload to one convenient online marketplace.

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10 things you didn’t know about GeoSnapShot

Video: GeoSnapShot, who are we?

  1. Anytime, anywhere, anyone. GeoSnapShot is a sales platform anyone can use to share or sell their photos.
  2. We’ve gone global! You can now use GeoSnapShot to upload and sell your photos from anywhere in the world.
  3. Anyone can upload: Attend an event, upload your fabulous photos, and you’ll be paid for any you sell.
  4. You don’t need to be a professional. Anyone is welcome to upload photos to sell on GeoSnapShot.
  5. Our photographers. Every weekend there are millions of photographers who capture memories of people’s lives. Many of these photos never get shared with participants and a great memory is lost forever. We inspire and support thousands of photographers that simply love taking photos.
  6. Price of photos. Photographers can choose to share their photos for free or sell the photos for any price they wish. Photographers are paid 70% for any photos they sell, making money from their hobby.
  7. Not just sports photography. GeoSnapShot supports all types of sporting events including; equestrian, running, cycling, soccer, little athletics and gymnastics. Sports are the tip of the iceberg: Anyone can use GeoSnapShot as their photo-sharing and sales platform for any type of photography.
  8. Fundraise through photography. GeoSnapShot is used by schools and charities to fundraise from photo sales. For more info on how to fundraise see our website or contact us.
  9. Password protection. Photos from any event can be password protected. You can only view and purchase the photos if you have the password set by the event organiser.
  10. Registration is free! Anyone can register as a photographer and upload photos. There is no charge to register or upload.

Don’t just take our word for it! This is what our photographers say about us.

Next article: Camera settings for sport photography 

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10 tips to taking sports photos that sell.

When you attend events it’s important to have a plan in place to take great photos that sell.

People want a great memory of their day. By practising and following these tips you’ll improve your photography and sell more photos!

1. Understand the sport. Start by researching great photos that others have taken. Understand what participants are looking for in the photo.

Neon2. Packing for the day: Make sure you’ve packed everything for the day and that you understand how to set up your camera for different environments.

3. Zoom in. Be close enough to the action that people can recognise themselves in the photograph.

4. Prepare for moments of high emotion. Some examples of high emotion images are at starting lines, finish lines, jumps, and key points scored.

5. Photograph each person. Be sure to take a photo of every person participating, even if they are not a key player. Everyone wants a memory of their achievements.

BUCS taking photos of hurdles6. Be aware of lighting & background. Be prepared to move around to get that perfect shot, in focus and without a busy background.

7. Question yourself. Always ask yourself “if this was me would I buy it?” the answer should always be yes!

8. Sell you photos: GeoSnapShot provides a unique website that enables any photographer to upload their photos for sale. The website is free to use, you don’t have to pay for hosting, you don’t have a create a website, a brand, a payment engine or worry about customer care. Simply upload and sell. You can be selling photos in 5 minutes.

9. Promote your photos: Not sharing your great photos with the participants is a crime! See our video on how to promote your photos for sale.

10. Getting paid: This is the good bit! GeoSnapShot is a unique photography platform. They look after all the customer pay and payment systems. You simply review your sales and when ready push the “Pay me now” button! You’ll be paid via bank transfer or PayPal within 48 hours.

Testimonial: See what our photographers say about us.

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GeoSnapShot.com provides a global mass community-based photography platform where any photographer can upload and share or sell their photos. using GeoSnapShot people that run events can request talented local photographers to attend their events and provide them for sale one convenient online marketplace.

Next article: 10 things you didn’t know about GeoSnapShot

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School photography: Don’t miss the memories

Every year schools have events like sports days, musicals and graduations. Parents and grandparents would love to have a keepsake photo of their child at these events. Unfortunately, in many cases, family members can’t attend or no photos are taken as a special memory of the event.

Video: How it works

GeoSnapShot understands this problem and has developed a way to solve it. The best part is the solution can generate more money for your school.

Testimonial: Knox Grammer School

How does it work?

  • Designated teachers or students take photos at school events and upload them to GeoSnapShot.
  • Parents and grandparents then easily and safely search, find and buy photos. Photos can be downloaded instantly, so no need to wait weeks for prints.
  • All revenue generated from photo sales is split 70% to photographers and 30% to GeoSnapShot. Photographers can donate money raised back to the school. There are no upfront costs for signing up or loading photos onto GeoSnapShot.

How much are the photos?

The price is fully flexible and determined by you.  We recommend an initial standard price of $8.95 per photo. However, you can choose any price you want.

Safety first

By knowing your photographers, you can control the photos that are uploaded. When creating your event you are able to set a password to view the photos. The password is set and controlled by you.

How do people get the photos?

All photos are provided as high quality, instant digital downloads from the GeoSnapShot website.  There is no need to wait weeks for prints to arrive.

No cost & no risk

There is no upfront cost for using GeoSnapShot. If you don’t sell a single photo, there is no cost to you.

Andy Edwards

CEO& Founder GeoSnapShot.com

GeoSnapShot.com provides a global mass community-based photography platform where any photographer can upload and share or sell their photos. Schools can request talented local photographers to attend their events, or School photographers (students, parents or paid professionals) can take photos and upload to one convenient online marketplace.

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Camera settings for sport photography 

At GeoSnapShot, we want to help you capture that perfect memory.

There are no magic settings that work in every circumstance. However, the following settings are a great place to start for outdoor sports photography.

Watch our videos on setting up your camera and taking sports photos. The video goes through what settings are used. It also explains, the often overlooked area, of setting your focus point.

The following settings are a good place to start for fast moving, outdoor sports photography.

  • Shooting Mode: Manual
  • ISO: Auto
  • Shutter Speed: 1/1250
  • Aperture of F/stop: lowest possible (f2.8, f4.0)
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Image Recording Quality: JEPG (highest)
  • Shutter Drive Mode: High-Speed Continuous
  • Autofocus Mode: Continual Focus Tracking
  • Autofocus Area: Set to Top Third of Viewfinder

Do you shoot at a local sports club or want to earn money from your photography any weekend?

Next article: Top 5 ways to improve your sports photography

GeoSnapShot.com provides a global mass community-based photography platform where any photographer can upload and share or sell their photos. Event organisers can request talented local photographers to attend their events, or existing event photographers can take photos and upload to one convenient online marketplace.