Pictures need Context

I love looking through images, whether it’s online, in print, in a gallery or anywhere else for that matter. But I’m often left wondering “What is it I’m not seeing?”. Perhaps this is just me but I feel that the context around the image is just as fascinating as the image itself. When I see…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Floating Lily

On a previous trip visiting family in India, my brother-in-law invited me to go to a place where he liked to hike and camp. It was a jungle just a little outside the city of Bangalore. It was actually quite odd to go to such a remote place while being so close to such a…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Potter’s Blue

I was looking back over some of my earlier pictures and came across this one of a potter wasp on a blue, possibly purple, allium flower. I had just gotten my Sigma 150mm macro and was testing it out for the first time. This was when I realized that depth of field was so impactful.…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Pricing Strategies – Value

We’ve seen how cost based pricing can ensure a profit from each sale but ignores the competitive landscape. And we’ve seen how competitive based pricing can ensure you are, well.., competitive by being priced on par with your competition but fails to consider costs. The last method we’ll look at departs from these previous methods…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Monkey Business

This is the second shot of mine at the Taj Mahal that is a favorite of mine. Primarily because it’s not the typical Taj shots, although I do have those as well. For this shot, we had made our way past the reflecting pool and gardens and had taken a look at the mosques flanking…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Pricing Strategies – Competitive

Last time we covered Cost Based pricing which considers pricing only from your point of view. This time we’ll take a look at the Competitive pricing method which looks outward at the marketplace around you. Again, this method is as it sounds. Price point is based on the many competitors out there selling the same,…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Pricing Strategies – Cost Based

There comes a point in every photographers life when you dream the dream and think of selling your work. Because, hey, you’ve got some shots that are just as good as the pros. And once you get there, you have to figure out how much to charge for your pictures. Oh great! How the heck…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Cleared for Landing

It’s funny, I’ve lived in NYC for several years now but never set foot on Roosevelt Island. For those that don’t know what Roosevelt Island is, it’s a thin strip of land in the East River (The river that runs along the east side of Manhattan). It’s roughly 2 miles long and less than 1000…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Using Shot & More on Samsung S5

I’ve been playing around with the camera on the Samsung S5 and it’s been producing some pretty nice shots. But one of the features I was most interested in was the Shot & More Mode. This mode allows you to apply several effects to a shot, such as Drama Shot, Panning, Eraser, Best Face and…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.

Phone Backgrounds Are Here

Hi Everyone! I’m excited to announce that we’ve just launched a new feature at Beyond Your Bag. And that is an image gallery that can be used for backgrounds for your phone’s lock screen or home screen. Feel free to take a look, download or even add some of your own to the mix (at…

About Dov Plawsky

I am an aspiring freelance photographer and writer. I've always enjoyed the story around the picture and now want to expand upon that. I founded Beyond Your Bag to help share knowledge across like minded people and to hopefully connect those people to one another.