Yellow Jacket

With it being summertime, I often have the window in my apartment cracked open. Being on the 14th floor (OK, really the 13th. NYC is apparently a superstitious place and there are very few floors labeled 13) I didn’t really expect much to be able to fly up that high but there are often many…

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 Pinterest Boards with Flickr

Pinterest boards give you the ability to organize your favorite images from Flickr and other photo-sharing sites. For the last few years, I’ve been a Flickr member and as a result, I have quite a large number of favorited images. Favoriting is a great way to show your appreciation and support for fellow photographers but…

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.

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.