149: Marc Silber on Getting Your Photography Work Out There

Marc Silber is an author, photographer, filmmaker,and producer of the very popular Youtube series Advancing Your Photography, where he has interviewed scores of some of the biggest names in photography. 

He started out learning darkroom skills and the basics of photography at the legendary Peninsula School in Menlo Park, CA, in the ’60s, and moved on to hone his skills to professional standards at the famed San Francisco Art Institute. Marc moved into teaching photography in workshops all over the country, he became renowned as an engaging and helpful speaker and coach, as his greatest joy comes from helping others. 

He loves adventure and you’ll find him out backpacking surfing or snowboarding, or maybe just chilling, taking a walk through Carmel with his wife and Golden Retriever. 

From the Pro Photographer Journey Podcast:

We want to give a huge thank you to Marc for taking the time to chat with us! We consider ourselves students as the listening audience, and appreciate him sharing his extensive knowledge with us.

Grab your copy of “Advancing Your Photography” and bring your photography business to the next level:

To purchase the book: http://www.silberstudios.tv/dev/advancing-photography-book/ 

To Check out the Resource Page: http://www.silberstudios.tv/dev/ayp-book-resources/

In this interview, we discuss:

  • Advancing Your Photography: A Handbook for Creating Photos You’ll Love: Chapter 6: Sharing your work
  • How we can go beyond social media to get our work out there and seen
  • Photography’s roots as a print medium
  • Getting your portfolio together – take your top 10 photographs and print them
  • Having poor images can hurt you, b/c that may stick in their minds)
  • The importance of having someone else edit your work
  • Tackling the task of getting an online gallery together
  • Smugmug – they’ve got it all figured out
  • Strategies to pitch our work
  • Weddings: partner with a wedding planner
  • Fine art: go see art galleries in person. You’re not just selling your work. You’re selling yourself.

Marc Can Be Found At:

» Marc’s website: SilberStudios.com

» Samples of Marc’s work: https://marcsilber.smugmug.com/ and https://us.fotolia.com/p/206304399

» Marc on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/marcsilber

» Marc on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/marcsilber

» Marc on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcsilbershow

Photo Credit: Bambi Cantrell