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Writing + Photography

Memoirs and musings of Darius Bashar. Toronto portrait photographer and writer, in pursuit of all things real, raw and intimate. 

5 Tips For Making Instagram + Facebook Videos That Don't Suck

In under 2 years, I grew my passion for photography into a multiple six-figure business. Lots of people don’t realize I’ve only been a full-time photographer since January last year.

So how did I stand out in the market?

Here’s what I noticed:

Many photographers in the city appear super cool and mysterious, especially when it comes to their video content.

In fact, photography (like so many other creative fields) often has this mysterious, “cool kid” approach.

And it got me thinking…

What if I did the COMPLETE OPPOSITE of what the industry expected of me?

I knew deep down that this could be my opportunity to build my brand: by doing something TOTALLY DIFFERENT than most other photographers in the city. Instead of trying to be something I’m not (mysterious + super cool), I decided to use free video platforms like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to share my REAL and goofy self with the world.

So… seeing how it’s #TipTuesday, here are 5 video-making tips I’ve gathered over the last 2 years that help me generate real PAID clients.