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(all questions answered below in the following categories)

General Questions


Why “Ponigraphic”?


How much do you charge?


Do you do TFP/Collabs?


Why do I have to pay a deposit?


Do you have a studio space?


What can I except from “edits”?


Can my friends or family come?


When’s the best time to take pictures?


Where is the best place for some bomb tacos and margs?


What do you shoot with?


Which is your favorite to shoot people or cars?




Client Questions


What colors should I wear?


What if I don't know how to pose?


When is the best time to take our photos?


What if I don’t want you to post my photos?


Why haven’t you posted pics from our shoot?


What can you retouch?


Do you sell prints?


Do you do campaign shoots?

Photographers


How do you find locations to shoot at?


What gear do you recommend for someone just starting photography?


Do you sell presets?


How to I know when it's time to upgrade my gear?


When’s the best time to take photos of clients?


How can I improve my photography?


What software do you use to retouch your images?


Instagram Growth


What tips do you have for someone just starting out on instagram who is looking to reach a larger audience?



General Questions

Why “Ponigraphic”?

That’s my favorite question 🙂

My name is Daniel Oni, in highschool my nickname was “Onipony” through brain storming and asking friends and family Ponigraphic was conjured. As for why my nickname was Onipony I believe it’s because it was catchy and if you knew me in high school it was perfect. That and the fact that I was likened to a horse, must’ve been because I was graceful like one

How much do you charge?

My rates can be found under their respective web pages.

Do you do TFP/Collabs?

Yes and no. The short answer as to why it would be one or the other is my simply schedule/availability around that period of time and if we are both benefiting from the work.

The long answer deals with my level of interest in the concept and your experience modeling, because I don’t want to spend my time doing something that doesn’t interest me in the same way I wouldn’t ask you to spend your time doing something that you had no interest in. I've had times in the past where I've come up with a concept, driven many miles, shot for however long and spent however long editing photos for quite frankly rude, uncooperative people. Now this doesn't happen often but its a real gut punch when it does. Back then I had all the time in the world and now I'm a full time Engineer, and basically only do photography when I have time for it, most of the time the work I'm spending my energy and resources on are paid jobs, because I know that person or group of people respect and value my time. (not to say those who ask to collab don't). Like I said as long as we both bring something to the picnic table then we’re good.

Why do I have to pay a "non refundable deposit"?

Simply because I receive a lot of requests and I want to make sure you are serious about taking photos as to not stop someone else who may be visiting for a limited amount of time from taking photos with me or stopping me from planning trips to visit family and friends. Once we set a date and the deposit is paid you have that date and time and no one else can take it. If you cancel 2 days it doesn't help me and it doesn't help those who would love to shoot with me.

Do you have a studio space?

Yes I do, it is small and setup solely for head shots and 3/4 body shots. I can however rent a studio for the duration of time you'd like to shoot and add that to your package costs.

Can my friends or family come?

Of course! As long as they're supportive and you know they will make you feel comfortable during our shoot!

When’s the best time to take pictures?

Depends on the type of look you're trying to achieve and what gear the photographer has at their disposal, generally speaking sunrise till about 2 hours and 2 hours before sunset till sunset. Unfaltering shadows on the face are far less and your skin gets that beautiful golden glow.

Where is the best place for some bomb chips and queso?

I have yet to find anywhere in AZ that blows me away but if you live in Texas or Colorado, Torchys Tacos is my ish.

What do you shoot with?

Nikon Z6 primarily with a 50mm f1.4 |24-70 f2.8 | 70-200 f2.8 and I also have a Nikon D750

Which is your favorite to shoot people or cars?

Depends on how I'm feeling but generally its people. There's just so much more room for creativity.

Clients Questions and Answers

What colors should I wear?

This is entirely dependent on where we are shooting and the look you'd like me to bring to reality. Generally speaking I recommend white and black or creams/nude colors your browns beige's etc especially outdoors.

What if I don't know how to pose?

I've worked with many people in your shoes and I've learned over the years how to direct and "pose" people. But if you ask anyone I've shot with I'm not much of a "stand here pose like this" I like to direct. So what I'll do is give you a base and we will move based off of that. The best photos I capture I find are those in a natural state when you're fixing your hair or laughing.

When is the best time to take our photos?

Depends on the type of look you're trying to achieve and because I shoot with flash primarily now it's not that big of an issue. Generally speaking though sunrise till about 2 hours and 2 hours before sunset till sunset. Unfaltering shadows on the face are far less and your skin gets that beautiful golden glow.

What if I don’t want you to post my photos?


Why haven’t you posted pics from our shoot?


What can you retouch?


Do you sell prints?


Do you do campaign shoots?



Photographers Questions and Answers

How do you find locations to shoot at?


What gear do you recommend for someone just starting photography?


Do you sell presets?


How to I know when it's time to upgrade my gear?


When’s the best time to take photos of clients?


How can I improve my photography?


What software do you use to retouch your images?

Instagram Growth

What tips do you have for someone just starting out on instagram who is looking to reach a larger audience?

So for me personally I feel like the most important part of growth is finding a way to add value to your followers lives, whether it’s through being funny, relatable, creative, informative, inspirational etc.. if you can combine them all well then ladies and gentlemen you’ve got em.

In addition to that you also have to visually and or emotionally pleasing content whatever that might be. You also need to have a goal in mind and what I mean by that is why do want to grow? Is it to have a larger network of people, is it to sell your product etc.. in my honest opinion if you want to grow for the clout it won’t work at least not in the long run. If you want to grow your account or brand and gain real fans/ followers/ clients you need to find a solid reason. You may think success comes with followers but I can tell you that I know a lot of photographers and models who for example who have thousands on thousands of followers but they live paycheck to paycheck and others who have far less reach on social media who are living quite comfortably.

Because if you’re just chasing a follower count “10k” for example then you’ll want 20k it’s just human nature to want more and not be satisfied.



For the technical side of growing an instagram. You’ll have to do some research because everyone’s niche is different. To use an example say you’re a dj and you’re looking to grow your audience. You would want to find other successful dj’s in and outside of social media and do something similar to what they do but be sure to put your own creative twist on it. You’re going to want to use popular hashtags that will get you the exposure you need. So look at other Artists who make similar types of music and see what hashtags they’re using on social media.

Another thing you’ll want to do that will help tremendously is posting quality content relevant to you and your brand that will get people to re share or talk about your work.

And what will really put you over the top in my opinion is only following accounts that are relevant to your niche. Not saying unfollow all of your friends but if you’re trying to build a business you need to go and network and get inspired by like minded people. If they’re really your friends and they support you they’ll understand.. right? I say that because the way the Instagram algorithm works is you get grouped with a certain niche, that’s why you see athletes, musicians, videographers, meme pages all in different categories now on the explore page. Now I’m not saying you have to do the last step or you won’t grow but it will be a lot harder to do so.

I’ll give you an example as y’all know I love taking photos of people as well as cars.

Well Instagram doesn’t know where to put my page because I follow a slew of car pages, model pages, photographer pages, and the occasional meme page because who doesn’t love memes. And they’re all private now adays so when your friend shares a meme w you you’ve gotta be following them🙄

Anyways because I post personal car person, person, car, person Instagram doesn’t know what niche to group me with and because I follow friends & family, automotive accounts, meme pages, soccer pages etc.

My best advice for that issue is to create another account a personal one where you have all of

you friends, and family on, and follow the accounts that interest you.


This isn’t to say that you can’t grow while following such a

wide variety of people on your business, or personal brand page, it just makes

it that much harder for Instagram to stick you in a group and show your

work/page to those who would be interested.


Finally the way to tie this all together is by in my opinion

using some sort of automation or hiring someone to do your social media work

for you so that you are able to focus on your business/ brand. We aren’t all

born social media experts so it can be tough to try and juggle everything by ones

self. I recommend doing some research about automation tools or “Instagram bots”

that will help you find new clients and help them find you. Some features that

a good automation tool should have include liking, following and commenting on protentional

target clients. How you can find protentional clients is by setting your automation

tool to only interact with a certain demographic. For instance say your target

audience is high school or college seniors in California. Something you can do

is set the tool to like, comment or follow only accounts who geotag a certain

location, for example set the tool to only interact with those posting photos

or stories and UCLA, or California high school, and even using cities is another

great way to find clients. Hashtags work but are not always as effective as

location scouting.


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