History

History is not as boring as school makes it out to be! Many times over the years when I have been either taking pictures, editing or printing I think about how what I do today would look to those that have gone before us. Not only in the photography business but also in the printing …

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Educating your clients

Clients

Dealing with clients can suck!!!  The biggest complaint that I hear from photographers is that they get tired of fighting clients for every nickel and dime, even after being paid.  A customer will book a wedding, family, grad, etc and after paying a deposit or even paying for the entire package they will start to try and get extras, change things or try and get money back as they “don’t need this or want that”.  So to help with this issue I came up with a program a few years ago that I used when I did weddings.

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Are you shooting enough???

When you are taking pictures are you shooting enough images of each pose? I have the privilege of seeing a lot of AMAZING images that people bring to me to print.  I have seen pictures from just about all the local photographers and many national and international photographers.  I have to say that some of …

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The business of photography – Part 2 – Marketing: Prints, Web Sites and Email

Marketing your photography business.

The business of photography – part 1

I have been asked a lot of these questions over and over and teach many of these in my Business of Photography Class.  For the next few months I thought that I would put out a few posts to help with the business side of things. The first post I want to touch on some …

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Buying used – a photographers guide

Buying used photography equipment can be a great way to save some money if you take a few precautions.