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Being Authentically YOU: 6 Steps for Establishing Your Brand Identity with Abby Grace Episode 27: Show Notes. In order to market anything – your product, your company, or your ideas – you first need to define your unique brand. Your brand is not just the visuals, like your logo and your website, it also encompasses …

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Getting Your Life Back – Simple Systems to Save You Time in Your Business with Dahlia Orth, System Strategy Academy. Episode 24: Show Notes. Stress is one of those things that can take the joy out of your photography career, but implementing good systems can help reduce it. Nobody understands systems as well as Dahlia …

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You picked up a camera and within a few clicks, you fell in love.  People, flowers, wildlife, weddings… no matter the genre, you are LOVING photographing it.  But now you wonder…Can photography make me money?  The answer is yes, you can make money from photography.  The question then is how can you make money?  In …

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Knowing how to copyright a photo can save you a bit of time and money, but you must understand the process and the full implications. Not all images need copyright protection in the United States, but you’ll want to make sure you have legal recourse should someone use your images without permission. Copyright and Applications …

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Learn how to run a photography model call to grow your business When you learn how to run a photography model call, you create an opportunity for growth in your business. Use a photography model call to build your portfolio, practice new skills, create social media buzz or even grow your clientele. In this tutorial, …

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Use an email list to add value, gain clients and expand your reach Do you have an email list for your photography business? Why not? Is it because you think email is outdated? Or are you like me and felt intimidated by the idea of starting one? Or maybe you just don’t want to add …

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Do you need photography insurance?  Short answer…yes. Are you prepared for the worse case business scenario?  I’m not talking some blurry shots or forgetting your ideas for posing.  I’m talking ruin your business and your personal finances kind of stuff.  That’s what photography insurance is all about – protecting you against business and personal financial …

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Get ready for the coming decade with these ideas on planners for photographers! I scheduled two clients for the same mini-session spot.  They both showed up, families in tow, ready to go.  But I’d messed up big time.  That mortifying moment (and a few near misses) is why I’m such a nerd when it comes …

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Use these lists for photographers to keep track of tasks and implement new ideas!! Are you a list person?  I most definitely am.  I use lists to keep track of small tasks, big goals, places to check out and blogs to write.  As I get older, I find that lists help me stay on top …

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How to Care for your Camera and show some love to your other photography gear Fall is an absolute madhouse for our family.  I’m usually running around the county taking pictures.  My daughter is busy with school and soccer, and my husband is smack in the middle of his busy season, too.  By the end …

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Explore new partnerships and expand your client base when you collaborate with vendors Photography can be a lonely business if you let it.  Or, you can step out of your comfort zone and seek out other business owners or creative types and work together for the benefit of all.  There are hundreds of entrepreneurs and …

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10 ways to keep your sanity this fall and survive the photography busy season Fall.  It means beautiful leaves, long-sleeve shirts, football, maybe a pot of chili simmering on the stove.  Unless you’re a photographer.  Then it means chaos.  Lots of sessions.  Lots of editing.  Little sleep.  Coffee.  More editing.  Even more coffee.  The photography …

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Stop being a slave to your inbox! 7 Photographer E-mail Templates You Need in Your Workflow! We’ve all heard the expression work smarter, not harder.  But how can you, as a photographer, do that, exactly?  One practice to start implementing as soon as you hang your shingle as a professional photographer is using photographer e-mail …

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We’ve all seen it before, a close friend or family member asks you for free photos favor:  “When you come over for Chelsea’s birthday party, can you please take a few shots of her? I’m going to be cooking on the BBQ and won’t have time to take any photos”.  Free photos requests are the …

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It’s not all the time that I show the back of my camera to the client BUT…sometimes with the loud, boisterous, child scolders, you have to let the image do the talking! The backseat photographer-mom enters the scene. Keeping control on a photo session is tough, y’all! When Mom Takes Control…and Won’t Relax! You’ve probably …

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What’s worse than a potential client turning you down for another photographer? A potential client telling you that you’re too expensive? A potential client saying they’ll book “possibly in the future”? A ghost. A ghost by definition is a person (in this case a potential or existing client) who inquires and initiates a conversation with …

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