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If you’re a business owner you will eventually encounter this uncomfortable situation, saying the two scariest letters you’ll ever have to with a client… N. O. Saying “no” to a client can put you in a really awkward, sticky situation. It’s almost never fun but there’s definitely some great ways to help things go over …

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Should you be watermarking photos?  We’ll discuss why and why not so you can make the best decision for YOUR business. Post this question in a photography forum and it’s a bit like setting off a bomb.  Things get hot and then they explode.  Watermarking photos has become one of the polarizing issues in the …

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Don’t be fooled by these common photography scams! Start working as a professional photographer and soon you’ll be hit with some photography scams.  There are lots of different scams occurring featuring photographers.  Some are very simple, others quite complex.  Weddings, family reunions, fashion photo shoots, international photojournalism…scammers will use any excuse to steal from you.  …

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Every photographer’s worst nightmare is to find out someone has stolen your work and called it their own, and worse if they’re making money off of it. So what can you do photography copyright infringement happens to you? You can’t believe your eyes, you see your photo – one you took with your own camera …

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Choosing the best professional photo lab for your business means quality prints and happy clients! You have some clients and your sessions went amazing.  Now it’s time to deliver.  Literally.  You clients ordered prints!  But where should you get your work printed?  How do you choose?  Today we will talk about choosing the best professional …

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From parties and concerts to conferences and rodeos, event photography can be a fun and financially lucrative market! If you enjoy new experiences and find you do your best work when left on your own, event photography may be an ideal niche for you.  But just what is event photography?  How does it work?  What …

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Love taking photos but not sure what types of photography can earn you a living?  Follow along below! Whether you want to start your own small business or just enjoy photography as a hobby, here are 10 types of photography to keep you busy all year-round. Types of photography vs. styles of photography To start …

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If you build it will they come?  Learn how to put together a freelance resume/freelance portfolio to wow potential clients and employers Build a photography portfolio they say.  It’s critical for your business they say.  And they are right.  Having a professional, well designed portfolio freelance resume/freelance portfoliois an important step in growing your freelance photography …

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Ever wonder what exactly you need to have or do before to become a professional photographer? Here is our photography business checklist!  Starting ANY business can be a bit overwhelming! There is a range of things you’ll need to consider when starting in the world of professional photography. Here is our comprehensive list of considerations …

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Ever wonder how your images could end up in a national publication? Stay tuned for our tips on how to break into the world of freelance photography for magazines! Do you have a good camera? Have you mastered the skill of producing beautiful images utilizing your gear?  Yes, you say? Well, what are you doing …

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No studio?  No problem!  Start with these photoshoot ideas at home to grow your skills and business! One of the biggest misconceptions about photography is that you have to seek picturesque and perfect locations to take beautiful photographs.  But one essential skill of photographers is seeing the beauty and potential in the ordinary. You don’t …

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One of the things I love about photography is the ability to capture what I see around me, from the exciting to the mundane. Whether it’s for practice or for profit, I find myself drawn to capturing life as it is as often as I can. While that is all well and good, it sure …

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What Is Freelance Photography? Is taking photos an art you enjoy? Do you find yourself carrying around your camera, ready to take photos? Are family and friends asking you to take photographs for them? If so, you may be considering a career in this genre. Freelance photography is the act of providing photos on a …

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Brand recognition is important for any size business, including a photography business. Self-employed photographers can create powerful brand identity with a photography logo. A simple photography logo can be designed by a photographer and used on social media posts, as a watermark on promotional photos, and on anything used for promoting the photographer or their …

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Styled photoshoots can be a lot of fun, and you can get creative with your photography ideas. Unlike street photography or even landscape photography, photo sessions are planned, designed, and organized photography projects that can supply you with interesting material for your portfolio. They also help you find exciting collaborations both inside and outside of …

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When it comes to turning your passion for photography into a career, there are many different steps that need to be taken. It might seem overwhelming for newly independent contractors at first, yet through research, passion, and a clear business plan, freelance photography jobs are attainable. How to Get Started As a Freelance Photographer One …

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