Category Archives: Business & Marketing

Difficult Client Situations: 3 Photography Clients to Avoid I will never forget the first time I had to fire a client. It was SO uncomfortable. There were warning signs from the very beginning, but being overly-optimistic and being a people-pleaser, I ignored them. I learned a hard lesson that day: If you …

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5 Tips on How to Avoid Photographer Burnout It can happen to all of us. Questioning what we do, whether or not this is the career for us, whether we are good enough, or even if we want to continue pursuing our photography career. It doesn’t help that in photography, the seasons …

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Your Blueprint for a Successful Photography Session: Using a Client Questionnaire A client questionnaire is a valuable tool to not only establish a good client relationship, but lead a great photography session. It reminds people you are not just a person with a camera, you are a business, have goals, and care …

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The #1 Key to Ensure You Stand Out in the Photography Business It seems like everyone has a camera these days. And with such a wealth of information on the internet, learning how to use it has never been easier! It’s a double-edged sword, because while we have droves of information and know-how …

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Managing Your Photography Workflow: 3 Quick Tips It’s that time of year, photographers: Busy season is upon us. At one time, this season filled me with equal parts excitement and dread. Could I manage it all? What if I dropped the ball? How would I keep everything straight? I have a lot …

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Should You Work for Free? A Lesson for Every Photographer At some point or another, if you own a nice camera and have at least minimal skill using it, the time will come (and probably more than once): Someone will ask you to work for free. Or maybe no one will ask …

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Selecting Photos for a Blog: 3 Easy Tips to Making Your Images Work For You I love putting together a blog post after a photo session! I really enjoy going through the images and selecting which pictures to include and thinking over the details of the session. But sometimes it can be …

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4 Reasons Why You Need a Website for Your Photography Business For the majority of photographers, having a website will be a crucial element to having a successful business. Having a place where you can visually display your work is key to your photography business. There are a few reasons why having …

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3 Simple Tips for Marketing Your Photography Business In today’s highly competitive market for photography, it is not an easy task to build your brand and have people notice you. Now days, you need to stand out from the rest of the crowd and bring people in. If you’ve wondered how to …

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Growing Your Photography Business on a Budget One of the things that gets under my skin more than anything is stumbling upon articles insinuating that a new photographer must spend top dollar and go into inordinate amounts of debt in able to be considered a “real” photographer. As if the amount of …

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Simple Tips for Successfully Building Your Photography Portfolio The early days of building your dream as a photographer are so exciting! You are working hard to master your craft, and chances are, people are beginning to ask you if you’re planning to make a business of your photography. There are a lot of …

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How In Person Sales Drastically Changed my Portrait Photography Business Note from Cole – the tutorial & photographs are written / provided from Twyla Dawn Photography. I am sure by now lots of you have seen and heard the term IPS thrown around quite a bit in groups and discussions. IPS is In …

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Has Social Media Helped or Hurt the Photography Industry? We live in a society of constant communication. We’re plugged in to everyone from our loved ones to celebrities broadcasting their day to day happenings in an unending stream of hashtags and filtered photographs. Now that Instagram has joined society and decided to …

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7 Tips to Book More Weddings – From a Brides Perspective! Planning a wedding is no joke. My proverbial hat is off to folks that plan weddings for a living, as they not only organize and multitask, but visualize someone else’s big picture and (hopefully) bring it to fruition. With a small budget …

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Screw the Square: Photographers Love New Instagram Changes!   OK – let’s just get it out there, being limited to a square aspect ratio sucks!  You know what else sucks…having to use a 3rd party app to post a photo in a portrait or landscape orientation.  Well folks…the Instagram camp finally listened …

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The 5 Best Ways for Making Connections with your Clients! Connection is everything! Without connection it’s extremely difficult to capture true personality and raw emotions. Your subjects cannot relax, and be themselves. Connection takes away the awkward silences. It allows you to focus more on the moment, and less on the pose. …

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