As a photographer, you’ll hear tons of advice on how to do your craft. They all come from a good place, but to be honest – not all of them are useful. In this video, Andrew Boey of Beyond Photography gives you five pieces of advice that he thinks are the worst. Would you agree with him?
I get a lot of emails from people asking how I manage to bring in so many new clients as well as keeping the ones I have to build my business.
One thing that I wanted to share here is the basics of how you might view winning a client and the actual reality of things from the client’s perspective.
To be successful, you need to be able to give your clients what they want; you may perceive that to be a set of amazing images. However, just doing that is not going to get you across the line. You are a professional photographer, so it’s your job to produce high-quality photography, it’s not your selling point…
One of the best ways to save money when buying photography equipment is buying used. Sure, there may be one or two risks involved, the benefits far outweigh them. Today, I want to deconstruct buying used cameras. Let’s look at how, where, and why look for one. [Read More…]
One of the age-old questions in photography, especially for beginners, is when your work can start making money? How does one even find the clients?[Read More…]
This is an opinion piece and considering I am not a lawyer or work in law enforcement, this is all just advice from experience. Always check the legal and health legislation in the area you are in. Seek professional advice if you feel you have been the victim of a crime.
I’ve been swimming in this industry since the spring of 1997, ultimately on both sides of the lens. I have witnessed titans rise and fall with the decimation of film in favor of digital pixels. I’ve taken part in the tidal wave of new and incredible talent from around the world thanks to affordable cameras and computers. I watched with mixed emotions at the absolute thrashing that Photoshop and the rise of digital art gave to an industry that overnight transformed successful businesses with 30 years of experience into dinosaurs on the brink of extinction.
In short, I’ve not been around forever, but I’ve been around long enough to earn a couple of my stripes, and seen some difficult things.
I have been lucky enough to witness the start of a movement that has begun to change everything.
The rise of #MeToo has really shifted the dialogue around safety. It’s generations overdue, but at least it’s starting. I wish it had been a thing when I was 13 and a baby in this field, but alas, life isn’t always fair. So, I’m going to keep it going. Each line on my face, each grey hair, and every sleepless night comes from some lesson or experience lived through. Such is the inevitability of aging.
I was actually reluctant to create this video in the first place because I know it’s been done a million times, and the advice you get tends to be extremely general.
So, my goal in this tutorial is to provide actionable steps that you can take. [Read More…]
Landscape photography is one of those genres that very few photographers tend to shoot professionally. Sure, there are a lot of professional landscape photographers out there, but when you compare that to portraits or weddings, there really ain’t all that many at all. Partly it’s down to not knowing what to sell, but it’s also not knowing how to sell it or price it.
In this video, landscape photographer Nigel Danson goes over the prints he’s sold over the last couple of years to see which have sold the most (and the least) to try and figure out why. He also talks about how he prices his prints in order to get a price that makes it worth his time but also provides good value to the customer.
A professional photographer for quite a few years now, I thought some of you may be interested in some photography business advice and tips through this entry-level straight forward photography business guide.
This is a general guide since there are so many ways to define a photography business.
If you run your own business, it can be hard to figure out when and if you need a break. Times are hard for photographers, now maybe more than ever, and you may feel that you have to work more than ever before. In this honest and personal video, Jeff Rojas reminds you not to lose yourself and your work-life balance.
2020 was pretty difficult for most of us, and the creative industry has suffered a lot. Photographers struggled to find work, and it sure was stressful to shoot for a living with all the lockdowns and measures in place. But let’s hope for a better 2021 and more opportunities to earn a living by doing what we love most. Joanie Simon of The Bite Shot has three fantastic tips that will help you earn more as a photographer, not only in 2021, but in many years to come.