business of photography

Album Cover Fee Story Followup – An Open Letter From The Photographer

Jan 21, 2015
Udi Tirosh

UPDATE: this story is now under trial, you can read the latest update here. A few days ago we covered a story about a couple…

Couple Pays for Wedding Photographer, Then Asked For Additional ‘Album Cover’ Fees

Jan 17, 2015
Udi Tirosh

UPDATE: This story went under trial, which has now ended. Polito won and The court ordered the Moldovans to pay Polito $1.08 million. you can…

Is Live Sports Photography Really Photography?

Jan 8, 2015
JP Danko

What about concert photography?  Fashion show photography?  Paparazzi? Red carpet event photography?  Or pretty much any circumstance where there are multiple photographers taking the same…

Some Hard Truth And Encouraging Words For The Beginner Photographers

Jan 4, 2015
Udi Tirosh

A lot of time when you start at something you feel that you suck at it. And there is a good chance that you are…

How To Use A Business Card Book To Keep Track Of Gobos And Gels

Dec 22, 2014
Udi Tirosh

Some ideas are simple. Simple to the point of how didn’t I came up with this… Such is this clever repurposing that Eric Krügl  gave his…

Julian Richards Explains Why He Closed A Successful Photo Rep Agency: ‘Photographers are undergoing self-inflicted castration’

Nov 18, 2014
Udi Tirosh

There are many times we write about how the photography market is changing. How photographers are perceived to bringing less value to projects and how…

Open Letter To Client re: “Job Killer” Quoted Rate

Nov 18, 2014
Tom Meyer

Hello Potential Client, Regarding your last email in which you said: “… if they (your client) saw the $700/ $1400 a day fee for the…

How To Become A Pro Photographer In Four Steps

Nov 10, 2014
Udi Tirosh

With the rise of digital cameras it is becoming increasingly easy to become a photographer. It is not enough to own the gear for the…

Wedding Photography Prices: ON or OFF Your Website?

Nov 9, 2014
Matt Haines

It’s the age-old question, should a wedding photographer put his/her prices on the website, or leave them off? I’ve asked myself this, and seen many…

Some Sweet Advice On Dealing With (Online) Criticism

Oct 29, 2014
Udi Tirosh

Have you ever come back from the most incredible shoot of your life only to get a person go down on you? Have you ever…