Most of us have heard of “red flags” in the context of romantic relationships. But what about client-photographer? Oh yes, your potential clients can have some red flags as well! In this video, Scott Choucino of Tin House Studio shares four major ones to be aware of before you take up a photography gig.
Instagram used to be a great place for still photographers to hang out. That was in the halcyon days before Meta took over the popular social media app, and keeping up with the algorithm became a never-ending game. It’s been tempting to stop posting altogether, especially as Insta seems to be more interested in keeping influencers happy than their regular users.
But does it have to be this way? Is there still a way to use Instagram that can help your photography business? Scott from Tin House Studio seems to think so. Except that most of us are doing it wrong. In this video, Scott shares his personal views and ideas on how to use Instagram to your advantage in 2023.
Last year I read a book that alarmingly told me that if I lived to an average age of around 80 years, I probably only had around 2000 weeks left. Cue panic: 2000 weeks doesn’t sound like a lot to achieve my goals and live my best life. One of those goals, of course, is to have a thriving photography business and let’s say that it is anything but thriving at the moment.
Still, not all heroes wear capes, as they say. I was presented with a great opportunity to have my underachieving photography business audited by Scott Chouciño from Tin House Studio. Scott is a working commercial photographer based in the UK. He is fairly well known for his no-nonsense, somewhat blunt approach, but I was keen to see what he had to say. Have a watch of the video because it is full of gems that will be helpful for anybody struggling with their photography business.
When you first fall in love with photography, chances are you will photograph everything. And if you decide to turn this passion of your into business, this is when you need to narrow it down. In this video, Scott Choucino of Tin House Studio talks about photography style and niche: what they are, why they are important, and how you can find yours.
Photography as a business is hard work. Really hard work. Ask any successful photographer and they’ll tell you. Even if it looks like they have an easy life now, they’ll tell you they had years of struggle to get where they’re at and they’re still probably doing more work than you, even after attaining a measure of success. If you’re a hobbyist, you can probably ignore this post.
Running a photography business (or any kind of business at all, really) isn’t for everybody, that’s for sure. But when and why should you call it a day and find a “real job”? That’s the question commercial photographer Scott Choucino attempts to answer in this question as he talks about some of his history in photography and how he approaches the work.
If you care about your work and clients, it’s normal that you care about many things related to your job. Obsess about them, even. But still, there are some things you shouldn’t really care about. In this video, Scott Choucino gives you four things you should stop caring about because your clients don’t either.
Here’s an interesting question: how long does it take to become good at photography? It sure is a broad term, but let’s speak about getting good enough to be hired to shoot a commercial campaign. In this video, Scott Choucino discusses this topic and challenges some common beliefs, so let’s see if you agree.
Like any career, becoming a professional photographer requires time, effort, skill, and of course – making mistakes. But there are some mistakes that you may keep making and that are constantly holding you back without you even noticing. In this video, Scott Choucino discusses the five biggest mistakes that were holding him back in his photography career, and maybe you’re making them, too.
Food photography is one of the genres that may seem relatively simple. At least that’s how I felt – until I actually started photographing food. There is so much to learn, and of course, there are many mistakes that food photographers make even past the beginner stage. In this video, Scott Choucino discusses four big mistakes food photographers make when they’re just starting out, but they often keep happening during the later stages of their career.
No matter how thorough you plan out a shoot, it happens that it sometimes goes wrong. There can be many reasons for it, and the client could ask you to do a reshoot. This is one of those tricky situations that are not always easy to resolve. Should the client pay for the second shoot, or should you do it for free? Or should you do it at all? In this video, Scott Choucino discusses this topic to help you go through these kinds of situations without a fuss.