Should I Charge More for Sessions During Busy Times?

Should I Charge More for Sessions During Busy Times?

Are the sessions you offer ready for prime time? The television networks run their most popular shows in the prime time evening hours between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. This isn’t by accident, they know exactly when they have the most viewers. When do you have the most potential clients? A Popularity Contest TV networks…

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How to Handle Controlling Clients with Confidence

How to Handle Controlling Clients with Confidence

Have you ever had clients who are such control freaks that they try to “direct” the entire session? Just controlling how the family dresses and selecting the location are not enough; they want to tell you where to stand, how to pose the group and where the best light is. The only thing you can…

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How to Make Money as a Photographer - Even in a Small Town

How to Make Money as a Photographer – Even in a Small Town

Has that thought ever crossed your mind? Sure, that well-known photographer can get that kind of money working in that swanky town where all the bigwigs live, but your town is different; it’s just regular working class folks. They’ll never spend big bucks on photography…. Right? Don’t be so sure. If only things were different…

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How to build your photographer's skill toolbox

How to Build Your Photographer’s Skill Toolbox

A good carpenter would never show up to the worksite without his toolbox loaded with every tool that the job might require. He may not use all the tools each day but they are there and ready when needed. Do you have all the “tools” you need to do the proper job? A skilled carpenter…

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Why you need photography studio policies

Why You Need Studio Policies and the 5 Things You’ll Want Clients to Know

Do you run your business? Or does your business run you? Do you have an immediate answer when a client or potential client asks you something along the lines of “what happens if I don’t like my pictures?” or, “can I just pay you when my order comes in?” If you don’t, it’s time to…

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Filling Your Calendar With Seasonal Photo Promotions- Part 2

Filling Your Calendar With Seasonal Photo Promotions: Part 2

In our last post ,  we spoke about finding your target client and which holiday you will be basing your promotion on. Today, it’s time to determine the format for your special session. What type of session should I offer when using a holiday tie in? I like to break down the type of session…

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Filling Your Calendar With Seasonal Photo Promotions- Part 1

Filling Your Calendar With Seasonal Photo Promotions: Part 1

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a way to bring in clients whenever you want? Whether you’re looking to fill the quiet months or to just round out your schedule year‐round? But how do you do that without looking desperate or like you’re always running the same old sale? As luck would have it, as I am…

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What to Do When Good Sessions Go Bad

What To Do When Good Sessions Go Bad

Once you have been photographing clients for a little while, you will eventually run into a session that starts off well and then quickly implodes. One minute the kids are laughing and eating up your silly photographer routine, and then a second later, bam…Johnny pinches Susie and now crying and tantrums ensue with no end in sight. Of…

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