How to overcome phone fear with potential clients

Afraid to Speak to Clients On the Phone? Why & How to Overcome Your Phone Fear

Does your heart pound when your studio phone rings? Do you calmly and cheerfully look forward to inquiries from potential clients, or do you begin to sweat profusely? “What if they ask how much I charge?… …What if they want a type of photography that I have never done before?… What if they challenge my session fees?? Maybe…

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How to Find Photography Clients, Part III – Finding Display Opportunities

A Public Display of Attention First, please excuse the bad pun! 🙂 But one of the best ways to bring attention to your photography business is to find public places where you can get your portraits featured. Public portrait displays are not as powerful as actually partnering with local businesses, as we talked about in…

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How to Find Photography Clients, Part II: Creating Partnerships

In last week’s article, we talked about setting the foundation for finding new photography clients, and we gave you a free workbook to help you get stared. This week, we’re going to dive in with the tactics behind the first new way to bring in clients… …Local partnerships! We mentioned a question in the last…

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How to Find Photography Clients, Part I: Setting the Foundation

We get a lot of questions from readers on the Hobby to Pro blog, Facebook page, and email list about different areas of creating a successful photography business. We realize that many of you have the same questions, so today, we’d like to start answering some of these questions right here on the blog! One…

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The Simplest Way to Build Your Photography Portfolio and Acquire Your First Clients

In the previous blog post, I spoke about how many photographers tend to spend the majority of their time working on their craft little time focusing on business activities. On the HTP Facebook page, a community member made a great point about why this happens: I myself intend on going pro but i don’t want…

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The Key to A Successful Photography Business (Hint: It’s not your camera skills)

The hardest part of transitioning from a hobby photographer to a professional photographer is well, doing the hard stuff that makes a business run. Most of us have no problem practicing for hours on end – working on our lighting, trying different angles to improve composition, putting our kids or friends to work to improve…

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Mastering Your Camera

“The fact is that relatively few photographers ever master their medium. Instead they allow the medium to master them and go on an endless squirrel cage chase from new lens to new paper to new developer to new gadget, never staying with one piece of equipment long enough to learn its full capacities, becoming lost…

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Photographer Library - Hot Shoe Diaries

Photographer’s Library: Master Lighting with The Hot Shoe Diaries

In an earlier blog post entitled “Build Yourself a Millionaire’s Library,” I spoke about some of my favorite business books that covered marketing, sales and self-improvement. For fun, since we all love learning about photography, I threw in one of my favorite photography books- The Hot Shoe Diaries- Big Light From Small Flashes by Joe…

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Passion to Profits Roadmap

Passion to Profits Roadmap is OPEN!

Today, the doors of Passion to Profits Roadmap are opening for the first time! Do you wonder what it would be like to get paid for doing what you love? If you’ve wondered how to turn your passion into a thriving career that you love, this course will show you how. Even (and especially!) if:…

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What It Really Takes to Go From Hobby Photographer to Full-Time Professional

Back before I launched my professional photography career, I would wonder what it really took to go professional. I knew my skill and technique were improving, and I knew I was putting in the work to educate myself on business and photography… …But when I looked around at already established, successful photographers, it was overwhelming…

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