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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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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When photographers put you down

What To Do When Other Photographers Put You Down

As a new or hobby photographer, what do you do when other “professional” photographers try to put you down? Unfortunately, this happens far more often than it should. Like in any industry, some people may be afraid of giving away their “trade secrets,” or they may fear losing out to the competition. We recently received…

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I double booked a photography session! What do I do?

I Double-Booked a Photography Session Slot! What Do I Do?

What would you do if you mistakenly double-booked two photography clients for the same session time slot? Do you know how you would handle it? We recently had a member of our Passions To Profits course write to us wondering how to deal with this very situation. He had a high school senior boy that…

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overcome fears and reach your goals

4 Ways to Overcome Your Fears & Finally Reach Your Goals

So many times in life, we put off doing something that we want to do because it is out of our norm or comfort zone, and we downplay taking action with reasonable excuses. It’s okay to admit it – we all do it! How many of these excuses have you used one of these… “I don’t…

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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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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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“Will I Ever Get My Photography Business Started?”

This is the first post in a series on how to prepare to start your photography business. Be sure to check out the following articles: How I Went From Unemployed to Six-Figure Photographer in a Year The Biggest Reason Why Most New Photography Businesses Fail What It Really Takes to Go From Hobby Photographer to…

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