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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How to Plan to Grow Your Photography Business in the New Year

How to Plan to Grow Your Photography Business in the New Year

The holiday season is flying by and before you know it, that big ball will be dropping in Times Square and we will find ourselves face-to-face with a brand new year. Will you be making plans for what type of year you would like to create in 2016, or will you simply cross your fingers…

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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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own a photography business

What Would Owning a Photography Business Mean to You?

So, you want to run a photography business of your very own. This is great, and that’s what we’re here for at Hobby to Pro Photo – to help provide you with what you need to do that. But, how badly do you want it? Are you willing to do what it takes to get there?…

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The good, the bad, & the ugly truth about the photography industry

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Truths of the Photography Business

The title of one of my favorite Clint Eastwood Westerns sums up my thoughts on the current state of the photography industry pretty well. Industries are evolving quickly, and digital technology has forever changed and disrupted many industries – from music to publishing, news to entertainment and beyond. I once had a bookcase filled with…

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the 5 Stages to becoming a professional photographer

The 5 Stages of Becoming a Professional Photographer

Whether you’re just starting out or having been photographing for years, it can be helpful to identify and understand what stage of the process you’re at. This allows you to better understand what has to be done in order to work your way up to the next level of success as a photographer. At Hobby…

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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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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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The Biggest Reason Why Most New Photography Businesses Fail

In the last post, I talked about the big question that most of us have when thinking of starting a photography business, and the four keys to overcoming that fear and reaching success. Today, I want to talk to you about one thing that could make or break your photography business… …In my experience, this…

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