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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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 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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photographers: digital files

Should You Sell Digital Files? 3 Simple Steps to Deciding

Are you confused as to whether or not you should be selling clients a disc of their digital images? If so, you are not alone. This is one of the most hotly contested issues in the industry right now. And honestly, it is an important decision… Selling digital image files can literally make-or-break your photography business!…

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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 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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How I Went From Unemployed to Six-Figure Photographer in a Year

After just over a year in business with my photography studio, I had hit the six-figure per year mark. By year three, my photography studio was doing well into multiple-six-figures per year. It had grown to the point where my wife was able to quit her full-time nursing job in order to join the business…

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