September 20, 2019

I've spent most of my career as a photographer centered in smaller cities. When I first picked up a camera as part of a profession, it was as the editor of a county newspaper. The largest town in the county only recently hit a population of 20,000. The population of th...

July 9, 2019

This article has been a long time in coming!

In the early 1980s I was a teenager, and I saved like crazy to buy my very first SLR, the Canon AE-1.  As a teen, the only thing I really needed to know about the camera was that it was advertised heavily on New York Yankee b...

April 5, 2019

Getting Beyond Auto - ISO

Hello and welcome to the third and final installment in the “Getting Beyond Auto” series on my blog. This is a series of articles to help amateur photographers make the best of their cameras, without investing too much time or energy. This seri...

April 3, 2019

“Getting Beyond Auto” Series 

Welcome back to the “Getting Beyond Auto” series on my blog.  In case you missed it, I launched this series of articles to help newer photographers make the most of their cameras, without investing too much time or energy.  This series is e...

April 2, 2019

Quite some time ago I hired a non-photographer to delve into the three main controls in the exposure triangle, and write a full blog post on each topic.  I wanted to have s non-photographer write this, because as an experienced shooter, a lot of information is simply t...

January 15, 2019

Getting Your Work Shown

Part 1 – Galleries

One of the more frequent questions we get goes something like this… “What kind of images should I submit to X Gallery?” It’s a tough question and determining the right answer requires a basic understanding of the realities of ec...

January 14, 2019

I began my photography business almost four years ago. My growth has been slow but steady. I don’t have a studio or a crew of helpers. It’s just me, a gear bag, a table in my bedroom, and bunch of print samples.

I make good money with my business, though I didn’t at fir...

December 18, 2018

With a new year upon us, there’s no better time to reset the way you keep track of your photography business finances. There’s nothing romantic or warm and fuzzy here, just solid advice for how to keep track of your photography business finances.

Even if you’re an estab...

December 5, 2018

The debate between In-Person Sales and Shoot-and-Burn wages on. We photographers discuss endlessly each model. Should we deliver digitals or not? Is print a dead art form? Who cares about prints when we can have every photo ever at our digital fingertips?

These are the...

December 3, 2018

Photographers in the modern marketplace all seem to live and die by social media.  We are all sharing out content on various platforms, and that is probably the main marketing tool for many of us.  In the past few weeks, I have seen the exact same question in at least...

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