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...

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...

May 14, 2018

When I switched from a “shoot-and-burn” business to an “in-person sales” business, I completely underestimated one tiny little detail: choosing print products to sell is hard. There are so many products out there. It’s tough to even know where to start! Which print lab...

February 3, 2018

First and foremost, I feel that I should make a bit of a disclaimer that I am by no means an insurance expert.  I am, however, extremely interested in carrying excellent insurance.  My parents were under-insured when I was a kid, and I saw their financial lives complet...

January 31, 2018

Why does it seem like photography costs so much money? And if you're a photographer, how do you wrap your mind around charging so much money for a print or an album? Over the course of this conversation, you'll find answers to these questions and more. While much of th...

January 4, 2018

As a newcomer to the business model of In-Person Sales, I’ve been excited to provide a high-end, boutique experience for my clients. I’ve also been excited to provide high-quality prints and a personal touch from start to finish.

For four months this year, I researched...

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