How Much Money I Made from Photography in 2016

How much money does a photographer make? When I first contemplated leaving my corporate job to start a photography business, this was my number one question. I scoured Google and set up as many coffee dates as possible with local professional photographers to pick their brains over their experiences. Still, no one had a direct answer to this

By | January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

How to Find Consumer Photography Clients

Finding photography clients is among the biggest challenges for those starting a photography business. If you're struggling to get clients knocking on your door, it could be due to not properly targeting your ideal clients. The very first step to getting more clients is to determine what type of photography you are pursuing. If commercial photography

By | January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

How to Find Commercial Photography Clients

Are you a photographer trying to figure out how to find more commercial clients? You're definitely not alone! Getting new clients is definitely one of the toughest parts of starting a photography business. There are tons of marketing classes and expensive packages out there that claim to offer solutions. But the cheapest and easiest way to

By | January 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Best Websites to Learn Photography

fMany people assume that you need a formal photography education to become a professional. However, online classes and websites dedicated to teaching photography make it entirely possible to learn all of your skills without setting foot in a classroom. Personally, I've never taken a formal photography class and have still managed to shoot professionally for

By | January 4th, 2017|1 Comment

9 Ways to Tackle a Creative Slump and Increase Creativity

One of the pitfalls of being a professional photographer is dealing with the inevitable creative slump. Simply put, a slump is a downturn in either creativity or available photography work. Slumps are common among creative professionals who burn out or exhaust their energy and motivation to keep producing. On the other hand, sometimes slumps can

By | January 2nd, 2017|2 Comments

How to Write a Photography Mission Statement

Focusing on the business side of your photography venture is the best way to stand out in a saturated market. The trick to every successful business is having a practical business plan, and every business plan starts with a mission statement. This post will teach you how to develop a mission statement for your photography

By | January 1st, 2017|1 Comment

Annual Performance Review 2016 – Year 4

It's hard to believe that 2016 is just about over. That means I've been a self-employed photographer for 4 years as of September. Time has certainly flown by, and I'm more energized for what lies ahead. For now, it's time for the annual performance review of what happened this year, and what's in store for

By | December 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Free Property Release Form Template

Once you start making money from photography, you'll get very acquainted with model releases. Used mostly in commercial photography when your client will be making a profit from your photos, a model release must be signed by any recognizable person in your image. You may also need a property release signed. Below, you'll learn what a

By | December 31st, 2016|5 Comments
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