How to Say “No” to Bad Clients

How to Say “No” to Bad Clients

When you have a bad client on your hands, it can be hard to know what to do. First of all, are they really a bad client, or is it all in your head? Would other people continue to deal with them in order to get the money – are you just being stupid? These kinds of...
Increasing Your Profit As A Photographer

Increasing Your Profit As A Photographer

The goal of any business is to grow, and as a photographer, you have to do the same. Increasing your profit means increasing the money you have to spend – on your home, your family, and yourself. Working more hours isn’t usually an option, so here is how you can...
Why You Should Organize Your Files Better (and How)

Why You Should Organize Your Files Better (and How)

Photography is an industry that creates a lot of data. We take photographs as digital files, or else scan in film to create those files as an archive. We make copies and edits of these files, resizing them for different uses, adding watermarks and logos. We save them...
The Biggest Portfolio Mistakes Photographers Make

The Biggest Portfolio Mistakes Photographers Make

Putting together a portfolio can be one of the most important moves that you make when it comes to presenting yourself in a professional way. Whether you display it on a website or hand it out as a physical book, this is the main body of work by which clients will...
When Not To Work For Free

When Not To Work For Free

A creative photographer with any experience in the industry already understands well that they will be asked to work for free on a regular basis. Either they will be approached to work on a project without pay, or they will find the passion to complete their own...
The Value Of Paid Shoots vs Test Shoots

The Value Of Paid Shoots vs Test Shoots

You may have heard that some photographers will only ever do paid work, while others like to work for free from time to time. This might shock you if you are thinking about photography as a business where profit is the main goal. It might even shock you if you have...
Essential Beach Photography Tips

Essential Beach Photography Tips

If you are going to be photographing at the beach, you need to make sure that you are prepared ahead of time! Like any natural environment, it can be unforgiving to mistakes. Make the wrong move and you could end up with a ruined camera, no useful shots, and a model...
Photoshoot Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Beginners

Photoshoot Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Beginners

So you’ve just picked up your first DSLR, booked your first photoshoot, and you are ready to go. The studio you have rented is all kitted out with lights and backdrops, and it looks like everything is set up. So what do you do now? If you are a total beginner, the...
Posing Tips For Subtle Portraits

Posing Tips For Subtle Portraits

A portrait can be quite a tricky thing to get right. You need to make sure that you have the balance between posing your subject to be interesting, and capturing what they are really like. Sometimes, the most successful portraits are those which are subtle. There is...

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