1080_Chamira_Studios_Lens_2048px

Years ago when I first started growing my photography business, I was contacted by a potential client to shoot her medium-sized wedding. It became quickly apparent to me that this was going to be a larger gig than I’d ever handled up to that point. She offered the standard initial details over the phone, such […]

Rate this:

workflow

Thinking back to when I started my wedding photography business in 2006, I had no idea what I was getting myself in to. I thought there would be some communication before the day, show up for a long day of photographing, then kick back on the couch for a bit while I edit, and voila! […]

Rate this:

1080px_Chamira_Studios_Vintage_Desktop_2048px_2

It was an all-too-familiar scenario for me: It was the weekend, and my back was hurting. My eyes ached from staring at the screen for too long, and my legs were numb from being immobile for hours. Even my brain was throbbing. And still I sat at my desk working, convincing myself that the more […]

Rate this:

1080_Chamira_Studios_Desktop_Setup_1

Browsing through the photos on 500px is always a humbling experience for me. If you ever want to get a quick punch-to-the-gut ego check, all you need to do is spend a few minutes perusing that vast site. I’m constantly amazed at the sheer volume of photo talent from all over the world, including many […]

Rate this:

budget

I recently spoke at an ASMP event in Michigan on how photographers could increase their business opportunities as well as expand into video.  The goal was to offer practical advice.  This class is unedited, so you hear the occasional things that go wrong in a live presentation (like people coughing in the audience).  But the […]

Rate this:

Three C's of File Management

Editor’s Note: Please welcome David J. Crewe to the Photofocus team.  He’s a professional photographer from Chicago and we’re super happy to have him here.  Please post a welcome message in the comments or drop him a line. As a professional photographer in the digital age, protecting your data is one of the most important things […]

Rate this:

managing uncle bob

Uncle Bobs are unavoidable at weddings. I case you don’t know what I’m referring to, an “Uncle Bob” is a person (usually a family member) at a wedding that fancies themselves as good as a professional photographer. They often have decent equipment and you can see them buzzing about with their camera and lens going […]

Rate this: