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Did you miss yesterday’s Google Hangout?  Matthew Jordan Smith joined us to discuss the importance of personal projects. We learned practical advise for all photographers as well as insight into Smith’s creative process. He shared his new project, Future American President. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1QiqmJTjYw If you’d like to support Smith’s project, you can visit its Indiegogo page — YOUR CHILD’S […]

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Don’t miss tomorrow’s Google Hangout. The event is Monday, June 30, 2014.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks to LensRentals.com. It starts at 3PM Eastern/Noon Pacific. Join Skip Cohen, Richard Harrington, and Guest Matthew Jordan Smith. They’ll explore practical advice for professional and semiprofessional photographers to help with the challenges in running a modern photo business. This Google […]

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Join us for our newest Google+ Hangout for photographers — Mind Your Own Business.  This event is produced in partnership with Skip Cohen University and LensRentals.com. Sign up here. This month’s topic is Milestones to Building a Successful Business and Increasing Revenue. We’re joined by Sandy Puc, one of the world’s premier portrait photographers. She holds the prestigious titles of Print Master and […]

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Did you miss our great hangout on running a photo business with Sal Cincotta and Skip Cohen? There was a ton of practical advice on things like: Pricing your work Using bundles to upwell customers Dealing with competition Setting terms of use Setting yourself apart with creative marketing ideas This event is free and brought to […]

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Join us for our newest Google+ Hangout for photographers — Mind Your Own Business.  This event is produced in partnership with Skip Cohen University and LensRentals.com. This month’s topic is The Challenges of Running a Photo Business (and Some Solutions Too). We’re joined by Sal Cincotta who’s a successful photographer who runs his own studio and international business and is the founder of […]

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Here’s a rebroadcast of our newest Google+ Hangout for photographers — Mind Your Own Business. This month’s topic is Getting More Work from the Clients You Have. We focused on strategies to turn your existing clients into raving fans who build referral business as well as how to get more work from them. The show […]

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Join us for our newest Google+ Hangout for photographers — Mind Your Own Business.  This event is produced in partnership with Skip Cohen University and LensRentals.com. This month’s topic is Getting More Work from the Clients You Have.  We’ll focus on strategies to turn your existing clients into raving fans who build referral business as […]

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You don't have to "give the store away", just work hard to build trust with each client.
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This is a guest post by Skip Cohen. Be sure to check out Skip Cohen University  — August 11-14 in Chicago. “A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He […]

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NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Rich Harrington has two special guests on this week’s show. […]

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It's not your logo or name that people might be tired of, but it could be your execution of various aspects of your business.

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This is a guest post by Skip Cohen. Be sure to check out Skip Cohen University  — August 11-14 in Chicago. I know everybody would love to just close the book on 2012, but even though we’re  half way through this new year, think about last year for a minute. As you analyze last year, think about […]

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NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here  or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Join RIch and Scott as they take a quick look […]

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Skip’s Summer School is going into its fifth season this August, but thanks to feedback from past attendees and many of the faculty, the program has expanded and evolved into Skip Cohen University. Now there’s content to help you raise the bar on your business all year long with an educational resource that includes posts, […]

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Photo by Scott Bourne – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons I just got home last night from Skip’s Summer School. I’ve been honored to be on the faculty at this event for all four years. It was amazing to present alongside some of the biggest and best names in the photo industry for a lovely, engaged and […]

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It’s WPPI week here in Vegas. Since I live here now, it’s no big deal for me to head over to the show. My pal Skip Cohen and I taught alongside Michele Celentano at the GoingPro bootcamp on Saturday at the same time WPPI was running their bootcamp. On Sunday, Matthew Jordan Smith and I […]

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Guest Post by Skip Cohen I recently saw an email blast from my buddy George Varanakis at Rangefinder/WPPI. He listed the top ten reasons not to miss WPPI. Personally, I’d drop a few and add a few, one of them being your ability to interact with vendor after vendor to help strengthen your business. I’d […]

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