When we are at the beginning of our photographer career, we try to spend as little as possible on everything that doesn't seem necessary. By "necessary" of course, we mean our photography gear, camera body, lenses, bag, tripod, laptop. We don't necessarily think that renting an office is part of those basics expenses. Well, after reading this post, you might think about it twice! I have to admit it, I was more than a little scared when I signed my first lease contract a few months ago. I was barely out of school. I had no regular income. I … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Getting An Office Out From Your Home
I'm often asked by new photographers if freelance job platforms — like Thumbtack, Upwork, etc. — are worth it. But it's not a simple yes or no question. Freelance job platforms have their place. They're a great option for photographers looking for new clients, but you have to go about it strategically. Don't Bend Over Backwards What I've found with most of these job platforms is that people are looking for services on the cheap. Whether it be photography or videography, you're not going to make the big bucks by scrolling through gigs on … [Read more...] about Photography Marketing: Are Freelance Job Platforms Worth the Effort?
Rich Harrington has two special guests on this week's show. We're joined by Dave Wilson, a freelance art photographer from Texas. Dave shares his approach to getting the best shot (no matter how many exposures it takes). Dave is a native of Scotland who likes to photograph subjects, scenes, locations and objects which symbolize Texas, the American Southwest and the United States in general. In the second half of the show we catch up with Lightroom expert Gerard Murphy. Gerard has had a passion for photography since borrowing his Moms Pentax … [Read more...] about Photofocus Podcast with Special Guests Dave Wilson and Gerard Murphy