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Earlier this year, I considered entering a large art competition. I had an idea, support behind me in terms of executing it, and thought I could deliver it without a hitch. It was going to be a large-scale photography piece
You can have the greatest website in the world, but if it’s not optimized for search engines, it’ll get lost in the shuffle. Integrating best practices for search engine optimization (SEO) will not only help deliver your website to a
It seems like the In-Person Sales model (IPS) is taking the photography world by storm. Catering to photography genres like portraits, weddings, and families, this sales tactic is a full-service photography experience where you guide the client all the way
Whether you are a model, professional photographer or a weekend photographer, an online portfolio simply makes sense, especially since it is free and easy to create.
Before your next photo shoot is secured, it’s important to think about the education process for your clients. I’m not talking about giving away trade secrets here — quite the contrary. Educating your clients shows your expertise at your craft
Get the show here or get it on iTunes — Please post a review on iTunes. In this episode, Skip Cohen and Chamira Young chat with photographer Cindy Harter Sims. We discuss in detail: how the journey of self-discovery
One thing I keep hearing from photographers — “the photography market is saturated.” Undoubtedly, the area you live in is filled with other photographers looking for gigs. The fact of the matter is that if you can differentiate yourself, you’ll
I shouldn’t have been surprised on Wednesday, when Instagram announced its latest product — IGTV. Focused on taking the vertical video format a step further, IGTV is a new app that could be YouTube’s biggest competition yet. As photographers, is
We all know the phrase, “Keep it Simple, Stupid.” There’s no reason to go in-depth or overanalyze something when it can be done in a simple way. The same can be said about pricing your photography services. There’s a few
As always, the P|PW Online agenda is jam-packed with excellent programs on the hottest topics. There is something for everyone, no matter what your skill set of experience. So, sign up now to maximize your value! Five days packed with
Living in Sedona, I have been privy to lots of beautiful changing scenery due to changing light conditions. The most interesting images happen on the edges of light when sunrise or sunset occurs. Or, when you find the edges of
In this article, I’ll be discussing the importance of your business name for those looking to start a photography business or thinking about rebranding themselves as a photographer! Common naming conventions When it comes to picking a business name for
Sometimes the simplest things can produce the most results. Sometimes the least expensive things can open up more doors than you ever thought was possible. Sometimes photography feels like magic. White backgrounds are such things. Below, I will be sharing
Using a low aperture for getting the shot in tricky light is often a great way to shoot a scene. I recently photographed a Red Riding Hood inspired portrait session in a redwood forest. Even though it was shot at
Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today we chat with photographer Kristen Jensen as she discusses the process and impact of growing your business brand. Get ready to be
Help! We all need it once in a while. In the Photofocus Community, we have a private group just for that reason. Our Photo Assist Group is a place where you can post your images and get some assistance. Maybe
If you’ve just taken a liking to doing landscape photography, you will definitely benefit from getting the right tools for the job. These don’t just mean the right camera and lens, but also the accessories to pair with your tripod.
Scattered about Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park are mysterious sliding or sailing stones, leaving snakelike trails behind them on the cracked dry lake bed, often for longer than 250 meters. How these stones — some weighing hundreds of kilograms — slid was
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