Photographer Zack Arias, recently released a new ebook entitled, Get to Work. You might've heard Zack and Marco talking about it on the podcast (a great interview by itself). As a photographer knee deep in business development, I thought I’d check it out. While I’ve been operating as a full-time photographer the last couple years, I’ve recently relocated my business to a new state. So the great thing is that I get a fresh start, but the tough part is that I have to start from scratch. Having read some of Zack’s previous books, I knew this one … [Read more...] about eBook Review: Get to Work – Dedpxl Business Primer
One of the considerations of the future of the photo industry is Pension & Welfare for crew members. Historically, this hasn't been on the radar within the photo industry. States are now requiring and enforcing Pension & Welfare for photo productions. This tax liability used to just be reserved for productions like TV, Commercials, and feature films. Pension & Welfare is a private sector employee benefit plan. PWBA directly affects the livelihood of over 150 million people who participate in ERISA-covered plans, and protects the … [Read more...] about Pension and Welfare: Why you need to take notice?
With the end of the year upon us, it's time to start thinking about getting your records together for the tax man. In the USA, you can deduct certain business expenses to reduce your tax obligation. Camera gear comes to mind. This MAY be the excuse you've needed to get your spouse to go along with that new camera body or lens :) So how does it work? Let me be clear. I am not an accountant. I am going to tell you what my accountant tells me to do. Then you should check with your own. The gist of it is simple. Gear that lasts more than a year … [Read more...] about Maybe You Can Write Off That Camera