Category Archives: The Business Of Photography

You Wonder Why A Pro Photographer Is Protective Of Our Work?

Photographer – So I’m doing some research on an image I created. This caused me to go to the Garfield Home website. I stumbled upon a photography event at the Garfield Home, part of the US National Parks. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Your Rights – Public Photography

Your Rights Often photographers will ask about their right to photograph people in public? Do I need a release? Let’s start by asking where are you? Legal rights vary from country to country. They may even vary from state to … Continue reading

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What’s All The Fuss?

Have you noticed how photographers are overly protective of their images? I often get requests from people to send them digital photos. To the point they feel  they are entitled to them. Here’s an example of why photographers are so … Continue reading

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Working For FREE?

If you own a business, I’m sure at some point you’ve been asked to work for FREE. In this case the article is directed at photographers. But I’ll bet if you replace “photographer” with your profession, the scenario will sound … Continue reading

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How A Photographer Turned Pro!

Almost everyone today believes that technology makes you a photographer. You’ve heard me talk about understanding light, learning the craft, knowing your camera/phone and studying light. Here’s an article about Michael Afonso and his journey to turning pro. http://www.thephoblographer.com/2015/06/15/michael-afonso-how-a-portrait-photographer-went-pro/#.VYHmCWDse0g

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British Photographers Invade Cleveland College Of Art & Design

A group of British photographers spent time with photography students talking about photography as a profession and shared techniques. Having mentored local high school students about entrepreneurship, I would encourage you to spend time with students on careers and other … Continue reading

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Photography And Copyrights – Who Cares?

Let’s start by saying as soon as you press the shutter, your image is protected under federal copyright laws. Many social media sites are changing their “terms-of-service” to minimize or eliminate your rights under the copyright laws. Do you wonder … Continue reading

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Photography And The “Retail Syndrome”

I don’t know why, but so many clients feel that by paying a photographer for service, they OWN the results.  Perhaps it’s what I’ll call the “Retail Purchase Syndrome”.  You walk into the store, give the cashier the money and … Continue reading

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Please Tell Me If I Get This Bad!

Photography has been a passion of mine for almost – well, too many years (chuckle).  Even as a kid I used my Dad’s 8mm movie camera to make a stupid little movie.  I cut a door in a cardboard box.  … Continue reading

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Is Cheap Photography Really Good For The Customer?

There is no doubt this economy has taken it’s toll on small business.  I get offers to shoot for organizations for free in hopes their event will generate leads for my studio – Yeah right!  Brides call to get pricing for … Continue reading

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Photography Assingment – Too Good To Be True?

This was an inquiry I received through marketingtool.com  After going through this inquiry, I made up my mind I would not participate in the assignment.  You know what they say about “too-good-to-be-true”. Hello I will like to confirm if you … Continue reading

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PHOTOS, FACEBOOK AND LINKEDIN

As a photographer, I attempt to “eke” out a living using my camera equipment, studio, creative talent and through the sale of my work.  Pro photographers work hard in this current economic state to find the next assignment and/or client.  … Continue reading

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