Business Of Photography Blog Posts

Business Of Photography Blog Posts

Question: How do you get people to do more than like your photography, like pay for it?

As you know, It ain’t enough to like it, they’ve got to like it enough to pay for the use of it. Ya can’t get anyone to do that. They either will or they won’t. In any event, You’ll need to set up a platform(s) that provide a way to pay for the licensing/use of …

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Question: What do you look for in a social network as a designer/photographer?

Answer: Whatever social network(s) I use, I NEVER post photographs due to copyright concerns. I’d suggest getting a blog on your website going then, post links to your blog posts to the social networks. The posts that you link to could include links to pictures within blog posts on your website. Here’s an example: Sam …

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I Was Asked A Question About Sports Photography As a Business

Question: “How do I start a sports photography business? I have built up a sizable portfolio of sports photography (spanning years) and get hired occasionally for specific events. Where have you found success in sports photography?” Answer: While I’m not a “Sports Photographer” I think that whatever type of photographer you describe yourself as, the …

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As Professionals, How Do We Know What To Charge For Our Photography?

What we charge for our photography depends on us, not on what other photographers are charging. It’s essential to figure our cost of doing business/what we need to earn a living. We charge our clients for the following: Time. We need to charge our clients for the time it takes to complete the work. Expenses. …

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Thinking About Entering A Photography Contest?

Think Twice. Some contests take a substantial part, if not all, of the copyright to your work. This is good for the folks running the contest, bad for photographers who submit their work. There’s a group called Pro-Imaging that is helping educate photographers about how entering these rights-grabbing contests negatively impact not only the photographers …

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