Business Of Photography Blog Posts

Business Of Photography Blog Posts

Protecting Our Work

Protecting Our Work Wanna become a Member/Patron of The Photographers Forum?Join the online photographers’ community created by Sam D’Amico!Just click the graphic below to join or click here to learn about The Photographer’s Forum Protecting Our Work – Is The Anything We Can Do?  In short, the answer is no. Because there’s nothing to prevent …

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How do we make the most as photographers?

How do we make the most as photographers? How do we make the most as photographers? Because I’m interpreting this question in a couple of different ways, I’ll address both.  As an avocation (hobby) All in all, Id’ say that the hobbyist makes the most as a photographer by simply enjoying the act of making …

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How do freelance photographers earn a good living?

How do freelance photographers earn a good living ?     The Background For This Blog Post Often, in my classes, it seems some of the people in the class are thinkin’ about trying to earn some money with their photography. What’s a good living?  To start, lets define “what’s a good living”. But you …

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If Our Pictures Are Good Enough To Use …

If Our Pictures Are Good Enough To Use Then they’re good enough to pay for. The Way Photographers Make Money As professional photographers, we should be in this business to make money.  Specifically we’re paid for our time, expenses and a fee for using our work (usage fee). Some photographers starting out  feel uncomfortable charging …

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Grab ’em By The Copyright

What If I asked you to agree to give me a photograph that you created?

Would you agree to give it to me if I put restrictions on how you could use It?

What if part of our agreement was that I could use your photograph to make money but I did not have to give you a penny of any money that I made, would you still agree?

What If I could let anyone use the picture for anything that they wanted, do we have a deal yet?

What If I could charge whatever I wanted for the photograph, effectively undercutting you on price, could I have it now?

What If by giving me your picture you agreed that your photograph would no longer be yours and you would have to get my written permission to use it for any reason, are we in agreement?

If you’re a professional photographer, you could clearly see how this is damaging to your ability to generate income with your work. Yet many photographers are agreeing to give away their work under such terms.

How could this happen?

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