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15 Questions to Help You Define Your Photography Marketing Strategy

Today’s post is a guest post from Nancy Young. Se […]

Supercharge Your Business With A Powerful 'About Me' Page

Your “About Me” page; let’s talk about it. This is perhaps one of the single most important pages on your website, and surprisingly it is also …

Storytelling

How to Price Your Services as a Photographer

Photo by Mike Lerner.<p><i>All images in this post are used with permission from their respective photographers.</i><p>Perhaps the most vexing thing for any new …

The 5 Best Cheap Lenses for Fujifilm X Series Cameras

Fujifilm lenses tend to be a bit pricier than most others–but at the same time they’re arguably better than their closest competitors in any …

How Professional Photographers Promote Their New Work

The promotion game is tough for so many photographers, and if anything it’s sometimes more work than actual shoots are. Promotion is part of …

How to Survive as a Photographer in Today’s Industry

There was a time in which anyone who could light a photo well was of value, but those people are of no value anymore, says artist rep Maren Levinson. …

Portrait Advice and Inspiration from a Celebrity Photographer

We all want our photos to come out looking like something from a magazine. But how do that? One of the world’s most well-known portrait …

How to Use Leading Lines in Portraits

Leading lines in photography are some of the best ways to naturally tell the viewer where to look–besides using depth of field, rule of thirds and …

R3 Monobath Developer Lets You Process Your Film with One Chemical Bath

In March 2014, we reported that inventor Bob Crowley and his startup New55 were working on producing a new line of 4×5 instant film. That Kickstarter …

12 Posing Cues from 12 Incredible Photographers

As I dive deeper and deeper into the world of professional photography, I find that my educational needs frequently change. Every one of us should …

Infographic: The Key Areas of a Seated Portrait Subject

We’ve taught you a bit about shooting portrait subjects from the halfway point, but one of the biggest challenges is shooting a seated portrait …

Photography for Beginners: A day in the Life of a Wedding Photographer on Shoot Day!

Groom Coverage (45 mins – 1 hour)<p>It’s time to put my game face on and nail the groom coverage. The second I walk in the door, I’m smiling, I …

14 Useful Podcasts for Photographers

A podcast could be the best way to learn something new. Curious as to why I’m saying that?<p>Because the length of podcasts are usually pretty short …

Infographic: Where to Pay Attention to When Shooting a Portrait

For the photographers looking to get into portraiture, consider this infographic with specifically marked areas and field notes for you to pay …

Infographics

Must-Watch: How Do I Develop My Own Style?

Ted Forbes — the creator behind the wonderful Web photography show The Art of Photography — is one of my all-time favorite photography educators and …

How to Take Better Photos With Your Smartphone

Wired recently created a video showing off how to take better photos with your smartphone–and on top of the list is using the VSCO app. But they also …

Photography SEO and Web Marketing Workshop: Link Building Strategies

8 Photo Communities That Every Photographer Should Be On

Showcasing your images on the web should first and foremost start with your own dedicated photography website. But it should go well beyond that or …

Social Media

Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Women – Part I

This is the first in a series of Posing Guides with suggested starting poses for photographing different subjects. Also in the series check out our …

How-To's

How to Send an Invoice For Your Photography

So you’ve finally found someone that wants to purchase some of your images. Cool! But now what? Well, legally, you’re required to have invoices for …

10 Portrait Photographers You Should Follow Right Now on 500px

<i>Looking for new photographers to follow on 500px? Great! We’ve got a set of Top 10 lists in the works that’ll help you do just that. We’ll work our</i> …

How to License Your Images for Commercial Use

Selling your images is one thing, but leasing them is a whole different ball game. There are many parameters that can be put into place and it can …

15 Pieces of Advice for Emerging Photographers

<b>Rob Brulinski</b>: Photograph like it’s your job. Press the shutter button until your eyeballs hurt. Hang out with other photographers, look at each …

How to #MakeClientsHappy: A Wedding Photographer’s Advice on Mastering Customer Service

Based near Vancouver, in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, husband and wife photography team Matt and Carissa Kennedy have been shooting weddings for …

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

SEO For Photographers: How To Get Your Photography Blog Noticed By Google

<b>If, like most professional photographers, getting found by the right people matters to you but you’re not seeing the results you want from your own</b> …

The 'Photo Brigade' Is One Of The Best Resources For Surviving As A Professional Photographer Today

Almost every single one of you reading this can become a professional, paid photographer. There has never been a lower barrier to entry to starting …

A Backpack for Mirrorless Systems by Jose Antunes

Cinematographers on the move, even those with smaller mirrorless systems, need to protect their gear while having easy access to equipment. Although …