Business Tips

How to Move Your Photography Business to a New Location

Moving to a new location is hard enough, but when it comes to moving your photography business, it is especially challenging. We just moved to a new state about 400 miles away from our old town, which means we get to completely re-start our photography business in a brand new place with no word-of-mouth or […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Start a Photography Business?

Let’s face the facts: there are a lot of people “pretending” to be professional photographers without having actually started a legal photography business. They get a camera, start a Facebook page, and start shooting their friends and family for little or nothing in the hopes that they can “test the waters” before actually starting a […]

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Will Your Photography Business Survive In 2014? 13 Predictions For The New Year


The Photography Industry is in the midst of a huge change. I’ve seen several well-established photography studios close while new, talented photographers rise up to replace them in non-conventional ways. I’ve seen a shift in what clients are looking for and what’s important to them. And more than anything, I’m seeing that marketing efforts that […]

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The Secret to Running a Successful Senior Photography Business

By Jen Basford of Seniors Ignite Like me, I’m sure you hear these things all the time: ‘The senior portrait industry is dead.’ ‘You can’t make a living doing senior pictures.’ ‘Everyone has a camera now and I can’t compete with their low prices – they are putting me out of business.’ And so on. […]

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Can You Make a Living Doing Photography?

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Let’s get real, because frankly I’m tired of excuses and empty promises disguised as inspiration. Can you make a living doing photography full-time? Is it even possible anymore? Let’s talk about this, because on one hand I hear some bloggers I follow saying, “You can do it if you just follow your dreams” and on […]

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Should You Close Your Photography Business?

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Yesterday I sent out an exclusive email to my email readers about a disturbing trend I see happening more and more in the photography business. The response was overwhelming. I got three main types of reactions to it. First, people were emailing thanking me for the insight, saying that it made them see that they […]

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3 Places That You’re Wasting Money & Time in Your Photography Business

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When you run a photography business, it feels like your to-do list is never-ending. Besides all the client work you have to do, there’s all the business stuff as well. From essentials like paying taxes and updating your finances to brand development, planning, and visioneering, it’s hard to know what has to be done now […]

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How To Make Money In Photography

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You recently finished a shoot. The client hired you, and paid your nominal session fee (somewhere in the range of $50 – $250, most likely). You spent hours editing the 125+ images you shot. You showed them the images, and, as you were flipping through your beautiful work, they told you they were on a […]

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Top 10 Must-Read Blogs for Pro Photographers in 2013

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As a photography business owner, you don’t have the time to search the internet high and low and find the best photography blogs out there. With more blogs starting out every day, I wanted to present you with a list of the best photography business blogs with the best advice, products, and the ones worth […]

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3 Tax Audit Tips Every Photographer Should Know Before Ever Being Audited!

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How would you feel if you found out you were getting audited tomorrow? When most people think of going through a tax audit, panic sets in. They fear a scary government agent coming to steal from them or find some costly mistake that will cause lots of stress and anxiety for them or their family. […]

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3 Easy Tips for Stress-Free Photography Accounting

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A psychologist teaching a stress management course raised a glass of water and inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. […]

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