As I walked the main strip in Skaneateles, New York, I stopped at 62 E. Genesee Street, at a tack shop called “Gallop On Saddlery.” Tucked in the back of the store was an upstart business called “Aristocats and Dogs,” a specialized pet boutique with unique treats, food, clothing and more for your pet. The […]
One way to earn revenue from your photography is to offer your art for sale through stock photography agencies. Stock photo houses basically take your images and list them for sale on their websites. They take a percentage of the sale price and give you the rest. The percentages vary with the agency, size of […]
By Anthony R Socci It’s not perfect, it never will be, so just get it done! As a former art student at Syracuse University, I learned not only how to paint, but when to stop painting and call it finished. I was not alone in this “I’ll-just-paint-a-few-more-brush-strokes” mentality. The feeling ran rampant throughout the class. […]
by Anthony R Socci You did all the paperwork, converted the bonus room into your photo studio, purchased some great backgrounds and props, got your lighting package, purchased the best camera and lenses your budget would allow, designed your logo, stationery, business cards, built a great website and advertised on FaceBook…and still the phone doesn’t […]
By Anthony R Socci What are your thoughts about your photography business? Are there doubts about your success or do you envision a thriving, vibrant studio serving your ideal clients? Here’s a true life story that I hope will drive home my point of being careful with your thinking because thoughts become reality.
“A picture is worth a thousand words” is a familiar English idiom that perfectly captures the concept of telling a complex story with just a single image. It alludes to the fact that an image can convey your message more effectively than any verbal or written description. If in fact, you want to grab your […]
By Anthony R . Socci You’ve heard it many times before, “Don’t reinvent the wheel!” Well, that’s good advice if you’re trying to get rolling (pun intended), but it’s not good advice when you’re trying to establish a photography business.
Are you turning down photo work because you don’t have a studio or the right equipment? You’re letting income slip right through your photo fingers. Here’s a simple solution to that problem; rent the needed studio and/or equipment. Simple, right?
As I am writing this with the sounds of a guitar playing the Mississippi blues in my headset, I’m wondering whether professional photography will go by the wayside like so many aspiring professional musicians.
Yes, there are men in the Mary Kay organization selling their line of skincare and related products and I was one of them. There! I said it. I just came out of the closet; now here’s “the rest of the story,” as the late, great Paul Harvey would say.