Branding Your Business

You came up with a great name for your photography business and now it’s time to think about your brand. Well, first off, just what is a brand anyway? Let’s take the old cowboy western approach as our first example.

What’s In A Name?

You’ve decided that you want to jump into the fray and start your professional photography business. Great! Now what are you going to call it? It’s head-scratching time. Photo-related words and phrases start popping into your cranium; words like, “creative”, “distinctive”, “unique”. Just add photography and there you go. “Creative Photography.” “Distinctive Photography,” “Unique Photography.” […]

Yes, But Will It Sell in Seattle?

Your sunset photos are great and everyone tells you they should be on a calendar. Your flower photos are stunning with dew drops on each petal. Your landscapes look spectacular and you know they’re just a good as the ones you’ve seen in magazines. Your sports photographs just scream, “action” but…will they sell in Seattle? […]

Catch Twenty-two: Breaking into the Business Without Experience

  You really think you’d like a career in photography but you have no experience and you can’t get hired by a professional photographer because you have no experience. Draw a circle and put experience at the 12:00 o’clock position and at the 6:00 o’clock slot. At three and nine o’clock write “job”. Paste a […]

Creating Photos or Flipping Burgers?

You saved up your dinero and plunked it all down on that favorite new camera you’ve been wanting. You’ve convinced yourself that you could do great things with this new technological evolution of the old camera obscura. Heck, you might even earn some real money with the magnificent images that you’ll produce. You say to […]

23 Insightful Quotes About Photography

Photography, like any creative pursuit, can be a taxing endeavor. Finding the right angle, composing the perfect shot, getting the lighting to look just right… these can be painstakingly frustrating. And just like any artist creating something completely new, artists in photography can hit walls. Writers call it writer’s block, some might call it reaching […]

20 Creative Instagram Accounts to Follow

Instagram is a great tool for the budding photographer. It allows you to immediately connect with other photographers or photography enthusiasts and get feedback about your photographs. While you may be limited to the lens of whatever your smartphone of choice may be, handy apps can help you filter your way to digital stardom. But […]

10 Low Budget Hacks Every Photography Student Should Know

We all know how hard it can be to get creative with your photography while working with a limited budget. But look no further! Here are 10 great photography hacks that will add some interest to your photos for a small amount of money. From cool flash diffuser tricks to some creative photo effects made […]