The First Question You Should Ask Yourself When Starting a Career in Photography


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The First Question You Should Ask Yourself When Starting a Career in Photography

In my never ending quest to state the obvious things that we all tend to forget, today I will talk about another simple truth. To get what you want, you first have to know what you want.

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Ecommerce Photography: Fstoppers Interviews Ella Grace Bell


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Ecommerce Photography: Fstoppers Interviews Ella Grace Bell

Ella Grace Bell is a commercial photographer based out of Vancouver British Columbia who has worked with brands like Bootlegger Jeans, Poppy Finch, and Mobiado Watches, but freelancing isn’t her main gig. She has a nine to five photography job that pays her bills, which seems to be a vanishing commodity outside photography studios.

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The Main Thing You Should Focus on in 2020 Has Nothing to Do With Your Gear


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The Main Thing You Should Focus on in 2020 Has Nothing to Do With Your Gear

Do you want to level up your cinematography game in 2020? If you do, it has nothing to do with upgrading your camera or purchasing the newest equipment.

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Does Being a Pro Photographer Ruin Your Passion?


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Does Being a Pro Photographer Ruin Your Passion?

I am sure you have all seen the comments where people suggest that being a pro photographer ruins the fun of photography. I want to dig deeper into this idea. Having spent a good proportion of my working life being a hobbyist and professional, I would like to offer my insight and experiences on the subject.

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Does Being a Pro Photographer Ruin Your Passion?


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Does Being a Pro Photographer Ruin Your Passion?

I am sure you have all seen the comments where people suggest that being a pro photographer ruins the fun of photography. I want to dig deeper into this idea. Having spent a good proportion of my working life being a hobbyist and professional, I would like to offer my insight and experiences on the subject.

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What Do Pro Photographers Do When Not on a Photoshoot


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What Do Pro Photographers Do When Not on a Photoshoot

There are loads of videos showing cool behind the scenes clips from photoshoots and exciting trips. But what do photographers actually get up to in-between shoot days? If you are thinking of turning pro, it is worth paying attention to how most of your time will be spent.

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When Should You Receive Payment for Your Work?


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When Should You Receive Payment for Your Work?

There are many stressful business decision to make in photography. One of the biggest is regarding payment. Should you be paid upfront, on the day, upon delivery, or should you invoice at 30,60, or 90 days?

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Beware of OCUS and other gig services


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I’ve written about so-called “gig services” in the past. You know, those websites that promise to send you leads and photography jobs that will help elevate your portfolio … and make you more money. There are several legit options out there — Thumbtack, Canon’s new Image Connect platform, Upwork, Fiverr and Fash, just to name […]

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Kodak Stock Rockets Over 2,000% in 48 Hours on Drug Pivot News


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If you were an investor in Kodak prior to this week, you’re probably grinning from ear to ear right now. After news emerged yesterday that Kodak is doing a major pivot into drug manufacturing with a $765M loan from the US government, mom-and-pop investors are now piling into KODK, sending the stock soaring over 2,000%.

Kodak stock had a closing price of $2.62 on Monday, but it had an intraday high of a whopping $60.00 today before pulling back to the mid-$30s at the time of this writing. At its highest point so far today, the stock

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Trump Administration Plans to Give Kodak $765 Million Loan in Unlikely Pivot


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Trump Administration Plans to Give Kodak $765 Million Loan in Unlikely Pivot

Kodak, the film giant whom has been swirling the drain for nearly a decade, may be getting an unexpected lifeline.

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Content Marketing Pillar #7 of 7: Policies and Procedures


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At long last we come to the seventh and final pillar of a strong content marketing strategy. The first six were: knowing the objective, “Be on brand,” picking the right content type, the importance of distribution, a solid social media strategy, and measuring results. The seventh is creating policies and procedures.

Yes, I know. This sounds utterly boring. You’re probably thinking to yourself, “This is the climax of the series? Telling me to make sure I write a ‘how-to’ manual? What a dud!” Well, I never said I was writing a serial

Setting up lights and audio should be part of your policies and procedures.
Pack photo or video shoot packing list should be part of your policies and procedures.

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How I Improved My Photography Sales by Learning to Think Like a Client


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How I Improved My Photography Sales by Learning to Think Like a Client

I worked hard when I first started in photography to become competent both behind the camera and when interfacing with clients, but a subtle error I was making worked against me for a long time until I realized how to fix it. Here is why learning how to think more like a client can improve your work.

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Impact your bottom line with on-site printing


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The digital age has changed the name of the game in the world of professional photography. Photography is now faster and more tech-savvy than before, with professionals embracing this transition and discovering ways to take photography to new heights. The digital revolution in the professional photography industry means prints are now more valuable than ever […]

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The Best Thing for the Camera Industry Is for Nikon to Exit


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The Best Thing for the Camera Industry Is for Nikon to Exit

Current orthodoxy in the camera market is based around the triumvirate of Sony, Nikon, and Canon. They hold the keys to the professional full frame sector, supported by wide ranging lens systems. However the last decade has taught us that change is normal, so would the best future for the sector lie in Nikon ending camera production?

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Who Should Pay for the Reshoot?


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Who Should Pay for the Reshoot?

At some point, we all mess up a photoshoot. It is part of being a photographer. However, when money comes into play, it can really complicate things. This is how I feel we should deal with the cost of reshoots in various situations.

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The Truth About Starting a Photography Business From Scratch: Why Waiting to Organically Turn Professional Won’t Work


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The Truth About Starting a Photography Business From Scratch: Why Waiting to Organically Turn Professional Won't Work

Having photography as your full-time job is desirable for many. But what’s it really like to start one from scratch?

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Why I Won’t Ever Price-Match


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Why I Won't Ever Price-Match

In this video, I talk about my rejection rate for jobs and my ethos on pricing and price matching. I also go over a real-life quote that I sent off and got rejected for and give a breakdown as to why this happened.

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Three Lies You Will Tell Yourself on the Way to Becoming a Professional Photographer


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Three Lies You Will Tell Yourself on the Way to Becoming a Professional Photographer

A brief look back at just some of the many ways my own mind has played tricks on me along my journey from hobbyist to working professional.

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A Review of Nikon From a Business Perspective


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A Review of Nikon From a Business Perspective

With a bevy of camera announcements (and rumored announcements) setting the internet on fire over the last couple of weeks, I thought it might be fun to offer a review of a different sort.

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The Vital Ingredient Necessary for Your Success in Photography


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The Vital Ingredient Necessary for Your Success in Photography

The more time that passes in which I am a professional photographer, the more I distill the various components that have a hand in success in this industry, revealing which are vital and which are posturing as important. Here is a component that I would consider one of the most important, if not the most important.

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