How much does it cost to start a photography business?

Take a guess: how much do you think it costs to start a photography business? The answer may surprise you, especially if you take into account the extra costs and fees of setting up a legal business. But the single most important thing you can do as an aspiring professional photographer is being honest about costs.

By | 2016-12-27T10:55:47+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on How much does it cost to start a photography business?

How To Get A Press Pass

Are you a freelance photographer or writer seeking special access to shoot an event? If so, you likely need a press pass or media credential. This largely elusive and highly coveted badge is particularly used for event and concert photography, and it exists in a variety of forms and goes by several different names. As

By | 2016-12-21T17:57:21+00:00 December 19th, 2016|59 Comments

Instagram for Photographers: How to Grow Followers and Engagement

Ever wonder how you can get more followers on Instagram? Increasing traction and interaction on Instagram is something that even professional photographers struggle with. However, there are a few social media tricks that can set you down the right path. These are a few simple tips that helped me double my followers in just a

By | 2017-02-11T15:58:54+00:00 December 18th, 2016|2 Comments

3 Essential Photography Business Documents and Templates

When starting a photography business, there are several documents that every business owner or independent contractor should always have readily available. These three documents are a Photography Contract, W9 Tax Form, and Invoice. Below, you'll find a brief description of each form, as well as a link to download a free template for your use. Without

By | 2016-12-21T17:57:21+00:00 December 17th, 2016|11 Comments

Best Waterproof Digital Camera

When it comes to compact travel cameras, what's the best waterproof digital camera? Here's a hint: it's not a DSLR or mirrorless camera, such as the wildly popular Sony a6000. And it's not a GoPro either. Instead, it's the Olympus Tough TG-4. Why Olympus? It's no secret that I have been a longtime fan of Canon

By | 2016-12-24T13:00:26+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Best Waterproof Digital Camera

4 Reasons Why the Canon 6D May Not Be the Camera For You

Having a second, backup camera body is essential for starting a photography business. I spent months debating which camera to get as a complement to my Canon 5D Mark III.  I looked at the Canon 7D and even considered ditching DSLRs for a mirrorless camera. Finally, in July 2013, I took the plunge and bought a Canon

By | 2016-12-24T18:45:00+00:00 December 15th, 2016|47 Comments

Free Model Release Form Template for Photographers

There is a slew of templates and documents that every photographer needs in order to make money from photography. If you run a photography business, it is important to know what a model release is and when you need to have one. This blog explains why it's an important template for photographers. A free model release

By | 2016-12-21T17:57:24+00:00 December 15th, 2016|4 Comments
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