Why You Shouldn’t Give All Your Photos Away

Why You Shouldn’t Give All Your Photos Away

Never, ever give all your photos away. I don’t believe in many absolutes, but this is one you should take to heart. It isn’t in anyone’s best interest to give away every photo on your card when you’re taking photos on an assignment, unless you hired yourself out solely as a work for hire photographer….

What is Your Reputation as a Photographer?

What is Your Reputation as a Photographer?

Your reputation as a photographer is your brand, whether you realize it or not. Whether you are in business as a photographer or prefer to remain an amateur or hobbiest, you need to consider your reputation and how it may impact your ability to collaborate with others in the future. In this episode, we’ll go…

Deliver Your Photos to the People Who Need Them

Deliver Your Photos to the People Who Need Them

You aren’t done with your portrait session until you deliver your photos. Your subject and your team all need to have these photos every bit as much as you do. They have their own audience waiting to see examples of their latest work. It’s up to you to deliver those photos to reward them for…

Why You Don’t Want to Be a Photographer

Why You Don’t Want to Be a Photographer

So you want to be a photographer? Poof. You’re a photographer. Now what? It turns out that just making the decision that you ARE a photographer helps you answer that question and get started doing what you previously just “wanted” to do. Let’s get started. When Do You Stop Wanting to Be a Photographer and…

Would You Share This Photo with Your Kids?

Would You Share This Photo with Your Kids?

We decided to record the episode “Would You Share This Photo with Your Kids” because of another question that Lee and I discussed among ourselves lately. Are people sharing their adult photos in the right places? Looking at my feed on Instagram and Facebook lately, I think the answer is that a lot of people…

This is Why Nobody Sees Your Social Media Post

This is Why Nobody Sees Your Social Media Post

If you wonder why nobody sees your social media posts, it isn’t because you’re doing something wrong. It’s because social media promotion is a rigged game. Social media sites are rich with people who have the potential to like what you’re doing. It’s very tempting to want to promote your photos or business on social…