Pricing Your Photography Work

Photoshelter, in partnership with Wonderful Machine, just launched a new white paper about pricing your photography work. Photographers can get tips to connect with news clients and publications, learn what fees and terms to expect, plus get negotiating pointers and resources to help build their

My New Fake Artist Portfolio

Don't worry if your work isn't that good yet because there is a new service out there. One that creates a fake artist portfolio. My friend and photographer Sharon Cavanagh posted this in the APA Facebook group. After I read it - I was outraged. Royal College of Art student Sures Kumar wrote a

How to Build a Successful Brand

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By Guest Blogger Davison Williams Are you in the process of building your brand? If you want a brand that lasts, it is going to take time. Not only do you need to offer a great product, a solid service, and a fair price, you need a solid brand that embodies your company’s identity as a whole.

What's Your Business Plan?

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As all my clients know I am a firm believer on have a good plan in place and part of having a good plan is having a great business plan. A good photography business plan includes a good marketing strategy, ways to find new business, how to get repeat business and a lot more. Most people are afraid

LinkedIn - What Mistakes You Need To Avoid

LinkedIn is one of those things. Love it or hate - there is no way to get around using LinkedIn as a photography business professional. Because LinkedIn does such excellent SEO very often your LinkedIn profile shows up in Google searches. For that reason alone it has to be flawless. Another reason

What Is Branding and What Goes Into It?

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This past week I went on a vlog bonanza! Below please find your first one about branding. Client, photographer and avid blog reader Momi asked this question: What goes into Branding? Listen to the answer in the video below: By the way, did you know that we have over 155,000 YouTube channel

Put your photography business on steroids!

What and whom do I need to set up my business properly? That was a question a coaching client asked me yesterday. I've made it easy for you and put everything in this month's Tip Sheet. You can download, print and pin it on your wall or above the dog's food bowl. Set up your photography business

The Pressure Of Being Creative On Demand In Photography

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(c) Guest blogger Cristiano Burmester from Brazil writes for PhotoBizCoach.com In today’s competitive and image saturated market, the pressure upon photographers for being constantly creative can be overwhelming.  Being a photographer myself for quite sometime, I have felt and dealt with that

SEO and Google Rankings for photographers

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Here Is Your Easy Button For SEO and Google Rankings Just a moment ago I finished a great call on SEO with Ted VanCleave and myself, your PhotoBizCoach. We had a couple hundred creative professionals on our webinar about the photography business. If you were on the call I want to thank you for

Photographer Michael Grecco Releases Best Selling Lighting And The Dramatic Portrait As eBook

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To write about this launch is pure pleasure for me. I am proud to say that I've been working with Michael Grecco over the last couple of months on strategizing and streamlining his business. Michael is a very busy photographer who is always on the road shooting and teaching, but I am pretty

ASPP Special Notice from the Executive Director

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ASPP Membership Now Offering Press Release Submission to 4500 Image Buyers! During the last ASPP event in Los Angeles at the Kopeikin Gallery (picture above) Executive Director Jain Lemos (picture below with me and Lorraine Triolo) filled me in on a great new benefit the ASPP offers to it's

15th Annual Face/Off From Smashbox

I've been busy. Watch this short video from last week's huge party at Smashbox/Quixote Studios in Hollywood. The video includes a special message from CEO Mikel Elliott. For the future, I recommend the Face/Off competition to any of you who are aspiring to get your work seen. With over 1700 people

We Are All In Trouble, Trademark Protection Gone Wild

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(Screenshot from their Facebook page) In September a lawsuit was filed against Getty images. You can find the filing right here.  The Car Refreshener Corporation filed a lawsuit for Trademark violation of the famous Pine Tree shape. The image(s) in question show a photo taken from the inside of

I Am Gloating Over This One...

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This one is so good that I looked up the dictionary meaning and it confirms just how I feel: Contemplate or dwell on one's own success or another's misfortune with malignant pleasure.   It's a success!         I am proudly announcing the launch of

Beware of Photography Schools

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Reading this article in PDN today made me sick to my stomach. When it comes to photography schools people have divided feelings about them. And some have been under fire. Brooks Institute was sued a few years ago and now the Art Institute is being investigated. Please read the PDN article . I

What Should You Charge? Great Resource for Your Photography Business

Take a look at this You Tube channel, Adorama TV. I can't believe that it took me this long to stumble upon them. Their latest video is on how much you should charge for your photography services. It's fun and to the point. Adorama TV is a great resource on how to run your photography business

How To Look Good (Online)

Here are a couple of essential tips to having a memorable online presence. Show me what you got by joining our Facebook group or "Photography Business" on LinkedIn. If you have a tip or trick that you'd like to share please put it in the comments. I'd love to hear from you what works for you.

Image Search By Google (Don't scream)

This just in. My colleagues over at Photo Archive News just posted an article on Google's new image search. Google say: "Whether you type, speak or upload a photo, once you’ve indicated what you’re looking for the next step in your search is to sift through the results and pick one. To make

Should You Get A CPP Certification?

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Exclusively for my column at Blackstar Rising I recorded this video about CPP certifications. As usual I tend to have an opinion about the subject. See for yourself. Click on the Screenshot to go over to Blackstar.  

On The Radio

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Coaching client Michael Albany will be on a Radio Show alongside with me this Friday, the 10th at 9AM Pacific Coast time. The show is the brainchild of photographer and educator Michael Stern who is also the author of Build a Better Photograph. I have interviewed Michael Stern before for one of my