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Crazy Past Two Years

So… what a crazy past two years it has been for me. For years, many of you – my fellow photographers – have seen me speak at places like WPPI in Las Vegas and also PhotoPlus in NYC and at the PPA events in Atlanta, New Orleans and elsewhere. I …

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Should You Photograph a Family Members Wedding?

For every Pro Wedding Photographer – the situation will come up sooner or later. A close family member will asks you to shoot their wedding. They might offer to actually hire you – or they might ask you to do it for free. Here is why this is a bad …

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How Many Weddings Hire Elite Pro Photographers?

I know there’s no shortage of articles about stats regarding wedding and wedding photographers. What is misleading is where all the money from these weddings are going. This is my own non-scientific – but real world look at this. What we do know is that each year there are about …

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Career Cast Ranking of Photographers – A Joke…

CareerCast.com just listed their annual top 200 jobs. And yep… Professional Photographer came in nearly dead last… 172 out of 200. To be honest – the list is a joke. For example – construction worker came in 1 job ahead of photographer at 171. Garbage Collector came in at 160 …

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Excellent DVD Costs

Hey… not sure how long this sale will last… but this is an incredible price – $18.95 for 100 DVDs. TDK DVD+R 4.7GB Recordable Discs (Spindle Pack of 100) My studio uses DVD’s for archives. Our “Buy” price is $23 or below – so currently it’s at $18.95 and that’s …

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When do you call yourself a Professional Photographer?

“You are a Professional Photographer as soon as someone pays you money to do photography.” – FALSE Here’s why not. I’ve also taken money to cook a hamburger when I worked at Burger King – way back when. That doesn’t make me a Chef. Saying that you are a professional …

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Ipad2 for Presentations

Just got an iPad2 for Christmas. Awesome piece of machinery. And even better if you’re a photographer. And I love it – because I get double value since I’m going to use it when I give my talks. The iPad2 is perfect for presentations – whether you’re proofing your work …

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“The Year of the Snake – for Business Owners”

Need a second chance to make good on your New Year’s Resolutions? No worries. February 10th is Chinese New Year and this is The Year of the Snake. Normally, most people don’t ask themselves how they can think and act more like a snake. But this year – you might …

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Asset vs. Investment. How Understanding the Difference will POWER your Studio

A lot of professional photographers misunderstand the word “INVESTMENT.” When you buy a new lens… a new set of lights. A new camera… Photographers are quick to note that it is an INVESTMENT. But is it? No. It’s an ASSET. What’s the difference? When you buy a car – that …

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Photographer Friend asks “Should I Quit Photography?”

On one of my Facebook groups – one of my friends asked this: Should I quit photography? And she also asked something interesting… she asked the group: “And have you ever felt like this?” Here’s my response: Have I ever thought about leaving photography? Of course. But what I ask …

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