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Don’t be afraid to outsource your editing

Don’t be afraid to outsource your editing

The list of things that photographers love about their job is big: networking flexible schedules, meeting clients, photographing sessions, flexing their creative muscles, sharing finished work, and more. But if you ask a photographer for a list of things that they...

Feature Friday : Lindsey Willis – Family Photographer

Feature Friday : Lindsey Willis – Family Photographer

Tell us a little about yourself! I am a wife and mother of 3 great kiddos! I've been doing photography for 8 years now and have shot in 8 different states. What do you specialize in? What made you want to focus on that specialty/specialties? Family. Having my own...

4 Lightroom Tips to Speed Up Your Workflow

4 Lightroom Tips to Speed Up Your Workflow

This is a guest blog from Mark, the photographer behind Gold Hat Photography and founder of Shotkit- the online community you can find gear reviews, photography tutorials, business advice, free tools, inspiration, and much, much more! Check it out here!Whether you’re...

Using Questionnaires for Photography Business Growth

Using Questionnaires for Photography Business Growth

Photographers use client questionnaires before sessions to gather a variety of details prior to a session. From client's contact information to preferences for the session or helpful info about the clients to help you plan for a successful session. Sending client...

Easy Steps to Increase Your Client Base

Easy Steps to Increase Your Client Base

This is a guest blog post from Kayleigh Ashworth of Kayleigh Ashworth Photography regarding growing your client base for your photography business. Kayleigh Ashworth is a Maternity, Newborn & Baby Photographer located in Murrieta, California. She’s been in the...

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Photography Contract

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Photography Contract

If you are just starting out with setting up your photography business, then you may be wondering what are some of the first things to check off your list. Having a photography contract in place should definitely be high on your list of priorities as you are starting...