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Get Social! The Best Facebook Groups for Photographers

If you are anything like me (and most others in the world today), you probably have a slight addiction to social media.  Social media is EVERYTHING.  It’s where I get my news, life updates from my friends and family, information about restaurants and bars in my area, education, and even a lot of my business.  It has become a tool …

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16 Tips For Marketing Senior Portrait Photography

The lucrative market of senior photography can be quite rewarding for photographers. How to break into the senior photography market though can be a mystery though. Here are fifteen tips that you can use to break into it. GIVE AWAY A FREE SESSION My first senior session was a free session. The session was for a nephew of mine. That …

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Why You Should Do A Styled Photography Shoot

Investing in ourselves is the most important thing we can do as photographers. From gear to software to websites to training, investing in ourselves is a continuing process. One of the best investments we can make as a photographer if we shoot portraits and weddings is to participate in a styled photography shoot. The benefits of participating in a styled …

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8 Tips for Better Photography Client Communication

Writing emails, meeting with clients, talking about contracts and expectations: these are not the reasons most of us come to the business of photography. For the hobbyist-turned-small-business, client communication might not be a strength or a desire. However, without proper attention to client communication, you might be missing out on several ways to enhance your website, your blog, and your success. …

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Best Website Providers for Photographers (Head-to-Head Test)

As modern photographers, an absolute necessity is an online presence.  Professionals rely on an online portfolio to gain new business.  Anyone that is hoping to earn a bit of money from their photography is hoping to generate sales, and the way to do that in the 21st century includes a website and/or apps.  Even the casual family photographer probably has …

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6 Tips to a successful Commercial Photography Session

If you happened to see my previous article on how to land a commercial shoot job be sure to check it out as I discuss about how to make sure you can add this niche to your business model: http://improvephotography.com/43217/5-steps-successful-commercial-photography-business/ As I mentioned the biggest thing you can do to work in the Commercial niche is answer the phone.  You answered …

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13 Reasons To Join A Professional Photographer’s Association

Improve Photography readers come from all over the world. Chances are there is a National Professional Photographer’s Association of some sort in your neck of the woods, wherever that may be. If you are serious about your photography, you should consider joining it. Some benefits, like member discounts and access to resources, are immediately obvious. Others, like critique and networking, …