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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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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, …

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2 Photographers Say 17 Things Thanks to 2 Years with Improve Photography

This article is going to be a mix, one part advice, one part love letter. You see, two years ago, I was just discovering Improve Photography. I was just moving forward with a family portrait business that I hoped would bolster my day-job income. I was also well-aware that I needed major photography education and guidance. I was lying in …

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Snapizzi – A Tool for Volume and Event Photographers

Event and volume photographers will tell you that after 4, 8 or even 10 hours on your feet taking pictures the hard work is when you get home and start sorting your pictures.  It can take 10 or more hours to cull and sort the images before they can be uploaded for the client.  Randy dela Fuente and his company …

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43 Goals to Help you Become a “Real” Photographer

Not long ago, I set out to find what the photographic community defines as a “Real” photographer.  I scoured the internet and asked many in the photography community, including some of the Improve Photography readers.   I got a lot of the obvious answers, but also some very unique ones.     What was most apparent from my talking to photographers about this …

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5 Steps to a Successful Commercial Photography Business

It’s December and for many photographers whose business is based on portrait or weddings the next couple of months could be what is known as “The slow season.”  With the right kind of marketing you could turn the slow season into steady income if you consider Commercial Photography.  Commercial photography covers a few sub categories such as Headshots, Food (Restaurants) …