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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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Photo Contests: Opportunity Or Exploitation?

Photographers today are faced with a barrage of choices as to how and when they will share their photos. To post a photo anywhere online is to risk it being stolen, but if you don’t share then your work will never be seen. Photo contests are one of the most controversial areas of photo sharing, and not without good reason. …

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How to Begin a Photography Business with No Start-Up Money

Two years ago, I began a family photography business. I didn’t have a large chunk of money to invest in the business. In fact, I started the business as a way to supplement my income as a high school English teacher. My wife and I had a second kid on the way, so she encouraged me to nurture my hobby …

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Fundy Designer: Software Review

In many previous articles I have mentioned that I am one of the “mentoids” who have been concentrating on my wedding and portrait photography with Erica Coffman.  If you haven’t read it yet, you can see some of the reasons why this is an incredible opportunity in this article.  But today’s article is actually an outgrowth of a conversation that …

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16 Tips for Second Shooting Your First Wedding

On September 17, 2016, I had the opportunity to be Erica Coffman’s second shooter for a wedding with her company Erica Kay Photography. While I am primarily a family portrait photographer, I jumped at the chance to spend the day learning from and photographing with Erica. What follows is a list of 16 tips, in no particular order, I learned …

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Instagram Tips for Photographers: Growing & Maintaining Your Fan Base

Instagram:  the social media site that is both the best and worst thing ever for photographers.  It makes perfect sense for photographers to use Instagram.  I mean, it’s a photography platform!  However, since everyone has a camera (whether it’s a DSLR or a phone or a point and shoot or a vintage film camera), everyone is now a photographer and …