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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) …

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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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Start 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 …