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Legal Issues for Photographers [IP38]

In this week’s episode we talk about legal issues that photographers often deal with. Jim interviews Carolyn E. Wright, an attorney from the Photo Attorney blog who specializes in the legal needs of photographers. Remember – Improve Photography is NOT your attorney. We’re simply giving legal information and we are NOT offering legal advice. When you have legal questions for …

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Uh oh. Pastor Blasts Photographer During Wedding Ceremony

If you said, “Uh oh” when the Pastor turned around…. you were right. “This is not about the photography.  This is about God.”  That’s how a pastor BLASTED a photographer and videographer in a scene recorded on this Youtube Video.  Right in the middle of the vows, the pastor whips around to chastise the photographer whose DSLR shutter sound had …

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14 Tips for Building a Sub-$1,000 Home Studio

A home studio is a great option if you are taking clients to support your photography business. But before you open your home to your clients, make sure you have a setup that will give you great results and deliver the professional photos every client is looking for from their photographer. Follow these 14 tips to help make your home …

How To Be A Pro Photographer

Most pro photographers discourage up-and-coming photographers from entering the field of professional photography and make it seem impossible to break into the business–but it’s not!  And I can prove it… Not many years ago, I was a college student who needed to make money to support my family.  I started off selling my photography services for $50 on Craigslist, but …

How 115 Photographers Got Their First Paying Clients

The most difficult part about becoming a professional photographer is fighting to get your first two or three paid clients.  It can be agonizing and difficult to get your first clients, but after you have done it a few times, you will get your business rolling. I thought it would be extremely helpful for new photographers to see how photographers …

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A client area for your website

Finally – a web solution to working with your clients after the shoot is over! More than ever, as photographers, we could use a place online where just our clients can see the gallery of photos taken from the shoot–a place where our clients can download contracts and model release forms as well.   A place where they can pay …