One of the questions we get most often from photographers trying to break into the business is, “How do you know what to charge for your work?” Time and time again I meet photographers who make the same mistakes:
How much effort are you willing to put into selling your wildlife photography? What if I were to tell you there are ways to make truly passive income from all those photographs you have sitting around and it’s not from selling with Getty? In this article, I am going
In my last couple articles, we discussed the 3-2-1 strategy of backing up photographs. While this backup strategy is universal amongst professionals, stopping there misses a giant step in what it takes to be successful in today’s world as working photographer.
In part one of this series on the 3-2-1 strategy of backing up photographs, I went into detail about RAID arrays and their importance for any professional who takes their photographs seriously. Your photos are your business assets. So, it’s time that you start treating them as such. In
Let’s get one thing straight, right off the bat. If you are going to make a living as a wildlife photographer, then you need to start looking at every photograph you create as a business asset. Why? Because that is exactly what they are.
As working photographers, when our work gets boring, we cease to create images that people want to buy. Our photographs become cliché, trite, and enter the realm of “dime-a-dozen.”
Figuring out what to say when a non-profit or other organization wants you to donate your photography skills or tells you they don’t have a budget for photography can be difficult. When photography is your business it’s important to be professional, but it’s equally important to value your work.
In wildlife photography, all too often the wildlife subject becomes that singular object. Sticks, twigs, grass, rocks, clumps of snow, blood, and guts be damned. I see coyote, I focus on coyote, I photograph coyote. Success! Right? Wrong.
Are you using Smart Previews in Lightroom? If not, you may be missing out on one of the best features Adobe built into this program for professionals. As a working photographer, I spend most of the year traveling. Pre-pandemic, this looked like 8-10 months a year that I was on
If there is one copyright myth I hear most often, it's that copyright laws only protect photos registered with the U.S. Copyright Office and you have to add a copyright notice to the photograph physically.
One of the worst pieces of business advice I ever received early in my photography career was that I should donate my time and talent to non-profits or charities as a way to get my name out there and start developing relationships.