Cropping your photos for printing is easy once you know the size you want to print them at. If you don’t crop your photos to the correct size they will print out with white space around your photo. This is the issue that Melissa had and sent in a question to the podcast. She says […]
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Neil sent me an email asking for help to sort through thousands of photos. He said he took a one week holiday to France with the family and ended up taking over 25,000 photos. He made the mistake of leaving his camera in burst mode. Now he has multiple photos of every photo he took […]
Today I want to talk about customer service for event and wedding photographers. In particular the first point of contact and how in general photographers are slow to call new customers back. I had a bride contact me and say that she had been emailing and calling different wedding photographers for 2-3 days, and I […]
Last minute cancellations can seriously affect the cash flow in your photography business. What’s worse is if you have multiple people wanting the same date, and if you don’t have the capacity to photograph more than one session at a time, it adds a lot of stress when someone cancels a session and you struggle […]
Luke wants to know, Do I need Photoshop or Lightroom to edit my photos? I was having a conversation with a friend, He said you don’t need Photoshop or Lightroom as there are plenty of other packages that will do the same. Luke, thanks for your question. Yeah, your mate is right. You don’t really […]
Let’s talk about camera bags that are suitable for amateur photographers, that are able to hold 1 – 2 camera bodies, 3 – 4 lenses and some room for your photography accessories. Today’s question came from Oliver, who says he has a camera system that consists of a Nikon DSLR and 3 lense, 1 flash […]
Today I will be going through the process of creating a photo portfolio for your website. I received a question from Dean who says, I’m looking at starting a career in photography. I need to build an online photo portfolio to attract future customers. My interests are street photography, family portraits and headshots What are […]
Today we will be looking into how much equipment you need to start a photography business. Paul sent in a question and said, I often get asked to photograph different events like parties and dance concerts for friends. They offer to pay me, which has made me wonder. What would be the least amount of […]
Today we are going to be discussing, as photographers, should we work for free? Maxwell sent an email saying, The forums he is a member of have had a lot of talk about working for free and how this can negatively impact you and your business. The post was directed at new photographers, giving away […]
Today we are going to be talking about photographing a friend’s wedding, what to expect and should you do it in the first place? Angus sent in a question and said, my friends like my street photography photos and I’ve taken photos of them in the past just for fun. When meeting with them they […]
Ian asks, any ideas on what I can do to challenge myself in my photography? This is a really good question, especially for anyone that’s photographed the same type of photography, or a genre of photography all the time, you may get a little bit stagnant. But it might not be your fault as some […]
To take better photos with any camera it simply comes down to understanding your equipment, technique and practice with a major emphasis on taking lots of photos. I was asked a question by Connor on the podcast who recently got a new digital camera for the family. He and his wife have made it a […]
Working out how much to charge can be confusing if you don’t know your numbers or the customers you’re servicing. First you need to know your cost of doing business, cost of goods, then you need to work out if people are willing to pay for the work you’re offering, because your local market will […]
Camera lenses are an excellent way to expand the capability of your camera. But buying a new lens can be expensive, for the budget conscious, second hand lenses or pre-owned lenses are a good way to get the lens you want at a fraction of the price. Buying second-hand can also give you the opportunity […]
Finding the correct exposure fast is something all photographers try to consistently do, especially when under pressure like during a portrait session or when photographing an event. There are a few fail proof techniques you can do to achieve the perfect exposure. Which can be used using manual exposure and semi automatic modes like AV […]
This would really depend on who your client would be. If your client is a company that has established policies and procedures. Then they may also involve someone from human resources. Then something more formal might be needed and it would really depend on what they’re asking from the candidates. E.g cover letter, resume and […]
To make money from photography you will need to cover your costs before you start making any money. Yes, technically if someone were to give you money for a photo you are making money. But let’s look at it this way. If your equipment costs you $1,000, $50 for travel to that cool location for […]
Today’s question is from Nicole who asks: Question: What Photo Equipment Do I Need For Event Photography? I prefer not to specialize and want to exposed myself to lots of different types of photography. Such as corporate events, christenings, bar mitzvahs, weddings and sports. What type of cameras, lenses and other equipment do I need […]
Given the bond that some pet owners have with their pets, I would say absolutely, you can make money with pet photography. I have a friend that she looks after animals that have been neglected that she gets from the pound and looks after them for a few weeks or even months, and then gives […]
Today’s question is from Brian who asks: Question: What Should I Wear To A Photoshoot? I’m a portrait photographer and attended a friends wedding as a guest a little while back. I couldn’t help notice that the videographer was dressed very casually, cargo pants and a polo that seemed stretched and not ironed. While the […]