Do As I Say Not As I Do

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Do as I say not as I do. Here are four steps that can help you get past the roadblocks in your life. One of my passions is to help my clients create the life and business of their dreams.  The plan is simple enough. First we identify what we need and want in our personal lives and career in

Free 7 Step PhotoBiz Bootcamp OPENING again

Free 7 Step PhotoBiz Video Bootcamp

If you want to learn the secrets of the world's most successful photographers for free - it's time to enroll in the 7 Step Video Bootcamp starting on February 1st. Due to serious time constraints, (I just published my book and massive travel with being on book tour, along with speaking engagements,)

My New Fake Artist Portfolio

Don't worry if your work isn't that good yet because there is a new service out there. One that creates a fake artist portfolio. My friend and photographer Sharon Cavanagh posted this in the APA Facebook group. After I read it - I was outraged. Royal College of Art student Sures Kumar wrote a

New Year Resolutions

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New Year Resolutions If you are like most people, have your sights set on a few goals to accomplish in 2014. Perhaps your goals are personal, such as losing 10 pounds or working out more regularly. Or, maybe you’re thinking of something related to your career, like starting a new photography

Tips for a Successful Start-Up Business

Here are a few tips for a successful start-up business submitted by one of our Guest Contributors You hear a lot of stories about people starting their own business and making their dream as an Entrepreneur happen and it going under just as fast as it started. This can make a lot of people

How to Build a Successful Brand

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By Guest Blogger Davison Williams Are you in the process of building your brand? If you want a brand that lasts, it is going to take time. Not only do you need to offer a great product, a solid service, and a fair price, you need a solid brand that embodies your company’s identity as a whole.

Do What You Love AND Make Money

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Do what you love and make money, wouldn't that be nice if  that a.) it was true and b.) it also meant that money comes flowing in automatically? It is possible and it can, but obviously not when we are sitting on the couch and do nothing. A few extra steps are needed. Money comes flowing in when it

Do You Take Things Too Personally?

We have heard it hundreds of times: Don’t take it personally. It’s just business. Your boss criticizes your performance or a client decides not to book you again, or dislikes the images you provided. Maybe a colleague gossips behind your back or makes an angry comment on something you said on

How Long Does It Take To Be Successful?

Success in your photography business

You are asking the million-dollar question.  All the blood, sweat, tears, doubts, and tons of time and money—and for what?  It took me 13 years to become “an overnight success” but when I finally did, the rewards were extraordinary. The popular TV show Shark Tank gives entrepreneurs the chance to

Has Your Passion Turned Into A Dreaded Job?

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Have you ever heard someone saying that they feel they never worked a day in their life? This is because they are brimming with passion and love their job so much that it's not work. Luckily I feel pretty much the same way about what I do. In the mornings, I want to get up and work. It’s

TipSheet Posted - Branding Secrets

Branding for your photography business

This month's Photography Business TipSheet about Branding just posted. If you want to know what you need to know to build a strong brand go there and download it now. Photography is the ultimate visual business. It should be easy for everyone in our industry to look good. Why is it then, that we

Sailing the Sea of Adobe and Photoshop


By guest blogger Michael Albany As a professional photographer I am asked all the time about what camera, and occasionally what software, I use. Of course like any good tradesman that has the right tool for the job, a good photographer has good tools. I personally am a Nikon guy, but other

Content is King

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A few days back I made an announcement about the launch of my involvement with Gerber Global Media Content in Switzerland. I've answered a flood of questions as to the why and how and what,  both,  privately and my LinkedIn Group Photography Business what it is and why I think this is a big


I forgot PhotoBizCoach

Photographer Michael Albany from Philadelphia sent me an article called unnovation. He asked me what I thought of it and if it applied to the photography business. Oh well... Sometimes this industry feels as if it is a heavy big glob of glue. One that is just sitting unnovatively around

How To Deal With Difficult Clients

Haven't we all our fair share of difficult clients in your photography business? They want this and that, not to mention more different set-ups, a last minute change, additional props, and nothing ever seems to be right. Here is the trick how to deal with difficult clients...  

Final Invitation To Free Video Bootcamp

We just did a shoot at Aesthesia Studio's in Culver City with Michael Grecco and recorded this video invite for you to join the Free Video Bootcamp. We are closing enrollment on Wednesday. This is it. Miss it and you have to wait till fall. Enroll now