How I spent 50K

It’s no secret that running a photography business requires us to wear MANY hats.  We need to know the craft of photography and post-processing, animal behavior, website design, accounting and pricing, sales strategies, customer service, and so…much…more.  With so...

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Top Ten – Pattern

Yet again, an incredible amount of fantastic submissions.  Thank you everyone and congratulations to our top ten - pattern winners! Bridget Davey Photography Furtography Catherin Arsenault Photographe Chantal Levesque Photo Tails of Time Pet Photography Lieblingstier...

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The best camera holster system

I don’t know many photographers that haven’t had some sort of pain caused by our profession.  While our job isn’t as physical as a 280-pound linebacker, it is physically demanding!  Our gear gets heavy and that causes lots of people to have issues with their back,...

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The $59 Photography Session

The title of this post may be a little harsh, but it doesn't make it any less true.  Have you heard of Snappr?  It started in Australia but has now moved to San Francisco, it's the Uber of photography.  They are advertising hand-picked pros showing up at your door in...

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Top Ten – Sunshine

Each month seems to get harder and harder to choose the winners, this one was no exception with over 200 entries!  Huge congratulations to the winners. Wet Nose Photography Shelley Paulson Photography Salt Photography Furtography - by Craig Bullock Chantal Levesque...

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Enhance dog eyes in Photoshop

We've all heard that the eyes are the window to the soul, but often those eyes come straight out of the camera all sorts of unremarkable.  The key is enhancing a dog's eyes in post-production, whether you use Photoshop or Lightroom.  In this video, I'm sharing my...

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Top Ten – Urban

I love the textures, lines, and compositional possibilities of urban shooting.  It is my absolute favorite session location...so choosing this month's top ten was no easy feat!  Congratulations to all of our winners (all 11 of them - I couldn't choose) and don't...

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Five Things I Wish I Knew When Starting My Business

#1 - It doesn't have to be perfect. Oh my goodness.  I should get this tattooed on my forearm.  Fellow perfectionists, raise your hands.  The amount of time that I have lost stressing over minutia and tiny details that no one will ever notice is STAGGERING.  You know...

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Should I lower my pricing?

“I’m second guessing my pricing.  I was very successful last fall, grossing $17,000 in just two months, since then all I have heard is “I love your work but it is not in my budget.”  I’m considering lowering my prices, but not sure if that is the right move.” I’m...

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Top Ten – The Others

This month was one of the most difficult months to choose yet!  When I pulled my first round of images...I had 50.  50!  Getting it down to 10 was tough!  If you haven't yet, I highly recommend heading over to the Facebook group and looking through the album so that...

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Pet Photography Photoshop Edit

Sometimes there are images that are worth the extra time.  In my opinion, this is one of them.  I tagged along with my husband to a conference that he had and I met my friend Kelly, from Sweet Silver Photography, with her pup Blue at the angel wings mural in...

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Do you need more profit in your business?

You know the drill.  You log into your bank account to check the balance and it’s low…too low for comfort.  By contrast, hopefully, you’ve also experienced the feeling of logging into your account to see it busting at the seams with cash.  That feels so good…which is...

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Top Ten – Doorways

April's Top Ten was one of my personal favorite things to incorporate into my pet photography sessions, doorways.  I just love doorways and architecture!  It was another tough month to choose the top ten, so THANK YOU to everyone that participated!  Congratulations to...

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Before and After Pet Photography Editing

While the master photographers of yesterday would still manipulate their images during the development process, their options were very limited compared to what we can do today.  Now the sky is the limit when it comes to editing your images.  Let alone what we can do...

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What is Success?

The official definition is “accomplishing an aim or purpose” and “ having achieved popularity, profit, or distinction.”  I feel that both of these are missing the point, especially the second one.  Success should not be measured by the dollars in your bank account,...

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9 Tips for Equine Photography

If you have been a photographer for any amount of time, you realize that with each niche comes a new set of skills and best practices.  While I have a strong knowledge of my camera, posing humans, shooting in a variety of lighting conditions, including natural and...

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Top Ten – Ears

Oh my gosh.  You guys.  There were 223 images that I had to choose from.....223!  I could only choose 10!?!?  Gorgeous work and thank you so much to everyone that shared your images! Seeley Photography Windhound Photography Marijke van Endhoven Dierenfotografie Angel...

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