Shaleena Jones Case Study

Starting a photography business has approximately 8,736 moving parts, approximately. 🙂 In order to grow quickly, you need to make sure that ALL 8,736 moving parts are working together - this involves your website, marketing materials, and pricing, just to name a few....

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Top Ten – Home

Related to my recent move from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, September's theme was Home.  Home has a different meaning for everybody, including beloved pets.  Selecting only ten was not an easy task...congratulations to the winners of this month's challenge. Carolyn...

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Editing Bright Green Grass

Do you find it frustrating when taking outdoor photos in the spring that the leaves and grass appear fluorescent green? Here is a brief video from Heather Lahtinen of Flourish Academy and Hair of the Dog's resident editing ninja to show you a quick and easy fix in...

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Mini-Sessions do not have to equal mini-profits.

I’m addicted to education.  I believe that we ALWAYS have more to learn and that we can pull nuggets of gold from many different areas.  When one of my fellow Pittsburgh photographers was putting on a workshop on how she runs her Mermaid, Fairy, and Santa...

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Don’t Pay Me for My Time and Talent

If you’ve looked at any number of photographer’s investment pages I bet you’ve seen the term “time and talent” on many occasions.  I’m not going to mince words here….I hate that phrase.   Why? A. Your “time and talent” is worth a heck of a lot more than a few hundred...

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Top Ten – Black & White

The theme for August was Black & White, but choosing the Top Ten certainly was not as cut and dried.  Congratulations to all of the deserving winners of this challenge. Mutley's Snaps Pet Photography Denise Bardsley Lily Raven Photography Victoria Von Thal Photography...

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Creating Pet Portraits in a Park

Holding pet photography sessions in local parks is a pretty popular location option, but it can also be one of the most challenging places to create an image.  There can be SO MUCH green and not much interest.  You can’t rely on interesting elements like columns,...

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Top Ten – Fill the Frame

It was tough choosing from all the outstanding entries for this month's challenge to Fill the Frame.  Congratulations to all of the winners...well done! Bark & Gold Photography Cecilia Zuccherato Dog Photography Ride the Sky Equine Photography Concept Photography by...

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Removing Green Color Casts

It’s summer and pet photographers everywhere are cursing the green color cast that is showing up on the white fur of the dogs they are photographing.  Luckily, there is a super quick and easy fix….   If you would like to learn more super secret pet photography editing...

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When Can I Start Charging?

Money.  It’s a charged subject.  Our culture makes talking about it taboo, and that’s really a shame because that just reinforces whatever money mindset issues we have lurking in our subconscious mind.   These can be things that your parents said to you growing up…...

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Using Todoist for a Photography Workflow

Last week I shared how I use Dubsado to manage my client inquiries and booking processes, this week I want to share how I use Todoist to manage my workflow AFTER the sales session. My brain is like the bin that they draw the lottery numbers out of.  There’s a LOT...

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Top Ten – Monochromatic

June’s Top Ten theme was Monochromatic.  As these "Lucky 13" winning photos prove, MONOCHROMATIC does not have to represent a world drained of life and color.  Thank you for all the entries, and congratulations to all the winners! Farsighted Photography Give a Dog a...

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Using Dubsado as a Portrait Photographer

When you started your photography business did you think that you would spend so much time working on the admin side of your business?  Contracts, invoices, and emails…oh my!   I’ve tried many strategies over the years to streamline my admin tasks and I’ve finally...

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See Nicole’s Studio!

I’m pretty much obsessed with model homes and HGTV - especially House Hunters International - house hunting AND foreign lands can I get an Amen!  🙌 I’ve got my own version of HODTV going on today - and it’s a tour of my home studio.  For those of you that...

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Lightroom Classic or Lightroom CC?

What happens when Adobe takes a product that we have been using for years and changes the name of that product while at THE SAME TIME adds a NEW product with the same name as the OLD product?  Mass confusion. If you are a professional pet photographer or aspiring pet...

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My Perpetual State of Stuck

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been trapped in a perpetual state of stuck.  🙋‍♀️ I’ve discovered that this is a regular state for me and most recently been caused by being completely overwhelmed with trying to come up with the perfect Instagram “strategy”.  Every...

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Top Ten – Jump

May's theme was Jump...and boy was it difficult to choose the top ten....again!  Congratulations to all of the winners...well deserved. Mutt Love Photography Jane Hodges Photography Furry Toes Photos Lieblingstier Fotografie Oxford Dog Photography Bridget Davey...

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Photography Business Growth = Leads and Sales

I hear it all of the time... "I don't have enough clients." "My calendar is empty." "I keep posting on Instagram, but I don't have any inquiries." I've said it before and I'll say it again, there is NO SINGLE thing that you can do to magically fill your calendar. ...

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