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Feature Friday : Loren Barker, Portrait Photographer

Feature Friday : Loren Barker, Portrait Photographer

Tell us a little about yourself! I am a St. Louis based photographer that occasionally travels to the Flordia beaches for some sunny, sandy shoots. Love adventure and where my camera has led me to. Outside of photography I am a wife and mother to two loving, sweet,...

The Best Black Friday Deals for Photographers

The Best Black Friday Deals for Photographers

Need a little help with your holiday shopping list? We have the best Black Friday deals for photographers all in one place. Save big on photography tools to help grow your business and take back your time!1. Iris Works- 40% off a yearly subscription Spending more time...

Online Booking – How to book more clients

Online Booking – How to book more clients

How to book more clients with online booking and your website Have you ever spent time going back and forth with clients about availability for booking and what works with their schedule? Communications get lost or delayed and then you potentially miss out on booking...

How to crush your Black Friday promotions

How to crush your Black Friday promotions

Let's chat about using black friday promotions to boost your photography business revenue! Black Friday is right around the corner and that’s always a great time to generate some extra income as you close out the year. People are already in gift-buying mode, so it’s a...

Feature Friday : Megan Jefferson, Indianapolis Artist

Feature Friday : Megan Jefferson, Indianapolis Artist

Tell us a little about yourself! I attended Miami University and majored in art where I was lucky enough to explore a lot of different mediums. I've been a practicing artist ever since graduating. I typically create color based, semi abstract oil paintings. I also...

Don’t be afraid to outsource your editing

Don’t be afraid to outsource your editing

The list of things that photographers love about their job is big: networking flexible schedules, meeting clients, photographing sessions, flexing their creative muscles, sharing finished work, and more. But if you ask a photographer for a list of things that they...

Feature Friday : Lindsey Willis – Family Photographer

Feature Friday : Lindsey Willis – Family Photographer

Tell us a little about yourself! I am a wife and mother of 3 great kiddos! I've been doing photography for 8 years now and have shot in 8 different states. What do you specialize in? What made you want to focus on that specialty/specialties? Family. Having my own...

4 Lightroom Tips to Speed Up Your Workflow

4 Lightroom Tips to Speed Up Your Workflow

This is a guest blog from Mark, the photographer behind Gold Hat Photography and founder of Shotkit- the online community you can find gear reviews, photography tutorials, business advice, free tools, inspiration, and much, much more! Check it out here!Whether you’re...

Using Questionnaires for Photography Business Growth

Using Questionnaires for Photography Business Growth

Photographers use client questionnaires before sessions to gather a variety of details prior to a session. From client's contact information to preferences for the session or helpful info about the clients to help you plan for a successful session. Sending client...