How much should photographers charge friends and family? (ideas galore!)

I bet there aren’t many things that make you squirm more than the thought of charging your friends and family for your photography skills. But what happens if you have a bigger family than The Waltons and more ‘friends’ than Charlie Sheen? Do you charge a friend full price even though they once saved you […]

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52 tasks to help you become a full time photographer in a year

If you’re already a decent photographer than becoming a full time photographer in a year is achievable. Not easy, but achievable. There are so many things you need to think about that it can be overwhelming. It’s easy to get paralysed with indecision and confusion. So, we’ve laid out 52 things for you to work […]

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How to differentiate your photography business

What’s the question every prospect is too polite to ask…. …Why should I choose you? If you don’t know how to differentiate your photography business then the only thing that separates you from the competition is price. And if you’re competing on price in the photography industry then you’re competing with free. So you’re basically […]

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How to be a full time wedding and portrait photographer

When I had a ‘proper job’ I’d sit there every Sunday night dreading the coming week. Well, now it’s the New Year it’s like the mother of all Sunday nights. We assess our life. Our relationships, our financial status, our happiness, and of course our job. If you’ve dreamt of being a full time portrait […]

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Why are there no British Photography Business Mentors?

Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/53878168@N02/4986343202 When I started my wedding and portrait photography business I roamed the internet like a lost puppy trying to get advice on marketing, selling and pricing. One thing that bugged me is almost every photography business mentor out there is American. Don’t get me wrong, I love America and Americans! Also, many of […]

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11 Myths and misconceptions about the photography industry

The photography industry is riddled with more myths and misconceptions than the football (soccer) transfer deadline day. Let’s have a can of reality juice and see how refreshing it is.   1. Everyone wants digital photographs The word ‘everyone’ is a dangerous one. Everyone is different. Everyone doesn’t think the same. Everyone doesn’t think like […]

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What’s the minimum a wedding photographer needs to charge to survive?

Wedding photography is a wonderful career and you can make a wonderful living at it. It affords you a lot of freedom because 3/4 of your work hours are completely flexible. It’s exciting, creative and fantastically fulfilling when you see tears streaming down your bride’s face when they see their photographs for the first time. […]

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How much money does a photographer make?

I remember when I started my photography career I tried to figure out how much money a photographer makes. I got really excited. I figured it must be the world’s easiest profession. Ink and paper costs nothing and digital files cost even less. Yet we charge hundreds or even thousands of pounds and we have […]

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