The Studio Environment - The PROS and CONS

Over the past 40 years or so that I have been involved in professional photography, I have watched this pendulum swing back and forth more than once. And it changed back again a few years ago away from the studio. However, it would seem that this just might be the ideal time to find a way to stand out from the crowd. To do what all successful photographers have done over the years. Be the standout. Be the one photographer in your community doing something different than everyone else and offering clients the opportunity to feel confident that professionalism within our little industry, does exist.

Read More

So, Are YOU On the Edge of Turning Professional?

First, determine why you are going pro. Statistics show there is still a significant percentage of new business owners that just don't make it much past their first year. So, prepare yourself and understand one very large and important element; YOU CANNOT DO THIS ALONE.  I know you may want to, but trust me, the support, education, knowledge and troubleshooting of others either currently in the same position or having gone through it are invaluable to the new photographer. Local and regional photographic groups and associations or Professional Photographers are vital to your success.

Read More