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Leave the props at home: 5 elements to include in newborn lifestyle photos

I started out my journey into newborn photography by packing the tailgate of my vehicle as though I was departing on a mountaineering expedition. I jammed beanbag chairs, backdrops and props into the car until I could barely close the [...]

How to get returning clients with excellent communication

Return clients and client referrals make up a significant portion of our business. To create the kind of raving fans who not only come back, but also tell all their friends about us, we have to provide an amazing experience [...]

27 Liberating steps to creating a photographer’s ideal workspace

Top photo by Anne Scherrer, bottom by Susan Grimes Whether you claim a dedicated office space with ample room or you carve out a corner in a busy living room, a place to call your own is one of [...]

How I saved my sanity and made more money by booking sessions in bulk

When I became a single mom with no child support, I needed to make money faster and more efficiently than ever before. I developed Signature Sessions to respond to my own needs and the needs of my clients, and what [...]

10 solutions for creating your perfect home photography office

Setting up an office space requires some special consideration. You want to create a space you enjoy being in that allows you to work productively, but often that’s easier said than done. Since we launched our photography business seven years [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Magazine Archived Tutorials|1 Comment

Lightroom workflow: How photographers can minimize their digital clutter

Is your desktop a mess? Are files scattered everywhere on your hard drives? My friends, that’s digital clutter. I don’t do clutter. Keeping my digital images organized makes it easy to find what I’m looking for, and deleting images I [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|Magazine Archived Tutorials|0 Comments

PocketWizard Plus III review from a 10-year user

CLICK PROS TEST THE LATEST PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS. Featured Product: PocketWizard Plus III Click Pro: Melody Hood Photography I’ve been using PocketWizard radios for well over a decade. We’ve used them in the studio and on location all over the world. [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Product Reviews, Sponsored Articles|0 Comments

Listen to clients: the key to great photo sales (FREE download)

Everyone likes to feel special. The feeling of something being made just for you is appealing, especially when it comes to luxury purchases and custom photography. The standard is high for photographers these days, and if you want to [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|Photography Business Advice|1 Comment

So you want to start a photography business?

Oh, the excitement I felt when my husband, Jeff, and I began to imagine starting a photography business. I was a new mom and we were living in our tiny mobile home. Those days spent holding our crying, teething [...]