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What They Are and Why You Need to Use Them

What They Are and Why You Need to Use Them

Running a photography business can be complex. Why would you need a model release? I mean, after all, you own the copyright to the images, that means you can do whatever you want, right? No, actually it is unlikely you have completely free rein. Let me ask you some questions: Do you use images of clients or otherwise identifiable individuals in your marketing and advertising? Did those clients or individuals sign a...

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5 Tips to end the year on top of your game

5 Tips to end the year on top of your game

We are all about finishing the year strong and rolling into the new year – so we wanted to share some high impact tools and tips to end the year on top of your game. We love to break it down for you so that you can take action and make a difference in growing your photography business!   Let’s get to it! Here are 5 ways to end the year...

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4 tips to make albums a viable part of your business

4 tips to make albums a viable part of your business

When it comes to designing an album, you need to get the basics right. Like most things, it’s all about prep. If you get the foundations right, the design process will flow.   Tip 1:  Know your album company There are many album companies out there and each one has specific specifications and settings for each album and book. Some maybe layflat, others might be perfect bound and require a gutter...

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What to do when a client enters your professional photo in a contest or submits to a magazine or newspaper

What to do when a client enters your professional photo in a contest or submits to a magazine or newspaper

Sometimes, you have a client who is so excited and proud of the work you have created capturing them, their family, or their life, that they submit your images to a contest or to a magazine or newspaper for publication. They may not have ill intent, but nevertheless, you open a publication only to find your work included without your permission or prior knowledge. They may even be confused about why...

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What happens to the commercial license of my images if that business is sold?

What happens to the commercial license of my images if that business is sold?

A situation that is more common than you might expect occurs when a business is bought or sold. A question that arises in this situation is as follows: If I license commercial use of my photographs to a business & the business is sold, is that commercial use license part of the business sale? Businesses change hands. They are bought and sold. They are subsumed into larger companies. They are...

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Top 6 tips for marketing your photography business

Top 6 tips for marketing your photography business

The goal of marketing your photography business is to attract more quality clients. So how can you do this? Better yet, how can you do this without spending money you don’t have and working more hours than there are in a day? We’ve got you covered. A crash course in marketing your photography business, √. All the tips for making your photography business marketing budget stretch further than a batch of slime,...

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How Does GDPR Affect How You Handle Client Photos?

How Does GDPR Affect How You Handle Client Photos?

Following our earlier articles addressing GDPR for Photographers based outside of the EU (and particularly in the USA), we received a number of questions asking what GDPR means for the storage of photographs. If you don’t know what GDPR is or you have questions how this law even applies to you because you are in the US, then read this article about GDPR and your photography business first before you read this...

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How to build business affiliations for your photography business

How to build business affiliations for your photography business

Have you ever noticed when you’re out in public that crowds tend to gather?  Traffic backs up for no reason in certain spots? This is because humans are creatures who naturally want and gravitate towards companionship. To be around the group and others – even if subconsciously. If you look around the world you’ll see natural pairings and companionships in various places. Even most animals approach life together in schools and flocks. This is because everything is safer and easier...

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