RETRAIN Your Photography Brain with 3 PRO Tips

If you’re a Shutterbug regular you’ve undoubtedly heard us stress the importance of “trying something different” when you find yourself in a creative rut. Doing so will expand your vision, improve your skills, and increase your enjoyment of photography.

One of our favorite outdoor photographers expounds on this topic in the tutorial below by illustrating three pro skills he says will “take your photography to the next level.” This episode from Canadian pro Simon d’Entremont isn’t about camera settings and other technical matters, but rather involves “disrupting what you’re doing and putting you in a whole new headspace.”

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Networking tips for photographers

How to make the most of social situations to boost your connections, your profile and even your profits

It may be a bit of a cliche, but the adage “it’s not what you know, but who you know” certainly rings true in the photography industry – just like for anything else.

Getting your name in front of important people, those with power and influence (such as editors, gallery curators, buyers, other influential photographers and so on) is half the battle. Making the most of every opportunity to meet and make a good impression on these kinds of people is very important.

These days, a lot of networking is done online, but there’s still plenty of “real-world” opportunities available to boost your profile, too. The latter may be a little more daunting, especially for those who are not used to networking, talking about themselves or perhaps are in the introverted side.

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Growing your photography business

This guide is offered by Picfair, our #1 place to sell our photos. We hope this article will help you to grow your business in the new year.

If you need a compelling domain name, here are a few suggestions:

Below some great ideas:

Apertureshots.com
This domain name was used by a photo studio in the past. Great name and easy to remember.

Aperture.pictures
This is a called domain name, Meaning, the entire domain name is the website. No dot com or so to add to it. Very catchy and unusual.

Black and White themed domains
The following domain names are ideal for photographers, galleries, photo labs and printing companies
Monochrome.one
Monochrome.li
BlackAndWhite.li

Camerasutra.Art
A catchy domain name if you want to sell branded merchandise, prints or just showcase and sell your photographs.

MyndWorks.Art
The name MyndWorks comes from the Icelandic word Mynd, meaning Picture, Image, Imagination. A photo is the work of your imagination. The Top Domain Level ‘Art’ is self explanatory. Wonderful and unique domain name to showcase your art work.

Phottips.com
Great domain name for photographers to showcase their work, offering training classes and more

Rangefinder.one
Great domain name for photographers to showcase their work, offering training classes and more. Someone also suggested, that this domain name could be of interest of people in the Golfing industry. Not sure about that as I do not play golf.

Shutterspeed.One
Photography themed domain name. Easy to remember and a great domain name to showcase your services, portfolio or products.

Viewfinder.One
Photography themed domain name. Easy to remember and a great domain name to showcase your services, portfolio or products.

 

How To Be More Confident As A Photographer

I think most of us in creative fields can suffer from a lack of confidence in our own abilities. As a photographer and writer, everything I put out there is something I’ve ‘created‘ and, even as a seasoned pro, it can be hard to have faith in my work!

 

 

Modern Boudoir Contract Template 💋

We get it. You’re an artist. It’s painful to even think about something as mundane as a boudoir photography contract.

The truth is, though, that without a contract, you are putting your career and your art on the line.

You are vulnerable to all kinds of unforeseen situations. What if you encounter a client who wants to control you and micromanage your creativity? Or a client who sells your photos for profit? Or doesn’t pay you on time (or maybe even at all)?

We know you don’t like to think about these things, but it is reality. That’s the reason that many boudoir photographers contract the services of a lawyer to write up contracts to manage their client relationships.

However, as you can imagine, this puts a pretty significant dent in your budget. Not to mention, your bottom line.

So what do you do?

You could hire a lawyer and pass the cost on to your clients with higher prices. But unfortunately, if your prices are too high, your clients may decide to go elsewhere.

You could ask individual clients to share the cost of lawyer fees. But that’s a great way to tarnish your essential relationships with customers.

If only you could create legal contracts to protect your work…without the added cost of hiring a lawyer. Click here to get your MODERN BOUDOIR CONTRACT TEMPLATE.

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