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7 Essential Tactics When Starting Your Own Photography Business

Wondering how to start your own photography business? We’ve collected a list of essential things you may need to start a successful photography career.


The 4 Best Tax Tips for On Location Photographers

This blog post highlights tax deductions you will want to know before you go to your next photo shoot.


Workflow and Pricing for Professional Photographers

Learn how to manage your client workflow from the first point of contact until after the shoot and price your photography to perfection.


5 Steps To A Successful Photography Business

Learn the secret to running a successful photography business.


Be More Productive: Making Email Templates For Photographers

Learn how to cut down on your time spent writing and responding to e-mails, so you can have more time to take pictures.


How to Become a Professional Photographer

When it comes to photography, the difference between a hobby and a profession is whether or not you’re making a living as a professional photographer.


Shooting For YOU! Creating A Portfolio That Reflects Your True Style

Don’t shoot your images because you have to, photograph the subjects you want to. Here’s tips to help you build a portfolio you will be proud of.


3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting a Photography Business

Before you take the plunge, decide if you are really ready to be a professional photographer.


Special Tax Advice: How Photographers Can Get The Right Look From The I.R.S.

Special Tax Advice: How Photographers Can Get The Right Look From The I.R.S.


Selling Yourself As A Professional Photographer, Part 2

Selling Yourself as a Professional Photographer, Part 2 (Make sure to check out part 1 from yesterday if you missed it) AFTER THE SESSION AND BEYOND Yesterday, we touched on what to do to prepare before the shoot, and what to do during the session. Now, the real work begins! Download those images and do…


Selling Yourself As A Professional Photographer, Part 1

Selling Yourself as a Professional Photographer, Part 1 Being a family/wedding/portrait photographer is about much, much more than buying a fancy schmancy camera and learning the exposure triangle. Let’s face it – in this economy, people are talking and walking with their wallets – what are you doing to make yourself stand out from the…


7 Tips for Adding Mini Photo Shoots Into Your Photography Business

Mini Photo Shoots: 7 Tips on How to Add These to Your Photography Business It started off as an idea to break up the late-winter lull. You know what I’m referring to – that January to March period where family shoots are few (because everyone just had their Christmas card photos taken), but it’s too…


50 Marketing Tips for Photographers

Are you a photographer stuck in a marketing rut?  Are you looking for ideas on how you can market yourself, your photography, and your business?  Look no further. These tips below will give you plenty of ideas on how to grow your business. Remember, just as with photography, you need to find the marketing techniques…


How To Use Twitter To Promote Your Photography Business

How To Use Twitter To Promote Your Photography Business By Seshu Let me at the outset say that I was an early adopter of Twitter. That also makes me an one of the early skeptics. I recall signing up for the free social media networking service and then walking away for months. I didn’t know…


Win $200+ Worth of Marketing Materials for a Photography Business

Are you looking for marketing materials for your photography business? I am so excited for this contest.  Elena Wilken of EW Couture Collection has beautiful templates, cards, and marketing materials for photographers. And she has generously donated amazing prizes for the contest. The Prizes: 3 winners total Grand Prize: A $200 gift certificate to the…


Contest: Win “Get Schooled” Portraiture Guides, Templates ($1,100 in Prizes)

Get Schooled: School Portraiture Contest Courtney of Get Schooled: School Portraiture Guide is so excited about the launch today that she wants to giveaway some fun Get Schooled: School Portraiture products. Read all about each product by visiting the Get Schooled Blog or Website. Here are the prizes: One Lucky MCP Action Blog readers will…


How to Price Wedding Photography {A Free Guide}

If you shoot weddings or want to get into wedding photography, this free pricing guide will teach you how to make money doing what you “love.” Learn how to sell, market and price your images, albums and time.


Working with Nonprofit Organizations to Promote Yourself

Thank you to Shuva Rahim, our guest blogger today, who is the owner of Accent Photographics. Shuva focuses on lifestyle images of children, families and weddings in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. She has worked with the March of Dimes, American Heart Association, and is currently doing a photo charity in partnership with the Children’s…


CONTEST: $1,900 worth of Prizes – WordSmith Guides to Help Your Photography Business

Yesterday Joyce Smith shared on the MCP Blog about the important role of confidence in having a successful photography business. Now it is your turn. WordSmith is giving away 5 HUGE Prizes – each Prize is valued at $380.  This is a total of $1,900 worth of prizes. Each of the 5 winners will get…


Confidence: A Crutial Component to Business Success

Joyce Smith, the amazing photographer, writer and owner of WordSmith is here today to share with MCP readers about how confidence plays a huge role in building a successful photography business (or really any business). She is sharing an excerpt from her “How to Sell” guide. Watch the blog tomorrow for a chance to win…


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