How to Wake a PRO Photographer in You

Being a pro, full-time photographer takes courage. You should be pushing yourself out of your comfort zone all the time and do some new things. First things first: Becoming a full-time photographer means that you need to start a photography business.

You should try new photography genres you never tried before. You should take photos at new locations. You should communicate with new people every day and try to reach an understanding. You should be an accountant, promoter, writer, planner, businessman, and, moreover, learn brand new skills. In a word, you should be taking a lot of challenges constantly. You need to do all these things to improve your photography and make money for a living with a job you really like.

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10 Lessons From Steve Jobs for Your Photography Brand

Steve Jobs forever will be remembered as a digital visionary – he was the one who brought poetry to the microchip. He is a legend these days. All of us can’t be Steve Jobs, but we can learn some lessons from his extraordinary life and career to parlay them into the photography business.

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Steve Jobs took a near-bankrupt Apple and turned it into one of the most profitable and successful companies in the world.

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40 Creative Examples of Photography Business Card Designs for Inspiration

What do a graphic designer, an owner of a local cafe, a hairdresser and a photographer have in common? It’s a business card, of course! Tons of similar, ordinary business cards made on a white piece of paper with black lettering on them overload the market. These days, you need to have a really creative business card to impress your potential clients.

A business card, as part of photography branding, is critically important, especially while establishing your photography business.

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Photo Dropper, a New Tool for Bloggers

Those of you who write blogs using WordPress now have a new tool to help you find quality photos to illustrate your words: the Photo Dropper. The Photo Dropper allows you to find Creative Commons-licensed photos on flickr and add them to your blog. You find images by doing keyword searches, and after you have selected the shots, the Photo Dropper even adds proper attribution links. It’s easy, it’s free, and you never have to leave the WordPress dashboard while you are working.

photodropper.jpgThat said, we should add a few caveats. First, be sure you understand the various types of licensing before you begin. Some images cannot legally be altered. Others can be used only for noncommercial sites. The various types of licensing are clearly explained in an article on skelliewag.org.

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