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Below you will find the most helpful articles that will blow the socks off your business knowledge.  Make sure you pin any post that you might want to come back to later (take my word for it, you’ll want to reference back).

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First let me say congratulations. Owning your first camera & starting this journey is so exciting. Having a talent & a hobby can change someones life. And documenting life is absolutely fulfilling. I’m excited to take the journey with you.  Trust me, I’ll be here when you need to learn, when you have a question or just want someone to celebrate with you. Let’s start with the “don’t” because this...
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It might seem like there should be a simple answer to the matter of copyright and pressing the camera shutter. Pushing the shutter is the last link in a chain – a chain of actions and decisions that are required to create (also referred to as authoring) an image. Let’s talk about a couple of scenarios and then analyze them to see what principles we can draw out: You set...
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You may have heard that fair use is a defense to copyright infringement, but you’re not sure what that is. That’s completely okay. Fair use can be complicated, even for lawyers. Seriously. But we love making sure that you have the information you need to understand this concept and how it might impact your business. The purpose or context in which images are created doesn’t alter who owns the copyright...
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Whether it is getting a photo with the Easter bunny, a character from a national holiday, a special magical photo with a favorite princess, or sitting up on Santa’s knee, photos with characters are something many photographers report their clients asking for all year round. Sometimes we have questions in our group of photographers that get us all thinking, like this one about hiring a character for an event for...
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One of the best ways to prepare for the challenges you will face owning a photography business is to understand the top photography issues you need to know. Client issues will happen.  You’ve probably heard me say it a million times, but here it is again, you never have an issue until you have an issue.  For this reason you need to be prepared for when issues arise. Because they will.   ...
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We’re talking preventative measures to legally protect your photography business!  An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Someone said that. We think they are onto something. Your business is important to you. It might even be your livelihood and help you put food on the table and a roof over your head. Sometimes, we find ourselves facing situations that we didn’t ask for or cause. The...
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We have our Top 10 copyright tips for protecting your photography business! One of the best investments of time and energy you can make as a photographer is to understand copyright and how you as the owner of a photography business can interact effectively with the law and protect your images and other intellectual property assets.   Without further ado, here are 10 articles to help you understand copyright and...
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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...
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It’s that time of year again!   The lights, the glitter, the Christmas carols, and endless possibilities for photos. As a gift to you, we have put together a few tutorials to help you step up your Christmas photography game.   Here are 2 tutorials for your Christmas photography: How to shoot Christmas tree lights like a pro! How to photograph shaped Christmas tree bokeh Let’s find out what these...
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You’re creating a photography business you are proud of, but you want to make sure that as it grows your business is protected! We are right there with you.   Without further ado, here are 7 tutorials to help you protect your photography business: Is your photography business prepared for the unexpected? 6 Insurance types photographers need Opening a business bank account for your photography LLC Why should photographers care...
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