Business related posts

This is the final blog post in the series and features anything else I think is worth a mention. They are not specifically photography related but good business practise in general.

So you’ve got the gear and know how to use it, you think you know how to use Photoshop properly and that’s all there is to know. Well actually . . . NO. In truth the learning never stops.

Choosing your business name and logo, setting up your shiny website and having something to sell to clients is just the starting point. Now you need to get out there and tell people all about yourself and what your do – market yourself. This is where the real work begins!!

I suppose the next thing to think about is your products and pricing plan. So you want to start a photography business? Part IV: What products are you going to sell?

So you want to start a photography business? Part III: Your website. Do you really need a website? 15-20 years ago the number of businesses with a website was very minimal with many photographers having an actual studio on the local High Street or a car boot full of sample albums to show their potential clients.

Several times over the past few weeks I have either been asked various questions related to starting up a photography business OR have heard the infamous “I have a nice camera, how hard can it be to run my own business?” This has prompted me to put together a series of blog posts illustrating