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BMP Greatest Hits – How to Write a Photography Proposal

I will be traveling this week, heading back to my childhood home because of an illness in the family. In the meantime, I will be posting three of the most-visited articles on our site. Enjoy, and I’ll see you next week! ———- By Tiffany Joyce, originally posted 9/23/2010 Are you interested in going pro with […]

How do you know when you’re ready to go pro?

A lot of us aspire to become professional photographers. But after you have acquired the gear you think you will need, and have pestered your friends and family a million times into letting you practice on them, how do you know when you’re ready to go out there and start earning money with your camera? […]

Going Pro – How to Prioritize Gear Purchases

Unfortunately, most of us work with a limited budget when it comes to purchasing photography gear. Once we consider taking our photography to the next level and going pro, having the right gear becomes even more important. Not only is it important to have the right gear to capture the shots, it is also important […]

Part 2 – Relating To and Learning From Other Photographers

Steve started things off excellently with his list of ten ways to relate to and learn from other photographers. So excellently, in fact, that I had to give him a hard time because he used many of the ideas I had for my own article. That’s what we do, though – in giving each other […]

Review: Studio Lighting 101 Workshop by SnapFactory

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Studio Lighting 101 Workshop hosted by Mark Wallace and Snapfactory in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Wallace is a fixture in the photography world, well known for his approachable and engaging instructional videos on Adorama.tv’s Digital Photography One on One series, Pocket Wizard tutorials, and more. The one […]

Tips for Finding a Model

This is the last article in the series about turning pro, creating a portfolio and finding a model to photograph. After reading yesterday’s article I know that you’ve decided to create your photography portfolio. Of course, you’re also asking yourself how you’re going to get enough photos to fill the portfolio. The easy answer is […]

10 Tips for Creating a Photography Portfolio – Part 2

Welcome back to the 10 Tips for Creating a Photography Portfolio. I hope you enjoyed last Wednesday’s first half of the article on the same subject. It was getting so long that I thought dividing it into two parts would be better for everyone. 6. How should I choose which photos to use? – Here […]

10 Tips for Creating a Photography Portfolio – Part 1

This article is the continuation of the three part series I promised in Monday’s article, So You Want To Be A Professional Photographer, in which I said I would talk about how to create a photography portfolio. As it turns out, this one became so long that I’ve had to divide it into two parts […]

So You Want To Be A Professional Photographer?

This is the first article in a series about what it takes to become a freelance professional photographer. It’s by no means the definitive guide and isn’t intended to be the complete guide to success. It is intended to make you think about what you need to do to make your dream of becoming a […]