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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 […]

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 […]

First Time Studio Session

By Steve Russell Not too long ago a friend asked me how someone became a professional photographer and it reminded me of a very old joke about a tourist asking a New Yorker how to get to Carnegie Hall. The answer was, “Practice, practice, practice.” I think that answer applies to photography as well. I […]

Key Learnings from a Client Shoot

A couple of weeks ago I was hired to visit the home of a client and take photos of her teenage daughter and her daughter’s friends. Doing a photo shoot at a private home is significantly different than a shoot in a studio, so I thought I would share a few key learnings from my […]

Five Tips for a Better Portfolio

Looking to improve your photography portfolio? Take advantage of these tips: One – If you’re directing folks to an on-line portfolio, try to provide a unique, personal site instead of a photo repository site like Flickr or Shutterfly. In that way you can really showcase your work, without all of the background distractions. It is […]

How to Write a Photography Proposal

Are you interested in going pro with your photography? One of the first things that you’ll need to learn is how to write a comprehensive proposal. Having a proposal for any photography work to be conducted protects both the photographer and the client from miscommunication, scope creep, copyright issues, and legal mishap. So what sort […]

Setting Goals in Photography

I’m going to ask you all a brief, seemingly simple question, and I’d like you all to take a moment to really ponder your answer. What are your goals, in relation to photography? I myself paused for a moment, after typing that line. I don’t believe I’ve often thought about the specifics of having a […]

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