Month: January 2018

Doing Lifestyle Photoshoots Without Permits or Permission

Location is Indeed Everything – It’s Why Permission is Typically Required

I remember years ago, a friend and I got new cameras. As is the case when getting a new camera, we wanted to go out and photograph everything. We spent the day doing it and then night came, and we pulled out the tripods – and that’s when the problems started. Continue reading

Commercial Photography Isn’t Free, Because It’s An Expensive Business to Run

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All the likes in the world cannot pay the bills.

First, to everyone that understands the technical knowledge, time, and expensive resources that go into running a commercial photography business, know you are truly appreciated…

There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t get an email or phone inquiry, or read a posting, looking for a free photographer or one to work for practically peanuts. Continue reading

Three Reasons Why DIY Product Photography Doesn’t Work

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Wonder Why Product Photos Shot by This Camera or Crud?

So, you’re launching your new brand and want to save money wherever you can, because launching a company and product is expensive. There are trademarks, prototypes to build, websites to build, marketing to do, and on and on. One area where brands often look to cut or eliminate costs is on product photography. I hear it all the time – “I just need 2-3 basic photos – nothing really critical.” Continue reading

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