Picking a Niche

Picking a Niche

A niche is a speciality.  Your speciality is the thing you will be known for, hopefully even famous for. It’s important to be specific in your niche so that you can become the foremost photographer in that specialty.  If you try to have too many specialties...
Communication

Communication

There are a lot of moving parts to any given assignment that require logistical coordination.  As the moment of the shoot approaches, and especially during the assignment, communication should flow freely and often between photographer and client to help prevent...
Grace under Pressure

Grace under Pressure

Being early and being prepared will allow you to breathe normally when things go wrong — and they will. I once had a portrait session set up with a semi-famous person.  We scheduled an hour, but he ran late and the photographer only had 15 minutes to shoot....
Preparation

Preparation

Preparation goes hand-in-hand with punctuality.  Make sure you have back-up equipment, extra batteries, and a plan for every worst-case scenario. This will not only make sure you can still get great shots when something unexpected happens, but will also make you look...
Punctuality

Punctuality

  The second most important thing when talking about professionalism is punctuality.  The cliché time is money, is cliché for a reason.  Time is money when you are shooting if the daylight is a factor, or perhaps you are shooting an important person.  Always be...
Consistency

Consistency

  The first thing to discuss when talking about professionalism is consistency. I’ve mentioned consistency before, but it is worth mentioning again. There are lots of great photographers in the world who can take great photographs.  But there are fewer who...
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