5 Things I Did To Have My Best Year Ever

Things Are Not Always As They Seem 2016 started off with a bang for me as I covered the presidential elections in Taiwan for Corbis and found myself negotiating with them over a better contract. And then, without warning, a press release was issued saying that they had been sold and were no longer going […]

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Working With A Client’s Budget

Editor’s note: Working with a prospective client doesn’t just begin and end with discussing your price. To understand your numbers, you also need  look at how a budget is divided into negotiable and non-negotiable item as those affect your price as well. Craig Ferguson walks you through what matters. The phone rings or an email arrives […]

The 2017 XEQUALS Field Guide

Last year, we asked an important question: Take a moment to think about your passion, your creative spark, your inner light that drives you to create, and pair that with the unique perspective that already exists within you. As creatives ourselves, this sort of inward thinking is meant to elicit a deeper meaning for your […]

Work/Life Balance For Photographers

If you’re like many photographers, you became a working photographer because you had a passion for the craft and thought it would be a good way to earn a living. And really, how hard can it be? You’re living the exotic life of supermodels, stunning locations and lots of very expensive, cool toys. Then reality […]

Get Out Of Your Own Way So You Can Make Money

As a current or aspiring photography business owner pursuing your passion, you’ve got tons of little things to worry about. At the top of your list should be revenue, or in simpler terms – cash! And cash is not a little thing … it’s a big thing! So … you do everything you can to […]

The Step-By-Step Guide To Photography Style (Part 3)

Grab yourself a coffee (or something stronger) and get ready for part 3 of The Step-By-Step Guide To Photography Style. If you need to refresh your memory regarding the first two parts, they can be found here and here. So far we’ve looked at what style is and why you should have it, the differences […]