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July 30, 2021

July Blog Roundup: Ideas and Tips for Your Photography Business

Another month has passed, and that means one thing… it’s time for another blog roundup! This month’s selection features articles on business, marketing, creative inspiration, and mistakes to avoid when photographing. No matter what your specialty is or how long you’ve been in business, these articles will help you stay up to date and in the know. Enjoy!


Call for Entries: The Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award

The 25th Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award is now accepting entries through October 6. The award aims to recognizing and disseminating the best images that demonstrate social inequities, injustices, and/or human rights abuses, or the situations that either foster or fight them. Learn more here

 

The Photography Business Model that Generated $3 Million in Sales

Are you a shoot and burn kind of photography business or a boutique photography business? Read this article by Sarah Petty to learn the difference between these two approaches to running a photography business and hear Sarah’s story about how she decided which model works for her.


6 Hidden Costs of Starting a New Business in 2021 + How to Reduce Them

There are many expenses that might take you by surprise when you start your own business. This informative article from QuickandDirtyTips.com outlines six common expenses and tips for managing the hidden costs of starting a photography business.

 

I’m Quitting: Why I Shut Down My Wedding Photography Business in 2021

Photographer Kevin Patrick Robbins says, “I'm quitting wedding photography. Here in Southern Ontario, Canada, we are in the middle of a horrible third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and under stay-ay-home orders. Many photography businesses won't survive the year. Will yours?” Watch his video to learn more.
 

Photographer Shares Creative Photo Tricks You Can Try at Home

Learn how photographer Oliver Howells uses Instagram and Tik Tok to engage his audience with short, creative videos. Then, find ideas about how you can be creative, even with minimal resources. Check out the full story on PetaPixel.


Instagram Reels: What Marketers Need to Know

In this article, you’ll discover what Instagram Reels is, learn how to create a reel on Instagram, and discover how to use Instagram Reels for your photography business. Check it out.

 

3 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Shooting on a White Background

Using a white background is a great way to create clean, impactful portraiture or product images. But getting the image right isn’t as simple as it might seem. Learn how to avoid 3 rookie mistakes that photographers make when using a white background.

 

Simple Lighting Tips for Urban Fitness Portraits

“Lighting can make or break a fitness portrait,” writes Pye Jirsa for FStoppers. Check out this tutorial for a walkthrough of a few basic fitness photography lighting techniques to help you create images that are as strong as the people you’re photographing.
 

8 Secrets for Super Sharp Wildlife Photos

This handy article (and video) help you create sharper wildlife photographs with tips on shutter speed, autofocus, burst length, and AF fine tuning. Read the full story.

 

8 Mistakes Beginners Make in Macro Photography

This helpful tutorial discusses eight mistakes beginner macro photographers commonly make and what you can do to fix or avoid them. Check out the video and article here
 

11 Street Photography Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

Step outside your comfort zone and try something new! This article gives you 11 fresh, interesting ideas for street photography. Some are straightforward, but others are a little more abstract. Spark your imagination with these examples.
 

Looking for more inspiration and news? Check out last month’s blog roundup!

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