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We get a lot of emails every week telling us to sponsor photography awards and although the focus of this website is helping photographers with the web presense, we do recognize the need for support beyond that and for that reason we are going to be helping with the Sony World photography awards this year. If you are one of the contestants that need help with equipment, please get in touch. We have contacts at camera stores around the country and can help you get cheap rentals and bring attention to your submitted images.

Get The Word Out with Online Social Networks

February 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment

If you’re under 30, it’s likely that you already understand the power of online social networking. But for those of us who’ve been doing business before the Web was ubiquitous, there’s a good chance that you aren’t exploiting the opportunities offered by social networking as well as you should. Services like LinkedIn, Facebook, Digg and [...]

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5 Tips for Online Social Networking

February 28th, 2009 · No Comments

1. Make it interesting: When pushing out a message you hope will go viral, think of what will be of interest to the recipient, not to you. “I just updated my portfolio” will not interest anyone. Go for quirky, dramatic, humorous; anything that will stand out.
2. Respect the referral process: While using social networks asks [...]

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Surviving the Recession

November 28th, 2008 · No Comments

This is a challenging time for photographers, as it is in most sectors of the economy. The photo industry was already facing a gloomy outlook even prior to the recent stock market meltdown.
The economy is cyclical. Booms followed by busts are the norm. But for many areas of professional photography this recession is a watershed [...]

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Myths About Reps

August 15th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Many young photographers, and quite a few more experienced ones, assume that if they sign with a rep all their prayers will be answered. They’ll no longer need to worry about where their next job will come from. They’ll enjoy steady interesting work at a good rate. They won’t have to be preoccupied with marketing, [...]

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