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    The Don'ts of Destination Photo Shoots



    Planning a destination photo shoot can be extremely stressful, whether it’s a bridal session, a portfolio shoot or wedding. The devil is always in the details, and those details are even more important when you factor in the out-of-town and out-of-comfort-zone elements that go into planning these shoots.

    You’ll find a great deal of information and tips on planning, but rarely will you find tips on what to avoid. Here are a few scenarios you may not have considered in your planning process.

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    The Don'ts of Destination Photo Shoots
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    Stop Pretending and Start Doing



    Photographers are some of the worst businesspeople out there. Most lack the business background and knowledge to be as successful as they could be. No photographer ever woke up one day and said, “I want to own a business.” Instead, they said, “I want to be a photographer.”

    What most did not realize when they made this decision was that making a living doing what they love is not just about being a good photographer, but about not failing at business. If you want to make a living and not just be an artist, it is time to stop pretending you are a business owner, and start acting like it.

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    5 Tips for Running Your Business Like a Real Business
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    Mixing Business With Pleasure



    I have been a full-time photographer for about 10 years now. I love every single minute of it. One of the things I love most about my job—or maybe better stated, life—is traveling the world and eating incredible food. My waistline is proof of that. Many of us started in this business out of passion. There is nothing wrong with that, but what else do you want out of your life and career?

    I would be perfectly content traveling the world, enjoying incredible food and cultures, and making epic imagery. That’s my list of priorities at the moment. If this is something that is of interest to you, keep reading.

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    Mixing Business With Pleasure