A decade ago, I was fairly new to the professional world of photography. While I didn’t know much, using flash was something I knew I didn’t want to do.
Before I jump into this list of essential gear, I’d love to address the phrase “gear doesn’t matter.” It’s a phrase I have said myself over and over and I truly believe it.
We had ourselves in a position to make more money in three months of work in 2020 than we made in all of 2019. We were going to hit our goal of $400,000 in revenue in 2020. And then Covid hit.
First, it is important to note that the term “high end” much like the term “success” is relative. You will first need to define what high end means to you before you can begin to target these clients.
If you’re looking to get into the market of destination weddings or you’re already invested, you may want to take notes. There is plenty of opportunity out there for all photographers and good money to be made. And it doesn’t matter where you live or if you have a family.
Let me begin by saying, if you’ve read any of my previous articles in Shutter, you know that whatever the topic, I speak to you from my perspective. I consider myself a “regular” photographer, here to share my story and hopefully inspire and educate my fellow photographers on things I've learned along the way.
Last month, we discussed the foundations of building a successful photography business. We talked about reframing your mindset to start seeing sales as an opportunity to add value to each client that comes into your world.
In video production, especially wedding filmmaking, there is one universal truth: Bad audio will destroy a good video. This has been a fundamental tenet of my teaching for years.
So why do I still shoot film, when clearly digital cameras offer so many advantages over traditional analog film? I’ve been asked this a lot at workshops and conferences where I’ve spoken.
I have had the honor of photographing hundreds of weddings across the globe, and along the way learned invaluable lessons about how to approach and prepare for event lighting. Take the pressure out of the fast-paced and ever-changing lighting conditions of the wedding day with these six tips.