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  • Mastering Your Business
    Mastering All Aspects of Your Business
    Hopefully, you haven’t experienced this, but some of you may have. It’s the same trouble that lots of photographers find themselves in after their business starts to take off. Photographers are easily one of the hardest working groups of people out there, but they aren’t always good...
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  • Top Tips to Up Your Website Game
    Top Tips to Up Your Website Game
    Having a website just isn’t enough anymore, although that can really set you apart from your competition, you need to step up your game even further. There are a few key elements that your website must do in order to attract the ideal customers you are looking...
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  • Technology is Power
    Technology is Power
    Technology is your friend, although it might not seem like it all the time. It can be overwhelming and exhausting to think about because it seems like those who are best at using technology are already so far ahead. It can all be intimidating, it’s true, but...
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  • Staying Fresh while Staying True
    Staying Fresh while Staying True
    Many of you are beginning photographers, but soon you will be well into your business. The years fly by when you start a business because you are engaged and start to miss the passing of time. This is mostly likely to happen when you live and breathe...
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  • Why You Should Keep Your Skills Sharp
    Why You Should Keep Your Skills Sharp
    Being well-rounded is a part of being a good student, leader, and business owner. This applies to all photographers too, no matter what you think your niche might be. Being able to empathize and at the very least, understand what other niches and styles other photographers are...
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  • 4 Tips the Pros Wish They Knew Sooner
    4 Tips the Pros Wish They Knew Sooner
    Over the course of time, there have been plenty of tips for you to read, try, and act upon and there will be many more in the future. As photographers, it should always be a goal to continue to learn and make changes to your own business...
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  • No One Should Work For Free
    No One Should Work For Free
    You’ve heard this one hundred times already, but still, right now, in this moment, there is a young or upcoming photographer working for free. It’s so hard to build your portfolio but there are some seriously problematic reasons why working for free in the beginning will hurt...
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  • Succeed in Your Planning by Planning to Succeed
    Succeed in Your Planning by Planning to Succeed
    There are so many things to remember as a photographer that sometimes the simplest planning and organizational factors slip by our minds. Here’s one thing you may not have thought about, the preparation for a photo shoot is more important than the shoot itself. There are a...
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  • Keeping Your Creativity Alive
    Keeping Your Creativity Alive
    Photography, like nearly all creatives fields, takes time and instinct to cultivate to get to the place where we feel successful. But what happens when we start to lose ourselves? You can probably think of a friend, fellow creative, or maybe even yourself, who has lost their...
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  • Four Basic Needs for Your Photography Business
    Four Basic Needs for Your Photography Business
    There are certain things that all photographers need and there’s also a clear list of things that photographers do not need. Many photographers start to blur the lines of these two lists because they think they need something more than what they have or they get caught...
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  • Outsourcing: Getting You Back to Photography
    Outsourcing: Getting You Back to Photography
    Photographers rival the top of the list of the busiest people and anyone who argues that fact is foolish and ignorant. In all reality, any entrepreneur is set up to be in for a very busy ride. Running your own business is really hard. There are so...
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  • The Price is Right
    The Price is Right
    Many experts in the field of photography will either admit to making this mistake or remember a close friend or acquaintance who made this mistake: mispricing your business. Artists of all sorts are asked to work for free or for very little all the time but instead...
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  • Reeling in the Ideal Clients
    Reeling in the Ideal Clients
    Think about how many people are in your town or city. Think about having a conversation with each of them. Even if you live in a town with few hundred people, imagining having a conversation with every single one of those people is still something that might...
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  • Don't Wonder About Your Worth
    Don’t Wonder About Your Worth
    Talking about money in any situation is tough. Talking about paying bills or spending money on large purchases will always be hard. The same is true for you, isn’t it? Talking about your own services, your art that you do for a living is really tough. It’s...
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  • 135: Your Strategic Portrait Party Questions Answered
    135: Your Strategic Portrait Party Questions Answered
    In this solo episode, I answer the most common questions I've been getting from podcast "Episode 128: The Definitive Guide to Throwing a Strategic Portrait Party". A strategic party can bring you income, clients, and credibility in your local community!...
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Chamira_Headshot_1500x1500I'm Chamira Young. I admit it. I'm an art nerd, Photoshop geek, and photographer with an obsession for productivity and creativity. Through online teaching and podcasting...Read More

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