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Pinterest Messaging for your Photography Business | A Great Collaboration Tool

Have you discovered that Pinterest has a new feature for all to use?  Maybe you haven’t even noticed this…maybe you saw the buzz going around on the internet in a forum…or just maybe you came across this by  sheer “accident” like I did. Yes…Pinterest now has a message feature.  A private message feature…like that which […]

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5 Great Photography Organizations to be Passionate About

I think most of us started out taking photos because we enjoyed it. We loved the interactions between people and the raw emotion that we could capture that could be relived through our work. As we delve deeper into the business aspects of photography, we get busy with pricing and marketing. Too concerned with our […]

Blogging, SEO & Social Media

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G+ Crash Course for Photographers | Posting Tips and Etiquette

This post is 3rd post in this G+ Crash-Course for Photographers Series.  Find the other posts here! This is my third article in this series.  Since everyone who comes to G+ was first on Facebook, sometimes G+ can be extra confusing because Facebook has us programmed to do it their way!  Posting is just one of those […]

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Editing, Workflow & Outsourcing

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Lightroom – Editing Babies

Some of you are curious about using Lightroom for editing babies and newborns. If you are a mom, well, I am on a quest to convince every mom that you NEED Lightroom! If you are a “pro” photographer, you probably know that Photoshop is standard for the fine-tuning of skin that you need to do […]

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What is that Sync Button for? | Lightroom Tutorial

So I’d been cruising along in Lightroom for a year…learning as I go.  And every once in awhile, when I was in the Develop Module, I would see the “Previous” button in the bottom right corner change…to the “Sync” Button.  Hmmm.  I was clueless and I just thought I was doing okay and that I […]

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Organization & Balance

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How to Organize and Backup Digital Downloads

Tell me if this scenario (true story of mine, of course) fits you: Purchase (or find free) all kinds of awesome Actions and Presets, etc! Download to computer. Move to Lightroom/Photoshop proper folders. Computer dies. Actions and Presets die with it. Lol!  I hope that didn’t happen to you!  But I definitely did not understand […]

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8 Wedding Photographer Planning Tips to ROCK the Day!

 Thank you to my friend Jill Reid of Raindancer Studios for giving her advice for this article! Photographers, are you overwhelmed by the thought of photographing a wedding? Don’t be! All you need is a gallon of organization, a quart of flexibility, a cup of confidence and a teaspoon of joy. I’m here to help equip […]

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Finances, Taxes & Contracts

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Excuses, Excuses! Proactive Contract Clause to Avoid Client Cancellations

We’ve all heard the excuses.  Here are some great ones from my Photog friends:  It looks like it’s going to rain. I didn’t have time to get my hair cut.  I didn’t have time to get outfits together. (last minute)….Kids are still sleeping. (a week prior)…His face is swollen we will have to cancel.  I […]

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Add Value to your Precious Time with a Late Policy

You know the ones…you probably have one in your own family.  Yeah.  Someone who actually PLANS to be LATE.  Like that is it is “fashionable”.  And well, it is not in the least bit cool when your clients show up late. But you know what happens.  You are sitting in your car or at your […]

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Be Inspired!

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Zero to Hero | My Amateur to Pro Story

I love stories of how people  pursue their passion of photography and the resulting beauty that they create!  My friend Mike Washington’s story is inspiring…enjoy!  -Jill I have always taken snapshots for a long as I can remember. I had no formal training at all, and I would just point the camera in the direction […]

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