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The Photography Business

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The Phototuts+ Photography Business Session focuses exclusively on teaching you everything you need to know about interacting with clients, making contracts and much more. We’re bringing together a series of tutorials that feature both quick tips and in-depth guides that will allow you to pay your bills with your camera!

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  • Photography
    News
    10 Critical Points for Strong Photography ContractsPreview
    As you begin to make the jump from amateur to professional, it is extremely easy to overlook the business and legal side of photography. However, if you're getting paid for making images, it is important that you protect yourself with a basic contract. Today we'll briefly go over some types of content and considerations that should be in your contract so that you can be sure that you're on the right track to a professional career.Read More…
  • Photography
    Articles
    15 Stock Photography Sites to Sell Your Photos - For Beginners and ProsPreview
    Stock photography can be great revenue generating sideline to your photography business portfolio. If you can break into a few of these stock and mirco-stock sites, your images can sell while you sleep and continue to do so for many years to come. If there is one universal truth to be found in the stock photo industry, it's that high quality images are always in demand. And there's no reason your high quality photos can't be among them! This listing of the current top stock agencies is intent on presenting a bit of what you can expect when applying as a contributor. The companies are listed in no particular order.Read More…
  • Photography
    Internet
    The Beginner's Guide to Creating a Photoblog: Part 1Preview
    Part one in a two part series, The Beginner's Guide to Creating a Photoblog will show you how to choose the best photoblogging platform, detail how to begin using it and help you promote it to fans.  So, what is a photoblog? The vague answer is a combination of pictures and text in a blog like setup. In reality, a photoblog is whatever you choose to make it. From sharing your latest photos to highlighting past shoots with lots of interesting details and tidbits, photoblogs are a great way to connect with fans and help create an audience for your work. Read More…
  • Photography
    Internet
    The Beginner's Guide to Creating a Photoblog: Part 1Preview
    Part one in a two part series, The Beginner's Guide to Creating a Photoblog will show you how to choose the best photoblogging platform, detail how to begin using it and help you promote it to fans.  So, what is a photoblog? The vague answer is a combination of pictures and text in a blog like setup. In reality, a photoblog is whatever you choose to make it. From sharing your latest photos to highlighting past shoots with lots of interesting details and tidbits, photoblogs are a great way to connect with fans and help create an audience for your work. Read More…
  • Photography
    Theory
    Quick Tip: Learning When to Say "No"Preview
    Depending upon whether you see photography as a hobby, or work for clients, you may have differing views of when to say "no". Much of your day may be spent agreeing to the demands of your clients, and possibly taking on projects that you'd rather let pass by. No more! Learning to say "no" is one of the most important lessons you can learn as a photographer. This Quick Tip will be looking at a few of the circumstances when you should turn someone - or some thing - down.Read More…
  • Photography
    Inspiration
    A Photographer's Guide to Working with MagazinesPreview
    So, you're looking for more exposure for your work? Are you wanting to get a good collection of clips from publications? Magazines present a great opportunity to have your work seen by many people in diverse places. Magazines, like most of the journalism field, have had their ups and downs over the past years, but many still exist and are always in need of great photography. This article will help you understand what magazines and publishers are looking for in terms of photos, quality, standards and editing.Read More…
  • Photography
    Articles
    Stepping Into the Fashion Photography IndustryPreview
    It's hard to miss the slick fashion photography found within glossy magazines, boutique windows, and billboards. Fashion photography is everywhere! The satisfaction of seeing your own work printed 25 feet high feels fantastic, but before your next shoot can be seen on a billboard in the city, you have to get started from the ground up. Read More…
  • Photography
    Theory
    Planning a Wedding Shoot: Organisation and PaperworkPreview
    Weddings represent one of the most stressful and daunting tasks a photographer can undertake. The environments vary considerably, and the pace is often hurried. Many couples consider the photos you take of them on that day as some of the most important pictures they will ever have. The complexity of the event itself can be quite stressful for a photographer to plan. Should you have a schedule? How long are you supposed to stay? Should you ask your clients to sign anything? Today's tutorial will focus on how to handle the event from a business perspective. You'll learn all about what's involved and how you can prepare yourself so that both you and your clients are satisfied with the outcome.Read More…
  • Photography
    Internet
    How To Create a Photography Website With WordPressPreview
    While photo sharing websites like Flickr can be a fun way of putting photos online, I'm sure that most photographers would like to have their own personal website. But what if you don't know how to put a website together and get it online? Well, the good news is that it's easier than you think. In this article I'm going to introduce you to WordPress – a popular and relatively easy way of building your own website. There isn't space in one article to cover WordPress in detail – so I'm going to give you an overview and direct you to websites where you can learn more (they are listed at the end).Read More…
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    Post-Processing
    10 Steps for Building a Photography Portfolio to Be Proud OfPreview
    Every two weeks, we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in October of 2010. Collating a photographic portfolio can be a daunting experience. Many have the intention to create one, or even get as far as collecting materials, but believe that their work isn't good enough and don't know how best to present it. Putting together a portfolio can be a very beneficial activity and hopefully these simple steps will guide you through the process!Read More…
  • Photography
    Theory
    Quick Tip: How to Make Money From PhotographyPreview
    As a photographer, I'm asked one question over and over again. How do I make money from photography? I would say almost everyone I know owns a camera in one form or another, but only very few of them have found a way to turn a profit from their photos. Today we're going to suggest a few quick ideas you might not have tried before!Read More…