How to Create a Gorgeous Photography Website with SmugMug in 90 Minutes – A Complete Step-By-Step Tutorial

20% Off SmugMug Coupon* If you are interested in getting started today with SmugMug use the link below to save 20% off ANY of their packages. That will save you money on an already affordable product. You’ll love it! SmugMug – 20% Off <<– Use this special link to get 20% off your new SmugMug account! *Already in […]

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Fill In the Blanks Contest Question: “I Want to Make a Side Income with Photography so I Can __________.”

Let’s talk about money. What!? “We’re creative artists! Leave the boring money talk for the accountants…” Now I know you’re a photographer. And you’re probably a pretty darn good one at that. That’s awesome. But I also know you’re reading this blog with the hope of making a little (or maybe even a lot!) of […]

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How Do You Know When You’re Good Enough to Charge?

I hate to tell you this… But it doesn’t matter if you think your photos are good enough to make you money. And it doesn’t matter if you don’t think you’re photos are good enough to make you money either! There’s really only one way to know if you can make money with your camera […]

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Zen of Pricing Your Photos in SmugMug

The Bonus Video Just because SmugMug has 3 print labs, and over 300+ product options doesn’t mean you need to take advantage of all of them. In fact, in the name of preventing your customers heads from exploding, I’ll be recommending a more minimalist approach. Less is more, if you will. In the video below […]

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Forget What’s In the Bag, What IS the Bag?

Camera gear is a touchy subject. Google “Nikon vs Canon” and you get over 52,000,000 results. So I’m not going to even attempt to lay out the dozens of bag options, give a long list of features to compare and analyze until you’re blue in the face. If you’re like me and addicted to reading […]

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The Simple, Ridiculously Useful Guide to Earning a Living from Your Passion

The personal development blog, Zen Habits, has over 237,000 readers. And I’m one of them. It has a massive following because its author, Leo Babauta, is a talented, passionate writer and his blog has a crystal clear message – simplify your life; do what you love. Do What You Love “I’m lucky — I’ve found […]

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Pinterest: A “Visual” Social Bookmarking Tool You and I Can’t Ignore

I value my time. Which is why I’m rarely an “early adopter” of new social media tools. Twitter and Facebook both had to prove their worth to me before I decided to get on board. I’m still undecided about LinkedIn, MySpace (ha!), and even Google+. But when I heard about the rapid growth of this […]

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The Easy Way to Create Your Website Banner

There is a nasty assumption out there that all photographers are web nerds, graphic artists, and just generally technologically savvy people. That’s just not true. Some are, most are not. That’s why I’ve been dedicating a lot of my time and energy on this blog to teach my fellow photographers some “how-to’s” about working online.  […]

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My New Years Resolution & The WPG “Let’s Get Organized” Contest!

Today’s post is a little bit special.  To celebrate the New Year I’m giving away a copy of the Evernote Essentials ebook to one lucky reader!  Read on to get the details… 2011 is coming to a close. Thinking back, 2011 was a wonderful year for me.  I achieved some pretty big goals — one […]

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Time to Take the Rule of Thirds Up a Notch

Have you ever heard of the Fibonacci Series?  How about the Golden Mean, or the Golden Ratio?  Well, despite my nerdy engineering background — neither had I until I read Dan Brown’s infamous The Da Vinci Code. The most boring aspect of the Fibonacci Series is the math (gasp!).  But it’s where we must start….with […]

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