I Don’t Feel Like Writing this Blog Post Right Now

But I also don’t give a shit about how I feel about it. The problem the last two years with this blog (or rather, with me and blogging) is I tend to write when I feel like it.  Which, apparently, isn’t very often. But that’s going to change – starting now. Starting now, I’m going to […]

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1000 Humans

Inspiration doesn’t usually come from thin-air. At least, it rarely does for me. My latest photography adventure/challenge is coming directly from one of my new “mentors”, Brandon Stanton, the creator of the very popular Street Photography blog Humans of New York. When a friend of mine emailed me a link to the HONY site, within […]

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SmugMug Website Examples – Submit and Vote on Your Favorites

If you’re new to SmugMug, be sure to use this link to save 20% on your first year with SmugMug. The following is a list of beautifully designed SmugMug sites created and used by real photographers. Use this list to get inspiration and ideas for your SmugMug site. And feel free to: vote on your favorites leave […]

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9 Tips to Great Photo Slideshows

A well-made slideshow video can bring your audience to tears. A poorly-made one can bore them to tears. I’m guessing you want to make a great slideshow that people will love. It might be a personal event like a wedding, a funeral, or a birthday! Or maybe you need something for your business – a function, a […]

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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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