Tools That I Use Every Day


  One of the most common questions that I receive are about the gear/tools that I personally use. I’m not sure why, since I rarely write about gear. Anyway, for what it’s worth, here goes: My camera system:¬† Sony A6000 ($478 on Amazon) Since I’m retired from weddings, I don’t … Read More

Wedding Photography: What Really Matters


  I just looked – and I mean really looked – at my wedding photos for the first time in a long time. Me and MaryBeth, Harvard Square, Cambridge Massachusetts, September 4, 1999 What was I thinking when I looked at these images? Was I critically evaluating the photographer’s technique, … Read More

10 Things To Do When You’ve Got No Clients


What do you do if you don’t have any clients? What if the phone ain’t ringing and your email ain’t pinging? What if all you see when you open up your calendar is a sea of empty, white space? What if you’ve got no inquiries and no upcoming shoots? What … Read More

Sunday Q&A #1


I receive questions from photographers all the time. Here are a few recent ones – keep ’em coming! Q: I’m tired of getting really small orders for my portrait photography business, so I’m thinking of putting in place a minimum order requirement. What do you think about this? A: I … Read More

Do dual monitors make you more productive?


It seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it? More monitors means you can leave more programs/applications/windows open at once. That means less time wasted toggling back and forth. That should make you more productive, right? Depending on which multi-monitor productivity study you read (usually sponsored by monitor manufacturers!), the increase in productivity … Read More

Should You Diversify Your Photography Business?


Should you diversify your photography business, or stick to a single niche? I wish I could give you a simple answer, but there is none. It’s going to depend on a variety of factors, including your location, your willingness to travel, and your goals. But we have to start somewhere, … Read More

Why your photography website needs a pricing page


It’s 2015, not 1999. Your photography website needs to have a page dedicated to pricing information.¬†Leaving pricing off of your website is one of the worst mistakes you can make in 2015. Here’s why: The argument for not displaying prices on your website goes like this: I’m an artist, not … Read More