Category Archives: industry

Hey Photographer [An open letter to my competition]

Hey Photographer, I thought I’d take a moment to write you a quick note. You see, I think you’re worth more. I’ve been watching your work develop over the last months/years and you’ve got to the point where you are producing a really awesome product. Your work is consistent, you’ve developed your style and I…

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What if Sue Bryce was wrong – the $150 8×10

I was speaking with a friend of mine this week about knowing your numbers. We were chit chatting away when she told me about how last week she had been listening in on an episode of Creative Live. Sue Bryce was teaching a program and at one point, apparently suggested that all photographers should be…

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What if being a starving artist wasn’t a thing

I was thinking about photographers and their general dislike of numbers. It’s not that they are unable to run and understand their cost of doing business – it’s just that it’s generally considered the least exciting part of being a photographer. Most of us are in the business because of the buzz, the “high” we…

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Why the old boys club was kinda cool

In recent years, with the rise of social media, traditional photography associations have seen a decline in membership. A large percentage of the emerging professional photographers don’t really understand the value and many people question the relevance of them. You often hear many of them described as “an old boys club”. Now if you didn’t know,…

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How we can change the state of the photography industry

Last week while at Image Explorations, I found myself in a conversation about “the power of print”.  We got into a heated debate about prints versus digital files and the state of the industry…a debate I’ve heard a number of times. The long-time established pros were really trashing the idea of selling digital files and blaming…

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