How to Travel Like a Pro Photographer

I was packing up for my first travel photoshoot in over a year (thanks, COVID) and discovered my cats have been using my Tenba travel case for bed! What jerks! It took me 20 minutes and half of a roll of packing tape to get all the fur off. I’m seriously considering getting a storage unit for my gear to keep the furtacular problems at bay. Speaking of travel jobs, here are my best tips on how to travel like […]

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Chip Riegel Website Review

Chip Riegel is an excellent commercial photographer based in Providence, RI and also a Pro level member of Photo Authentic. As Pro Member, Chip got a website review by me to discuss how to make his site work better to convert visitors into leads. To watch the whole video, click the play button below. Video Highlights: 1:02 – A good website can make you seem like a better photographer than you are 2:03 – We talk about the pluses and […]

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September 2021 Photo Events

In-person or online, there are great events happening for commercial photographers this fall. The team and I have assembled a list of all the best photo events that will help your business or your photography skills grow. Here are some upcoming events for September you won’t want to miss: What: APA LA & AskSternRep: Navigating the UnknownWhen: Wed September 15, 2021 – 12pm PSTWhere: Online WebinarCost: FREEInfo: APA National What: APA Chicago: Practicing & Promoting Self-CareWhen: Tue September 21, 2021 […]

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New Small Battery Powered Monolights from Profoto

One of my favorite lighting companies, Profoto, just announced an upgrade to their small form factor monolights. Called the B10x and B10x Plus, these lights can be used for both filming videos and for shooting stills. Both lights are smaller in size and lighter than the B1x, but the B10x Plus can put out 500ws. The smaller size is an ideal choice for location photography and motion. Small lights are easier to place and lighter to carry. Your sets can […]

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How Much Should a Photographer Charge

A photographer has to know how much they should charge for their creative skills. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to get this number. You need to calculate three things: How much salary do you want to make How much it costs you to be in business The market value of the work you are doing. The first two items are your Cost of Doing Business, otherwise known as your CODB. Once you know your CODB, you can set your Baseline Creative […]

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Lincoln Barbour

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I've been a commercial photographer for over 20 years. I want to share what I've learned to help other photographers grow their businesses and shoot the work they love.

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How to Travel Like a Pro Photographer

Chip Riegel Website Review

September 2021 Photo Events