Archive for December, 2010

10 Ways To Score Customers With A Photo Blog

December 27th, 2010

Start blogging If you’re still waiting for the right time to start your photo blog, you’re behind the game. Start it today. Find an image that you really like from a recent session, and use it as the basis for a blog post. If you’re waiting to get your masters in blogging before you write your first post, you’ll never get around to getting started. You can always improve your blogging skill as you go, but until you get started, you don’t have anythting to improve on.

Write for your audience What would customers and potential customers be interested in seeing on your blog? They want to see your photography, especially if they’re the ones in t[...]

15 Factors For Pricing Wedding Photography

December 19th, 2010

Pricing wedding photography can be a difficult excercise, and there’s as much art as there is science in setting your prices. You may also find a previous post on pricing sessions to be useful in making your decision. After 7 years of gradually adjusting wedding prices and comparing rates with other wedding photographers, here’s a list of 15 factors that I’d like to share with you guys so you can make smart decisions when setting rates and packages.

Ballpark Prices If you’ve done any looking around at other photographers websites, you have probably seen prices starting at $300, or maybe even a little lower. This is one step away from listing your services[...]

Redesigned Photography Blog – A Service Trade

December 11th, 2010

As you guys may have noticed, I’ve got a completely redesigned blog interface. A local business owner friend of ours runs a St Louis web design company, and does some pretty amazing work. The good news for us is that he also recently had twins, and needed some photography. Perfect! We had ourselves a service exchange.

Why a service exchange? It’s simple. Service exchanges give businesses that are strapped for cash or business a chance to work and to get another professional’s talent in return. Obviously it only works if both professionals need each other’s services, but at least for photographers, you may be able to be picky about what you want to exch[...]

Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 Transceiver Review

December 5th, 2010

Equipment Setup We have a total of 4 Pocket Wizard FlexTT5 Transceivers that we use in different setups depending on what the situation requires. The most common scenario is with the transmitting receiver mounted on our Canon 5D Mark II Camera and our Canon 550EX Flash on top of that. Our most frequent off camera flash setup is to have both our Canon 540EZ Flash and Metz 54MZ-4 Flash mounted on transceivers and attached to flash stands. If we’re in a rushed situation and need more portability, we put a Canon 430EX II Flash on a transceiver and hand-hold. We’ve also occasionally used our transceivers with our Canon 50D Camera.

You’re probably wondering why we d[...]