9 Tips to Better Workflow

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Managing your work flow as a professional photographer can help you experience success or contribute to your failure, as it plays an essential role in your ability to get the job done and done well. You can make the most of your time, eliminate frustrations and be prepared for any disaster with proper photo storage and backups. On the other hand, poor planning or carelessness could be as detrimental and unprofessional as leaving your lens cap on during a photo shoot — do not neglect to make use of the following tips or you could find yourself left in the dark at a crucial time.

10 Photography Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following

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Twitter is an excellent resource for discovering new information on just about anything, especially photography. For those who have decided to dedicate more energy to photography in 2013, here are 10 of my favorite photography Twitter accounts who are known for giving quality tips and inspiration in 140 characters or less. Make sure to also check out our twitter accounts (@BackdropExpress) for exclusive photography deals, tips & inspiration!

Teaching Photography to Young Children

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Naturally, children are some of the most curious beings on the planet, so you shouldn’t be surprised if they take an interest in that spiffy device in your hands that captures still pictures and makes a flash. And it’s not something that you should hide from your children. If a child shows an interest in photography, encourage him or her to pursue that. Here’s how:

The Shield and Sword of Image Protection: Being Proactive to Protect Your Content

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This is a great guest blog by Amy Cobb over at Photography-Colleges.com.

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Theft of images online is an enormous and sometimes seemingly insurmountable problem. The net can seem so vast and so diffuse trying to find an unauthorized posting of one piece, or even a number of pieces, of content can daunt even the most stalwart of surfers. However, the process is often not as overwhelming as it may sound. In fact, in a number of cases the content-poacher is unaware that they’ve done anything wrong and an email request can quickly facilitate the content in question’s removal or even an unexpected source of promotion if the poster agrees to link the image back to your site.

10 Misconceptions about Becoming a Photographer

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It is human nature to be drawn to beautiful things, and many people have capitalized on this fact by going into the photography business. However becoming a successful professional photographer is still a challenge, despite the many advances made in the field. Since we see photos everywhere, it’s easy to think that making a living as a photographer might be possible for almost anyone. But there is a difference between someone who takes pictures and a photographer. Here are some misconceptions about what it takes to produce professional quality photos.

Pros and Cons of Owning a Photography Studio

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So you love the world of professional photography and you have dreams of owning your own photo studio… who can blame you? There are so many things to love about studio photography, and owning your own studio could allow you to take your work to a whole new level.
Having your own business means you get to be your own boss, have creative control and orchestrate every shoot in ways that feel best to you. You get to express your style and put your stamp of approval on every print. Yes, there’s a certain romanticism about owning your own photo studio, but before you dive in head first, it’s wise to consider both the pros and cons of having your own studio photography business!