Staying in Touch with Clients

Staying in Touch with Clients

Clear, consistent communication with clients in one of the main keys to success as a professional freelance photographer. Staying in touch helps you to stay top of mind with your clients. For example, thanking the writer who worked with you on an assignment may get...
The Importance of a Mentor for Freelance Photographers

The Importance of a Mentor for Freelance Photographers

Mentoring – Business Tips for Freelance Photographers by Cradoc Bagshaw As a professional freelance photographer, what can you do in a down economy or during uncertain times to be sure you stay in business? One proven idea for you – look for a mentor....
Negotiation Tips for Freelance Photographers

Negotiation Tips for Freelance Photographers

by Cradoc Bagshaw In another tip, I mentioned that the photographer’s consultant Mary Virginia Swanson said the photographers she knew who were doing the best right now were the ones who had negotiated the best deals in the past, deals that had the clients...
Photo Keywording Tips and Hints

Photo Keywording Tips and Hints

Photo Keywording Tips – The job of keywording your images can be a daunting task. With the proper help, like the fotoKeyword Harvester™, and this exhaustive list of photo Keywording Tips, your keywording nightmares are over. The primary goal in keywording photos...
Keywording – Choosing the best keywording tool

Keywording – Choosing the best keywording tool

Do you need keyword generator software? Cradoc started writing photography software over 25 years ago. When he started, one of the biggest problems photographers were experiencing was that their images were not getting to market because they had such a backlog of...
Work Smarter Not Harder – Pricing Your Work

Work Smarter Not Harder – Pricing Your Work

by Cradoc Bagshaw If you are closing the majority of the estimates you submit, perhaps you are not charging enough and are leaving money on the table. A good gauge to determine if you are charging enough is if 20-40% of the estimates you submit don’t get...
The Importance of Image Copyright Protection

The Importance of Image Copyright Protection

Image Copyright Protection With a busy schedule, the last thing you may have time for is registering your images with the copyright office. But image copyright protection is something you might want to put at the top of your to-do list. Copyright protection for your...
The Importance of Tracking Image Licenses

The Importance of Tracking Image Licenses

Tracking Image Licenses by Cradoc Bagshaw In the middle of the last recession, I asked my friend, photography consultant Mary Virginia Swanson, how her clients were doing in the depressed economy. She shared there’s a group of photographers who typically do better...
Get Images Seen Online – The Importance of Photo Keywording

Get Images Seen Online – The Importance of Photo Keywording

By Cradoc Bagshaw Recently I talked with photographer Ron Watts about his stock shooting and his image keywording problems. Ron and I have known each other since the 1980’s. We met in Los Angeles at the Westlight photo agency, while we were both in town on...
Be Successful Doing What You Love

Be Successful Doing What You Love

It’s a New Year – Time to Scale Up As we step forward into 2019, many photographers – small business owners and solopreneurs – are looking for new ways to become more productive and efficient. They’re looking for ways to run their business more effectively...

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