When Does Your Photography Become a Legal Business?

On a recent episode of a popular photography podcast, the listener asked a question about turning his photography into a legal business. He said right now he was just earning money but wanted to convert to a legal business. It’s an interesting question, and one I am sure many entrepreneurial photographers ask. I wanted to provide my own answer to this question, based on years of freelance and business experience.

What is the Exposure Triangle and How Does It Work?

When it comes to photography, light is everything. After all, a photograph is nothing more than light captured on a medium (film or digital sensor). Controlling the amount of light that reaches your camera’s sensor is key to getting the right photograph. There are three camera settings related to exposure, the aperture, shutter speed, and … Read moreWhat is the Exposure Triangle and How Does It Work?

5 Great Entry-Level Full-Frame Cameras for 2018

We all know that Sony has broken the mold for entry-level full-frame cameras with the release of the new A7RIII. But even at a great price (just two dollars short of $2,000), it still might be out of reach for the savvy photography business owner on a tight budget. Fortunately, there are several other options on the market that can get you up into full-frame territory for much less than the cost of a brand new Sony A7III. I’ve compiled a list of several entry-level full-frame cameras available.

How Would Your Business Spend a $3,700 Gear Budget

An opportunity recently presented itself to expand my photography business into another market, At the moment, my photography serves as a value-add to my freelance writing projects, and while it does a great job of increasing the value of my deliverables, I’ve always had a desire to expand my photography services beyond their current situation. This type of photography would be a considerable departure from my current projects as far as shooting environment is concerned. For this project to be a success, a gear upgrade will be required.

7 Things I Look For in a Great Side Hustle

Once I decided to start this blog the first thing I did was think back to the countless side hustles I have experimented with to figure out exactly what attracted me to each hustle. As I jotted down my notes, I noticed a pattern. I realized that over the years, I have inadvertently developed a list of criteria I use to evaluate the suitability of a potential side hustle. These side hustle ‘criteria’ are also reflected in my current crop of projects.

I want to share that criteria with you.

Please understand the elements I look for in a potential side hustle may not be the same things you look for, and that should be expected. We have different values, passions, skills, and beliefs, not to mention differing goals. I am working on a series of exercises to help people identify and develop their criteria for a good side hustle, but for now, let’s look at my list.

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7 Things You Need to Know About Network Marketing

At some point in your search for the perfect side hustle, I’ll bet you stumbled into a network marketing opportunity and like most people, dismissed it out of hand. Most people do. Too much negativity among the majority of the population. Network marketing has a bad rap, but what if I told you it was one of the best side hustles you’ll ever come across?

In a previous article, I laid out my reasoning for Why Network Marketing is a Great Side Hustle. I won’t repeat too much of that information here, but I just want to fill you in on a few truths I’ve learned since taking on a network marketing opportunity as a side hustle almost five years ago.

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