Trading my Nikon D5100 for a FujiFilm X-E1

Nikon D5100 for Fujifilm X-E1

I’ve had my Nikon D5100 camera for about a year. I purchased it used from a local wedding photographer who was unloading some gear she no longer needed. It set me back $300CDN with the kit lens. A great deal! At the time, my local brick-and-mortar (where I buy most of my used gear) was …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 A7III. 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 …

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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. …

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Creating Memories in Your Life with Emotion and Purpose

We woke up yesterday morning in a tent, having spent the last eight nights sleeping on air mattresses. We went to sleep in a king-sized bed in a $400/night hotel suite. That’s pretty much a normal routine for us. There’s a lot of variety in our daily routines. It keeps life interesting and ensures that boredom …

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How We Stay Plugged Into Our Business From the Campsite

As was sitting here in our minivan at our campsite, kids asleep in the tent right in front of us, I had a realization that given the right combination of opportunity and technology, there are no limits to what can be accomplished. Here’s an illustration of what I mean: Our network marketing organization runs a …

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