Category: business of photography

Helicopter in the Sky. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Why Freelancers Should Not Work for Free

Ten reasons why freelancers/creatives/content creators should not give away their work for free As freelancers, as content creators we're often asked to work for "credit," "exposure" or just plainly asked to work for free. This could be considered a "reasonable" request for a very limited time, when freelancers are just starting out and in need ...

Attending the Annual PDN Photo Plus Expo

On the importance of attending photography trade shows Each year, the last weekend of October is a bliss for many photographers in the New York City area, and around the country and the world. That's when PDN Photo Plus Expo comes to Javits Center in New York City. I always do my best to show ...

Watermarks

On Designing Watermarks to Further Define Our Artist Voice To watermark or not to watermark? That is the question. My personal rule of thumb is: - usually, if I post the image on social media or blogs, I do add a watermark - if the image is for a client or publication, of course, I ...

On Setting Your Photography Rates

Things to consider when setting your photography rates   "How much is that doggy in the window?" I know only the beginning of that song, but what stands out, thinking of it as a creative, is that in the song someone does ask and actually is willing to pay for the dog. When it comes ...