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Inside Real Studios: Robotti & Rosa Photography

Inside Real Studios: Robotti & Rosa Photography

Our studio marries the best of an industrial loft with boutique elegance. We had the opportunity to design the floor plan, pick the finishes, and make it our own. We both love interior design, so we loved the process of designing and decorating our space and really feel at home here. We collect unique props from around the world to complement our cute little clients.

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Travel With Photographers: Benny Bystrom

Travel With Photographers: Benny Bystrom

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Lofoten twice, this time completely dressed in white. The 1.5-hour flight from Stockholm to Kiruna, Sweden went smoothly and about seven hours after landing my friend and I reached Lofoten in our rental car. Five days of landscape photography and exploring awaited.

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What I Wish I Knew: Using Social Media As A Tool And Not A Timesuck

What I Wish I Knew: Using Social Media As A Tool And Not A Timesuck

Dear Ashley and Graham circa 2008,

Your business will not live and die by social media. You're going to be tempted to put more time into Facebook and Instagram than you do into in-person relationships because it will feel like that's what everyone else is doing; it will feel like the only way to keep up. Resist that temptation. Resist the urge to jump on the ever changing hamster wheel of social media. When you get on that hamster wheel it will feel like you're running as fast as you can and getting nowhere. And that's exactly where sinking unscheduled, unintentional time into social media will get you: nowhere.

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Why You Should Be Selling Albums

Why You Should Be Selling Albums

Next to framed art, albums are a favorite, no-brainer product you should be offering every client. Albums are the one product that truly stands the test of time and will be treasured for generations to come. Not long ago, album design went a bit “photographers-gone-wild” with acrylic, metal, and even fur covers. Remember that panoramic ultra-wide album fad?

Luckily the tide has turned back to favoring a classic, luxury presentation.  

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Design Aglow + Fundy: How to Sell Frame Galleries

Design Aglow + Fundy: How to Sell Frame Galleries

You’ve seen the posts in the IPS forums of clients purchasing thousands of dollars of wall art and you may wonder how photographers consistently have this type of success. We believe it’s a simple combination of psychology, strategy and the right tools. In this post, we’ll show you how to use Design Aglow’s Grab and Go collections with Fundy Designer to achieve the big sales you’ve always dreamed of.

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Travel With Photographers: Marissa Decker

Travel With Photographers: Marissa Decker

Netflix. HBO. & Hulu.

That could be about 70% of my off season. The time a friend introduced me to Game of Thrones was the most epic two months of my life (sorry adulthood). BUT, the keyword in that first sentence is “could be”. My biggest love during off season is stepping out of my living room for a travel adventure.

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5 tips for pricing your photography products

5 tips for pricing your photography products

Using quick pricing equations to calculate product pricing might be convenient, but it can potentially lead to issues with your bottom line. There are so moving parts when it comes to helping photographers and creatives come up with their business’ pricing strategy, not to mention that every business is different. Whether you’re putting together product pricing for the first time, or just making some tweaks, here are 5 tips to ensure your pricing is both accurate and sustainable.

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3 Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts for Your Clients

3 Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts for Your Clients

Who would we be without mom?

With less than a month between now and Mother’s day, it’s time to start helping your clients find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Here are 3 easy tips to show mom how amazing she is (while making some extra moolah)

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The Benefits of Framing with Acrylic

The Benefits of Framing with Acrylic

When you think of a photo frame, chances are you think of a traditional wood or metal frame and a glass pane. It’s what you’d probably find on the walls at your parent’s house. Glass provides us a crisp and clear viewing experience, which made it an industry standard for years. But there’s a new kid in town that we’d like to introduce you to acrylic.

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Capturing authentic photos and shaping the client photography experience

Capturing authentic photos and shaping the client photography experience

As a photographer and storyteller, I learned early on that curating a client experience that is fun, lighthearted, and feels as natural as possible is the best way to capture the authentic images that many of us crave.

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