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The 'Almost Perfect' Big Picture Planner

The 'Almost Perfect' Big Picture Planner

We’re having a huge sale on all of our almost perfect Big Picture Planners! Huzzah!

But wait. What does “almost perfect” mean? Well, these are the planners that have teeny tiny aesthetic defects. Don’t worry! They haven’t been totally wrecked, they just have small ink marks or scratches that occurred during transit to our office. You can see images of these small damages below.

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Travel With Photographers: Alexandra Celia

Travel With Photographers: Alexandra Celia

Where did you travel to? India (Mumbai, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Thar Desert)

Why did you go there? To photograph an Indian wedding and to travel with a friend

How many days? 21

How did you get there? By plane

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10 Productivity Tips for Photographers

10 Productivity Tips for Photographers

How do you manage difficult clients? What should you spend less time doing? Did you know hiring this type of person to do a particular task can drastically improve your business? With dozens of tips for workflow, productivity and life, we compiled our best productivity hacks--both monumental and miniscule--that add up to lots of reclaimed time and energy.

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5 Simple Systems That Will Grow Your Creative Business

5 Simple Systems That Will Grow Your Creative Business

The most limited asset for any creative business owner, whether big or small, is time.

When it comes to running a company, the only way to free up more of your time is to implement systems for managing the various parts of your business. This allows you to focus more of your energy on what’s most important: doing what you love (which might include catching up on those midday naps you’ve been fantasizing about...don’t worry, we won’t judge).   

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70+ Terrific Blog Post Topics (for when you have no idea what to write)

70+ Terrific Blog Post Topics (for when you have no idea what to write)

Titles are arguably the most important component of any article – in fact, they are sometimes even more important than the article’s content! Your blog post title is the lure that will snare unsuspecting readers. If it doesn't catch your audience's attention, then you've lost all that potential traffic.

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Travel With Photographers: Kat Wagner

Travel With Photographers: Kat Wagner

When my husband and I were first planning our route for our new vanlife adventure, we decided to start with the cities we were most excited about. Growing up primarily on the west coast, the thought of going up to a place like Portland, Maine really intrigued us. We both had been to places like D.C, New York, Philly, Boston… But never up to Maine. We didn’t know what to expect about the city or the coast line over there, but we didn’t care. It became this magical land to us that we couldn’t wait to explore!

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IPS Week 2017: Meet Mike Allebach

IPS Week 2017: Meet Mike Allebach

I spent the last 15 years as either a graphic artist, communications director or marketing director until transitioning to full time photographer four years ago. I started the photography business while I was a graphic artist. It's been my baby for 10 years. At the very beginning I decided to make it a business based for people who were more offbeat or punk rock.

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IPS Week 2017: Jenni Maroney

IPS Week 2017: Jenni Maroney

I am a Boulder, Colorado based Newborn & Family Photographer, passionate about documenting simple, natural photography for my clients. I graduated from photography school almost two decades ago (I know, I’m old..) and have been a professional photographer and photography mentor/coach since. I started my photography business fresh out of college in a teeny, tiny town in Vermont and later moved to Boulder to get a little more vitamin D (and neighbors) in my life ;)

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Tips from The Pros: Fool-Proof Ways to Expand Your Business

Tips from The Pros: Fool-Proof Ways to Expand Your Business

As a wedding and boudoir photographer, wedding fairs and expos can be a great opportunity for me to meet new clients who are excited about finding a photographer. Expos are a ton of work to prepare for and it’s always exhausting to set up my booth, but then I’m rewarded with an incredible experience - I get to spend a day talking about photography with lovely, excited couples. It’s exhilarating and has been a great way to continue building my business.

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Going from Shoot-and-Burn to Full Service (in 7 easy steps)

Going from Shoot-and-Burn to Full Service (in 7 easy steps)

So you read our post about the pitfalls of underpricing your digital products. You’ve realized that your image files are not “just pixels,” but the culmination of thousands of hours of coffee, sweat, and tears that you put into honing your craft. And you’ve decided that 2016 is going to be the year that you stop underestimating yourself and start valuing your work (and asking clients to do the same). Awesome. But going from that a-ha moment to actually implementing full-service pricing can be daunting. 

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