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Finding Your Niche, Part Two: How To Make Niche Marketing Work For You

We all know that professional photography is full of its own niche markets. From seniors to maternity to architecture to food to infants, there’s truly something out there for everybody. When moving into your own niche, you may find that there’s more competition than you initially thought. Depending on your location and market, there could be dozens of photographers who specialize in the same things you do. So how do you cater to your niche without blending in with the crowd?

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We all know that professional photography is full of its own niche markets. From seniors to maternity to architecture to food to infants, there’s truly something out there for everybody. When moving into your own niche, you may find that there’s more competition than you initially thought. Depending on your location and market, there could be dozens of photographers who specialize in the same things you do. So how do you cater to your niche without blending in with the crowd?

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Finding Your Niche, Part One: Why Specialize?

As a photographer, are you a jack of all trades, but a master of none? Are you tirelessly spreading your energies across the industry, never stopping long enough to focus on just one genre? Are you photographing weddings on the weekend, and during the week, you’re photographing babies and headshots and sports? Does this all-over-the-map workload leave you feeling harried or stagnant? Does your lack of focus feel like confusion and self-doubt?

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As a photographer, are you a jack of all trades, but a master of none? Are you tirelessly spreading your energies across the industry, never stopping long enough to focus on just one genre? Are you photographing weddings on the weekend, and during the week, you’re photographing babies and headshots and sports? Does this all-over-the-map workload leave you feeling harried or stagnant? Does your lack of focus feel like confusion and self-doubt?

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Inside Real Studios: Tiny Touch Photography

Being able to have a large professionally designed space has been wonderful in portraying to my clients the level of luxury that they are receiving when the work with our studio. The mood is set for them the moment they walk through the doors. They are able to see large examples of my work, and be able to roam around and not be clustered into a little room. Many times a clients sees the images of our studio online and fall in love with the idea of working with us.

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Being able to have a large professionally designed space has been wonderful in portraying to my clients the level of luxury that they are receiving when the work with our studio. The mood is set for them the moment they walk through the doors. They are able to see large examples of my work, and be able to roam around and not be clustered into a little room. Many times a clients sees the images of our studio online and fall in love with the idea of working with us.

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18 months of complete studio organization is yours

Imagine every aspect of your photography business, completely organized. No matter what month it is, it’s never too late to get organized. Just because it’s August doesn’t necessarily mean that the rest of your summer and year has to fit within the confines of sticky notes and smartphone reminders. You still have goals to fulfill this year! The Big Picture Planner planner spans 18 entire months (and onward!), so why not get a jump start on setting yourself up for complete studio organization today?

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Imagine every aspect of your photography business, completely organized. No matter what month it is, it’s never too late to get organized. Just because it’s August doesn’t necessarily mean that the rest of your summer and year has to fit within the confines of sticky notes and smartphone reminders. You still have goals to fulfill this year! The Big Picture Planner planner spans 18 entire months (and onward!), so why not get a jump start on setting yourself up for complete studio organization today?

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Inside Real Studios: Ryaphotos

As much as I would love to have a big commercial space, having a small in-house studio gives me total freedom and flexibility when I plan out my calendar. The type of photography that I do requires me to be on the go all the time so this setup works perfectly for me at this point in my career. If you are planning to shoot in a studio, make sure you have enough natural light and keep the old adage in mind that less is more. You don't need a ton of space, if you streamline and keep things minimal it all works.

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As much as I would love to have a big commercial space, having a small in-house studio gives me total freedom and flexibility when I plan out my calendar. The type of photography that I do requires me to be on the go all the time so this setup works perfectly for me at this point in my career. If you are planning to shoot in a studio, make sure you have enough natural light and keep the old adage in mind that less is more. You don't need a ton of space, if you streamline and keep things minimal it all works.

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