Tips

Surviving the Winter Season: 5 Tips for Staying on Top of Your Game

Featuring Joe McFetridge

Living and working in a part of the country where it snows all winter presents a lot of issues for photographers. When it comes to winter weather, Joe McFetridge with Love by Joe Mac embraces the cold. 

“The winter elements simply provide me new opportunities to capture my clients in diverse environments.” 

For some photographers, cold weather or snow makes it hard to shoot outside, but Joe says he’s trained himself to make the most of what he calls less hospitable factors.

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Don’t Let YouTube be Your Photo Mentor

Don't use Youtube as a photo mentor.

Featuring Tracy Autem

One of the biggest impacts Tracy Autem has seen hit the wedding photography industry during her years as a photographer and educator is YouTube photo mentors.

“I teach a Business for Photographers class at the local university and when I ask my students how they learned how to use a camera, most of them say Youtube.”

As a longtime wedding photographer and business owner on the lookout for new talent, Tracy is excited to see so many newcomers. But she cautions her students about the flaws she finds with the YouTube education model. “I always tell people that they have to check their sources. They need to look at the work of the person they are putting their faith into and make sure it’s solid. 

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Upping Album and Print Sales This Winter

WHCC Companion Debossed Album

Once the hard work of shooting a wedding is over, many photographers continue to earn extra income by selling products and print sales.

Make Good Use of Holiday Coupon Codes for Print Sales

We conducted a survey of some of our best ShootDotEdit photographers to get tips on how they increase their income in the off-season. Across the board, coupon codes and vouchers seem to be a foolproof way of encouraging clients to buy printed products in the winter months. 

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Standing Out | The Ever-Evolving World of Print Competitions

Sanjay Jogia Standing Out Print Photography ShootDotEdit

Featuring Sanjay Jogia

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh

When I met Sanjay Jogia of Eye Jogia Photography on the bustling exhibit hall floor at WPPI, he said he was actually relieved to be back in the crowd on the floor. Gesturing toward his “Judge” badge, the Luxury Wedding Photographer said he had just finished judging the WPPI print competition. 

“We were stuck in a dark room for 11 hours a day looking at images. We had hundreds and hundreds of images to go through.” Sanjay has been a Print Competition Judge at WPPI for the last 3 years, so I asked him for some advice on how to stand out. 

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22 Different Ways for a Bride to Share Her Wedding Photos

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Before the wedding, the bride spends countless hours planning and preparing for her big day. As her photographer, you capture all the hard work she did and create memorable images for her. After you receive your images back from a wedding photo editor, it’s time to deliver them to your bride. Once she has the images, the next step is for her to find out the best way to share wedding photos with her family and friends.

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ShootDotEdit’s Community Magazine: Busy Season 2018 Issue

busy season 2018 issue

It’s busy season! With all the tasks on your plate (and zero extra minutes), it can be easy to get distracted from one of the best parts of being a photographer.

That’s why we reached out to top photography leaders to bring you our Annual Busy Season 2018 Issue, filled with tips, tricks, and suggestions from industry pros to help you make this your best busy wedding season yet!

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ShootDotEdit’s Community Magazine: Annual Partner Issue

annual partner issue

As a wedding photographer, there are countless areas of your photography business that need your attention. The reality is, though, you can’t (and shouldn’t) do it all yourself!

That’s why we partnered with the best of the best in the photography industry – companies who believe in our mission to empower the success of the professional wedding photographer – to bring you our Annual Partner Issue, filled with promos and discounts on the top programs, apps, and services perfect to help you achieve your goals and grow your photography business.

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