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Rules Were Made to be Broken

Playing chords doesn’t make you a jazz composer. Playing it safe around tight corners doesn’t make you a champion grand prix driver. Playing to your strengths doesn’t make you perform under pressure. Here’s the thing: you have to improvise. You must invent new ways of seeing. But first you have to know the rules. Master

The Magic Bullet of Successful Wedding Photography

“Boy, I never knew I could look so good.”  – Lisa Binder, Washington DC If you were to create a list of the various components for building a successful wedding photography business, you would most likely include things like great customer service, personality marketing, understanding your ideal client, great photography, recognizable style, and unique product

What Your Email Auto Responder Says About You (We’re Ready for a Debate!)

I’ve been a photographer since 2004, and I’ve walked more than a mile in a photographer’s shoes.  Now that I find myself regularly working with photographers, I’m able to see things from a different perspective while still being able to empathize with the day in, day out challenges that photographers face. And it’s from that

Reinventing Yourself: A Meandering Journey with Joe.

An Interview with Joe Buissink by Rachel LaCour Niesen Atlanta photographers- hear more of Joe’s story tomorrow, July 13th,  at the Atlanta PUG Meeting! Then, come back on Thursday for Pictage & ShootQ Business Bootcamp! “I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To

How I Forge Collaborative Vendor Relationships

One of the most rewarding paths I’ve taken as a photographer has been forging collaborative relationships with other wedding professionals. By recognizing the contributions of the many creatives involved in assembling a wedding, I can help foster a team environment that makes our wedding day experience more of a collaboration, and helps form meaningful working

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The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!
The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!