Defending Your Price

Defending Your Price

The first thing to understand about defending your price is that it’s psychological. Don’t get back in touch with the client until you know you’re ready to defend your price. When you’re confident in yourself and the research you’ve done...
Negotiating in Tough Times

Negotiating in Tough Times

Negotiating in tough times is tricky. To stay in touch I’m constantly asking photographers how they are doing in this economy, and what works for them and what doesn’t. I recently found out something that should not have surprised me, but it did. I was in Tucson and...
The fotoQuote Coach

The fotoQuote Coach

When you’re pricing photographs and images numbers alone don’t mean anything. The key is being able to convince your client that your photograph is worth what you’re asking. The different Coach sections in fotoQuote are designed to help you with...
Staying in Touch with Clients

Staying in Touch with Clients

Clear, consistent communication with clients in one of the main keys to success as a professional freelance photographer. Staying in touch helps you to stay top of mind with your clients. For example, thanking the writer who worked with you on an assignment may get...
The Importance of a Mentor for Freelance Photographers

The Importance of a Mentor for Freelance Photographers

Mentoring – Business Tips for Freelance Photographers by Cradoc Bagshaw As a professional freelance photographer, what can you do in a down economy or during uncertain times to be sure you stay in business? One proven idea for you – look for a mentor....
Negotiation Tips for Freelance Photographers

Negotiation Tips for Freelance Photographers

by Cradoc Bagshaw In another tip, I mentioned that the photographer’s consultant Mary Virginia Swanson said the photographers she knew who were doing the best right now were the ones who had negotiated the best deals in the past, deals that had the clients...
Photo Keywording Tips and Hints

Photo Keywording Tips and Hints

Photo Keywording Tips – The job of keywording your images can be a daunting task. With the proper help, like the fotoKeyword Harvester™, and this exhaustive list of photo Keywording Tips, your keywording nightmares are over. The primary goal in keywording photos...
Keywording – Choosing the best keywording tool

Keywording – Choosing the best keywording tool

Do you need keyword generator software? Cradoc started writing photography software over 25 years ago. When he started, one of the biggest problems photographers were experiencing was that their images were not getting to market because they had such a backlog of...
Work Smarter Not Harder – Pricing Your Work

Work Smarter Not Harder – Pricing Your Work

by Cradoc Bagshaw If you are closing the majority of the estimates you submit, perhaps you are not charging enough and are leaving money on the table. A good gauge to determine if you are charging enough is if 20-40% of the estimates you submit don’t get...
The Importance of Image Copyright Protection

The Importance of Image Copyright Protection

Image Copyright Protection With a busy schedule, the last thing you may have time for is registering your images with the copyright office. But image copyright protection is something you might want to put at the top of your to-do list. Copyright protection for your...

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