Episodes

May 13, 2022

Uh oh...your client has run out of money...

EP 72: The longer I've freelanced, the more common I've seen this occurrence among industry colleagues. Their clients, my clie…

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May 6, 2022

First impressions of mirrorless cameras

EP 71: After working exclusively with DSLRs for the past decade, I've finally accommodated mirrorless camera bodies in my workfl…

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April 29, 2022

Is there anything we can do about hyper inflation?

EP 70: Facing 8.5% inflation rates is no easy pill to swallow. Regardless of how we got here, we have our own choices to make t…

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April 22, 2022

Should I be using an Employer Identification Number instead of my Soc…

EP 69: We constantly fill out forms that require a Tax ID, whether it's for business, for banking, or for taxes. The question i…

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April 15, 2022

Intro to Quarterly Taxes Pt. 2: How do you calculate what you owe an…

EP 68: We are continuing our investigation on quarterly estimated payments for 1099 creatives, and in this episode, we break down…

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April 8, 2022

Intro to Quarterly Taxes Pt. 1: What are they and who are they for?

EP 67: Freelancing and full-time employment vary in a number of different ways, and one of the most important differences to not…

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April 1, 2022

Why wedding photographers love prime lenses

EP 66: The debate between prime lenses and zoom lenses can be both sensible and fickle at the same time. Each photographer has h…

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March 25, 2022

Does it really take money, to make money?

EP 65: We've all been told, that it takes money, to make money. And while some facets of that may ring true, it might not be a u…

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March 18, 2022

Who owns the copyright when you take a picture?

EP 64: Copyright law is extensive and occasionally difficult to wrap one's head around. There are progressively more and more sc…

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March 11, 2022

The value of professional redundancies

EP 63: Identifying potential points of failure can be just as critical to success as developing great work. It's not a matter o…

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March 4, 2022

Should I buy or should I lease?

EP 62: The benefits to owning gear are numerous, but it is not without challenges either. Not every small business owner has th…

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Feb. 25, 2022

Why your conduct is just as important as your work

EP 61: Conduct is just as important to your branding as your style, your creativity, and your hustle. It is not about what you …

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Feb. 18, 2022

How insurance creates assurance

EP 60: Working photographers are not always guaranteed safe haven from accidents, theft, or damage. Some might even say, these…

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Feb. 11, 2022

How bad were my first jobs?

EP 59: Oh the aches and pains of learning on the fly. These hardships are both excruciating reminders of what could have been, …

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Feb. 4, 2022

To stage, or not to stage; a look into photojournalistic ethics

EP 58: With the label of "visual creator" or "visual storyteller" being so broad, it covers a number of sins like photo manipula…

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Jan. 28, 2022

My favorite rule of lighting

EP 57: Whether we are aware of it or not, we often abide by conventional wisdom for lighting. A softbox is used for portraits, …

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Jan. 21, 2022

What is so important about the cost of doing business?

"If you know your costs, you have key information that's going to fund many of your decisions going forward; you can build confid…

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Jan. 14, 2022

Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, and the 1099-K

"This law should not impact your overall business, unless you're conducting under the table transactions on the reg, which I've a…

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Jan. 7, 2022

Why do we fail to reach our goals?

💯 💯 💯 "Identify what is important to you, and occasionally prioritize that over what might be urgent to you."

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Dec. 31, 2021

Why every freelancer needs a business credit card

💯 💯 💯 "In order to manage your business with as much ease as possible, you need to be practiced in a broader concept of finance, …

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Dec. 24, 2021

What should you major in to be a photographer?

💯 💯 💯 "learn how to write an article, learn how to interview people learn how to be an editor, and determine what the publication…

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Dec. 17, 2021

3 Ways to thank your clients at the end of the year

💯💯💯"Visualize how seriously some photographers prioritize their relationships, you should take that part of the process and apply…

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Dec. 10, 2021

Is it time to raise your rates?

💯 💯 💯 "As a freelancer, no one else is going to willingly increase your rates. The only person that has the power to do that is y…

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Dec. 3, 2021

Relocating a freelancing business

💯 💯 💯 "When your costs go up and your client work goes down, you want to do the best that you can to maximize your time efficienc…

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