Starting Your Photography Business - Advice from the Pros and College Photographers of the Year

Starting a Photography Business

  • Learn about business entities and what makes sense for you
  • Read about John Harrington's advice on pricing and rates
  • Gain valuable insight on calculating your Cost of Doing Business

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Six College Photographers of the Year weigh in on what has helped and hurt their businesses; Veteran experts share essential guidance.

Building a business can be difficult, but good planning can mitigate lots of risk associated with a fledgling effort. Our guide blends expert advice with real world trials and tribulations of six College Photographers of the Year from 2005-2010. Our kit blends expert advice with real world trials and tribulations of six College Photographers of the Year from 2005-2010.

What's Inside?

This guide is broken up into two sections. First expert advice from Matt "Tax Ninja" Whatley, John Harrington, author of "Best Business Practices for Photographers," Greg Smith, and Frank Meo. Then hear the real life stories from six College Photographers of the Year and the challenges they've faced in building their businesses.

What You'll Learn:

Learn the basics of planning your finances and how to create an appropriate business entity. Then read how your cost of doing business should influence your pricing and rates. Figure out if an agent is right for you. Then see how the academic information stacks up against real life by looking at profiles of the 6 most recent College Photographers of the Year.

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