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This is the third and final installment of our ‘value’ series. By now hopefully you will have had a firm grasp of the value equation of “what you get” as a function of “what you pay”. In the last article we discussed at length that “what you get” is both tangible and physical in terms […]

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Welcome to the introduction to DIY Photography Search Engine Optimization Series (SEO). The series of posts involves the discussion of different key aspects to improve your sites ability to rank for a set of selected keywords and to expand your online presence in the search results. SEO is the technique of optimizing your website for […]

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A couple of weeks ago, we spoke about the value equation that people use (consciously and unconsciously) when evaluating the relative value of a purchase. Namely: Value = What I get / What I pay This equation or relationship is how your prospective clients will evaluate your photography services. It’s also a useful way for you […]

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I was waiting for a client at a rather fancy hotel in downtown Sandton about a month ago. Whilst waiting for the client, I had a drink. A simple soft drink. With ice. In a glass. No swizzle stick. Just a plain old soft drink. It turns out the client I was meant to meet […]

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When I got married nearly five years ago, my fiancée (now wife) and I interviewed literally dozens of photographers to photograph our wedding. It seemed like everyone was a wedding photographer. It made our decision really difficult because there were many great photographers out there doing all kinds of good work at a whole range […]

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Sometimes it is so easy to get caught up with the daily tasks that demand our attention as photographers that it is easy to forget to smile. Here are 5 reasons for you to smile, because you are a photographer! 1) Toys are tools Let’s face it. Photographers can buy some of the coolest toys […]

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Finding the right Client is hard, and sometimes it can take years to get clients that you feel are the right fit for you. On my search for the perfect client, I’ve partook in a couple of mentoring sessions, followed some international renowned photographers who shared info on how to choose the right client for […]

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Since starting the crazy/beautiful journey that is running your own photography business I have learned that there is a single aspect that can make or break your business. In the end, the success of your business does not depend on whether you use Canon or Nikon, film or digital, Mac or PC, Photoshop or Lightroom, […]

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We love trying something new! Especially if that new thing is urged by necessity more so than luxury. Since we are traveling in Europe, our internet connection does not allow for a consistent schedule in broadcasting live episodes of KIKI TV. We did however decide to not just wait until we are back home, but rather improvise! This gave […]

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We spend a lot of money on buying professional equipment, getting the right software and even advertising in the best magazines or websites. Yet something that is such an essential part of the success of your career as a photographer is something that you can’t buy. Confidence! I have put together 6 tips to help […]

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I believe one of the worst things is when you receive tons of spam on your blog. Iaan made a helpful video for those of you who use WordPress. The video shows you the most effective and simple way to reduce comment spam on your WordPress blog.

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Iaan and I spend the last four days in Las Veags, at the WPPI. WPPI is the wold’s biggest wedding and portrait conference and trade show in the world.

WPPI offers many opportunities for photographers to learn. The whole week was filled with classes and workshops as well as many parties where you can meet people and just hang out. The trade show is one of my favourites, it’s filled with 320 booths offering products, services & free workshops.

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