Your Photography Sucks!

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“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.” ~Ruth E. Renkel~ Years ago, as a young lad of, ooohh, 22 or something, brimming with ambition, confusion, lacking in self-confidence, but more balls than brains, I was working at one of those high volume photo studios… You know the kind…..low quality, franchise […]

Annie Leibovitz Reveals A Big Secret To Success In Photography

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“If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up.” ~Richard Avedon~   I just finished reading Annie’s latest book, “At Work”, and also watched the DVD documentary about her called: “Life Through a Lens” […]

“I got fired and need a photography income like yesterday!”‏

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I get emails from photographers who struggle. One part timer emails me after he lost his ‘real’ job, all desperate, freaking out….“I got fired and need an online income like yesterday!”‏ And? I have the answers? I told him some simple sound advice: “Shoulda drained the swamp BEFORE you were up to your neck in alligators.” Not much sympathy coming from this end. Hey, […]

Why do rich photographers keep getting rich?

“Of course complaining is really a waste of energy like being unhappy with the weather. Time is better spent on each studio finding their own solutions and adapting to “what is” and not “what was.”…” ~Jeff Lubin~ Watch the ‘Jeff Lubin effect’ webinar replay here. One of the most powerful and information rich presentations for […]

One question my photography clients NEVER ask me…‏

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I get asked a lot of questions from clients. Some are objections, some curiosity while others are for information purposes…. Often they want to know how our daughter is doing. Or where we’re traveling to this year. Or what do we take on our coffee…. Seriously….I ain’t making that up. Some bring us coffee! BUT….one […]

Why shy salespeople have skinny kids….

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Selling. It’s a huge universe. As we struggle to try and get a handle on the art of selling, and try to incorporate selling tactics into our photography business, we soon realize that selling ain’t as easy as a simple three step plan. But we need to master it or else flounder. How else you […]

“Thank you Robert! I feel like a friend talking to me every time you write your blog…”

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Here’s a few comments I’ve received this year in response to some of my newsletters and blog posts….: “Thank you for this! Just what the doctor ordered for today….” “Thank you Robert! I feel like a friend talking to me every time you write your blog… Thank you very much for the motivation !..” “That […]

Competent photographers who are marketing nincompoops…

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“It’s not a business until someone is recommending you.” It happened yet again. I seriously doubt there’s any end in sight to this madness and ego driven mania we call photography. Yet another hip young man brags on about how cool his images are. Hey, he even posts ‘em on facebook and won’t shut up […]

Do you have the social confidence of an asthmatic fieldmouse?

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“This is the true joy in life…being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one…being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy…I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the […]

If you hate Mondays you ain’t doing life right…

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  I love Mondays. I always have. (Except when I  drank heavily, since Mondays I was still suffering from a hard weekend of shooting (photos), partying, smoking and drinking.) Now, on Mondays, I feel exhilarated, refreshed and ready to take on another productive week. Doing my own thing, feeling free and alive. Ain’t nothing like […]

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