PenguinPhotoCo

PenguinPhotoCo

Lives in US Minor Outlying Islands US Minor Outlying Islands
Works as a Studio Owner/Photographer
Joined on Sep 7, 2009

PenguinPhotoCo's recent activity

  • bridal shows here have died...I've been doing one for 6 or 7 years now and this year 90 brides registered and 5 years ago 270 registered. They used to come and shop, now they do it online. Just ...
  • 5 year old post...don't think your info is relevant to the OP at this time
  • use a 'free wedding' as a marketing tool - get brides to be to enter a drawing and you will have a mailing list of prospects instantly.
  • yes, it's all about marketing. and being a 25-30 year old female helps a whole lot. go schmooze venues, get a website and get it ranked, perhap pay for top knot or similar listings in your area. Ol ...
  • free will get you crap..couples with bad venues, no consideration of photography - they dont' value it (or you) so you'll have a miserable day working with uncooperative people. I wish you luck.
  • call your local insurance agent and ask about small business insurance.
  • base it on your time. ti's hard to make a profit unless you charge $75-100/hour (after all expenses are accounted for). Working for under $50 usually means you're losing money - aka, subsidizing ...
  • most if not all 'coffee table books' are laser printed..high end and sometimes with a fancy name but that's what they are. they won't do what a true photo print will do but for 1/4 the cost they ...
  • Replied in forgot the link~
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-30/twilight-of-the-one-hour-photo-shop-america-s-fastest-fading-business
  • Interesting article mostly about the decline of the one hour photo store, how their numbers re down 94% since 1998, even more than video rental stores. But there is a chart on camera sales - and ...
  • sure it's teh same coverage? small business insurance (see erie, state farm, etc) usually includes a lot more coverage (of things and such, not just dollars) for the same price.
  • what kind of images? What do you need to look up? I shoot people, weddings, etc. So I organize by year/type/date/client/session. I can find them searching by last name in windows. I prefix keeper ...
  • Replied in simple answer
    you need 16-200 covered at 2.8, the long lens with IS. Then add in whatever primes you feel you need - I have a fisheye (use at every ceremony, some fun reception shots), 85 1.2 for portraits of ...
  • Replied in Really?
    Not sure if your trying to educate the OP or be sarcastic or what. Do you charge the client for the time to park the car? I think that's why he's thinking $75/half hour - he knows there's travel ...
  • if you are truly interested in making money then you need to have a business plan - and that will provide you with a cost for your time. If you dont' charge more than your cost of doing business ...
  • Figure your time is worth $75/hour for the prep, shoot, edit and sales process. How many hours do you have invested? That should be your goal - get paid that figure. $1700 is way unrealistic. Less ...
  • Replied in wont' work AFAIK
    if you use the PC cord off the side of the camera it shoudl work. Hotshoe won't..will with a canon flash, but not a PW in live view.
  • Replied in Why?
    Why do you want to 'go pro'? For extra money? For a full time career? As a job or business? What do you want to shoot? Weddings are different than sports or commercial or 'events' (gri pand ...
  • in the US you must declare ALL income, hobby, business or whatever. The difference is a BUSINESS can deduct it's expenses, a hobby cannot. So a business' income is what's left AFTER expenses, and ...
  • so if you divide the 'profit' by the hours you spend on this does it work out to be $5/hour or $50/hour? Makes a difference of course. I'd not pay you anything to buy a business that would pay me ...
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