You might be new to photography or switching to a new genre of photography when you ask the question: “How much should I charge?” While there's no single, easy answer, here’s a five-five-step process that might help point you in the right direction for quoting...
If you're a freelancer or small business owner, you might be familiar with Thumbtack.
Thumbtack is a third-party platform connecting customers and professionals, based around a bidding system. If you're not familiar, you can read my most recent article on the subject:
How Photographers Can Use Thumbtack...
Corporate event photography can be a real challenge. In this article, I'll give you six tips that every new event photographer can use to prepare for their first event shoot.
Perhaps you've been a hobbyist for years and your boss just asked you to photograph an...
After photographing an event for a newer client, they came back to me with the need of executive portrait photography for brochures and their web site.
I first took notes down about what they were looking for, as well as how many photos were needed the...
This article was written to help other freelancers make well-informed decisions about online marketing with Thumbtack and is geared towards them.
While I can be somewhat critical of Thumbtack's policies nowadays, it has been a very useful tool in building my business and I've made...
In January I was contacted to do a photo shoot for a local business owner and outdoor lighting designer, Kelly Francis of Kelly Francis Illumination.
Kelly is the developer of a proprietary outdoor lighting structure called the Firefly. The Firefly is a unique tubular hanging light...
Thumbtack is an online bridge between professionals and customers. It's a service that can help photographers market themselves and build a client base.
An uncle of mine who does contract construction recently told me how valuable Thumbtack is for his employer: “It’s our primary source for...
You may be reading this because, after months or years of exploring the world with your fancy digital camera, your online portfolio is strictly limited to: pets, portraits, weddings, landscape, street photography, macro, studio, events, nature, astrophotography, ...and...other categories. OK, such a portfolio is not very...
I recently had the privilege to be a sponsor at Expedia's annual Market Expo, which was in Austin, TX this year. This was a gathering of representatives from the hotel industry in Austin. After a long road trip back home to the Midwest, I ordered...
Thumbtack.com, a service industry middleman is expanding rapidly. Doing a bit of research and reading articles about the service are all over the place, ranging from outrage (ex: "HUGE SCAM! I spent x dollars and never saw a dime back!") to enthusiastic approval ("Without Thumbtack,...