Photo Shoot Location: France,
Stylization: By Niki (vintage goods),
Model: this you should already know…
Welcome to Business Wednesday no.5.
Continuation on choosing the best location for your business. Today main street location pros and cons.
Main street advantages:
Main street disadvantages:
Having more ideas? Share your thoughts and experience!
P.S. How about Business Wednesdays as a video ?
You can vote what is better to read or to watch…
Have a great happy day! 😉
(All e-cards are made By Niki)
This week I am going to work on amazing pictures from this romantic place where one couple said “I do” for a very 2nd time! It was an honor to be there as a ‘camera witness’ 😉 Perfect place to say ‘I Do’. Location: Houston, Texas.
Looking for a photographer for your ‘I do’? Drop me a line to: email@example.com
Business Wednesday no.4.
Decisions, ah decisions! If you are the lucky one who decided to open your own full-time business you have to think about what is the most important. Location.
You have few choices:
Main street business,
Business outside of town, like industrial area,
Today I am going to look closer at number one. Nowadays there are so many mothers who stay home with children and they are really creative ones. They make cloths for children, take a courses for beautician, write blogs etc. For them would it important to stay home with young children while doing business at the same time.
Home Business advantages:
Home Business disadvantages:
Where is your business located at?
Cause maybe not on this list at all?
What are other places worth to recommend?
Share here your opinions 😉
Next week pros and cons of main street location.
I had a pleasure to photograph future Bride to be in an amazing castle. Place is perfect inside and outside, offering many great spots for lovely images. I am in love with those windows and palm trees behind! Location : Chateau Polonez, Houston, Texas.
Would you like a similar photo shooting? Drop me a note : firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekend with my boys at the beach. Great place to forget about it all, if there is something you wish to forget about 😉 Accommodation is quite expensive for a weekend here so it is better to stay in a 5 star luxury hotel for a night. What will be still cheeper. However any hotel does not look so cute like those beach houses. Surfside Beach, Texas.
Business Wednesday no. 3.
Did you ever think about how much time you spend doing your business? I guess you noticed that there are many types of times where you work but you actually do not sell. Let’s make it clear.
Management time – your time spent preparing contracts, agreements, answering e-mails (that may take forever!), planning your schedule etc.
Selling/marketing time – while you prepare marketing offers, time spent with customers (other than photo shooting time), order taking, delivery of your ready products etc.
Education time – time spent at workshops, conventions, reading books to learn about new ideas and techniques, watching educational films online (a lot of that is for free).
Production/finishing time – postproduction (may take forever too!), creating prints etc.
Pre and post-shooting time – time when you are getting ready for a shoot (charge batteries, delete all pictures from your memory cards, prepare your bag) , the time after (downloading the files).
Finally Photography Time: when you are actually taking photographs.
Do not forget about vacation time in your schedules 😉
After dealing with all of that think about how much is your time worth. If you do not value your time no one will. I guess many customers do not realize all of that. And I do not only think about photography in here. It is good to educate them when you have an occasion. They will more appreciate what you are doing. Before you value your time make research with your concurrency. Get to know maximum and minimum rates in your area. Think who you want to work for. Few days ago I was thinking to add one more offer to my photography services. I thought I can save my time and money of my Clients and give them cheaper product without any post production done. But here I stopped myself! I do not want provide something not finished. Something that I would not be happy with. I imagine people seeing this style of images and thinking “I could do the same or even better”. I absolutely do not want that! Plus nobody would recommend a person like this or even more I could have a bad reputation. There is always a border line you can not cross. I want to give only Wows, Ohhhs and Ahhs 😉
Share your ideas about time valuation!
Happy International Women’s Day Ladies! I had a pleasure to photograph this cute girl lately. My model was left with me without her parents for a while. I believed she felt comfortable and she started to play with flowers. Location: Houston, Texas.
Looking for a children photographer? Drop me a note to email@example.com