My friends at Photoshelter have packed a one-two punch by launching two guides about growing your portrait photography business.
Part 1 of the series will interest portrait photographers who photograph families, kids and high school seniors.
This one has tips from seasoned portrait photographers to target an audience, determine pricing packages, master people skills, and influence word-of-mouth referrals. Plus the guide has tips to:
– Build a portrait photography business from the ground up and grow a presence online.
– Capture a subject’s personality, read body language and be an expert storyteller.
– Demonstrate a unique style when shooting kids and seniors.
Part 2 of the series is geared specifically to editorial and commercial portrait photographers.
Portrait photographers will get pointers to:
– Prepare for a shoot, including the top questions to ask before you arrive.
– Build connections with clients with great customer service.
– Impress photo editors with an exceptional online portfolio.
– Get smart about pricing and negotiating contracts and licenses.
The guide also contains interviews with some great portrait photographers, including Brian Smith and Jim Jordan, to get their tips on shooting killer photography, plus the secrets to great portrait lighting.
After you download both guides, would you please come back here and let us know what you thought of them? What did you particularly take away from them and how will you deploy those tips into your portrait photography business. Inquiring minds want to know! Comment below.