This will be my 3rd year not taking my oldest daughters photos for any sort of school dance as she is now 21. The first year she was out of high school and it was homecoming or prom season was so ODD for me! I was always the one that took their pictures, drove them to dinner and ate with them along with the other parents, and then dropped them off. It was a bit hard to get used to. My youngest is 13 so I don't have very much longer until I get back into it again! Ugh...I really don't want to think of my youngest getting older right now!
With my experience as a photographer, and a mom that has taken prom photos for many years, I have quite a few tips I want to share with you to help your sessions go smoothly and organized! Because let's face it, a group of teenage girls together at once is like the Tasmanian Devil on speed!
When you are just starting out in any business, there is no way to tell how successful it is going to be. Or if it will be successful at all. So should you immediately start the process of becoming a legal business? Should you pay for becoming a sole prop or an LCC right away?
This is my personal opinion, about those questions, as well as some advice to help you make your mind up about that. I must note, this is in no way legal advice, as I am not a lawyer. This is only from personal experience.
Have you been thinking about hiring a second shooter to help you out at weddings? They are a huge help when you are hired for a wedding that is 6 hours or longer, or when the entire event is quite big.
But what if you don't know how to hire one? Or what the expectations should be from a second shooter?
When you are starting out in photography, you can't learn everything right away. It takes time, patience, and a lot of experience. Trying and failing will happen. It's how you grow from your starting point that defines your success.
Here are 6 things I have learned over the last 10 years of being in business.
What are they used for? A lot of photographers use them for workflow purposes only. Working in a studio, a lighting set up is almost always the same. Therefore, not much needs to be changed in post process. They will more than likely batch edit for sharpness, and various miscellaneous personal touches. One click, and done.
Others may use them for a more dramatic or artistic look.