TIPS & ARTICLES

6 Social Media Mistakes and How to Fix Them


Social Media marketing is different than nearly everything else we have done in the past. Some common mistakes have emerged that can be devastating to your success in the medium. Here are six that you can fix right now. Mistake #1: The Forgotten Profile Most photographers don’t even bother filling them out, do so sparsely, or fill them out once and never update the profile again. People do visit...

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Disconnect: there’s always a disconnect between the dream, and the reality of being a photographer.


Why? The dream is easy money, short hours, and a boatload of happy clients! The reality is hard work, long hours, and relentless ass kissing to keep your existing clients happy and breaking your back to find new ones. But don’t despair, it’s not impossible…it just takes work. The ability to find NEW clients, is 100% based on 2 things: networking, and an outstanding portfolio. If you can’t do, or...

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Imagery - Digital or Printed? A guest blog post from Tim and Beverly Walden


Tim and I were watching TV the other night and on the PBS channel, there was a special about the White House Photographers who worked with the last few presidents. They were recounting stories that were the highlights of their years photographing and documenting the president, his family and staff. One part stood out head and shoulders above the rest to us and it fortified our heartfelt belief...

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The Value of PPOC Membership


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Member and master photographer John Mitchell from Cambridge, ON owns and operates John Michell Photography. John recently ran into some difficulties with an image, and with the help of his fellow PPOC members, he was able to complete a job on time. The fellowship of members across the nation is one of the strongest benefits to membership in the Professional Photographer's...

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Colour Management for Photographers


Luca Ragogna, an accredited member of the Professional Photographer's of Canada from Barrie, ON, operates a wedding and portrait studio, as well as a canvas printing company. To view some of Luca's work, please visit: Luca Ragogna Photography and Pic Foundry "What follows are practical steps to setting up a colour management system for photographers. It won’t be an in depth analysis of how or why...

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3-2-1 Backup Drives


Luca Ragogna is a wedding and portrait photographer from Barrie, ON. Photography is a second career for Luca. He’s been working in the prepress industry as a Mac Operator for the past 12 years. To view some of Luca's work, please visit: Luca Ragogna Photography "I’m here to talk about file backups! Exciting stuff, I know, but, it’s critical to have a solid backup system in place. I suffered 3...

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PPOC Copyright Chair - Brian Boyle, MPA SPA


Currently in Canada, the copyright law leaves a lot to be desired in protecting photographer's and other artistic works. The Professional Photographer's of Canada's Copyright Chair is currently working on having new copyright legislation introduced to the House of Commons. Master photographer Brian Boyle from Scarborough, ON has worked tirelessly on this position. The previous bill was shelved...

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Learn to Find, See, & Then Follow The Lines For Better Photographs


Today we welcome guest blogger, David Ziser. David is an internationally renown wedding photographer and speaker. His seminar at the Canadian Imaging Convention in Banff was well received and he continues sharing his wealth of knowledge with us today. Take a moment to check out his daily blog and visit his photography website: The Photography of David Ziser, there is a lot of great information...

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Everyone has a story - Shaun Scade, Photographer


This article was written by Shaun Scade, Scade Photography and reprinted here with his permission. Everyone has a story.  This is mine. This past weekend we were at the Exposure Photography Symposium.  We met a lot of great photographers and great people.  The speakers were informative and more so inspiring.  We loved getting to know everyone and hearing their stories.  ...

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Tips on Budgeting for a Wedding Photographer


One of the biggest decisions that every bride faces is how to budget for her big day. Websites and magazines provide checklists to help you allocate your budget for all of the details of your wedding, large and small. Every one of your friends who just got married will also be more than happy to give you wedding planning advice. While these budgets can be a great place to start, nothing is set in...

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