Tag Archives: Encouragement

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 22 “The Secret Ingredient”

Running a photography business isn’t just about what other people want.  It’s about what you can offer. It’s personal and it’s different for everyone.  Sure, there are things we can all do that are the same and are proven to help us be more successful…but it’s not copy and paste.  There’s a lot of photographers […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 21 “Slaying the Green-Eyed Monster”

At some point we all face this monster rearing its ugly head…and if we don’t cut it off, we stand to spiral into a pit of self-loathing and depression. Most people tend to romanticize the idea of being a photographer.  They think it means we spend most of our time walking along the beach, snapping […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 17 “Take the Good with the Bad”

It’s a harsh reality, but in this life we have things that are good and things that are bad…and more often than not, you can’t have one without the other. When I was a kid, we used to watch the TV show “The Facts of Life”, whose theme song went a little something like “You […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 16 “Don’t Panic…Just Reboot”

How many of you remember the infamous Windows “Blue Screen of Death”? Coming from a background in IT, I can say there’s something you learn very quickly.  When it comes to fixing a large number of computer problems, glitches, crashes, and general nonsensical-ness on behalf of your operating system, the initial go-to troubleshooting step is always […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 15 “Don’t Get Me Started”

You wanna know what I hate about the photography business?  Ugh, don’t get me started! How often do you feel like this?  Most of us have that one button that gets pressed, and when it does it ruins the rest of our day.  Maybe for some it’s something to do with bookkeeping, or others in […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 14 “Happiness is…”

One of the most illusive personal goals in today’s society is “happiness”…yet so many people are just so, unhappy. We all define it differently, but when it comes down to it there’s really one thing we all want and have in common.  We want to be happy.  We want to stop wishing, hoping and stressing […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 13 “It’s Not What You Know…”

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know! We’ve all heard that phrase a lot, but I wonder how often we stop to really think about that?  It’s probably most heard in the corporate world when we think of making the right “connections” to get ahead.  I’ve witnessed it first hand…we all have at […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 12 “Who Cares What They Think!”

One thing is for sure, there’s no shortage of opinions on how you should be running your business! If you’re just starting out in photography, you’ll soon discover that everyone you know suddenly seems to be an expert at business and is more than happy to tell you how you should be running yours.  Truth […]

Look Beyond Photography: Episode 10 “Not Alone”

One of the most difficult elements of becoming a full-time photographer is the sense of loneliness it can bring. It seems counter-intuitive really.  After all, if we’re photographing clients and working with new people, then why would we ever feel alone?  Well, in that respect, we don’t…but when it comes to running a photography business, […]