Articles & Blog

  1. APA Los Angeles Webinar on Websites for Photographers

    15 Dec 2020

    Thank you to Andrea Stern of @AskSternRep for inviting me to be a guest on the APA Los Angeles Navigating The Unknown series discussing best practices for commercial photography websites. Watch the replay here.  FYI, portions of the audio may be difficult to understand, so I’ve filled in the…

  2. In Conversation with Tatiana Wills

    23 Nov 2020

    Los Angeles photographer Tatiana Wills joined me for a conversation about navigating production during Covid with UK retailer Smalls Merino, photographing some of the world’s leading dancers, and her upcoming exhibition at Miami Art Week See Tatiana’s portfolio here. Follow Tatiana on Instagram Sign up for my newsletter to receive…

  3. Portfolio Review Roulette - November

    15 Nov 2020

    Watch the replay of November’s Portfolio Review Roulette Portfolio Review Roulette is a live speed review for professional photographers, agents, and stylists hosted by Photography Consultant Amy V. Cooper. Join my newsletter to be notified of the next live review opportunity. If you are interested in a private portfolio review,…

  4. October Office Hours

    05 Oct 2020

    Here’s the replay of my October Free First Fridays Group Office Hours, it was a good one!* Here are some of the topics that we covered: • Email Marketing; lists, CAN-SPAM laws, and frequency of communication • What titles to reach out to at advertising agencies • How to educate…

  5. Email Promos for Photographers

    18 Sep 2020

    Many of you have been asking me for samples of great email promotions by photographers. Email is an important way of reaching out to potential clients and staying in touch. I recommend sending personal email introductions as a first touch point, and then following up every 2-3 months with new…

  6. In Conversation with Catherine Couturier

    15 Sep 2020

    Interview with fine art photography gallerist Catherine Couturier of the Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston, TX Some of the topics we covered:  • How photographers can get noticed by galleries• How commercial and fine art work should be separated• How galleries work with photographers to promote and sell their prints…

  7. How To: Virtual Portfolio Reviews

    09 Aug 2020

    If physical distancing has done any good for the photography world it has been the vast widening of access to information as well as online portfolio reviews I’ve recognized an increase in opportunities for photographers to be seen by photo reps, at photo festivals and in online portfolio reviews…

  8. In Conversation with Jessica Arroyo

    08 Aug 2020

    Central Texas based portrait photographer Jessica Arroyo joins me for a conversation about her career which began with falling in love with photography after receiving a Holga in college. After 8 years of shooting weddings she now focuses on intimate portraits and personal projects. Jessica shares some beautiful stories, images…

  9. Consistency Builds Trust

    27 Jul 2020

    When you email someone for the first time and they don’t write you back, to me that seems perfectly normal. You are a stranger to them, they have little reason to trust you or any incentive to respond, they are not invested in you. Don’t let this deter you

  10. What Is A Photography Treatment?

    02 Jul 2020

    Advertising agencies and larger brands may request that photographers being considered for a project submit a creative proposal or photography treatment Today I am speaking with creative director, writer, artist and activist Erica Boynton. Erica has directed campaigns for HBO, Absolut Vodka, Target, and many other brands. We are…

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