3 Reasons Why You Face Pushback On Your Fees

3 Reasons Why You Face Pushback On Your Fees

  It’s with mixed emotions that I throw my laptop bag into the back seat, grab a coffee and head down the 405 to start each workshop. On the one…

Supplemental Training For Student Journalists

Supplemental Training For Student Journalists

While reading about Poynter awarding supplemental educational support to universities, this short paragraph just jumped out at me: “Perhaps the biggest takeaway was the persistent and growing demand for supplemental…

Let Us See Who Is The Strongest

Let Us See Who Is The Strongest

“When you have a conflict, that means that there are truths that have to be addressed on each side of the conflict. And when you have a conflict, then it’s…

Learning How To Freelance

Learning How To Freelance

  What was bred from frustration has grown into a passion. Who would have known? Certainly not me. Several years ago I began to build a curriculum for a seminar…

Getty As The Titanic

The Titanic was the largest passenger cruise ship to sail the ocean. As such, it relied on the captain to steer the ship in a responsible manner in an effort…

GettyMart and Their 35 Million Free Images

GettyMart and Their 35 Million Free Images

It took me a couple of days of reading about Getty Images announcement that they will make 35 million images available for free. Yes, free. As in “you want it,…

PJ Grads: Have You Plunged In?

PJ Grads: Have You Plunged In?

Several weeks ago I sat down over lunch with a wonderful lady who was attending my three day Business of Photography workshop at UCLA Extension. A graduate of a state…

The Business Side of Things

This is an outstanding resource for the basic essentials needed to do creative work for a living. In other words, you need to know how to do business before just…

Why Do Photographers Give Away Their Work?

Why Do Photographers Give Away Their Work?

From cable companies like Time Warner to iTunes to Viacom and beyond, there is one thing that drives these companies. Content. Pure and simple. Some have control because they produce…

8 Things I Think I Think about the Business of Photojournalism

8 Things I Think I Think about the Business of Photojournalism

I just completed the book “Steve Jobs” that detailed the Apple co-founders life and times. Extraordinary book, even for someone who thought they knew all about the man, his colleagues…