Posts Tagged ‘business’

GoPro Seeks $3 Billion Valuation Ahead of IPO

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GoPro pulled in more than $1 billion last year, and as the company prepares to go public, all eyes are on the action cam king to see what kind of price tag it receives. Well, now we have a figure, and according to Bloomberg, it rings to the tune of $3 billion. Read more…

Fujifilm Launches Its Own Camera Lens Rental Service in Japan

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Camera equipment rentals is becoming big business. LensRentals proves it: the 7-year-old company was reportedly on track to take in revenues of $13 million last year.

Now it looks like camera makers may want a piece of the pie as well: Fujifilm has announced that it’s launching its own lens rental service in Japan.
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Ryan Brenizer’s Full Presentation from the ‘Wedding Event of the Season’ Seminar

Teaming up with noted NYC wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer, B&H has released the complete presentation from their seminar, Wedding Event of the Season. Recorded live at the New Yorker hotel, Ryan Brenizer shares his invaluable insight into the world of wedding photography. More specifically, he delves into the business side of this huge industry.

It comes in at 71 minutes, so it’s quite a watch, but he covers just about every aspect of the business end of wedding photography, something many amateurs often overlook to their detriment. If you have the time, we highly suggest you get out a notebook and give it a watch.

(via The Digital Picture)

Tax Day Prep: 10 Common Tax Deductions for Your Photography Business

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Tax Day is right around the corner, and the best thing you can do before you file (if you haven’t already) is to educate yourself. The second best thing you can do is keep good records, as you can often use the tax laws to your advantage if you’ve got the documentation to back up your claims. Read more…

Why Does Canon’s New Industrial Camera Feature a Nikon F Mount?

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At first blush, the news that Canon just released an industrial camera that features a Nikon F mount might confuse you a bit. But once you dig a bit deeper than the surface-level of the announcement, it starts to make more sense. Read more…

Five Marketing Tips Courtesy of Instagram

Since its conception almost five years ago, Instagram has single-handedly changed the way individuals and companies represent themselves and interact with clients. Knowing this, and apparently feeling generous, they recently put together five tips for more successful marketing on Instagram that photographers might do well to take note of — after all, build a solid enough following and you might make $15,000 overnight selling printsRead more…

Brooklyn Photographer Makes $15,000 in a Single Day Selling Prints on Instagram

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Still think Instagram isn’t for you? If you’re a professional photographer, you might want to reconsider, because there’s some serious marketing potential there among the poorly exposed sunset pics and photos of cats lounging in strange places.

Brooklyn-based photographer Daniel Arnold all but proved this a couple of days ago when he made over $15,000 selling prints over Instagram in a single day. Read more…

Should Photographers Accept Bitcoin as Payment?

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Enthusiasts of bitcoin, the electronic cryptocurrency, have more ways than ever to spend their digital cash. But should professional photographers try to take advantage of the growing popularity of bitcoin and similar systems by accepting it as payment for their work?

A few photographers say so, but first, what is bitcoin and how does it work? Read more…

Future of the Photo Store: Two Successful Brick-and-Mortar Store Owners Weigh In

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New photographers today can buy their first camera, take lessons on how to use it, research photography destinations, order prints and books of their work, and start selling it without ever setting foot in a brick-and-mortar camera store or printing business. It’s hard to imagine how any photo store with an actual sales floor can still survive.

Some definitely aren’t. It’s been more than a year since Ritz and Wolf Camera, one of the larger names in the sector, sold off its remaining physical stores to an asset liquidation firm. Standalone establishments have struggled to hold on as well, and towns from New Jersey to California have witnessed the closing of their local photo shops. That’s a good thing if you like liquidation sales. Otherwise, not so much.

But still some persist, and even flourish, despite tough conditions. In order to understand better how photo shops are competing in today’s turbulent photography market, I spoke with the owners of two different establishments. Read more…

Infographic Gives You Nine Ways to Grow Your Photography Business in 2014

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If 2014 is finally the year you plan to turn your love of photography into a business and see if you can quit your day job to do something you enjoy, then PhotoShelter is here to help. In the infographic below, they provide you with nine very useful tips that will help you begin to look at photography from the business side of things. Read more…