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Photographers Are Taken Advantage of, and Enough is Enough

Like chameleons, we photographers change with our environment to survive and thrive. It's inspiring to see the way we have risen to new and ever-evolving challenges in the industry. Yet, photographers are being taken advantage of now more than ever.

From Homeless to Pro Photographer: What it Actually Takes to Make it as a Photographer

Perhaps you have a dream of becoming a professional photographer or you have already started your professional photography business. If for you it’s still a dream what is it that’s holding you back? If you have already started how was it for you? Did you start part-time, nervous about taking that first step or did you, like me, jump straight in?

Why I Hate Being Called a ‘Professional Photographer’

Yesterday, I was at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia shooting for Flashes of Hope, a wonderful non-profit organization that gets photographers like myself to volunteer their time and create portraits of kids who are literally fighting for their lives. These portraits are given to the families for free. Flashes of Hope is a truly wonderful group.

Veteran Photographer Steals $15,000 of Gear from Fellow Photogs at NYC Studio

Earlier this year, a group of well-known professional photographers was robbed... by another photographer. Approximately $12-$15K worth of gear was taken from their studio by a peer almost three months ago, and they were only able to recover the gear earlier this week, though they still don't feel they've received anything resembling justice.

What IS a Professional Photographer?

The phrase heard every day in the world of photography is “I am a professional photographer.” This statement must be viewed in the context that 8 out of 10 people with a DSLR refer to themselves as professional photographers. Of course, this statistical claim is a MUS (Made-Up-Stat). OK, the math is fuzzy, but in reality, the claim is not that outlandish.

This is What Happens If You Don’t Hire a Wedding Photographer

We have all heard it: "save money by hiring a hobby photographer" or "my uncle got a really great camera and he will take our wedding photos for free." I will light a candle for all of you who regret, in hindsight, that you didn't hire a professional photographer for your wedding or special one-day event.