Undeniable Awesomeness & Perseverance.

In Marketing, Self-Promotion, Pep Talks by David29 Comments

This is my friend Eileen. We shot these to meet her need for new headshots and my need to play with my 5D Mk2 back in December. When it comes to undeniable awesomeness and perseverance, this chick’s got it in spades. Monday’s post got me to thinking about the whole “becoming a professional photographer” thing and the strange way in …

Taking Stock

In Marketing, Self-Promotion by David7 Comments

This one’s primarily aimed at those who’ve picked up the camera as not only a means of making a life but of making a living. I’m not going to powder-coat this for you – it’s tough out there. I get email after email from college students, all of them looking the same-ish Dear Mr. duChemin (that part always creeps me …

Blogroll

In Marketing, Self-Promotion, Web/Tech by David31 Comments

As a follow-up to last week’s series on blogging for photographers, here’s a list of the blogs I look to as a standard. They’re mostly personal blogs with solid traffic, unique voices and good content. A number of you sent suggestions that included your own blog and I encourage everyone to go back to the comments on that post HERE …

Portfolio Stuff.

In Giveaways, Marketing, Self-Promotion by David2 Comments

When I launched this month’s main giveaway I was pretty hard on Flickr. I said some cruel things. Feelings got hurt. And then I felt bad, joined Flickr to put my money where my mouth was, and guess what? Still hate it. But it has its uses. I’m not sure how people can do it, must have more time than …