DPP Solutions: Self-Promotional Mailings

Beyond email, think about using hard goods to promote your business
By David Willis
While there's lots of emphasis on skills and gear in professional photography, getting your work and name out there is equally important. You can be the best shooter in the world, with the best equipment, but if no one knows about you, you're not going to get a lot of…

DPP Solutions: Drone Laws

Can you legally use a drone for a work shoot? Well, it’s complicated.
By Staff
Unmanned aerial vehicle-based photography and videography are on fire right now. Better known as drones, small remote-controlled quadcopters fitted with GoPros or similarly sized cameras are being used by hobbyists to capture amazing footage. The DJI Phantom has become the de facto standard, thanks to its combination of simplicity, compact…

Mini Docs

Learn storytelling in motion and promote yourself through short documentaries and behind-the-scenes videos
By David Willis
With the Nikon D90 and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, video was introduced to the still camera. The immense popularity of the devices for filmmaking caught the manufacturers by surprise in many ways, as they had originally intended the feature as a way for photographers to provide supplemental material…

Promotional Benefit Or Rights Grab?

Is social media synonymous with a loss of rights over your images?
By Samuel Lewis
There seems to be no shortage of commentary regarding the potential pitfalls associated with posting photographs on social media. Even discounting the more emotional aspects of the debate, there's reasonable concern among photographers that posting images to social media will result in a loss of rights and/or control over such…

Make Use Of Instagram

The service is frequently scoffed at by professional photographers, but it can be a boon for your business
By Jim Goldstein
Among professional photographers, Instagram may be one of the most reviled photography websites today, but its success is a reminder that we need to remain open-minded to succeed in our quickly evolving market. Looking past the novelty of photo filters and a square format, Instagram has filled a large hole—easy…

DPP Solutions: Model Release Basics

When it comes to both image sales and protecting yourself from liability, this simple form can be a lifesaver
By Staff
A model release is simply a liability waiver from the subject of a photograph that allows the said imagery to be published. Model releases can be complicated, but they don't have to be. Even a handwritten note with signatures, if properly documented, is all that you'll need to cover your…
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