Go beyond the conventional and display your work with a flat screen or a projector
Landing an exhibition at a prominent gallery remains among the most coveted achievements for any photographer, but between booking work and keeping up with the day-to-day tasks of running a business, there's not always a lot of time left to shop your work around to gallery owners. Many photographers treat their studios as a de facto gallery space over which they have complete control. These “exhibitions” serve as a way of giving everyone who comes to the studio a look at what you can do.
Having tools that let you take your studio on the road can open the door to more and better-paying jobs
Most studio photographers choose either a power pack and flash head system or continuous lights (hot lights) for the vast majority of their work. Monolights have been largely relegated to the sidelines due to their reputation as being limited in usefulness. In a marketplace where studio space is being abandoned as too expensive and more photographers are being asked to do location shoots in a limited time and with limited notice, monolights are tools that might prove to be your best options.
Take copies of your most important files wherever you go, with the peace of mind that only redundant data provides
Most of us wear several hats in addition to photographer, one of them being archivist. That used to mean organizing and storing film; today it means managing multiple copies of images, from the original RAW file through numerous versions for different end uses. What hasn't changed is the importance of safeguarding our images, making data backup perhaps the most important step in our workflow.
What to consider when upgrading your Macintosh or Windows hardware
Whether you prefer Macintosh or Windows, keeping your hardware up to date is essential to take full advantage of the latest software and peripherals. Photography is a competitive business, and current equipment helps ensure that you can meet your client's demanding deadlines and deliver impeccable images without a hiccup.