Monday, October 31, 2016

5 Things You Need to Start Your Photography Business

 

 

If you are reading this blog, then perhaps you are a photographer that is ready to take their passion and take it to the next level.  There are plenty of opportunities to make money by launching your photography business, but there are some essentials things you will need to get started.

1) Equipment

Every photography needs a good camera, tripod, camera bag, lighting, lenses.  You might also consider some backdrops and props to help you stand out from the others.  Investing in good equipment will improve the quality of your photos.

2) Studio Space

Once you get going you may want to consider renting or buying some space for a photography business studio.  Clients could come to you for photography sessions.  

3) Reliable Transportation

More and more people are interested in location photography sessions.  Having reliable transportation is a must.  You wouldn't want to tell a bride you are going to be late because your car broke down.

4) Client Contracts

You will want to have your clients sign a contract.  This protects you and them by clearly having everything upfront and in writing. This also helps to ensure both sides understand what is expected. Be sure and have any contract reviewed by your attorney and insurance agent to be sure all the important legal wording is included.

5) Insurance

Last, but certainly not least be sure you have an insurance policy in place.  The photography business insurance policy will protect your equipment and supplies, perhaps the building and business personal property for your studio and provide liability protection.   Having the proper insurance also helps boost your credibility with clients. We could provide proof of insurance to your clients at no extra charge.  Photography business insurance policies are VERY affordable and start as low as $30.31 a month.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or if you would like to discuss getting your photography business started.  We can point you in the right direction of FREE resources for starting a business and be sure you are protected properly by having the proper insurance in place.

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