Case Study: How Outsourcing Helped Claire Net $10k Extra

You read that right – net, not gross, an extra 10k. Claire (from Claire Harvey Photography) has been one of my clients for the past year or so, and outsourcing has been a huge help in helping her take her business to the next level. In this interview she talks about: What it was like…

A Step-By-Step Guide on How To Start Outsourcing For Your Photography Business

So you’ve started your photography business, and everything is going swell. You’ve got clients, you’re busy, and you love being your own boss. And this is really good, except for one problem: you find yourself scrambling to meet deadlines, you live at your computer, and your family is wondering when you’re actually going to make…

How To Train Your Editor

In this video, I’ll walk you through some of the steps you can take to train an editor to learn your editing style. Turns out, it’s not as hard as you would think. …But DOES require a virgin sacrifice. Kidding! It totally doesn’t. Some nice gifs would be a fine alternative. If you’re curious to…

Are you making these editing workflow mistakes?

Are You Making These Editing Workflow Mistakes?

I took this photo of my friend Molly when we were having a work day at a local coffee shop.  I’ve been a professional editor now for about 8 years. I do my best to work with each photographer’s workflow, and truthfully almost every photographer I work with has a slightly different workflow than another. …

How to edit newborn skin tones

How To Edit Newborn Skin Tones

A while ago I sent out an email asking people to send me their editing questions. Shannon emailed me back and said: “I have trouble editing newborn skin. Redness, flakiness, uneven skin tones, blotchiness, etc.” Having edited plenty of newborn skin in my years spent editing, I get what she means! Newborn skin can be really…

Pocketwatch

Do You Know When To Start Outsourcing?

One of my audience members asked me how you know when it’s time to start outsourcing. Which is actually a really super awesome question. The short answer is, ‘before you need to.’ But that’s still not overly helpful. So, how do you know? In this post I’ll walk you through how to figure out if…

Awesome Resources that Make My Life Easier

When I first started my business, I will admit that I was 100% unorganized. Over the years, I’ve found a few things that have made my life WAY easier and help keep things organized. Some of these tools are things that I use on my own, and some of them are things that I use to help myself and my clients stay organized and connected.

The 5 Commandments of Monitor Calibration + How to Avoid This Printing NIGHTMARE

Monitors. Calibrating monitors. Ugh. The thought probably makes you cry a little bit on the inside. It really is a headache. But it really is important, especially for doing color-specific work (like editing or design, etc.). And I’ve heard photographers say they don’t know how to do it, or they just guess, or that ‘as…

Notebook with Dalek

5 Ways Outsourcing can Help You and Your Photography Business

Some years ago, a friend of mine was starting her photography business. She was shooting weddings every weekend and trying to keep up with the editing during the week. She. was going. CRAZY. Not just like, sort of crazy. But really super crazy. She had no time to spend with her friends, she was cutting it…