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  • Leanna Siupinys
I’ve compiled a list of the 35 most helpful resources for freelance photographers that I use constantly. This list is in no particular order, but you can browse by the 5 different categories of resources here: Connect, Learn, Organize, Product, and Share. The best part? Everything is linked, so if something here interests you it’s only a click away!


Connect


1. Share The Light (Profoto)

Browse images from thousands of photographers who use artificial light, and then learn exactly how each shot was created by viewing everything from the lighting description, products used, camera settings, lighting diagram, and behind the scenes images.


2. Facebook Groups

Look up pretty much any topic you’re interested in learning more about on Facebook and chances are there’s a group for it. Whether you’re looking for a super niche topic or a local group it’s worth a try! Typically colleges use Facebook for groups frequently. I am a part of a group of alumni from the School of Visual Communication at OU where people will post updates and job opportunities. I’m also a part of two Ohio University housing groups in LA and NY. I’m in another group hosted by my favorite author. Then another that specifically talks about how to light dancers. There’s so many groups to join where you can learn from people around the world whether you have your own question or just want to read through past conversations.

Here’s some ideas! Join my own freelance/photo/creative group here. If you’re local to Ohio: Cleveland Photo Nerds, Northeast Ohio Photographers or Ohio Professional Photographers are helpful. For bigger groups, some of my favorites are The Lawtog, Rachel Neville, Profoto Share The Light, Photography and Multimedia Jobs or Olivia Bossert. Facebook groups are so underrated, and I swear I’ve learned so much from reading conversations about others’ situations and struggles. Please find a couple that seem like a good fit for you!


3. LinkedIn

I’m always shocked by how many people aren’t aware of LinkedIn because I pretty much live here. If you ever want to pitch your resume or moodboard to a company but can’t seem to find the right person, LinkedIn is key. It’s usually quite simple to find the company’s page which includes many of its employees and their roles. From there, look for a creative director, art director, director of photography, marketing coordinator or someone along those lines. LinkedIn is also great for receiving recommendations from coworkers, posting professional updates, and searching for a job.


4. Assistant List at Your Local Camera Stores

I can’t speak for all cities, but I would say a decent amount of camera stores local to each city (or even state depending on where you live) will keep an assistant list posted to their website. This is mostly used by local photographers looking for assistants or photographers who are traveling in for a production and unaware of local assistants to work with. I’ve managed to book a few jobs through having my name on the Dodd Assist and Digital Tech List (they also have a stylist list!). In addition to the Cleveland list, they also have a list for Chicago and Cincinnati.


5. ASMP

ASMP is a photography networking group. Although it’s open to everyone, this group seems to be geared to more commercial photographers. The organization offers online articles, legal assistance, industry connections, copyright protection tools, documents, and forms. Once you are a member you can be added to their ‘find a photographer’ and ‘find an assistant’ list. ASMP is a national organization, but also has local chapters for each states’ regions or cities. Local chapters often have events and meetups for you to connect to people in your area.


6. NPPA

NPPA is another photography organization that is geared toward photojournalists. NPPA offers a cost of doing business calculator, job bank, advocacy, find a journalist browser, contests, scholarships, grants, a magazine, and events.


7. PPA

PPA is the largest nonprofit trade association for professional photographers. The organization offers insurance, education, copyright resources, certifications, discounts, community, a magazine, and more resources.




Learn


8. Profoto Academy

Browse through a series of video courses, all taught by industry professionals, to learn how to control light in the most precise way. Profoto Academy enforces using any gear, not just Profoto, and offers opportunities to interact with other photographers, get personal feedback, or access support.


9. NPPA Price Calculator

In my opinion, the NPPA business pricing calculator is one of the most valuable tools any photographer could ask for, and it isn’t very well known. So lucky for you, you’re in on the secret now! Enter in all of your business expenses and your desired salary to figure out your overhead cost for each assignment or each week. This is a huge step in figuring out what you need to charge to break even!


10. Capture One Learning Hub

If you use Capture one personally or are a digital tech for other photographers, it wouldn’t hurt to browse through their website full of resources that walk you through every tool in the entire program. You can also learn about the Capture One ambassadors’ styles and workflows.


11. Best Business Practices For Photographers

This one is for the brave and the eager. This monster of a book was assigned to me in college, and with everything I had going on in my life at the time I didn’t ever do more than flip through each chapter before class. Well, now that I’m an actual business owner, I’ve been forcing myself to go through and actually read this book. I know the size is intimidating and a bit draining to even look at, but there is some really, really good stuff in here. This book is so detailed and has an answer for pretty much any question you could ever think of related to business. It’s just the matter of getting through 832 pages to find the answer. I’m only halfway through as of right now, but I would highly recommend this to anyone who is serious about learning more about the business side of things.


12. Lindsay Adler

Lindsay Adler’s fashion photography tutorials offer techniques in lighting and style to achieve really unique photographic effects. If you’re looking to really hone in on understanding light, this is the place to be. Lindsay offers free video tutorials, blogs, and critiques. In addition, there are paid education options as well that include courses and memberships to her education website.


13. The Artist’s Way

I really wish I could speak on this one, but if I’m being honest I have not had the chance to pick up the book and complete it yet. I was planning to start it right after graduation, but I got so rocketed into work that I didn’t even have time to think about it. Since then, I have felt like it isn’t the right time in my life to begin the book. Maybe when I eventually move I’ll start this journey in a new city.

Anyways, The Artist’s Way was recommended to me by a former boss who raved about it constantly. I heard such amazing things about it from them that I just had to include it here. It’s a 12 week workshop for creative individuals to unblock their fully creative selves by “uncovering problemed areas and pressure points that may be restricting their creative flow and offering techniques to free up any areas where they might be stuck, opening up opportunities for self-growth and self-discovery.”


14. The Lawtog

The Lawtog is my go to for any kind of legal advice within photography. Here you can find photography contract downloads, legal photo business education, and free community membership. Rachel also offers coaching and 1:1 legal services.


15. Learn With Canon

On the Canon website you can find blog entries on what’s new, quick tips, photo, video, printing, and how-to. Also, learn from the Canon Explorers of Light.



Organize


16. Trello

Trello can help keep you organized and is basically a huge checklist where projects can move through different stages of completion. Many studios use Trello to keep track of their retouching and client revisions for specific photos and projects. This can be used for more than just managing individual projects, though. Trello can also be used for overall client and project management to help you keep track of which clients you have been in contact with, are working with currently, have invoiced, or have completed a project with. It’s really easy to get creative in the ways you use Trello to organize many aspects of your business.


17. Pinterest

Chances are I probably don’t need to explain Pinterest to you very in-depth. It’s great for inspiration, and I love the option to share your moodboard with other collaborators on the shoot.


18. AirTable

Airtable is similar to Trello as it is another workflow organization tool. Airtable is formatted as a spreadsheet and can be used to track various business sectors. I used Airtable when I worked with Thread Magazine at OU. We used it to keep track of each photoshoot and things like who the collaborators were on the shoot, the location, the date, the moodboards, and then the status of each photoshoot.


19. Easy Release

This app is a lifesaver. Considering how modeling releases are always the last thing in my mind when I’m shooting, this app makes them quick and easy to get out of the way. Everything is filled out and signed on your phone. Once you are done filling out the form, it automatically forwards each release to your email where you can quickly file them away in a folder to keep them all in the same place.


20. Mint

Mint helps you to consolidate all of your assets into one big summary. This is especially helpful if you already have your business and personal finances separated into two different bank accounts, or have credit cards, money invested, or student loans. Mint can help you to quickly view all of these things in one place and generate your net worth.



Product


21. Wacom

If there’s one piece of equipment I seriously couldn’t live without, it would be my Wacom tablet. This little guy cuts my editing time in half. Wacom has a few different models and sizes of interactive pen displays, tablets, and smartpads. Basically, instead of using a mouse and clicking and dragging over and over, your drawing tablet works as a piece of pen and paper would, but digitally. This is great for anyone who works in Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Procreate, or any other 3D softwares, design programs, or editing platforms. It may feel odd to use at first, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be flying through edits and designs.


22. Spyder

Any type of color calibration tool is a must if you are working as a professional in the photo industry. You need to make sure your photos are going to look accurate across all types of devices and when printing, and a Spyder device can help you do that.


23. Loupedeck

Loupedeck is great for any type of creative, not only photographers, because of its consoles which have a customizable interface and dials. Loupedeck is compatible with most Adobe applications, Final Cut Pro, Capture One. and other softwares. These consoles can be used to speed up your workflow by creating hotkeys and shortcuts that can be accessed like any other key.


24. House of Flynn

House of Flynn creates beautiful camera bags for all types of shooters whether you only carry around a couple lenses and keep it simple or need a rolling backpack that can hold all of your gear and 8 lenses. The bags come in different colors and patterns, helping you to show your personality all the time. If you always found the all black, plain camera bags boring then this is the brand for you.


25. Pelican

If you are looking for extremely durable, dependable, hard cases for your camera gear, Pelican is the way to go and the brand I see being used the most. With an array of different styles and sizes, you’ll find what you need here. You can also customize your own foam pieces to be placed into the cases, shaping them for each unique piece of gear that you own. Whenever I’m packing up gear, I feel most confident that everything is protected when I use this brand.


26. Moo

If you want absolutely brilliant, stand-out business cards, Moo is the way to go. I use Moo for all of my promotional cards, and I cannot rave about this company enough. Moo makes stationary, accessories, stickers, labels, business cards, and marketing and promotional materials. Their business cards are my favorite because there are so many ways to make them your own between gold foil, silver foil, spot gloss, raised gloss, letterpress, square cards, Luxe thick cards, mini cards, gloss finish, matte finish, or rounded edges. I get complimented on my square business cards constantly, and I have Moo to thank for that.


27. Brevite

I recently bought a Brevite bag for my trip to Europe, and I love it! The bag comes in ten different colors (including pink!) and has a ton of great features like a laptop sleeve big enough for the new 16 inch MacBook Pro, quick access door, luggage passthrough, and tripod holder. Brevite also constantly has some kind of coupon running; When I bought mine I got a free rain cover which would have been $32.00 extra.


28. FlexiSpot

If there’s any item on this list that I could rank higher than everything else, it would be this desk. Since schooling and working from home, this desk has saved all of my back and body pain from sitting all day. I love my L-shaped desk because I feel like I finally have enough space for everything I need. I also bought a monitor stand that attaches right to the desk that is adjustable in pretty much any way that you can think of. Flexispot sells a ton of different desks for activities like gaming, studio art, entertainment, and general office use. Flexispot also has standing desk converters, desk bikes, chairs, lighting, and storage solutions.


29. Cricut

If you’re into crafting, you’ll love the Cricut series. Cricut makes machines that can draw, cut, write, and score for all of your creative, crafting or small business needs. This is great for small business owners who love to personalize their packaging and products.


30. Moleskin

If you prefer paper over screens, I can’t recommend Moleskin enough! I’ve gone through a ton of these notebooks for sketching, mood-boarding, taking notes, planning, and drawing. They come in different colors, hardback or softback, and have different paper lining options like ruled, squared, dotted, or plain.


31. DJI

Although DJI is most known for its drone, cinema, and stabilization products, I want to focus on one of its lesser known products that I own, the DJI OM 4 SE. This little machine is an incredible phone stabilizer. Do you ever go through an entire shoot only to realize you forgot to record any behind the scenes footage? That was me all the time until I found this product. Once you magnetically attach your phone to this stabilizer and flip out the stand, you can have the device track you as you shoot. This is perfect for if you don’t have a friend there with you to follow and record your every movement. This device is magnetic, foldable and portable, has gesture control, active tracking, and is great as a handheld device or on a stand. People are always amazed when I set this up at a shoot!



Share


32. Wix

Ever since I joined Wix to host Leanna’s Lens, I have absolutely raved about it. I feel so strongly that this is the only place you should be if you’re making a website no matter what you’re selling, showing, or advertising. There are endless ways to customize your Wix site, and the amount of features and elements they have added in the past few years is insane. Wix has had every single feature I have ever wanted to add to my website, and if they don’t have an element yet, you can add your own code into your site. Wix is so user friendly but also has some really intricate elements you can use once you’re familiar with the interface and want to try something more advanced.


33. Drive

Google Drive is my favorite storage website, mostly because it allows for document creation, too, like slideshows, word docs, sheets, and forms. This consolidates all of my documents and eliminates the need to pay for Microsoft office. Plus, it’s relatively cheap to buy a good amount of storage.


34. Zenfolio

Whenever I have a portraiture client, I share their gallery through Zenfolio. I’ve used this since 2017 and have stuck with it. It’s easy to share links in an automated, professional-looking email template with minimal work involved. Plus, Zenfolio allows you to customize the look of your galleries to fit your brand.


35. WeTransfer

WeTransfer is great for when you want to send a large file to someone but don’t want the files to take up space in your shared storage folder. I use this constantly whenever I retouch for people so their images aren’t taking up space on my online personal drives. With the free version you can send up to 2gb worth of transfers at once, transfers expire after one week, and you are notified when the recipient downloads your files.




I hope that you found a new website or product here that you love! I was originally aiming for 50 resources, but I figured why push myself just to add things when this list of 35 are my all-time favorites. I've purposefully left out photography equipment, studio equipment, lights, photo accessories, and creative softwares; That will be a whole article in itself later on!


“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” - Martin Luther King, Jr

There are plenty of people who join the creative industry every day whether they just graduated high school, have their Bachelor’s degree, or want to make a mid-life career change. The steps to a successful creative career are not as structured as other industries. Because of this, many people don’t know where to start, causing them to avoid pursuing the career that they have a true passion for. I want to give you an idea of how you could begin your journey.


Most likely, you will not be starting out as the main photographer. The best way to work up to this position is to start as a photo assistant. I’ve learned more in the past 6 months as a photo assistant than I have in 4 years of school. My favorite part about being a freelance photography assistant is the freedom to work for more than one studio or photographer. As of right now I rotate between working for 10 photographers, 5 of whom have been consistent with bookings each month.


Being on set with so many different photographers and freelance teams means you learn something new every single day. You’ll begin to understand what you like and dislike about each photographers’ style. This allows you to perfect your own workflow by taking away something from everyone you work with. There’s an abundance of information to keep track of between photographers, and many people are very particular in the way they work. I’m on one set where I am told to never do xyz. Then, a few days later I’m working for another photographer who says to only ever do things the xyz way. It’s funny to discover how there are so many different methods to accomplish one task. Everyone has a different idea of the right way to do things. This allows for a lot of learning and adaptation to take place in your personal workflow.


Now, let’s talk about how you can make these connections and start being consistently booked for freelance gigs. Instead of throwing your availability at someone in an email, maybe start with a softer introduction by complimenting the work that the studio has produced. Be specific with this; You don’t want it to seem like you just copied and pasted the same email to blast out to 20 different people. People like personalization and compliments and short emails, so don’t take up too much of their time. I know a lot of people struggle with writing these kinds of introduction emails. To give you an idea, maybe yours could look like a variation of this:


Good Morning ___,


Hope that you had a great weekend! My name is ‘insert name’ and I am a newly established ‘insert role’ local to ‘insert city’.


I have been following your work for some time now and was blown away by the lighting in ‘insert image description’ that you just shared. I would love to learn more about how you work to create images like this.


Would you have the time to meet for a portfolio review or studio tour? I would like to introduce myself in person and share some of my images with you. Also, if you are looking to add to your team, I would be happy to have a conversation about how I could add value by joining you on an upcoming set. If you think we would be a good fit, I have availability beginning ‘insert date’. Thank you so much! Looking forward to hearing back from you at your earliest convenience.


Best,


‘Insert Name’


What happens after that? Well, if you’re invited to talk to someone in person make sure you look presentable. Even though the creative industry is seen as a more casual, relaxed environment you should still make a good impression. Have something that makes you stand out. Since everything is digital nowadays, maybe you create a book of your images to have someone flip through. Flipping pages is much more refreshing than scrolling like we do all day long. If you don’t have a portfolio yet, maybe leave behind a fun business card that represents your style. Most importantly, after you meet someone in person, always follow up with a thank you letter. Email works, but a written note would make more of an impression.


Once you make a connection with someone who invites you to work on their set, you need to work hard to be rebooked. People care about your attitude a million times more than your experience. Even if you know close to nothing about commercial photography, if you step on set with a great attitude and work ethic, chances are you will be back.


Although things like backing up files and making sure the camera is tethered are important, those aren’t the things people will remember you for. Those are things that are expected of you and any other photo assistant that comes on set. If you are in between shots and your job as a photo assistant is fulfilled for the time being, go out of your way to help others on set. The small things are the most meaningful to people, so this is where you have to differentiate yourself.


Does the food stylist have their hands full while walking over to set? Check if there’s anything else in the kitchen you can go grab for them. Is everyone standing in the sun sweating while waiting for the perfect natural light? Go grab everyone a cold water. Did the steamer run out of water? Go fill it up for the wardrobe stylist.


Other people on set will take note of your effort to make their life easier. That mental note then turns into a recommendation later on. This exact situation has worked itself out for me on multiple occasions in the past few months. Word of mouth is how I’ve gained more than half of my clients since the start of my freelance career. Put simply: Just be helpful to anyone that you can. You’ll be surprised at how many people notice and put your name out because of a simple favor you did for them.


As I said earlier, there are so many different methods to accomplish one task. Obviously this is not the only way to go about breaking into the industry, but I’ve found it’s how a lot of people start. If studios or photographers aren’t emailing you back, try a different method. Another way to get your feet off the ground is by meeting other creatives over Instagram who are in your area. From there, you can grow your portfolio and connections by finding a team to have a test shoot with. I’ll expand more about this method later, too!


There is no ultimate set of instructions for being a successful creative or landing your first assisting job. Your journey will not be linear. It’s a scary thought not to know your future or even your next step at times. That’s okay! My best advice to feel more secure in this in-between position is to save money and make connections in the months or years leading up to this career decision. Creative careers, especially those where you end up working for yourself like freelancing, tend to have more ups and downs than your typical career choice. There are ups and downs in stress level, inspiration, work amount, and cashflow. That’s what keeps things interesting! If you are passionate about creation, I promise you every up and down is worth it.

  • Leanna Siupinys

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” - Napoleon Hill

I’ve been scared since the moment I knew I wanted to be a photographer. But for me in the fight of head versus heart the heart always wins. At the age of 16, I decided I wanted to be a photographer and that I wouldn’t let anyone else’s opinion about it stop me. It wasn’t their decision to make. Although no one’s opinions stopped me, they sure did sway me. I heard it loud and clear when people told me that it wasn’t a good idea over and over. The constant questioning and being beat down by others when announcing my choice in major made me uneasy, unsure, and quite terrified that I was going thousands of dollars into debt only to major in a program that would leave me with no career, no money, and no way to pay off the student loans I was about to rack up.


The fear everyone had for me turned into paranoia I instilled in myself. Ever since I made the choice to major in commercial photography, I have done absolutely everything in my power to end up successful. After 5 years of chasing every opportunity and conquering many challenges, I’ve realized no matter how much I accomplish, I will never see myself as having “made it”. Maybe my 17-year-old self would classify my current position as winning, but 22-year-old me now says we are nowhere close. Funny how perspective changes as you grow. I’ve had success in the past five years, but every time I reach a goal I realize a new one already lies ahead. It’s a never-ending chase. I’ve blown past even those far-reaching goals I thought were quite unrealistic when I set them a few years ago. It’s incredible what you can accomplish when you try your absolute hardest to get there.


I’ve always had a hard time slowing down or saying no to things when it comes to work, and it’s because of that overwhelming fear of “what if everything everyone told me about being a photographer becomes true?”. This started toward the end of my time in high school when I took senior photos for over 50 graduates in my class in a single summer. Then it spiraled out of control when I got to college. I took every opportunity that came my way: Majors, minors, certificates, study abroad programs, maxed out credit hours, on-campus jobs, workshops, internships, clubs, magazines, exec positions, photo contests, networking trips, and god knows what else. Although I really enjoyed everything I involved myself in while at school, I overworked myself way too often. I would become so overwhelmed with work and such little sleep that I would make myself physically ill by the end of a difficult week… which was a lot of my weeks. I didn’t want to let go of anything I involved myself in because I was having so much fun with it all, but I eventually realized I couldn’t keep treating my body like I was. It didn’t matter if people relied on me or if I would let others down or if I enjoyed everything I was doing. It was obviously too much. I had to do what was best for me. And would you look at that! Quitting a few things didn’t stop me from getting where I am today.


This same dilemma has been especially hard to overcome since entering the freelance world. It’s just like college right? But now the stakes are ten times higher. When I say no to things, it’s not experience that I’m letting go of anymore. It’s income. It’s not a friend or professor I’m letting down. It’s a client. In the past six months of working, I will admit that some of those unhealthy working behaviors have come back. I worked right up to 300 hours during the month of September. I didn’t mean to. I’m learning as I go, and September was a huge lesson for me. My weekdays were almost entirely booked out for 10 hour photo assisting days. Then, I figured I could retouch once I got home from assisting. A few hours here and there wouldn’t hurt, right? And weekends were for senior portrait sessions, typically 3-4 senior sessions each weekend. Well... retouching jobs from the month before came back with loads of revisions and add ons, senior photos from last month ended up having to be rescheduled due to inclement weather, and with the variability of photo assisting days I had some days where I was on set for up to 13 hours.


Again, all of the work I was doing was very enjoyable, but when that much piles up the overwhelming sensation overrides the fun of it all. Lesson learned: never book out a completely jam-packed month because who knows what could happen with weather, an over the top client, or things outside of your control. Looking back on September, there were probably a few things I could’ve said no to that came up after I knew I was booked. I would never cancel on a prior commitment, but I definitely could have declined some of those requests that arose mid-month. But it was hard to say no because I knew that so many people relied on having me available and I didn’t want to let them down. Since then I’ve done a few things to lighten my work load. I have been politely declining requests when I know I will be crossing that line of overworking myself, blocking out specific ranges of time in my calendar for retouching revisions, and I increased my senior portrait package prices in effort to receive fewer bookings. October has been a much better month because of it.


And November has been even better! One of my favorite parts of freelancing has been having a flexible schedule. I know, I know, I worked 300 hours in a month! How is that flexible? I’ve found that a large part of being freelance is being okay with periods of up and down. It's kind of like the traffic in LA. Sometimes you're driving 90mph, then coming to a dead stop in seconds, sitting for a while, and speeding back up only to slow down again. But, I can schedule myself off whenever I need a break! I've taken six vacations this in the past six months in between work without any guilt because I still made a great salary each month with the variability of work and the prices I've worked myself up to. If you get the I have to get out of Ohio itch every month or so like me, maybe the freelance life is right for you, too.


I feel like so many people don’t really know what freelancing is but have a strong interest in it, so I wanted to start writing about it. Educating is one of my biggest passions in life, right up there next to photography, women’s empowerment, business, and writing. I’ve wanted to join all of my passions by creating a blog since the moment I found out what I was passionate about. In fact, this has been at the front of my mind for so long that I have a running journal of all of the topics and questions I want to cover.


I’ve written down all of the things I’ve learned that have shocked me. I’ve written down all of the questions friends came to me with in college. I’ve written down questions I’ve overheard from other freelancers on set. I’ve written down everything that has scared me about starting a business and then I did it anyway. I’ve written down everything I wish I was taught in college that I had to teach myself. I’ve written notes on everything that I’ve learned that I think others could benefit from knowing. And I can’t wait to share it all. I want to be transparent in the topics I cover.


One of the most frustrating parts of the creative industry to me is the secrecy factor. No one shares their rates, their photo locations, where they learn from, how they got the shot, how they broke into the industry, how they're making a career out of what they do... That drives me crazy, and do you know where it all stems from? Insecurity. No one is going to steal your shot or your job or your knowledge. There's enough of all of that to go around. There's an endless possibility of photos to be taken. There's a massive need for most creative jobs right now, hence everyone being overbooked.


And there's more knowledge than anyone could possibly consume in their entire lifetime out there for you to learn... This was another reason that it was so hard for me to finally start this kind of education platform. It's already been done a million times by a million other photographers. Why not read from one of them? But I realized that no one knows what I know, thinks how I think, creates how I create, or will teach how I teach. So, if you like me as a photographer or a person, maybe you'll like me as an educator too.


In no way am I claiming to know everything by starting a blog. In fact, the situation is quite opposite to that. Despite nearly everyone I have met telling me that I need to start a YouTube channel or blog or anything to start sharing information, I’ve put this off for so long because I felt like I wasn’t far along enough as a photographer or business owner, but who says I have to know it all to start sharing what I know so far!


This blog will be interesting to anyone in the creative or photography industry. However, I really want to focus on freelancers and people just starting out in the creative world as I feel there is a huge lack of information tailored to these groups, especially in the business and financial zones, even for those of us who went to school. I can’t wait to share everything I’ve learned with you all, from the freelance life, taxes, business, photography, branding, lighting, production, time management, networking and anything in between.


I will be sharing what I know while also learning alongside you all. There’s always something new to learn and I hope that you can find that here.






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