Simply put: mastering lighting, camera settings, and editing is, of course, crucial to becoming a financially successful photographer, but it is not enough. If you want to find success with your photography business, you also have to know how to properly run a business. This excellent video tutorial will run you through the basics of that to help you ensure you give yourself the best chances of getting it right.
Coming to you from Magi Fisher with B&H Photo and Video, this great video tutorial will teach you the basics of properly setting up a photography business, including things like insurance, contracts, trademarks, and more. For sure, you should absolutely have liability insurance if you are running a photography business. Unfortunately, even if you operate in a responsible manner, all it takes is something like someone tripping over a light stand at a wedding reception or the like to seriously jeopardize your business, and proper insurance can help protect against such events. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Fisher.
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