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Segmented Pricing to Negotiate with Clients: TogTools Podcast with Fstoppers David Bickley

Up next on the TogTools series featuring your very own Fstoppers writers and contributors hosts Jess and Stephen talk with award winning photographer David Bickley. If you are not familiar with the series or David's work be sure to tune in and gain some great knowledge as he talks through starting up, pricing and how some key mistakes taught him valuable lessons in the industry.David has been one of those photographers I have followed from the beginning of my career and he has been a constant inspiration. Having shown a strong interest in portrait and fitness photography he has pushed his brand into the top tier of creatives and brings along the reputation of one of the greats at such a young age. In this interview my favorite thing to take away is the way he explains his work ethic and overall motivation to do what he does, pure passion and drive. With the love what you do, and do what you love mentality he's able to keep his professional path on track while also using any mistakes along the way as more incentive to improve. 

A video will be released every week featuring one of the Fstoppers writers. Topics range from food photography, concert photography, commercial photography, wedding photography and more. These podcasts are focused on the business side, such as how to advertise, brand and break into markets.

Below is the tentative schedule of the release dates and the topics that will be covered, links back to each photographer's Fstoppers profile as well as links to their past interviews with the TogTools crew.

8/5/14: Lee Morris - Why You Should Deliberately Start Small

8/12/14: Lindsey Pantaleo - How to Treat Your Photography Business Like a Real Business

8/19/14: Adam Ottke - Building Your Business with the Right Gear

8/26/14: Rebecca Britt - Breaking into Concert Photography

9/9/14: Noam Galai - Copyright & Building a Multi-niche Photography Business

9/16/14: Taylor Mathis - The Business of Food Photography

9/23/14: Sarah Williams - Infusing YOU Into Your Brand

9/30/14: Clay Cook - Fashion, Editorial and Advertising Photography

10/7/14: Zach Sutton - How to Develop Photography Education Products and Services

10/14/14: Jaron Schneider - How To "Go Viral"

10/21/14: David Bickley - Understanding the Subtleties of Negotiations With High Profile Clients

10/28/14: Patrick Hall - Building a Relationship-based Photography Business

Please visit the TogTools website to watch each episode. You can also follow them on Facebook andTwitter to watch for newly released podcasts.

Also David has another incredible series going currently on Fstoppers named Photopreneur going over many business tactics which you can find below. All fantastic examples of how one photographer is doing it right.

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Andrew Griswold is a photographer and designer based in Indianapolis. Born and raised in Indy he has made a name for himself by staying very active in the creative community in both photography and design. He has also founded a community of photographers via Instagram connecting them with brands to work with and shoot locally.

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Can't believe this got no comments...I picked up on Lee's TogTools podcast first and now I'm going through all of them and this is one of the best. This guy really has his act together from an entrepreneurial standpoint.

Right?! This was one of my favorites. David is an incredible dude and an outstanding photographer. This had so much great info about the field and how to grow.

Thanks guys, though I'm not sure I deserve all that! I'm glad you got something out of it.