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Accounting Software for Photographers

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Business | 0 comments

Accounting Software for Photographers

As a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), I’m often asked what type of software I would recommend for a business.  Before I can answer that question, I need to know some things about the business, and how involved in the day to day accounting the owner would like to be.  When looking at accounting software for photographers, the questions and answers are generally the same as for other businesses.  There are no unique expenses for photographers that don’t exist for other business.  Sure, there may be more of some expenses and less of...

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When Is Photography Not Photography?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in HDR | 0 comments

When Is Photography Not Photography?

Current Trends With so many advances in technology over the years, it’s become easier than ever for photographers to influence how their images are portrayed as a final product.  In today’s digital age, photographers have total control, from the moment they press the shutter, to that time when they upload the pictures to their website or have them printed for a client.  Some photographers merely adjust the lighting or the colors to better reflect how the scene actually appeared when they were taking the picture.  Others will touch up...

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2012 Model Tampa Bay International Auto Show

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in News | 0 comments

2012 Model Tampa Bay International Auto Show

Hey gang, had a great time at the 2012 Model Tampa Bay International Auto Show at the Convention Center over in Tampa today.  The show goes until Sunday, so head out there if you have the chance. They had everything you can imagine at this year’s show.  Of course they had new models. The Ford Mustang Boss 302…. Special Edition Camaro, painted by Renowned Military Artist, Mickey Harris…. And, they had new trucks.  Below is the GMC Sierra 4-door in a pretty slick “blue steel”…. They even had bikes. ...

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Don’t Take More Pictures… Take Less Pictures

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Techniques | 0 comments

Don’t Take More Pictures… Take Less Pictures

The Beginning When you bought your first “real” camera (you know… the kind that had more buttons on it than Captain Kirk’s control panel), you were eager to fire off award winning images.  Images that would wow your friends, co-workers, the squirrel in the oak tree outside your front window… anybody other than your mother, who just may have a bit of a biased opinion on your work.   You set out to the local park to take pictures of flowers, the beach to take pictures of the sunset, the little league baseball field a few blocks from...

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How To Go Pro with Photography – Start-Up Business and Tax Considerations

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Business | 3 comments

How To Go Pro with Photography – Start-Up Business and Tax Considerations

You’re Ready For several years, you’ve been taking pictures.  Your images have varied from your kid’s soccer games, fireworks on the Fourth of July, sunflowers in the backyard, and your cousin’s wedding across the country.   With each year, your work has kept improving, to the point that everyone that now views your images tells you that you should be selling your work.  After much deliberation, you finally agree to take that plunge. Now What? Whether you decide to quit your day job and go full force with photography, or just test...

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