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Growing a Long Term Photography Business (without the Burnout)

by D'Arcy Benincosa

Growing a Long Term Photography Business (without the Burnout) on the Play It Brave Podcast with Sandra Coan and D'Arcy Benincosa

The biggest thing I hear from photographers is how temporary their career is. Almost all of the photographers who go through my coaching programs talk about how they plan to pivot into something else (which I do highly recommend if that’s your dream). But for those of you who truly find joy photography and don’t want your career to end just because you’re burnt out, then tune in to hear what Sandra Coan has to say about maintaining a long-term photography career that continues to not only grow, but also leaves your soul and bank account feeling fulfilled.

About Sandra:

Sandra Coan is an award winning newborn and family photographer, certified teacher and industry educator, and a best selling author. She is passionate about helping other photographers create consistency in their work and sustainability in their brand and business.

4 Tips for Longevity in the Photography Industry:

1. Look outside your industry to learn business strategies

This ensures that you are developing a business that is unique from your competitors and isn’t just a carbon copy of everyone else’s systems and strategies.

2. Artistry is not the only thing you need

When you’re starting out a lot of times you have to wear all the hats in your business. 

  • Director – the face of the brand, the artist
  • Producer – creating content, promoting and marketing
  • Manager – handling the business side of things (Invoices, contracts, emails, etc.)

When you start to grow, you can focus on being the Director and hire out the other roles.

As a creative, you have an advantage when it comes to marketing and the business side of things because you have the opportunity to create out-of-the-box solutions and content.

3. Being Consistent = Being Trustworthy

You need to be able to produce the work you share every time you pick up your camera. This means becoming the master at your art, lighting, etc. and taking control of the work you put out into the world. This will result in repeat clients more referrals.

 4. Don’t follow trends

Instead focus on your own unique perspective and signature style. When your work looks the same as everyone else the only thing they can compare you on is your price and you start attracting price shoppers. 

When you have a signature style your value increases and you can charge more.

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CREATIVE LAW SHOP

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goodlight presets

Struggle to match your digital to your film? You've met your match. Use code PLAYITBRAVE to get $50 off!

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Say au revoir to lazy galleries! Use code DARCY to get your first month free.

tonic site shop

Crappy website? Say no more. Get 20% off a template with code PLAYITBRAVE. You're welcome.

Have no time to submit to publications?

Don’t let your images gather dust on a hard drive – GET THEM SEEN (and gain street cred too).

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Learn my simple tweaks you can make that will have you attracting your dream clients with the portfolio you have TODAY.

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