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How to Register Photos with the U.S. Copyright Office

How to Register Photos with the U.S. Copyright Office

In this tutorial, longtime dog photographer Margaret Bryan shares how you can register your pet photos with the U.S. Copyright Office. Listen to our Hair of the Dog Podcast episode with her here where she talks more about copyright and why it is...

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The Secret Magical Ingredient

The Secret Magical Ingredient

Behind the Scenes at BarkzealandI’m not crying…you’re crying. It all started a little over 3 years ago - I boarded a plane for Barcelona to meet in-person for the first time two colleagues - Kaylee Greer and Charlotte Reeves - to teach the very...

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Streamlining My Client Booking Process with Dubsado

Streamlining My Client Booking Process with Dubsado

As you may know, I recently moved from Pittsburgh, PA to Charlotte, NC - and that was the perfect time to re-evaluate my client workflow.  One of my main tools for my workflow is Dubsado, which you can check out here.   One of the great things...

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Travel for Free

Travel for Free

MY TRAVELS IN THE PAST 30 MONTHS: 2017 - Ireland for 2 and Brazil for 4 2018 - British Virgin Islands for 2 - Croatia for 5 (3 in economy and 2 in business class)  2019 - Australia for 4 and 3 flights for 4 within Australia All of these…plus...

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My Biggest Business Decision

My Biggest Business Decision

’Tis the season for overwhelm….but it doesn’t have to be that way!  Hair of the Dog resident editing and productivity ninja, Heather Lahtinen from the Flourish Academy, joined me for a recent Facebook Live.   It was a great conversation in which we...

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Instagram Hacks with Tori Mistick

Instagram Hacks with Tori Mistick

You know that social media is an important part of your business in 2018 – but you are so overwhelmed with the whole process you become paralyzed. Does any of this sound familiar… You don’t have time to keep up. Instagram is changing all of the...

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Breaking Down Money Blocks

Breaking Down Money Blocks

What money sayings do you catch yourself saying regularly?   “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “You’ve got to work harder to make more.” “You can’t be successful without sacrifice.” “Rich people are greedy.” We all have them, whether conscious or...

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Shaleena Jones Case Study

Shaleena Jones Case Study

Starting a photography business has approximately 8,736 moving parts, approximately. 🙂 In order to grow quickly, you need to make sure that ALL 8,736 moving parts are working together - this involves your website, marketing materials, and pricing,...

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Mini-Sessions do not have to equal mini-profits.

Mini-Sessions do not have to equal mini-profits.

I’m addicted to education.  I believe that we ALWAYS have more to learn and that we can pull nuggets of gold from many different areas.  When one of my fellow Pittsburgh photographers was putting on a workshop on how she runs her Mermaid, Fairy,...

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Don’t Pay Me for My Time and Talent

Don’t Pay Me for My Time and Talent

If you’ve looked at any number of photographer’s investment pages I bet you’ve seen the term “time and talent” on many occasions.  I’m not going to mince words here….I hate that phrase.   Why? A. Your “time and talent” is worth a heck of a lot more...

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Using Todoist for a Photography Workflow

Using Todoist for a Photography Workflow

Last week I shared how I use Dubsado to manage my client inquiries and booking processes, this week I want to share how I use Todoist to manage my workflow AFTER the sales session. My brain is like the bin that they draw the lottery numbers out...

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Photography

Dog and horse photography skill-building tips

Post-Processing

Photoshop and Lightroom tips & tricks

Pricing & Sales

Pricing sessions & products, and selling both

Business

Starting up, workflow, copyright and more

Marketing

How to find clients and get your calendar booked

Mindset

Mindset strategies for a successful business

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