Behind the Shutter 2016 International Image Competition Winners!

Lori Unruh Photography Education, Studio Events

Why Image Competition Every year, Jeff and I enter a handful of the country’s most prestigious image competitions. Why? Competition forces us to expand, to grow, to improve, to innovate. Competitions are not won; merits are not earned with average “been there, done that” imagery. Some competitions have no winners per se; one earns an award based on the score …

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TSS on the Road: ShutterFest 2016!

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It’s that time of year again!  Jeff and I will be traveling to St. Louis, MO for ShutterFest 2016 – the photography conference where you can “Shoot – Learn – Party”. We are excited and honored to be invited back to ShutterFest for the second year in a row! We will be teaching 3 classes this year. Our first class, …

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Better Photography Sales when you Shoot to Sell

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Last month, we introduced Part 1 of our Shoot to Sell series as a Tip of the Week guest blog post on the Fundy Designer blog.  This month, we continue our tutorial earning better photography sales when you shoot to sell. Shooting to sell means you plan your entire client interaction, starting with the initial inquiry, with the sale in …

Mileage Reimbursement Tax Deductions for Photographers

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Get Tax-Free Money From Your Business with a Mileage Reimbursement! As small business owners, it can be hard to make ends meet. With the end of the year approaching, it’s time to start closing out the books and preparing for tax season. Many of you probably already write off tax deductions such as gear purchases, work-related meals, and travel expenses …

In Person Sales for Photography – Shoot to Sell

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Jeff and I hear from a lot of photographers that they want to start selling product and move away from shoot-and-burn, but that they just can’t seem to get their clients out of the files-and-small-prints mentality.  What’s the secret to better in person sales?  Hint:  It starts before the sales appointment. Don’t wait until after the shoot to ask your …

New Lighting: The Shoot Space announces partnership with SweetLight Systems

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Well, we’ve been hinting at it for a couple of weeks, and now we can finally make the official announcement:  We’re now partnered with and sponsored by SweetLight Systems! If you haven’t heard of SweetLight, hold on to your hats.  SweetLight is a new “hybrid” constant light and strobe studio lighting system!  This system can be used three different ways: …

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TSS Edu Series: Photographic Lighting Fundamentals Workshop with Jeff and Lori

Lori Unruh Classes & Workshops, Photography Education, Studio Events

TSS Edu Series Workshop: Sunday, September 13, 2015 Back by popular demand!  We had so many requests for yet another repeat of our original Lighting Fundamentals workshop.  You asked, we listened!  But this will probably be our last Lighting Fundamentals workshop of 2015, so enroll now to secure your spot! Course Description: Learn how to use off camera flash in …

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Follow Up: Lighting Workshop with Jeff and Lori

Lori Unruh Classes & Workshops, Photography Education, Studio Events

On May 18, The Shoot Space was a proud host for Professional Photographers of America’s “Super 1 Day”.  Twice a year, photographers from around the country partner with PPA and open their doors to host workshops that run the gamut from shooting weddings to business and marketing.  This day of nationwide learning is called PPA Super 1 Day.  The Shoot …

3 Tips for Better Album Sales | SLR Lounge Interview, Part II

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Part II of our three-part interview with Pye Jirsa is now live on SLR Lounge! We filmed three interviews back-to-back during our visit to SLR Lounge headquarters in Santa Ana, California. The experience was a whole lot of fun… and nerve-wracking… and surprisingly easy. The concept that we were going to be featured on a website with 800,000 monthly viewers …