Hey everyone- This is an exciting time for me. I was hired by a small school to be their prom and year book portrait photographer. In order to get these jobs I needed a tax ID number and a letterhead. Im glad to have this kick in the butt to get the ball rolling because I have been putting a lot of time getting ready to establish a photography business. I have shot many events including weddings, baptisms, birthdays, etc. I have been putting a lot of my thought into weddings, but lately ive been wanting more. As of now I have studio lighting, and backdrops. I do not have a studio however. I am kinda stuck doing any kind of photography on location. What are some good markets to go after that I could utilize my experience and equipment to maximize profits? Here is some of the stuff I was thinking: Charitable photography (setting up at churches and other non profits advertising that I would donate xx percent profits) Schools (proms, yearbooks, sports) Weddings Senior living (perhaps older couples wanting a good portrait for the newspaper announcing their 50th anniversary) Tourist attractions (Im not familiar with the legalities concerning setting up at a public place and collecting profits) Sports events (not to set up lighting, but to photograph and post images on a website to parents to buy) Does anyone have any other ideas? Also I would like to rent certain equipment - for high end events like an expensive wedding I would like to rent a nikon d3s and some very nice lenses... I would pass this cost off to the customer and then some. I just couldnt see charging even medium end prices shooting with prosumer level equipment. Does anyone have any experience starting off this way? Thank you very much!!!