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  1. mtshootingstar

    mtshootingstar TPF Noob!

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    Hi everybody. I am new to the forum. I just recently decided to take my hobby photography to a higher level and am going to start my own business.

    I wanted a digital camera...so I "shopped around" a bit and my husband bought me an Olympus SP-500UZ for my birthday in 2006.

    I started out by just taking lots of pictures of everything. Then I had my kids school pictures taken by a professional studio and they turned out like crap. So I decided that I could take better pictures of my kids than they did. So the next year I did just that. Everyone raved about them.

    I have taken a handful of really great pictures over the last 2 years.

    What made me decide to go into business was the school picture flyer the local homeschool group (that I belong to) sent out. I have had that local studio (different from the one mentioned above) take my kids photos too and she didn't deliver when promised and also angled my sons glasses stupidly on his face so there wouldn't be a glare. It looked really dumb in the picture. Anyways, I had a number of people ask me why I don't just do that....so I decided that I would.

    I shot my first wedding this fall. Took a ton of photos. The couple was very happy with the results, so I guess I can't complain about them.

    Anyways, I would welcome any helpful hints and ideas from any of you that have gone into business for yourself.

    Heather
     
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    benhasajeep TPF Noob!

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    Welcome to TPF

    And congrats on the new business venture.:)
     
  3. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hello Heather, welcome aboard.
     
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    matt-l TPF Noob!

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    Welcome!!!
     
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    Artograph TPF Noob!

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    Hello and welcome!!!

    :O)
     
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    Hello Heather and Welcome to the forum.
     
  7. cherry30

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    Hi. Welcome and congrats on your new biz. Maybe you could post some of your photos for the professional to do some CandC.
     

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