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How closely do you monitor and control your photography?

Steve Jobs did not invent how Apple makes the products that are loved by so many. Why would I say that he was a genius but his idea of controlling a high-end brand from start to finish was not something unique, Baron Philippe de Rothschild did that in the early 1920s?

If you don't believe in your brand, why should anyone else?

Photographers a notoriously either very worried about pricing or they are confident and stick with the pricing of their photo sessions, prints, downloads and photo usage. So what many new professional photographers or professional hobbyist photographers do is charge low. I am guilty of that right now but not forever I hope.
 
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Millennials are killing professional photography

So you have that camera and you are a photographer. Sooner or later someone will ask you to use it to make a portrait of them. You will get that shot composed, exposed, edited and delivered to your subject. Maybe you even give them more than one, or if you are lucky enough, paid for one or more than one. You eagerly share that image on Facebook and you get the required likes from the client, their friends, and your friends. All is well and the next damn day they post a selfie in a bathroom mirror with the crappy phone flash on and you never see your hard work shared again. 
 
Welcome to doing business with the Millennial Customer.  I had this all thought out and ready to write this past weekend but that is when it occurred to me.

What do you do when people unfollow or unfriend you on SM?

So one day you are looking through your Facebook friends list and you notice someone you were friends with is no longer there. Perhaps you see that drop in likes on your Facebook fan page and that loss hurts like losing a friend. Let us look at Instagram, why are they not following you. Were they expecting you to follow them back? In all these cases you may think on what happened and if they were a friend you might really be hurt. But honestly, if they were your real friend would they unfriend you? This happens all the time in local small groups of photographers and models on Facebook. Here is my advice.

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