Photographers’ Cost of Doing Business

Photographers’ Cost of Doing Business

While researching our latest guide “Starting a Photography Business,” I had the chance to speak with Greg Smith, who helped develop the NPPA’s Cost of Doing Business calculator while servicing on the Business Practices committee in 2003. He had a lot of tough advice for people starting out in the business, and some of what we talked about echoed John Harrington’s advice about day rates.

Running a successful business is partially contingent on understanding what financial success looks like, and you can’t do this without modeling your expenses and income. This is why we love the calculator so much — and it has really withstood the test of time.

Take a listen to this condensed and edited interview:

Greg Smith PhotoShelter Interview by photoshelter

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Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter.

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    • Lauren Margolis at 9:28 am

      @Addrienne Sorry for the trouble! We’re working on getting this audio hosted on a new site and will update once it’s available.

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