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    We are a team of professional wedding photographers solely devoted to "happily ever afters". Our commercial studio is based in Charlotte, NC and we capture weddings in the Carolinas and beyond. We believe in family, love and the power of storytelling through our photography. The ladies of Old South would love to capture your big day!

The Business Behind the Lens Workshop

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You take great pictures.  You are busier than you ever expected to be. You understand your gear.

You can shoot a moving train handheld at 1/20 sec…in the dark….on one foot…..but…….when it comes to the business behind photography,

you feel overwhelmed.

Let us help!

We will focus on topics such as:

1.  How do I know what to charge for my sessions?

2.  Should I offer packages or a la carte options?  Do I sell digital images?

3.  How do I organize my bookkeeping?  Am I even profitable?  How do I know if I can buy more gear?

4.  When and how do I file taxes for my business?  Do I need insurance?  What contracts should I use?

5.  How can I manage my workflow to spend less time on my computer and more time shooting?

6.  How do I design portrait collections and groupings? What software do I use to conduct a sales session?

7.  How can I sell products v. just burning a CD?  Can I do both? (we will work with both studio owners and home-based photographers for real-life solutions)

8.  Do I need samples of every product I want to sell?  What should I sell?  At what profit margins?

PLUS, we you will watch an actual sales presentation and have a chance to role play your own.  We want you to leave fully confident in selling the beautiful art you create.

This full-day workshop will help you clearly assess the state of your current business and how to transition into a more profitable studio.  Whether you want to work full-time as a photographer or part-time, we want to help you achieve your goals.

Join us.  You just might be a great photographer AND a great business owner.  You just needed a little push in the right direction:) The workshop will be held January 10 at Old South Studios in south Charlotte, NC from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The  fee is $399 and lunch will be provided.  We hope you will join us and make 2014 your company’s best year yet!