The Cost of doing Business as a Professional Photographer

Written by Stan Foxworthy   Lately I have had some interesting conversations when I’m at various business and networking events. After exchanging the usual pleasantries and asking the person that I’m talking with about what they do, invariably (at least most of the time!) the other person will ask me what I do for a…

Stop Allowing Others to take Advantage of You!

Written by Stan Foxworthy   As a long time professional photographer, I still am thrilled when a publication contacts me and offers me an opportunity to do photography for them. It usually goes something like this; “Hi! This is So-and-So from XYZ publication. We’ve seen your work and would love to have you cover a…

2015 – The year of CunningFox Photo Education

Contrary to popular belief, I have not been trapped by a large piece of office furniture or kidnapped since the end of December! As some of you may know, I have been very fortunate to partner up with other wonderful photographers over the past four decades and last year brought together three of us on…

Camera Gear, Part 2 ~ Or the Tools in the Toolbox Continued…

Written by Stan Foxworthy   I have been asked once again by people getting into photography; what’s the best camera and what do I use? There seems to be this ever-present mystery in the eyes of the general public (and quite a number of photographers!) is that there is some special gear still out there…

Why I Love being the Secondary Photographer at Weddings

Written by Stan Foxworthy   I love being the secondary photographer at weddings! You might think that someone who has photographed as many weddings as I have over the past three decades would want to be the lead photographer, but you would be wrong. I love being able to capture all of the details and…

My Professional Photography Support Group

Written by Stan Foxworthy   A funny thing happened to me the other day. I had been at a SCORE business workshop (for us creative types, something I highly advise going to!), wanting to energize my business brain. The speaker mentioned how businesses should make it a point to use images unique to their own…

And Now for Something Completely Different…

Written by Stan Foxworthy   I’ve had the primal photographic urge to expose some black & white film lately. I do love all film formats, but the one that I have enjoyed most since the 1970’s is medium format. Back then it was split up between my trusty Mamiya 645 (later added the 1000s model!),…

Sharing Knowledge, Part 1

It is no secret that I love to share the photographic knowledge I have learned over the years. I have enjoyed teaching, from workshops to college courses and many points in between (including mentoring). Without fail, I will have a student ask me what is the next whiz-bang lens, flash, gizmo (fill in the blank)…