business tips Archives - Emily Kim Photography

I get it. It’s confusing. You’ll hear people screaming from both ends of the ether: “Hire a photographer!! Outsource it! This isn’t your zone of genius, so why are you spending time on it?!” Or, on the flip side… “DIY ALLLLL the way. Don’t hire ANYONE until you absolutely have to, it’s a waste of […]

branding, business tips, planning your shoot

August 5, 2020

When to DIY a brand photoshoot vs. when to hire a branding photographer

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“Emily, I can’t take good photos at home because my apartment is ugly.” “I don’t have a nice camera, so I can’t take professional pictures for my business, website, or social media.” “Photography is too overwhelming for me – I don’t have time to learn all that I need to learn to take a good […]

business tips, how to, phone photography

July 24, 2020

How to do an at home phone photoshoot

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Did you know that the format of your .JPG photo files on your website will affect your user experience, page load time, and ultimately, search engine optimization (SEO)? 💻 ⁣⁣The faster your page loads, the better for both your users and search engine discovery. This whole topic could be an entire class, so today I’m […]

business tips, how to

July 19, 2020

5 tips for optimizing images for your website

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You just upgraded your iPhone. As the top of the box slowly separates from the bottom, you can’t stop thinking about all of the AMAZING pictures you’re going to take. You set it up and open the camera app for the first time. “Omg, I can’t wait to test out the new lens.” You go […]

blogger, business tips, for photographers, how to

June 19, 2020

Quick iPhone camera trick for higher quality photos

iPhone Settings Hack

Woohoo! Your quarterly photoshoot is DONE and you have a huge library of photos to use for the next few months. But…where should you put them? There are so many photos here, and it’s overwhelming! Instagram and social media always seems to be the default place to share your brand photos. You might be thinking, […]

business tips, planning your shoot

May 31, 2020

5 places on your website where you should be using brand photos

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Woohoo! We’re finally at the end of our Indoor Lighting 101 journey. Today, I’m teaching you the basics of how to edit indoor photos like in the Lightroom Mobile app like the pros. If you’ve always wondered how to get the light, bright, and vibrant look – read on! Part 1: How to find & […]

business tips, for photographers, how to

May 14, 2020

Indoor Lighting 101, Part 3: How to edit bad light

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Seeing as I’ve recently started an email newsletter, I’ve been realllllly into all things email-related. I know. So exciting, right? I’m all about the email marketing tips and tricks, especially if they prevent my emails from landing in the spam folder. Last week, I was watching Matt D’Avella’s Increase Productivity with These Email Hacks video: […]

business tips

April 28, 2020

One Email Marketing Tip to Prevent Your Emails from Going to Spam

one email marketing tip to stop your emails from going to spam

Today, I’m sharing Part 1 of Indoor Lighting 101! In this first installment, we’ll be talking about how to find and manipulate light in your home. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3, where we’ll dive deeper into my indoor lighting photography tips and techniques. In these intro tutorials, you won’t need a fancy camera […]

business tips, for photographers, how to

April 2, 2020

Indoor Lighting 101, Part 1: How to Find & Manipulate Light in Your Home

Indoor lighting photography tips and techniques - how to find and manipulate light indoors

I typically listen to entrepreneurial and business podcasts on my commute to and from work. Now that COVID-19 has put a pause on commuting, I’ve been listening to them while doing the extra chores around the house that come along with the quarantine. Without further ado, here are my 5 favorite business podcasts for entrepreneurs […]

business tips, for photographers

March 16, 2020

5 Favorite Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

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