Every Photographer Needs
Best First Lens

Ditch the kit lens that your camera came with. Instead, you want to purchase a high-quality lens. The best ones to start with are either the 50mm 1.8 or 35mm 1.8.

These lenses will instantly change the look of your photos, help you create sharper images, as well as give you the blurry background so many photographers want.

I highly recommend starting with a solid prime lens.

Best Photo Editing Software
Best Photo Editing Software

Lightroom is by far the most user friendly editing software I have found. You are able to upload, organize, and tag your photos which makes it easier for you to find them later.

You can edit your photos without it destroying the original. Meaning any edits you complete in Lightroom won’t affect your original image so if you want to come back to it later you can.

Get started with Lightroom for just $9.99 a month.

Free Photography Webclass
Free Photography Webclass

The fun, the firsts, the connections, and the chaos… those are the photos you really want.

Learn the EXACT techniques that I use daily to take beautiful images of my kids. Stop feeling frustrated with your camera and start taking control!

Did I mention it is – Absolutely Free!

Beginners Guide to Manual Mode
Beginners Guide to Manual Mode

Do you wish you could pick up your DSLR and capture the images you see in your head instead of missing the shot?

If you struggle with sharpness, exposure, lighting, and/or composition, this courses was designed for you. You need that solid basic understanding instead of just hoping for a lucky shot.

Photography Business Must-Haves
ShootProof
ShootProof

Showcase your work with beautiful online galleries and slideshows that match your brand and style. Sell any print or digital product that you choose! Set your own prices, create discounts and promo codes, and keep all of your profits.

Easily fulfill your clients’ print orders with the lab of your choice: Choose one of our lab partners or self-fulfill with any lab in the world.

I highly recommend ShootProof.

The Contract Shop
The Contract Shop

Starting a business is fun and exciting. Although getting all the legal things in order isn’t as much fun it is extremely important. The Contract Shop has you covered with these lawyer created contracts. Protect yourself and your business.

I highly recommend The Contract Shop.

Bluehost
Bluehost

Once you buy your domain name (which you can do with Bluehost) you need to have it hosted. I highly suggest hosting with Bluehost. Their customer service has been amazing. Open 24/7 and the phones are answered by real people who don’t talk down to you when you don’t understand the computer terminology. I can’t tell you how many times I have called them to get their help. Amazing.

I highly recommend Bluehost

ConvertKit
ConvertKit

Forget relying on social media to grow your audience. The best way to grow a client base is through email marketing. ConvertKit is the company I use for email marketing. Their customer service is top-notch, their system is easy to use and the emails get sent out.

I highly recommend ConvertKit.

Sumo
Sumo

Once you have an email list set up to collect potential clients emails, you need to give them a way to join through forms, popups, & welcome mats. Sumo can help increase your conversion rate. I personally collected tens of thousands of emails using Sumo.

I highly recommend Sumo.