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Being your own boss is the best, unless you struggle with time management. Here’s how to organize your week and boost your efficiency!

November 25, 2020

Being your own boss is the best, unless you struggle with time management. Here's how to organize your week and boost your productivity!

Knowing how to set up client projects is an absolute must. It will put your client’s mind at ease and help you feel more confident.

November 11, 2020

Knowing how to set up client projects is an absolute must. It will put your client's mind at ease and help you feel more confident.

Successful photoshoots start long before you pull out your camera. Here’s how you can lay the groundwork the moment your client inquires.

October 28, 2020

You don’t have to work for free to build your photography business. In fact, it could be a step backword from your goals and here’s why.

October 8, 2020

You don't have to work for free to build your photography business. In fact, it could be a step backword from your goals and here's why.

Your business mindset could determine how successful you are in the long run. Let’s talk about a freelancer mindset vs. a CEO mindset.

September 24, 2020

Your business mindset could determine how successful you are in the long run. Let's talk about a freelancer mindset vs. a CEO mindset.

Attracting the right client is key to growing a successful business. Here are 5 ways to make yourself attractive to your ideal client.

September 9, 2020

Are you attracting the right client, or just any client that comes your way? Here's how to make yourself attractive to your ideal client.

Wondering how to find food and product photography clients — and how to engage with them once you’ve found them? Here’s how we do it at Frenchly.

August 26, 2020

Wondering how to find food and product photography clients -- and how to engage with them once you've found them? Here's how we do it at Frenchly.

Client communication is key to creating raving, returning clients. Here’s 5 tips to improve communication with your clients and run your photography business confidently.

August 12, 2020

Client communication is key to creating raving, returning clients. Here's 5 tips to improve communication with your clients and run your photography business confidently.

Are you struggling to decide what you will charge for your commercial photography services? Then read on, because this one is just for you.

July 23, 2020

How to Price your Food Photography

Need to nurture your photography business growth during the COVID-19 crisis? This post has the right steps to take and the information you need to get started.

April 16, 2020

Need to nurture your photography business growth during the COVID-19 crisis? This post has the right steps to take and the information you need to get started.

I get it. Instagram content creation takes a lot of time and can feel overwhelming. You already spend a lot of hours working on client shoots, editing or doing other admin duties, so finding time to create additional Instagram content seems impossible. This is why I wanted to share with you a few tips that help me make the most of my content creation shoots, so I can get a lot of unique Instagram content out of one single photoshoot.

March 3, 2020

Instagram content creation takes a lot of time and can feel overwhelming. You already spend a lot of hours working on client shoots, editing or doing other admin duties, so finding time to create additional Instagram content seems impossible. This is why I wanted to share with you a few tips that help me make the most of my content creation shoots, so I can get a lot of unique Instagram content out of one single photoshoot.

Stunning food photography starts with excellent food styling! Follow my 6 easy steps to get tantalizingly good images, every time you shoot.

February 25, 2020

Stunning food photography styling starts with a story! Follow my 6 easy steps to get tantalizingly good images, every time you shoot. And while you’re at it, snag my food styling checklist to make sure you have all the right tools to create beautiful food photography.

Read along as I spill some secrets about food photography and my journey into this amazing field with Rebecca Portsmouth of Creatively Squared!

February 19, 2020

When we start a photography business, we have a long wish list. On that list are lenses, camera bodies, and fancy tripods but often times, that doesn’t leave much budget for props and backdrops. As a food and product photographer, props and backdrops are at the center of our photos and they reflect on our photography, but also our brand! Over the last few years I tried a lot of different places, but there are 11 sources I just keep coming back to time after time.
Today, I’m sharing those sources with you! When you’re ready to build up your own supply, these 11 places are where I recommend you get started.

February 12, 2020

As a new professional food photographer, you probably have a long wish list. Lenses, camera bodies, and fancy tripods are key. But that doesn’t leave much budget for photography props and backdrops. I tried a lot of different places to source them, but there are some places I just keep coming back to time after time. Today, I'm sharing 11 affordable places for your props and backdrops, so you know where to look when you're ready to build up your own supply for your photography business.

This behind-the-scenes look at Frenchly Photography’s Food Photography Studio was first published on mylucie.com. I thought it would be interesting for my readers to get this behind the scenes from my friend Lucie’s blog. I hope you enjoy!    My name is Fanette. I am a French food + product photographer & educator located in Washington D.C. […]

January 29, 2020

Behind the scenes of a Food Photography Studio with Frenchly Photography

To get the most out of Lightroom as a food photographer, it’s important to have a workflow that’s easy to follow and easy to stick with as well. It can save you a lot of time and help you stay on top of backups, both of which are key to a successful food photography business. I’ve adjusted my own workflow over the years and some of the things I do now, I wish I had known before. That’s why I’m sharing my method with you today.

January 15, 2020

To get the most out of Lightroom as a food photographer, it's important to have a workflow that's easy to follow and easy to stick with as well. It can save you a lot of time and help you stay on top of backups, both of which are key to a successful food photography business. I've adjusted my own workflow over the years and some of the things I do now, I wish I had known before. That's why I'm sharing my method with you today.

Today you’re getting a VIP behind the scenes of my food photography process step by step. From the pre production planning to editing and delivering the images, I’ll show you everything. I’m super excited to share it with you!

January 1, 2020

No one is born knowing how to run a food photography shoot, and figuring it out takes a lot of time!Today you're getting a VIP behind the scenes of my food photography process step by step. From the pre production planning to editing and delivering the images, I'll show you everything. I'm super excited to share it with you!

Starting a photography business is no joke! But here are 9 things I did right from the beginning that ultimately led to success.

December 24, 2019

9 things I did right when I started my business | Starting a photography business is a lot of work. Every photographer starting his own business quickly realizes that. If you’re not quite sure what’s the best way to get started, head on to the blog to read about the 9 things I did right when I started my business.

A goal action plan is the best kept secret to professional achievement. Let me walk you through creating one that works for you and your creative business.

December 18, 2019

A goal action plan is the best kept secret to professional achievement. Let me walk you through creating one that works for you and your creative business.

Are you ready to take your business up a notch? Learn how to set professional development goals in the second blog post of my three part series.

December 10, 2019

Setting goals is the best way to take your business to the next level. In the part 2 of this 3 part series, I will show you how to set professional development goals. I will walk you through how to set realistic and attainable goals that make sense for your business. I also include a free goal setting workbook so you have all the tools you need to start the year off right.

Setting goals is the best way to take your business to the next level. As the new year is within arm’s reach, it’s time to start thinking about what to do with it!

December 4, 2019

Setting goals is the best way to take your business to the next level. But before you can do that, you need to figure out where you are. In the part 1 of this 3 part series, I will help you assess what you did in the last year, so you can set realistic and attainable goals that make sense for your business. I will walk you through the assessment step by step and include a goal setting worksheet so you have all the tools you need to start the year off right.

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