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114,000 Monthly Viewers on Pinterest

Normally, I use Pinterest for posting work, creating private mood boards with clients, and helping me remember where to buy the gear I need. A funny thing happened the other day though that made my mouth drop. I looked at my page and I receive 114,000 monthly viewers of my work that I post. Wow,...

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    QR Codes = Awesome

    I don’t remember my exact train of thought on QR Codes, but I’ve been seeing them everywhere lately. I didn’t quite know what they were, so I googled it to find out. Basically, they’re bar codes of any type of text. They can be URLs, phone numbers, and even just plain text. You scan them...

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      How to Become My Assistant (or Not)

      I get a fair amount of emails from assistants moving to Portland looking for work. I totally get it. Portland is a cool place to live and being a photographer is fun. With NYC, LA, and San Francisco very expensive and hard to break into, Portland seems like an obvious place to start your career....

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      • Bitna11/02/2010 - 11:56 am

        Hi Lincoln,
        I too emailed a few months back asking to be your assistant, and guess what? You not only WROTE ME BACK, but gave me a great advice and encouragement. I really appreciated your response. I am still working to establish myself as a photographer who can make a living, and I visit your blog to be inspired and informed. Thank you!ReplyCancel

      • Taylor Cunningham03/20/2012 - 1:10 pm

        Lincoln,

        Wonderful post. I have to admit I’ve probably been the first emailer on occasion, but I’m improving 🙂 I wish I lived in Portland; it would be great to work with you. Your mix of lifestyle and food is something I would like to achieve. My favorite image of yours has to be the bacon that won PDN.

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        • Lincoln Barbour03/20/2012 - 3:25 pm

          Hey Taylor, thanks for the kind words. It’s not easy breaking into the assistant world, but once you find someone you click with, you’ll definitely get hired. I think personality is way more important than any skill or experience. I used to use a bunch of assistants and then I found my go to guy and he’s always who I call first, mainly because we get along really well. I get a ton of emails from people wanting to be my assistant. I wish I had enough work for all of them, but I don’t.ReplyCancel

      Marketing 101 for Commercial Photographers

      I think one of the most challenging aspects to being a commercial photographer is the marketing. It’s ironic because we are in a commercial marketing environment, yet reaching the people we want to hire us can seem voodoo and difficult. In my experience, no matter how good you are or how “cool” you are, if...

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