New Studio Space

The James Patrick Photography team is opening our new photo studio! We have partnered up with Imprint to open up the new Imprint Studio in Scottsdale, Arizona. For the past 15 years we have simply rented locations when we have photo shoots; but now are entering the...

What Does TFP Mean to a Professional?

It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then a model will send me a message to inquire if I am willing to offer them a TFP photo shoot. Their responses vary slightly calling it “Trade for Print” or “Time for Print” or “Trade for Photos” but the gist is always the...

Understanding the Value of Your Images

Last week I received an e-mail from an South Africa based music company who wanted the rights to use an image I did of a model for a 20-minute workout track they were releasing. The e-mail noted that my “photographs are amazing” and that they would credit me for all...

How to Strengthen Client Relationships

I hope you were not expecting a magic formula in this article because I would hate to disappoint you. Developing successful client relationships comes down to four very straight forward principles. Know the client’s needs and wants Demonstrate your value to the client...

The Seven Deadly Sins of Pitching

Ego (also known as Pride) When you pitch and you focus more on yourself instead of caring about what is important to the magazine, their staff and their readers. This occurs when your pitch is entirely self-focused as opposed to relating it to why it matters to the...