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The Payment Process Challenge

So this post is for all my future “fun” clients out there. As a result of a few conversations over the last week, I decided to put together a fantasy wish-list for future clients & a more stylish way of accommodating discounts. This goes for any client investing in my services for over $2500 for […]

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Carly Kolbo - This made me laugh! #2 is my choice. :)September 21, 2011 – 11:17 am

3 Day Bender | Tim King Blog | Tim King Photographer - [...] The Payment Process Challenge [...]May 2, 2011 – 3:01 am

s h e r r y - Bahaha. Love this. I think #1 is my favourite. I think. Do you think the bank will hate you for trying to deposit thousands of $1 bills?May 1, 2011 – 1:42 pm

Bombchell - In Atlanta - No 4 sounds good to me. Ill move in a few months overseas in a couple of months, so can i book you in advance. And by advance it means there’s no groom yet, but I’m hoping the discount would apply in the near future years.April 30, 2011 – 10:28 pm

Christy Cropper - this is beyond genius. i sincerely hope your clients take you up on these options because seriously? BITCHIN!
ps- if it were me, i’d pay you with the mega huge check.April 29, 2011 – 9:53 pm

Ashley Goodwin - DUCK TALES!!!!! Nice flashback!
Can’t wait to see it unfold….wish I had booked you just so I could do this. I would fly out to San Diego just for the occasion!April 29, 2011 – 9:18 pm

SarahV - Love it! And I like to think that my remark about this in one of your old blog posts has something to do with this post. Look at me! Look at meeeee! (Ok, I’m not this needy all of the time, I swear)April 29, 2011 – 1:14 pm

The Nightlife Photography Post

With this post, I’ll hope to give you the ins & outs of nightlife photography & all its perils. To start off, I should say that nightlife photography isn’t the most lucrative avenue for a photographer – but it sure can be some fun work. Most nightlife photographers will make about $75-100 per night. I’ll […]

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Pool Party Extravaganza! | Tim King Blog | Tim King Photographer - [...] a favorite among several clients is to take a 9 liter bottle of Vueve and give the crowd a “champagne shower“. Can produce some amazing photos, but I’m not especially eager to put my camera at [...]November 30, 2012 – 3:49 am

Dean Reid - Excellent post. I’ve been researching the nightlife photography arena for a few weeks now and I must say your post was very informative. Could you shed some light on how to land a nightlife photographer gig?

DeanMay 1, 2011 – 8:30 am

Justin Douglas - I love this post for it pertains to some of the work I do. I’m actually under a contract doing nightlife photography for a local Austin artist named Tje Austin. Come to find out he’s going to be on the show called, “The Voice” today on NBC (Check it out)…. Here is a shot I did of him ( and let me know what you think. Thanks for the tips for I shoot his listening party tomorrow. I agree with Ashley that you work the hell out of the flash. All I have is the Nikon SB-600 but I’m going to buy Stroboframe and TTL cord.April 26, 2011 – 1:59 am

Lena - Thanks!! You da best!April 25, 2011 – 8:47 pm

Bombchell - In Atlanta - wow so cool. lol i feel like the girl who missed 1 week of class and needs to catch up. I need to learn how to apply all of this.April 25, 2011 – 2:20 pm

s h e r r y - So cool about the light trail tip. Must try that out… And your flash skills are >>>> mine. Must. Practice.April 25, 2011 – 12:50 pm

Ashley Goodwin - ps: You know how to work the hell out of a flash. I need to master this.April 25, 2011 – 9:39 am

Ashley Goodwin - These are B.A. You went H.A.M. (like that?)
Your honesty about the scene is dead-on, and that’s really refreshing. You do have to have pretty thick skin to tackle such fancy & intimidating late-nights, and you are totally the guy with the personality to do it, but you’re true to you, thus I love & respect ya! Dude spraying the champagne totally LOOKS like he likes to spend money (HEY! I love champagne! Hook a sistah up!). AND YOU GOT TO MEET KIM K? I DIEEEE FOR HER.
So happy you got to use your mafia metaphor.
xoApril 25, 2011 – 9:38 am

My work – and the workflow behind it

This post is going to be a bit tricky, so I figure I’ll segment it in to parts to make things a bit easier to understand in layout format. On an average week, this is how schedule will look: (start on Thursdays, as I always have work Thursday, Fri, Sat, & Sun. Thursdays are my […]

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Autumn Teesdale - great post!! One of the things on my bucket list is to shoot at a major fashion week!!!April 25, 2011 – 4:33 pm

The Nightlife Photography Post | Tim King Blog | Tim King Photographer - [...] My work – and the workflow behind it [...]April 25, 2011 – 7:56 am

Justin Douglas - Man… Keep it coming TIM!!! Your posts are some of the bests. I’m learning everyday or every post from you lol. Cannot wait for Photobooths, Nightlife/Reception Photography (I really need help there), Portrait Editing.. I’ll just sum it up and say all of themApril 24, 2011 – 10:49 pm

kristine s - love it! you are amazing…how do you do it? keep up the good work and rockin’ the bad ass shots:)April 24, 2011 – 7:54 pm

Lena - nightlife/reception photography = happy dance hahaApril 23, 2011 – 10:18 am

Jade Norwood - I love reading all your blog posts.. Keep them comingApril 22, 2011 – 8:41 pm

Jade Norwood - I am loving all your blog posts… Keep them coming..April 22, 2011 – 8:40 pm

Shelean - Thanks again Tim! Thank you so much for opening up and letting us all into your world! Thank you for your honesty. You are a very talented photographer!!April 22, 2011 – 7:11 am

Jacki - Wow. Unbelievable schedule. You are a beast! Thank you so much for posting all of the details. Lots of good stuff for this budding photographer.April 21, 2011 – 6:58 pm

Matthew Kunce - Wow! Can’t wait to see your more detailed posts on some of what you mentioned here. You are crazy busy and crazy good. Love the shots you posted, especially the 2nd or 3rd one with the couple dancing in black & white.April 21, 2011 – 5:03 pm

Oz - Your last name suits you well in your biz my friend.. you will be soon be King of all photographers! Well done! =)April 21, 2011 – 1:51 pm

s h e r r y - Oh my gees. DO YOU SLEEP? That schedule is INTENSE! But good for you! I would love to be that busy photographing! Werrq it. I can’t say it enough, thank you for being SO open about your workflow, and everything else.April 21, 2011 – 12:39 pm

Ashley Goodwin - God you’re freakin’ good.
You’re the total opposite of me…I feel like I am so all over the place that I can’t OWN just one thing, and you are OWNING IT ALL. Damn you. But, props. Love it.

& the southern style mansion with the rows of trees? DID I DIE AND GO TO HEAVEN?!?! Where is that??? Take me there. Now. Pleaseeeee.
Love love loveeee the snow-style photobooth. Creative, fun, and awesome colors.

Keep rockin’ it.April 21, 2011 – 11:20 am

SteveC - EXCELLENT POST TIM!!! Thanks for all the information and clarity on work flow. Keep up the good work!!! All you shots are great and your photobooth looks like a BLAST!!! What’s your lighting set for the photobooth? Thanks, SteveCApril 21, 2011 – 8:20 am

Bombchell in Atl - wow you do a lot. and your time to send back pictures is quite quick. looking forward to the photobooth & nightlife.April 21, 2011 – 6:38 am

Pricing, Payments, Getting Gigs and Backup. My progression as a photographer

(Originally this post was going to be only about pricing & payments, but I felt it wouldn’t be complete without the background story – if you want the hardcore stats of where I’m at now, just scroll to the bottom) PROGRESSION When I first started out doing photography, I SUCKED. Big time. Imagine all the […]

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Erin Oveis Brant - I’m catching up on all your posts and I am seriously blown away! I feel like a better photographer just by knowing you (and having access to your brain). Please keep the posts coming!!May 31, 2011 – 9:32 pm

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Deals, Discounts, and how YOU, the client, can get the BEST out of your photographer | Tim King Blog | Tim King Photographer - [...] Pricing, Payments, Getting Gigs and Backup. My progression as a photographer [...]May 10, 2011 – 9:30 am

Maria - I have an important question about backup. Do you have a back up feature on your blog?? You better! I’ll have a heart attack if something happens to this thing, honestly! If not I’d better start copy-pasting all your informative posts and saving them at some secure place. :)April 26, 2011 – 10:07 pm

Shelean - So, again great pictures! Here is a question for you that many may want to know as well…. When you are taking pictures of people, at bars or at weddings…. do you have to get any “permissions” to post their pictures? (am I opening a can of worms here?) Hope not!April 22, 2011 – 6:24 pm

John Payne - Loving your blog posts, man. Very forthcoming and honest and great info!April 20, 2011 – 9:01 pm

Tim - @Matthew – awesome man, he has another book called “The Thank You Economy” I’ve been meaning to pick up & read. You just inspired me to get on it!

@Ashley – she actually kept it all in a dining room drawer and spent it slowly…said it actually was pretty nice not ever having to go to the bank! lol

@Justin – I just added nightlife shooting to the list of how-to posts…look for it next weekApril 20, 2011 – 10:23 am

Justin Douglas - I enjoyed the post Tim, I’m also into the night life photography but non of my shots are as great as yours. Very motivational to know at first your work was crap but than developed into what I see today. Thanks for the sweet blog post!!!April 20, 2011 – 10:14 am

Ashley Goodwin - Lisa, you are a great Mother. :) Personally I would have tacked on a teller’s fee, but that’s just me.April 20, 2011 – 8:05 am

Matthew Kunce - Picked up “Crush It” based on what you mentioned Time. Finished it in one night. Between the CreativeLIVE class, your blog and the book I have lots of thinking & things to work on thanks. Thanks for sharing such a great resource.April 20, 2011 – 3:03 am

Mark - Hey Tim,
Would love you to talk post production. What do you use to edit and get the look you’re after in your photos. Photos that are so dang sharp I must add!

MarkApril 19, 2011 – 8:13 pm

Lisa - Well, I did curse him a few times, but the money paid in $1 bills was an upturn in our relationship! :)
Love, MomApril 19, 2011 – 7:57 pm

Tim - Thanks so much guys! Your comments keep me motivated to keep posting, and I really appreciate the feedback!

@Ashley – she actually was laughing pretty hard when I did it!

@Marissa – good to hear from you! I’ve seen some of the work you’ve been doing with chaz lately – looks awesome!April 19, 2011 – 7:16 pm

Shelean - As always… You deliver the goods!! Thanks!April 19, 2011 – 6:08 pm

Marissa Rodriguez - Great post! Loved reading about how you got started, I had no idea! Definitely doing a great job, I remember quickly meeting at a shootout in 2009 I think and I’m so happy to see you are doing so well for yourself!April 19, 2011 – 2:39 pm

Sarah - Fantastic post Tim with great “insider” info!April 19, 2011 – 2:08 pm

Scott - Nice post Tim. Would love to work together on an event shoot sometime. Keep up the good work and thank you for all the inspiration.April 19, 2011 – 1:00 pm

Deborah - Great insights and incredibly helpful information… Thanks!April 19, 2011 – 12:34 pm

Steve C - I saw you on Creative Live and I been reading your blog everyday. Thanks for all the great advice and honesty and you attitude ROCKS. GREAT WORK—-THANKS!April 19, 2011 – 9:00 am

Ashley Goodwin - I am sure your mother was cursing the son that she raised when you waltzed in with two thousand ones.April 19, 2011 – 8:56 am

Emilia Jane - Thank you so much for all of your insight! I really really appreciate your honesty and openness :-)April 19, 2011 – 6:31 am

Matthew Kunce - Once again your blog post knocks it out of the park Tim. Your honesty, transparency and attitude help others starting out or even just thinking about starting out being a professional photographer.April 19, 2011 – 4:13 am