Nov 232010

One problem with running a photography business is that it’s easy to get distracted!

Photography is very diverse and offers different ways to make a living. I started my business six years ago and in that time I’ve done commercial, stock, travel and fine art photography, I’ve even done some portrait work.

It is difficult to focus when you have to make enough money to pay the bills and you’re offered a huge variety of ways to do so.

I find that it is difficult to achieve long term goals when I juggling many, unrelated projects at the same time.

A few months ago I decided to sit down and think about what was important, what was preventing me from doing those important activities and create a way so that I could concentrate on what I really wanted to do, yet pay the bills!

To solve the problem I come up with three goals and a road map to achieve those goals.

It took me a surprisingly long time to solve a balancing act of creating a new and steady revenue source, having quality time at home and enjoying my photography. However, with a road map in place I am suddenly more productive, more focused and enjoying myself.

I’ll not be announcing what changes are coming just yet but I will be concentrating my business on teaching photography and taking more nature photographs. It will probably take me one to three years to achieve two of the three goals but what I’ll be doing in that time promises to be a lot of fun and spiritually rewarding.

If you’re lacking focus and keep getting distracted, then spend some time creating goals and decide how you’ll achieve those goals. Read the goals often and you’ll be surprised at how productive you become.

Hopefully, they’ll be few detours on the way!

Apr 262010

There are some big changes happening at Richard Berry Photography, some good, some not so good.

This week I’m moving to bigger, brighter office at Bow Meadows Crescent in Canmore.

The new space is big enough for a small gallery and to teach classes that don’t need computers. The move will be completed by the end of this week but I don’t see me spending much time there until after I return from the Galapagos Islands at the end of May.

The new address is: Unit 20, 130 Bow Meadows Crescent, Canmore, T1W 2W9.

Phone number is unchanged: 403 675 8578

The bad news is that Jody sent me an email last Tuesday to say that she had resigned. Jody had been doing some excellent work and was progressing well with her training. My business is better organized because of her.

I’ve decided not to look for a new employee until the fall. The job will change to that of a part-time office manager and I’ll probably outsource book keeping and marketing. Let me know if you’re interested!

Jan 042010

2010 looks like it will be a very exciting year, lots of exciting workshops, Jody, my new employee starts and I’ll be launching new photographic products.

I’m writing this in our new office in Canmore. The new address is #210, 1350 Railway Avenue in Canmore. Our new phone number is 403.675.8578

If you’re interested in visiting, then our office hours are Monday to Saturday, 8:30am to 5pm. Note, that I won’t be here on Saturdays and Jody won’t be here on Mondays.

Please call or email prior to visiting as we may be out taking photos or having a day off!