How To Take On Your Prop and Photo Styling Challenges



What are your photo styling challenges?  Technical, hands on, styling challenges?   I always talk about the business side of photo styling here ~ so thought I would “mix it...

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What To Do When Things Go Wrong On a Photo Shoot



Every photo shoot is not absolutely perfect.  Styling mistakes may be made, items can be broken, supplies you need don’t arrive on time, staff or team members don’t make it to the...

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Do You Suffer From "When I" Syndrome as a Photo Stylist?



As a Photo Stylist, do you suffer from what I call the "When I" Syndrome?  It's thoughts you might be telling yourself and it goes a littl' something like this:   I will try to book that...

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Do Not Always Give A Client What They Want



Don’t always give your Photographers and/or Clients what they want! ;) You are the Photo Stylist.  Don’t classify yourself as “the person who shops and then...

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Be a Persistent Photo and Prop Stylist



We have all heard it said and seen the quote graphic:  "If no one is answering ~ then it's just not your door." My feelings on the "not your door" philosophy is . . .  I don't...

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Be The Obvious Hiring Choice As Photo and Prop Stylist



I always advocate developing a niche within your photo styling services. I have a small niche both in my styling career as well as my business with helping Photo and Prop Stylists with the ...

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Tips for Photo Stylists Working With Animals



Have you ever been hired for a photo styling or prop styling assignment with or for animals? We always encourage you to “forecast” what could happen, being proactive, doing tasks...

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Phrases to Avoid as a Photo and Prop Stylist



When working as a Photo Stylist  ~ be confident. Don't be shy when sharing your creative and styling thoughts to (& with) the Creative Team (Photographer, Art Director, Creative Director)....

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Styling Florals and Plants and Wholesale Purchasing



If you are a Lifestyle Photo Stylist, you probably style (or will be) styling florals and plants for your assignments. Although, oftentimes wardrobe and food styling assignments require floraIs or...

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How To Become Photo Stylist From 8 People Who Did It



How do I become a Stylist? Is it easy? Will I be able to do it?  How do I even start?”  Have you asked yourself any of these questions? Up Journey asked eight experts, and...

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