Dorie Howell is an award-winning and published photographer serving the Northern Virginia and Metropolitan DC area. She is also the co-owner of the popular photography education website IPS Mastermind, whose main goal is to help photographers around the world run profitable businesses. She helps provide content and management for the 57,000 members on Social Media and their popular membership site. … more
Dorie will be walking us through the 7 steps to a successful business. Starting with all the little things many of us miss all the way to some of the big stuff like selling styles. Learn how you can connect the dots to more cohesive business approach and set your business up for long-term profitability and success.
I have always been creative. My former life was as a professional singer. But after having my baby I discovered photography and learned quickly that I could make it into a business.
I have a 10-year-old daughter that never lets me take a picture of her. (Ironic, right?) and a great husband who puts up with all my craziness. We travel together often and have been fortunate to travel to a lot of great places together. One of the greatest gifts I can give my daughter is to show her that the people of the world are all the same even if we live in different places and have different lifestyles. The two big places I want to visit are South Africa and Australia. This year is my husband and my 15th anniversary so I think we might need to hop on a place to one of those places.
Meeting lots of great people
Meet as many people as you can. Connect, get off the computer and meet people face to face.
The Breast Friend Pillow. I couldn’t live without mine.
I’m not a big prop person but I love my Baby Susher for sessions and often give it to my clients when they leave the session because it works so well.
Bright, Bright, Bright
That mommy works hard so that we can have a great life. But with our successes comes a greater responsibility to those who do not have the same advantages we do. It is our job to take our advantages and use those to make other people’s lives better who may not be able to help themselves in the same way.
It really isn’t all about the images. Camera skills are important but if you don’t know how to price and market your art, you won’t get very far. Running a business is hard but you can do it with the right education. And I didn’t have it at the time and make a lot of mistakes along the way.
Dorie Howell is an award-winning and published photographer serving the Northern Virginia and Metropolitan DC area. She is also the co-owner of the popular photography education website IPS Mastermind, whose main goal is to help photographers around the world run profitable businesses. She helps provide content and management for the 57,000 members on Social Media and their popular membership site.
Dorie has spoken at several workshops and conferences all over the country and is also a popular podcast guest who has been heard on The Click Cartel, The Musea Podcast, Creative Sales Success, The Six Million Photography podcast and others. She will be speaking this year at several regional conferences for Professional Photographers of America and also on their member’s webinar series.
Dorie’s work has been featured on the cover and inside pages of Washington Parent Magazine, Washington Family Magazine, Ladie’s Home Journal, Women’s Day, and has been a featured guest on Fox 5 DC morning news programs.
She has been married for 15 years to a wonderful guy and they have one sassy 10 year old daughter, who in an ironic turn of events, never lets her mother take any pictures of her.