Business

Being an Adventure Photographer Isn't all Red Bulls and High Fives

Being an Adventure Photographer Isn't all Red Bulls and High Fives

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE what I do. I’m my own boss, set my own schedule, and routinely edit videos or write proposals while wearing pajamas. However, with the advent of social media, and people projecting this image of, “look how awesome my life is” I find it important to take a moment and reflect on the reality of this profession.

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2016 and the Cost of Running a Video and Photography Business, By the Numbers

2016 and the Cost of Running a Video and Photography Business, By the Numbers

As a filmmaker & photographer, you might only see pressing the big red RECORD button on my camera and setting up a few lights, but trust me when I say there is a lot that goes in to what it takes for me to have even gotten to that point. Business costs, time, maintenance, training, are just a fraction of what it takes myself, and other working professionals, to operate legally and at a standard of quality that enables us to (try) and make a living.

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Tips for Shooting Professional Video Interviews Now Available for Download!

Tips for Shooting Professional Video Interviews Now Available for Download!

Just released is an e-book I co-authored, entitled "Tips for Shooting Professional Video Interviews."

With over 100 pages of content, the information in this e-book has been created to help videographers and filmmakers produce professional video interviews.

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Wilkinson Visual now has FAA Certification to Fly Drones for Video and Photography Work in Kentucky

Wilkinson Visual now has FAA Certification to Fly Drones for Video and Photography Work in Kentucky

This November, I passed the UAG exam and earned my Remote Pilot Certificate, which gives me the legal license to operate a drone commercially in the USA under the Part 107 rule. I am pleased to offer this service to all of our clients in Kentucky and around the United States. So what does be licensed even mean? Why does it even matter? In this post, I'll explain why this is serious stuff and outline the reasons you should only hire licensed pilots to provide aerial video and photo services for your business or project.

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