Charlie Naebeck Charlie Naebeck

"If there is one thing that I have learned, it is that life is about being happy and sharing adventures." - Charlie Naebeck 2021 Partial Client list: Madison Square Garden, Birdie Box, Studio Now, Adorama TV & Education Center, Conde Nast, Pinner & Co, CCMP Capital, LP, Columbia University, The University of Michigan, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Jordan Matter, GQ, Vogue IT, and House of Blues Chicago. In addition to commissioned work, Naebeck has successfully published four books to date: Resonance (2014), Glimpses (2015), In Crossing (2015), and Kinetic (2017)"

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Starting a Photography Business and Why Most Fail

I am going to confess to you today why most photography businesses fail. In fact, according to author Dane Sanders in his book “Fast Track Photographer,” 85% of all new photography businesses fail in the first two years! Don’t get discouraged, though! You enjoy photography, or you would not be here reading this article. You also clearly want to get paid for your hard work, so I will let you in on the main reasons that photography businesses fail and how you can avoid the same mistakes when starting yours. ...
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After 187k Followers, I Deleted Instagram as a Professional Photographer

I topped out at 187k followers on Instagram – I spent day and night constantly checking numbers, likes, comments, and often lost time that would have been better spent on things that actually matter. I once had dreams of becoming a popular photographer in New York City – A photographer called upon to photograph the who’s who of the fashion and commercial worlds. Enter a “real” photography career – people don’t really call you. You have to call them and often times hope to get through to someone that cares, let alone someone that actually hires you for what you are worth. ...
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