Things You’ll Need to Know About Charging Sales Tax for Your Photos


This post originally appeared on the B&E Photographs journal on July 23, 2014, and is being syndicated at The Phoblographer with Brandon and Erin Wehman’s permission. All photos taken by B&E Photographs. Used with permission.

It’s no secret, especially to their followers, that photographer, co-founder of B&E Photographs, and adventurer Brandon Wehman offers a lot of great photography insights (and travel destination tips) on his site, B&E Photographs. In fact, back in May The Phoblographer syndicated one of his blog posts, Backpacking with a DSLR, which offers tips on how best to carry, secure, and make your DSLR accessible while on a backpacking trip.

This time around, Brandon, who incidentally was a certified public accountant before becoming a full-time photographer, shares his knowledge on something that a lot of professional photographers might not know about or understand well but is, in fact, of great importance when you’re making money as a photographer – the dreaded SALES TAX.

Read Brandon’s piece after the jump for a better understanding of how a sales tax works in a photography business.


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How to Comfortably Go Backpacking with a DSLR


This post originally appeared on the B&E Photographs journal on May 1, 2014, and is being syndicated at The Phoblographer with Brandon Wehman’s permission. All photos taken by and used with permission from Brandon Wehman.

While an amazing experience, backpacking is no easy task. It’s even trickier if you have your precious gear in tow. Not that it’s an impossible undertaking… Monterey, Calif-based  photographer Brandon Wehman shows us just how to do it right.

Whether you’re about to embark on a multi-day backpacking trip, or just a day hike down your favorite trail, bringing a good camera along is a great way to capture and share your adventure with family and friends. A camera that fits in your pocket, like an iPhone or a point-and-shoot, is easy enough to carry along, but what if you want to bring your big DSLR? What’s the best way to keep it safe while at the same time having it easily accessible to snap a quick shot? That’s the question I ran into while prepping for my recent backpacking trip to Patagonia. The solution I share below works perfectly for my particular backpacking setup, but the overall idea can be adapted to whatever setup you’re using.
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