Do you love to take pictures, and it's you pretty well.
You are well versed in the photographic technique and have an idea of the photo services market.
Perhaps the thought of starting a business, its photo studio, to visit you more than once: the estimated costs are quite capable, there is still a niche, and you can borrow.
decided to create photo studio, Some are ready to offer a minimum of services: such as photos for official documents. Others are guided by a set of high-grade - professional, reportage (exit) photography, rental of premises and equipment rental, additional services. Some in the long term dream of courses a young photographer or organization of the sale of related products - albums, frames, batteries, etc. An important source of income may be printing photos, calendars, advertising booklets and catalogs, photo montage, create slide drives, restoration of old photos, etc. A creative approach to the work promises endless improvement and expansion of services of any studio, or small solid.
When you open any version to pass the classic steps thought out business plan.
Decide on the choice of the legalshape your future company (LLC or IP). Meet the taxation systems for each (possibly in your area would be more profitable to patent). Conduct analysis of the market. Please rate, if possible using a mini-marketing studies, the popularity, the demand for these or other photo services. Who will be your main customer? What is your competitive environment? Clearly answer for yourself these questions.
Shape the future strategy of the studio - Defineservices to be provided. Note what you can get ahead of the competition: the quality, range of offerings, price. Pay special attention to the place of a future tenancy. For a studio with a large range of services is better to choose adjacent to the center areas. For a small (urgent photo) approach and the sleeping area.
Purchase the necessary photographic equipment. It can put you and specialty shops. Do not buy the cheapest equipment - a miser pays twice. But even without expensive models it is possible to do: decent cameras available today for 20-40 thousand rubles, for example, Canon EOS 40D Body or Nikon D80 Body.. At first, minimize costs: for reportage photography, for example, is enough to get one lens. Lighting equipment is purchased, depending on the complexity of future work. It's lights, stands for them, and accessories. You will also need backgrounds: disposable paper (rolls) or fabric.
The number of employees depends on the volume and nature of the work. The studio can work not only staff photographer and administrator, but also? ?: Hourly workers stylist, makeup artist, designer news.
Even young studio, it is desirable to have a website with examples of work, price list, coordinates.