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7 PHOTOGRAPHY MARKETING TIPS YOU HAVE TO TRY

Ah, marketing… the one element of taking pictures for a living that many a photographer dreads. Marketing is the business side of the photography industry, yet as a photographer, you’re a creative-minded soul. Those two aspects are sometimes hard to reconcile, but you’ll never be able to survive without marketing yourself…unless you want no one...

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HOW TO SETUP A SUCCESSFUL PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS

You love taking pictures. You’ve got a DSLR camera with some great lenses. Everyone says you’re talented, and you have done some freelance photography work. Now, you are ready to take the next step and start your own photography business. As you transition into your new business, you will need to get more equipment and...

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4 TIPS FOR DEVELOPING YOUR CREATIVE VISION

Developing creative vision in photography is an often-neglected subject. This is unfortunate, as vision is one of the most important aspects of photography. Without artistic vision, a photograph is just a photo. But with vision, your photos can go beyond everyday photos; they can become inspired images, with depth and meaning – images that convey your message...

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SILHOUETTE PHOTOGRAPHY MADE EASY

In the world of photography, silhouettes are considered an artistic element. Many photographers use silhouettes to add an element of drama and mystery to an image, or to help to convey a certain mood. One of the great things about silhouettes is that because of their simplicity, they tell a story while still leaving much...

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ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY – HOW TO DO IT RIGHT

Adventure photography isn’t for those who like living life on the sidelines or those who don’t want to get their hands dirty. This genre of photography puts you right into the thick of things… where the action is. If you like the thrill and adrenaline that comes with being an active participant in your art,...

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4 TIPS FOR SPRINGTIME FAMILY PHOTO SESSIONS

Spring seems to be one of the most popular seasons for portraits, and what’s not to love? You have gorgeous lighting, beautiful budding scenery, and tons of beautifully colored flowers. If you are in need of some inspiration for our upcoming sessions, consider some of these ideas. Use the 65 Degree Weather to Your Advantage...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF LIGHT – WHY DIGITAL ISN’T A SUBSTITUTE FOR KNOWLEDGE

Of all the crucial factors in photography, nothing is more important than light. Without light (whether natural or artificial) there is no photograph! The central tenants of photography – ISO, shutter speed and aperture are all focused around controlling the amount of light that enters the camera. When I first started studying photography (back in the...

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6 WAYS EFFECTIVE BACKGROUNDS IMPROVE PHOTOGRAPHY

Mastering the art of effective backgrounds is one of the fastest ways to improve your photography. For better or worse, the background can have a major impact on the composition of a photo. Photos with distracting backgrounds tend to look cluttered and amateur, while intentional backgrounds instantly improve the entire composition, and add meaning and...

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7 WACKY PHOTOGRAPHY HACKS THAT WORK

Most of us are always on the lookout for new, inventive ways to get amazing results with photography. While we all love new gear, sometimes you just can’t justify a $150 fisheye for a one time shot. In cases like this, there’s usually an alternative: photography equipment that you can make yourself. Usually DIY photography gear is perfectly...