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How to Reduce Your Photo Post-Production Time in 3 Simple Steps

A career in wedding photography doesn’t have to mean a you only do one job, i.e. shoot weddings. Of course, perhaps your business strategy is that of a one-person army, a single-engine machine. That is, you shoot and edit your own photos, without the … [Read More...]

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Tips for Mommie Photogs: Shooting Weddings While Pregnant

Some women can’t wait to go on maternity leave once they find out there’s a little one on the way. Along the same lines, shooting wedding photography with a pregnant bride can be one of the most endearing, delicate, and special experiences you’ll … [Read More...]

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The One Trick to Get Your Wedding Photography Clients to Follow the Rules

Have you ever had to deal with those kinds of nightmarish wedding photography clients that you just couldn’t convince to follow the rules, no matter what approach you took? You tried sweet talking them and they just got even more relaxed about the … [Read More...]

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Rekindle Your Passion for Wedding Photography in 3 Easy Steps

It happens to the best of them: we haven’t asked, but we’re sure that, were you to catch her on an off day, even contemporary glam photography guru Annie Leibovitz sometimes feels like the spark is just gone. Bottom line, no matter how … [Read More...]

reduce-your-photo-post-production-time

How to Reduce Your Photo Post-Production Time in 3 Simple Steps

A career in wedding photography doesn’t have to mean a you only do one job, i.e. shoot weddings. Of course, perhaps your business strategy is that of a one-person army, a single-engine machine. That … [Read More...]

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The Brief Guide to Golden Light Wedding Photos

They don’t call the golden hour ‘the magic hour’ for no reason. There’s a certain soft, joyous quality to images taken in that kind of light that makes it ideal for the most wonderful portraits, be … [Read More...]

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4 Wedding Photography Tips for Second Shooters

What’s a second shooter, you ask? Then you clearly haven’t taken on any truly grand affairs. You probably haven’t been following our blog for long, since we’ve featured real-life second shooter advice … [Read More...]

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The One Trick to Get Your Wedding Photography Clients to Follow the Rules

Have you ever had to deal with those kinds of nightmarish wedding photography clients that you just couldn’t convince to follow the rules, no matter what approach you took? You tried sweet talking … [Read More...]

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4 Best Practices for Wedding and Event Photography

During the past few years, the recession and economic turndown notwithstanding, it’s become ever clearer that event photography in general, and wedding photography in particular, have turned very … [Read More...]

reduce-your-photo-post-production-time

How to Reduce Your Photo Post-Production Time in 3 Simple Steps

A career in wedding photography doesn’t have to mean a you only do one job, i.e. shoot … [Read More...]

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The Brief Guide to Golden Light Wedding Photos

They don’t call the golden hour ‘the magic hour’ for no reason. There’s a certain soft, … [Read More...]

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4 Wedding Photography Tips for Second Shooters

What’s a second shooter, you ask? Then you clearly haven’t taken on any truly grand … [Read More...]

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Tips for Mommie Photogs: Shooting Weddings While Pregnant

Some women can’t wait to go on maternity leave once they find out there’s a little one on … [Read More...]

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The One Trick to Get Your Wedding Photography Clients to Follow the Rules

Have you ever had to deal with those kinds of nightmarish wedding photography clients that … [Read More...]

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4 Best Practices for Wedding and Event Photography

During the past few years, the recession and economic turndown notwithstanding, it’s … [Read More...]

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How to Choose a Makeup Artist for Wedding Photography

Portraiture and wedding photography are definitely the two photo niches in which you can’t … [Read More...]

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Success Stories: How to Create Your Own Photography Niche

In a day and age where social media and other media consumption habits gear users toward a … [Read More...]

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Create Great Wedding Cinemagraphs in 15 Steps

Image via PhotoJojo What are cinemagraphs, you ask? Why, what a question! Essentially, … [Read More...]

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Hell’s Bells: 7 Nightmare Wedding Photography Clients

While every wedding photographer dreams of that perfectly cooperative couple, a dream to … [Read More...]

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Rekindle Your Passion for Wedding Photography in 3 Easy Steps

It happens to the best of them: we haven’t asked, but we’re sure that, were you to catch her on an off day, even contemporary glam photography guru Annie Leibovitz sometimes feels like the spark is just gone. Bottom line, no matter how … [Read More...]

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Success Stories: How to Create Your Own Photography Niche

In a day and age where social media and other media consumption habits gear users toward a torrent of visual information, how does a commercial photographer go about creating a lucrative business? The answer, according to more than just one … [Read More...]

Who Is A Better Photographer, A Man Or A Woman

Who Is A Better Photographer, A Man Or A Woman?

I read an article in the Wall Street Journal the other day, and it said: Men tend to start businesses to be the "boss," and their aim is for their businesses to grow as big as possible. Women start businesses to be personally challenged and to … [Read More...]

3 Things You Can Learn From 300 Year Old Men

3 Things You Can Learn From 300 Year Old Men

Fourth of July. Here in America, it’s a time of reflecting back to what life was like when America was first “discovered”, how an entire new world was put together, and how those concepts still apply today to not just use here, but to people all over … [Read More...]

30 Questions You Should Ask About Being A Photographer Now

30 Questions You Should Ask About Being A Photographer Now

When you have a job, you don’t think much about it. You go to work, put in your time, do what you have to do, and go home and forget all about it. Things are different when you own a business. You no longer can leave work at work; it follows you … [Read More...]

Why The $99 Payment Plan Is The Future Of Photography

Why The $99 Payment Plan Is The Future Of Photography

Your car is a few years old. So you head out to find a new one. Do you look at the price tag on the sticker? Of course not – what does that truly mean? Instead you look at the payment amount. Does $495 a month work for you? Can you negotiate it to a … [Read More...]

How To Avoid Creepy Crawly People That Try To Bring You Down

How To Avoid Creepy Crawly People That Try To Bring You Down

I don’t get a whole lot of negative email. But occasionally one slips into my inbox. I got an email from someone this week. “You suck. Your stuff sucks. I can’t believe your online and in business.” Okay, that’s not exactly what it says – but … [Read More...]

Are You Facing Photography Burnout

Are You Facing Photographer Burnout?

Imagine this. You plod along day after day facing the same results. You know what you want but you just can’t reach it. Things are holding you back from achieving what you truly want to achieve. You dread getting up. You dread facing the day. … [Read More...]

Working Moms And A Photography Business

Working Moms And A Photography Business

With Mothers Day this weekend, and as a working mom for 18 years now, the concept of being a “working” mother is just as emotional as ever. Start a conversation on “working” moms and you’ll quickly get into a heated discussion no matter what side of … [Read More...]

Will Photography Make You Rich

Will Photography Make You Rich?

How do you define “rich”? That, of course, is a matter of opinion. According to the IRS, the top 10% of income earners in America today make 43% of all income and pay 70% of all taxes. The top 2% of income earners pay approximately 50% of all … [Read More...]

What You Should Really Do With Your Photography Competition

What You Should Really Do With Your Photography Competition

You’ve decided to set up shop as a high school senior portrait photographer. And you think you have a chance of becoming pretty good at it. You love photographing, and you’ve photographed a variety of friends and family in the past. So you put … [Read More...]

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What Does It Mean When Sears/Wal-Mart Portrait Studios Shut Down?

So what does it mean to the photography industry when more than 2000 studio locations across the US shut down? That was the announcement last week when financially struggling CPI Corp, with locations in Sears and Wal-Mart stores, decided to shut down … [Read More...]