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Making the Most of Your Wedding Portrait Photos: 3 Trends in 2014

As many artists will tell you, wedding portrait photos are an art in and of themselves. They are very important to the clients, of course, and can also greatly enrich your portfolio and enhance its overall value. That’s why, for today’s post, we’re … [Read More...]

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5 Cute Photo Album Ideas

When trying to set up a photography business, one of the key aspects which gain most of your attention is, of course, your technique and equipment. There’s almost no end to the constant strive to improve your skills, learn more about how to use … [Read More...]

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The Quick & Dirty Guide to Wedding Photography Business Branding

We’ve written about branding at length before, with talk on finding your own niche and sticking to it, as well as several other techniques to help you stand out on today’s complex photography market. Today, however, we’re going to make everything … [Read More...]

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How to Help Couples Relax in Photographs of Their Big Day

Once a couple's wedding day is here, their simply accepting to get married becomes a piece of cake comparing to the ordeal of getting photographed by a stranger. Well, this term is a bit harsh, but you get the picture. Never mind of you’ve known them … [Read More...]

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5 Small Tips that Can Truly Make a Difference

Taking good photos is hard, though it may not seem like that from afar. When they actually agree that a photographer’s work is good, people are either saying “Oh gosh, look at that photographer, they … [Read More...]

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The Basic Rule with Photoshop: Less Is More

This may seem like something so basic that it’s basically for beginners, but since most members of our community are more or less beginners up to some extent, this post is for them. Becoming a … [Read More...]

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5 Online Photography Portfolio Mistakes to Avoid

Curious to know if you’re at fault for one of these common online photography portfolio mistakes? Read on – about loading time, the importance of contact information, the vital presence of passion, … [Read More...]

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Making the Most of Your Wedding Portrait Photos: 3 Trends in 2014

As many artists will tell you, wedding portrait photos are an art in and of themselves. They are very important to the clients, of course, and can also greatly enrich your portfolio and enhance its … [Read More...]

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5 Tips on Building the Best Photo Portfolio Website

Say what you will, but building the best photo portfolio website is still important, even in 2014 – the day and age of social media, mobile apps and all other great digital trends. Why does a good … [Read More...]

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5 Ways to Deal with Bad Wedding Photos

It’s another one of those photographers’ nightmares that everyone has to deal with, sooner … [Read More...]

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How to Help Couples Relax in Photographs of Their Big Day

Once a couple's wedding day is here, their simply accepting to get married becomes a piece … [Read More...]

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A Few Tips on Shooting Great Family Portraits

Many of you aspiring professionals have a hard time choosing a photography niche, but some … [Read More...]

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YouTube Video Optimization for Photographers: 5 Tricks

If you’re a professional photographer, not only do you (hopefully) have an online showcase … [Read More...]

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Is Photography School for Professional Wedding Photographers a Must?

Going to photography school for wedding photographers is a personal choice, determined by … [Read More...]

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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 … [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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Combine Two Photography Niches to Be Unique

Struggling to make the transition from an amateur photographer to a pro can be a tough job as it is. Creating a compelling portfolio, acquiring a client pool and managing it properly, creating a name for yourself, struggling to get new gigs and the … [Read More...]

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Is Photography School for Professional Wedding Photographers a Must?

Going to photography school for wedding photographers is a personal choice, determined by numerous factors, such as a desire to learn, but also time and financial constraints. The general outlook on this topic can seem divisive: some extoll its … [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...]