The Only Thing That Limits Us Is Our Imagination

How do you interpret the world? What is realistic … and what isn’t?

What if you could take different pieces of reality and put them together? What story would they tell?

Take a look at this video and see how quickly it turns your perspective around.

Artwork is truly in the mind of the beholder. And Erik’s tips to combine photographs can really make you think not just about combining multiple images into one, but also how you will tell stories with multiple images.

  • Photos combined should have the same perspective
  • Photos combined should have the same type of light
  • Make it impossible to distinguish where one image starts and the other ends.

Ultimately, in order to get just what you want, it takes planning. What are you going to try next?

Photography Flatland: A Wedding Deconstructed

When photographing a wedding, there are many elements to each object, person or event that we capture with our digital camera.

This video takes a look at each and breaks them down in a creative way that showcases this wonderful event.

A unique, behind the scenes view of a setup photo shoot in action:


Fauxtographor Creative Tablets

New medication helps photographers meet the demanding pressures that our industry brings, and helps you stay focused.

Man, That’s A Nice Camera

Sometimes clients say the darnedest things. There have been been many times I’ve just sat there staring, wondering if they really know what they just said.

When was the last time you were asked, “can I just print my own copies” or “can you Photoshop this out”? If so, you should really appreciate this video…. Shtuff People Say to Photographers


What are your client saying to you in your Photography Business?

The Newest Beauty Secret … Fotoshop by Adobe

Do you love parodies? Do you love finding the Photoshop mistakes they make in some of the biggest magazines in the world? Then you’ll love this – Fotoshop by Adobe

Released 5 days ago and already approaching 1 million views, this video will make you laugh at how unrealistic our expectations really are when it comes to beauty.

Hey Photographer – Are You A Storyteller?

One of the things that set us apart from other photographers early on was our storytelling. We didn’t believe photography was all we had to offer. Instead, we chose to take it to a different level and offer storytelling through our albums. We regularly sold three to five albums to our clients, so I guess they loved it as well.

Storytelling involves many things. It involves thinking ahead of time about what you want to capture. It involves understanding what will happen and being there ready and in position before it does. It also involves being ready for the unexpected as well.

Dig Deeper: 7 Tips For Visual Storytelling

I ran across a great series of videos today by Ira Glass who hosts This American Life on Public Radio. He has a series of four videos in which he goes over his ideas on what it takes to be a storyteller – all are good and worth listening to.

But it’s a compilation video that really caught my eye. The way its written can be an inspiration to any creative artist. It may be just what you need as you begin planning for a New Year.

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

Automate Your Portrait Photography

This is an amazing use of photography equipment and how to automate your next portrait session.

The Best Three Minutes – Be Motivated Today

If you work online for any length of time, you understand the risks of having access to just about everything right at your finger tips. Just today, I’ve visited several of my favorite blogs, checked out several news sites, visited Amazon and made a purchase, and got lost in Internet surfing as well.

One of the great things about surfing is occasionally you find real gems that are worth putting your business aside for a few minutes, and taking in something new and completely inspiring. And today I think I’ve found something that will do the trick.

Take a look at these three videos – Move Eat Learn – all produced by a team out of Australia.

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

EAT from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.


What Is It Like To Be Annie Leibovitz?

What’s your photography dream? Is it to shoot some of the biggest names in the business, with your work spread out on the pages of some of today’s top fashion magazines?

If you’ve always admired the work of Annie Leibovitz, and wonder what it would be like to work side by side with her, here’s a glimpse at what it would be like.  See the secrets of creating a work of art and what takes place behind the scenes with Annie Leibovitz for Vogue Magazine.

Building A Cardboard Twin Lens Reflex Camera

Collect cameras? Then you probably have a Twin Lens Reflex Camera somewhere in your collection. Watch this amazing video to see how one designer creates an exact replica – out of cardboard. It has amazing attention to detail, and looks good enough to take on location to your next shoot.