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A photo hiding on your hard drive is no place for a photo at all! Unfortunately if you’re anything like me, most of the images we take never see the light of day. This is where a social media can come in really handy. Not only do sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ give you […]

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There’s a truth we all have to face when we become photographers; there’s a lot of us. It used to be that image making was reserved for a small few who possessed the patience, technical skill, and funds to purchase film, large view cameras, chemicals, and everything else that goes along with making and developing […]

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This week’s podcast is a whopper…  packed with information and inspiration.  We have the world’s most popular photo instructor, Scott Kelby to share tips and news.  Then Rich Harrington and Chase Reynolds explore new gear from Nikon and Sony.  Lastly Levi Sim sits down with portrait photographer and Photofocus writer Kevin Ames. Get the show […]

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Editor’s Note: The cheapest rate for Photoshop World ends August 5.  Click here to save $150 off the full price.  We’ll be holding a get together for Photofocus readers. Photoshop World Conference will mark it’s 30th event this September in Las Vegas. I’ve gone to every event except one. I found myself reminiscing on my first conference when […]

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Don’t miss our next Google Hangout. The event is Monday, July 28, 2014.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks to LensRentals.com. It starts at 7PM Eastern/4PM Pacific. We also have one ticket to give away to Photoshop World to an attendee. Must be present to win. Join Skip Cohen, Richard Harrington, and Guest Kevin Kubota. They’ll explore practical advice for professional […]

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Interview with a Makeup Artist: How can they enhance your shoot? I first met Janelle Corey when I was assisting on a fashion shoot with photographer Zuzanna Audette. I was very impressed with the group effort between the photographer, hair, wardrobe and makeup. I since then have worked with Janelle and have seen her career […]

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Just a few months ago I released my third self-published eBook, and I’m currently working on my fourth. My full-time profession is considered to be “photographer”, but the “author” in me keeps growing and it feels like I spend way more time writing and creating educational content than I do holding a camera. Overall, I have […]

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Did you miss yesterday’s Google Hangout?  Matthew Jordan Smith joined us to discuss the importance of personal projects. We learned practical advise for all photographers as well as insight into Smith’s creative process. He shared his new project, Future American President. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1QiqmJTjYw If you’d like to support Smith’s project, you can visit its Indiegogo page — YOUR CHILD’S […]

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We have a brand new book coming out soon (it’s out)… and it’s ALL about Lightroom.  The Develop Great Images in Lightroom book features techniques from Nicole S. Young, Levi Sim, Rob Sylvan, Rich Harrington, and Gerard Murphy. It clocks in at more than 200 pages and includes a few bonus videos too. The book’s list […]

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Guest post by John Van Steenburg In my last post we discussed “Knowledge + Action = Profit” and now lets look at four key areas of every business and see if we can know what we need to know (or need to rethink our assumptions) to identify a good idea, create an action plan and move on […]

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Photographers face many challenges when first starting out and can have a tough time breaking into the local market. While it can certainly be said that photography is well-saturated in the cyber world, when we stop and take a short look around we see another story. New businesses and outreach efforts of all kinds are […]

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Join Skip Cohen, Richard Harrington, and Guest Matthew Jordan Smith. They’ll explore practical advice for professional and semiprofessional photographers to help with the challenges in running a modern photo business. This Google Hangout is interactive and you can post questions to the experts during the event. Join us for our newest Google+ Hangout for photographers […]

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Bridal show. The words often inspire polarized views within wedding photographers. Some loathe them, others love them. I happen to be a big fan. Yes they’re expensive, yes they are looooong days, yes there is a lot of competition, but I still feel that they can be worthwhile if you make smart choices. Before you […]

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A photo is an experience, not an object. A snapshot is a commodity. Anyone with a phone these days can take a selfie and call it a “photo.” In order to differentiate from the crowds, we photographers must become visual storytellers. We must make the photo an experience. If you are trying to make a […]

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A quick reminder, our next  Google+ Hangout for photographers is today! It’s Mind Your Own Business cohosted by Skip Cohen  of Skip Cohen University. You can sign up here for free. Today we’re joined by photographer (and founder of Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep founder) Sandy Puc.  We’ll explore Milestones to Building a Successful Business and Increasing Revenue. […]

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Join us for our newest Google+ Hangout for photographers — Mind Your Own Business.  This event is produced in partnership with Skip Cohen University and LensRentals.com. Sign up here. This month’s topic is Milestones to Building a Successful Business and Increasing Revenue. We’re joined by Sandy Puc, one of the world’s premier portrait photographers. She holds the prestigious titles of Print Master and […]

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This week’s podcast interviews photographer Dave Black about his sports and light painting work. Then, get an overview of what challenges photographers will face over the coming years with photography guru Jim Heid. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Dave Black We welcome back Dave Black to the […]

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A lot of photographers I know cringe at the thought of doing an engagement session with their clients. They say it’s a pain, it’s not worth the ROI, and it’s just one more thing to add to their already too full to do lists. I hear their concerns… but I don’t agree. Here’s why: Creativity Often […]

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This week’s podcast interviews photographer Zack Arias who discusses big changes in his work and professional life.  We then check in with Chase Reynolds about two hot new pieces of gear.  When that’s done, find out about our latest contest (with big prizes). Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a […]

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Batteries. Seems a creative professionals life runs on batteries.  The ability to work on the go, anywhere, any time. My phone, tablet, laptop, cameras all run on batteries. The Problem with Rechargeable Batteries Over time, rechargeable batteries wear out and need to be replaced.  I’m not talking about losing a charge, rather the total number of […]

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Did you miss our great hangout on running a photo business with Sal Cincotta and Skip Cohen? There was a ton of practical advice on things like: Pricing your work Using bundles to upwell customers Dealing with competition Setting terms of use Setting yourself apart with creative marketing ideas This event is free and brought to […]

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