© Evgenia Tiplyashina Last week, we ran a poll on smartphone usage by photographers.  If you haven’t voted, we’d love to hear your opinion (click here). We’re trying to better understand how photographers view smartphones. The Results So Far The results so far are quite interesting (people were allowed to vote on multiple choices, but […]

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Every artist has a central story to tell, and the difficulty, the impossible task, is trying to present that story in pictures.

Gregory Crewdson 


This week’s podcast takes a look at two very different topics in the photo industry.  Our first guest Mike Corrado discusses his concert photography and passion projects.  Then we catch up with Photofocus contributor and industry expert Gerard Murphy about photo sharing services like SnapChat and the new Lightroom Mobile. Get the show here  or get […]

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The easy bit is picking up a camera and pointing and shooting. But then you have to decide what it is you’re trying to say and express.

- Martin Parr

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I recently read a blog post from someone who casually mentioned that HDR (High Dynamic Range photography) was a “fad”, and they were hoping it would eventually go away. Now this was, of course, a very opinionated statement, but it was not really one that was embellished with photos or even an explanation as to […]

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This week’s podcast adds a brand new guest as well as a segment to the show.  First up, Rich catches up with Drew Geraci of District 7 Media who’s timelapse and HDR photography has appeared in television shows and commercials.  Then Melissa Niu chats with Chase Reynolds and Joey Miller about the most in-demand gear […]

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“Jack of All Trades — Master of None” “You Can’t Be Good at Everything” These two phrases have haunted me for much of my professional career.  I always wanted to “do it all.”  I’m persistent… I’m a risk taker.  I “get things done.” But the truth is that you cannot be good at everything.  It […]

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Here’s a rebroadcast of our newest Google+ Hangout for photographers — Mind Your Own Business. This month’s topic is Getting More Work from the Clients You Have. We focused on strategies to turn your existing clients into raving fans who build referral business as well as how to get more work from them. The show […]

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I’ve been frequently asked to help take pictures (with a cell phone) simply because I’m a “photographer” and therefore MUST make “better” pictures than those coming from an “average joe.”  Probably not always true, but I feel that there are some elements to know that could help everyone take better pictures… even with a phone. […]

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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. This month’s topic is Getting More Work from the Clients You Have.  We’ll focus on strategies to turn your existing clients into raving fans who build referral business as […]

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With Photoshop World quickly approaching and other conferences creeping up this fall, I want to plant some seeds into your head that hopefully can help you understand the benefit that these types of conferences can have; both personally and for your business.  Yes, Photoshop World is a partner and they are dear friends of ours, […]

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As you read this, think back to when you were beginning photography…  I’m sure you’d be able to relate to this to yourself (or your friend) and hopefully laugh (and not cry). Alright, so this list may not be super accurate and is in no particular order, but, I think it is safe to say […]

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In the latest podcast with Terry White, he gave some great principles of advice when editing and defining your style.  Key points that stuck out to me could be sound advice I suggest we all listen to. – In portraits and our skin retouching processes,  we should always be able to see pores. (In other […]

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This week’s podcast features three great folks from the photo industry. First up Rich Harrington catches up with one of the best image makers on the planet, Joe McNally. Melissa Niu then catches up with photographer and Adobe expert Terry White.  You’ll then learn all about ViewBug, a great site for entering photo contests and winning […]

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It’s rare that I step up on my soap box about gear… after all to each their own.  But this one is just a pet peeve as it causes so many potential problems. The lens hood doesn’t point this way when the lens is out of your camera bag! Hoods are reversed when packing the […]

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There are many women with children that have chosen the incredibly challenging task of juggling a photography business and motherhood.  But this talented photographer has a successful photography business and….wait for it…..ten children.  My hat goes off to this beautifully gifted artist, Lisa Holloway. Lisa Holloway is an award winning, world renowned Las Vegas portrait […]

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Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from Scott’s new book “72 Essays on Photography.” It’s available on both iTunes and Amazon. “I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today’s existence.” – Robert Mapplethorpe I have been studying Zen Buddhism and I am struck by how so much of it […]

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As a wedding photographer, I find it’s all too easy to slip into a groove of doing the same thing over and over. Sure it’s a different set of clients each week, and there’s a different venue, a different dress, different food, different customs, but at some point it basically boils down to the same […]

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Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @28mm, f/16, 3 frame HDR, ISO 400.

Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @28mm, f/16, 3 frame HDR, ISO 400. It’s a good idea to have a list of the minimum required gear you’ll need every time you shoot, and to run through that list before you head out the door. I’ve made mine super basic, and I’ve got it committed to […]

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Elizabeth “Lee” Miller was an American photographer from New York.  She began her career as a successful fashion model in the 1920′s, but then moved to Paris and behind the camera.  She became a well-established fashion and fine art photographer.  During World War II she became a war photographer and covered events like  the London Blitz, the liberation […]

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It seems to me that women have a bigger chance at success in photography than men… Women are quicker and more adaptable than men. And I think they have an intuition that helps them understand personalities more quickly than men.

 — Lee Miller