Recently, I was cleaning out the dreaded “room of stuff” in my house when I came across piles and piles of old portfolio pieces from school. It was a fascinating trip down memory lane. There were things I’d forgotten about; paintings, etchings, prints, and yes, even photographs. As I sifted through all of it I […]
It can happen to the best of us; that moment when you panic and look at a location and your brain freezes and you can’t think of anything even remotely unique and fun to do. At that moment, try to remember to use your backgrounds wisely. What I mean by that is a background is […]
One of the best reasons to go to trade shows is to get your hands on new gear. I’m not talking about the latest camera or lens from Nikon or Canon–you can hold that and try it on at the camera store any time you want. No, the best gear to get your hands on […]
This week’s podcast interviews photographers Cindy Harter Sims about printmaking and competitions. Then we catch up with well-known glamour photographer Lou Freeman. Tune in and get inspired.
Guest posts, don’t we all love them? Think of how refreshing it is to hear a new voice from the crowd! This is one of the ways that photographers can give back something inspirational, educational, or otherwise neat or fun. Today, I’ve got the pleasure of sharing the wonderful words of Danette Chappell. She is an award […]
This is a guest post by wedding cinematographer Ray Roman, but it applies to all photographers. Ray’s currently on tour helping photographers expand their job opportunities by adding video. Let’s suppose 80% of weddings are low- to mid-budget weddings. For the vast majority of weddings, that means brides are booking average caterers, florists, and videographers for their special […]
What type of photographer are you? Do you wait and let a scene unfold before your eyes or do you get involved and make the shot happen? Understanding how you created the shot will improve your skills.