Using Depth of Field for Effective Communication

Recently, I photographed an engagement session that made me work a little outside of my comfort zone. If you’ve ever taken a look at my work, you’ll see that much of what I shoot is with wide open apertures & shallow depth of field. I just love the dreamy bokeh effect and how shallow depth […]

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Why are prints are so important? Printing is a part of many photographers business or workflow that can be improved. Most of us don’t know how to print or even understand the basics of printing. Sure, the ease of going from one screen to another is often easy, while figuring out how to print at the […]

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The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro lens with its 1.4x teleconverter has helped me make a bunch of good pictures and allowed me to do a good job for my clients. Over the last few months, I’ve used it to shoot a variety of subjects from wild horses to aerial photos to portraits to college graduation. […]

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Did you miss our last Google Hangout on business?  It was filled with great advice for all photographers (especially wedding and portrait).  Lisa was so helpful and honest with practical advice. On this hangout we’re focused on practical do’s and don’ts to attract new customers to your photography business.  We’ll also shared strategies to develop […]

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Do you ban guests from bringing cameras to a wedding? In the last few years I’ve noticed more and more photographers that I’ve worked with are asking couples to not allow guests to bring cameras or other devices. Seriously, holding a regular sized iPad to take pictures or video just looks silly. Recently at my […]

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Editor’s Note: If you missed Lisa’s tips for wedding photographers, check out her hangout yesterday. Of all the many things that go well together in this world, slideshows and weddings are one of them. When you can combine emotionally impactful images with emotionally charged music, you have sentimental gold! I often like to create slideshows […]

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Looking back on the last 12 years of being in the wedding business, one of the standout business practices I can see that I have developed is that of the site visit. In the beginning, I did it purely because I was new and hadn’t been to any venues. As time went on though, it […]

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