I don’t know if you’ve tried this, but it’s true: Smiling opens doors. When I want to make a picture with a person or in a place that is not necessarily public, I just put a smile on my face, take a deep breath and ask permission. I usually give a little preface and a reason […]

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New users often have a hard time when color correcting or enhancing images. They generally lose sight of the goal: making the image look better and while still being believable. Many users go “too far” in their quest to fix images. If the image starts to look fake or too altered, it will be distracting. […]

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One excellent way for a photographer to get established in the local market is to consider adding real estate work to the portfolio. While real estate photography can certainly encompass large commercial and resort-scale projects, here we’re going to focus on the more common kind of residential MLS (Multiple Listing Service) imagery we’re all used […]

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This week’s we catch up with two photographers.  Beauty and wedding photographer Roberto Valenzuela talks about working experimentally.  Then we join Bob Davis for some practical shooting and business advice. NOTE — The first interview was recorded with a bit of audio interference. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on […]

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MindShift Rotation 180 Pro

No one really expects to fall in love. It kind of just smacks you in the face when you least expect it. All of a sudden there’s an extra air of excitement, a little more spring in your step. This may sound ridiculous (I am talking about a camera bag after all) BUT I challenge […]

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The first thing a new camera prompts you to do is to set the date and time, and this is one default that I heartily agree with. I recently borrowed a camera that had the date set incorrectly and it has really screwed up my system. Here are three reasons to take 22.5 seconds and […]

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“I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are.”

– Ellen Von Unwerth