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Lets set up the scene. You have a 55 member family shoot. You loose count the ratio of kids to adults but all you know is that the kids out number the adults by a long margin. The ONLY time the family can all be together is 2 pm in the afternoon which adds to […]

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Grain is a word used in film photography to describe the fineness of detail a film or paper is capable of capturing. Landscape photographers typically want the finest detail possible, which comes from fine grained films. Documentary photographers and journalists may need faster speeds (higher ISO’s) and will compromise detail for speedier films that have […]

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Models look to the photographer for guidance and direction during a shoot. “How to Direct Models” gives helpful tips for photographers to communicate with their subjects better. We included a short 4 minute video that was recorded during a location shoot demonstrating these suggestions in action.

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This week’s podcast interviews photographers Frank Doorhof about his portrait work. Then, we catch up with Joel Grimes for an inspiring talk for all photographers. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Frank Doorhof The Amsterdam-born Frank Doorhof is a noted international fashion and glamour photographer, as well […]

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At various times during my professional career I was called upon to shoot the basic head shot. When I first started out, I made head shots all day long. The style was quite different 40 years ago, so some of the things I did back then wouldn’t make sense now. But surprisingly, some things never […]

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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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This week’s podcast features two diverse subjects who both have interesting perspectives on the photo industry.  First up Rich Harrington catches up with portrait photographer Peter Hurley who’s well-known for his approach to head shots.  Melissa Niu then speaks with Ed Greenberg about the rights of photographers. It turns out that both our guests will […]

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