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Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: Pretty leaves don’t make a good portrait
This is a wonderful time of year. It's like the trees are throwing a big party for having survived another...
Platypod Twin Pack: A fresh opportunity
For the last several years, there's always been at least one Platypod in my pack. I rarely carry a tripod...
Portrait Tips: Instant variety with PortaScreen
If your clients are like mine, they usually don't know what they need or want. They need a headshot, and...
Lightroom is a Toyota minivan
I've used every version of Lightroom. I can't imagine how I could have built a business without it. I spend...
Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun
Light and color are the only things your camera records, so those things should be a the top of your...
SpiderPro Hand Strap v2 provides secure, balanced hold for your camera
I seek out tools that solve real problems well. That's what I like about Spider Holster's tools, including their hand...
Portrait Tips: Shuffle the subject
Yesterday I made 2665 portraits. I didn't have that many subjects, but that's how many pictures I took of several...
Portrait Tips: Try something new with old friends
I've never done the double exposure effect in Photoshop before, but my client had this idea that she wanted to...
Seven tips to help you photograph the NEOWISE comet
The NEOWISE comet was discovered by a space telescope built at Utah State University, where I now work. I think...
Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???
How do you know someone is a photographer? They only wear black clothing, of course. The stereotypical garb of photographers...
Bring your sparkler photos to life with Plotagraph
I'm excited for this year's fireworks fiesta. I'm planning to do more portraits with sparklers and flash, but I've got...
Portrait Tips: Just get in the water!
I recently moved back to Cache Valley, UT, which is where I started my photography business 12 years ago. It...
Platypod Twin Pack Levi Sim

Platypod Twin Pack: A fresh opportunity

For the last several years, there’s always been at least one Platypod in my pack. I rarely carry a tripod for landscape and photowalks anymore, and I use a second Platypod to support my small lights for close-up work on

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San Rafael Swell Levi Sim

Lightroom is a Toyota minivan

I’ve used every version of Lightroom. I can’t imagine how I could have built a business without it. I spend more time with Lightroom than I do with my wife. I love it. I hate it. Utility Whether you use

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Header Blue Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun

Light and color are the only things your camera records, so those things should be a the top of your mind for every photo you make. Last week I was making headshots and the background had to be the building

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Portrait Tips: Shuffle the subject

Yesterday I made 2665 portraits. I didn’t have that many subjects, but that’s how many pictures I took of several people, which is a ton. I’m not bragging about how many I made — I’m just trying to wrap my

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Orange Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???

How do you know someone is a photographer? They only wear black clothing, of course. The stereotypical garb of photographers is a stereotype for a reason, and we’ll get to that. Fortunately, black isn’t the right color for everyone and

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Get in Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: Just get in the water!

I recently moved back to Cache Valley, UT, which is where I started my photography business 12 years ago. It was incredibly satisfying to receive calls for portraits from clients I hadn’t seen in nearly a decade. Dream photoshoot I

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San Rafael Swell Levi Sim

Lightroom is a Toyota minivan

I’ve used every version of Lightroom. I can’t imagine how I could have built a business without it. I spend more time with Lightroom than I do with my wife. I love it. I hate it. Utility Whether you use

Read More
Header Blue Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun

Light and color are the only things your camera records, so those things should be a the top of your mind for every photo you make. Last week I was making headshots and the background had to be the building

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Shuffle Levi Sim-3

Portrait Tips: Shuffle the subject

Yesterday I made 2665 portraits. I didn’t have that many subjects, but that’s how many pictures I took of several people, which is a ton. I’m not bragging about how many I made — I’m just trying to wrap my

Read More
Orange Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???

How do you know someone is a photographer? They only wear black clothing, of course. The stereotypical garb of photographers is a stereotype for a reason, and we’ll get to that. Fortunately, black isn’t the right color for everyone and

Read More
Get in Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: Just get in the water!

I recently moved back to Cache Valley, UT, which is where I started my photography business 12 years ago. It was incredibly satisfying to receive calls for portraits from clients I hadn’t seen in nearly a decade. Dream photoshoot I

Read More

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