This week bookends with two articles about the business of portrait photography. We lead off with a guest post by James Maher on corporate portraits followed by Michèle Grenier on prime lenses. Then Scott Wyden Kivowitz shows how to sort for smiling photos with Excire Search 2. Mykii Lui has thoughts on Fujifilm’s X-T3 and I ask “where have photo magazines gone?” The Wrap-Up wraps with Nate Torres sharing how to start a portrait photography business. With portraits and lenses, smiling faces and more here’s hoping you enjoy these posts!

Six keys to running a successful corporate portrait business - (Editor’s Note: We welcome this guest post from James Maher. James is a New York corporate portrait and headshot photographer.) For any photography business that specializes in portraits and headshots, working with businesses can be an extremely important part of your business, whether it’s large law firms or small restaurants. However, corporate portraits are much different from […]
Female photographer with camera and prime lenses smiling Why I only use prime lenses - Why would I choose to only use prime lenses while there are many other great options out there? This sounds like a legitimate question, doesn’t it? Here’s how I became obsessed with primes! The one that started it all While starting doing photography, I had no money … that’s the plain truth. The advantage? The […]
Culling for smiling faces Culling for smiling faces in Excire Search 2 Pro - Today I would like to show how fast it is to cull a collection of photos from a session in Excire Search 2 Pro, to find smiling people. In the Lightroom Classic plugin, you can use Excire’s facial recognition feature to find smiles. It can be done for individual people, or groups of people. You […]
X-T3 My simple thoughts on the Fujifilm X-T3 - Fujifilm has been busy releasing all sorts of cameras in the past two years, and it seems like they aren’t slowing down. While the X-T4 is set to be revealed later this month, one shouldn’t skip over the X-T3 when considering an upgrade to an existing Fujifilm kit or getting introduced to the company’s offerings. […]
Where have all the photo magazines gone? Rest in peace Popular Photography, American Photo and Photo District News Where have all the photo magazines gone? - The obvious answer is; “They are online.” Sadly this is more often than I care to think, not the case. They are gone. Simply gone. R.I.P. PDN This week saw the demise of Photo District New aka PDN at the hands of its owner, Emerald Expositions. The closing of an influential publication that served the […]
how to start a portrait photography business How to start a portrait photography business: A 2020 guide - Today, it’s becoming more and more common for the average person to strike out on their own as a self-starter. We’ve never had so much technology at our fingertips, and with that, it’s never been easier to launch a successful business with very little investment other than your time and energy. Portrait photography isn’t easy […]

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