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Embarking on a New Year’s evolution
Color concepts: What’s “in” for 2022?
Stuck in a rut? Try collaborating with other photographers
Are your photos getting the blurts?
Five tips for photographing during the holidays
Seven portrait lighting patterns, and how to achieve them
Don’t join the comparison game
With portraits, it’s not about you
The benefits of spending time with other creatives
Create a mood board for your next photoshoot with Excire Foto
Feeling uninspired to use your camera? Me too!
Five ways to reignite your enthusiasm for photography

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Are your photos getting the blurts?

One of the ultimate compliments for a photo is when it makes someone just blurt out a one-syllable word or sound. “Wow,” “ooh,” “awww,” “damn,” “whoa,” “spoon” … you get the idea. The measure of a photo’s success isn’t if it

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Don’t join the comparison game

The comparison game is easy to get caught up in. Have you ever looked at another photographer and compared your work or income level to theirs? Ever think you’re not as “good” or “successful” as they are? Ever mentally beat

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With portraits, it’s not about you

I consider portraits my main photography genre. One thing I’ve come to notice is that no matter how great a photo I technically produce, the client will only be pleased if I’m able to authentically create their image in a way

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imposter syndrome

Do you have impostor syndrome?

Impostor syndrome is defined as the fear or worry that your peers or the public at large will find out that you are a fake or phony. It is the self-doubt that makes you feel like you don’t measure up

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Photo copyright Chamira Young

Don’t join the comparison game

The comparison game is easy to get caught up in. Have you ever looked at another photographer and compared your work or income level to theirs? Ever think you’re not as “good” or “successful” as they are? Ever mentally beat

Read More
Chamira_Young_At_Work_1920px

With portraits, it’s not about you

I consider portraits my main photography genre. One thing I’ve come to notice is that no matter how great a photo I technically produce, the client will only be pleased if I’m able to authentically create their image in a way

Read More
imposter syndrome

Do you have impostor syndrome?

Impostor syndrome is defined as the fear or worry that your peers or the public at large will find out that you are a fake or phony. It is the self-doubt that makes you feel like you don’t measure up

Read More
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You’re only as good as your next picture

We can’t sit around looking at all the great pictures we’ve made. We’re photographers! We must make, we must create and we must do it better than we’ve done it before. Doing what you’ve already done the same way you’ve

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Grab your camera — let’s get motivated

Quick … where is your camera? Let’s get ourselves motivated to get out and shoot. Easy exercise with your camera First, get your camera out. Put it somewhere that is within reach at all times (almost anyway). I keep my

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