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Why noise doesn’t really matter
Revisiting locations is a great way to improve as a photographer and expand your portfolio
Why you should always have a telephoto lens in your landscape photography kit
Weekly Wrap-Up: February 2-8, 2020
Where have all the photo magazines gone?
Are you tediously meticulous?
Photographer — one of the worst jobs ever? Never!
Be honest and upfront on your work
Should You Update to Adobe Lightroom “Classic”?
Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype
JPEGmini – Secret Weapon of The Photographer on the Move!
Instagram Grids– Hot or Not?

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The Weekly Wrap-Up on Photofocus for February 2-8. 2020

Weekly Wrap-Up: February 2-8, 2020

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

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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

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Planning is part of being tediously meticulous.

Are you tediously meticulous?

I was having lunch with one of my favorite models the other day. I asked her what it was like working with other photographers. She explained how they are very casual in how they work, not paying much attention to

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Untitled design (1)

Be honest and upfront on your work

If you don’t know how to shoot something, don’t do it and expect to be paid. Be honest and upfront.  Okay, there’s more to it of course. If you want to learn how to do something, absolutely learn it. However,

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The history of photography Civil War Photographs Brady and Gardner

Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype

Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype In the past few articles of this series, we’ve seen how the daguerreotype came about but we haven’t really taken a moment to look at just how far-reaching the effects of its “birth” were. For

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Grid

Instagram Grids– Hot or Not?

Grids. Banners. Cubes. Whatever you call them. More and more companies and individuals have been jumping onto this trend since the Summer of 2015. The owners of these instagram accounts segment one photo into typically 3, 6, 9, 12+, square blocks

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Lovesome Photography

Handling Difficult Family Members on Wedding Day

Let’s be real. Weddings can be beyond challenging. There are enough things to worry about as a photographer (timelines always running behind, crummy lighting conditions, weather issues, creativity blocks) without having to worry about family members throwing yet another wrench

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Chaffee-27

Every Photographer Has a Place

One of the most common posts I see in photography forums and groups are those upset about the prices other photographers are charging. While this may be a bit of a controversial post, I’d like to offer another way to

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START

Stop Obsessing over Stats and SEO!

Great you finally have your website up and going. You have set up stat counter and google analytics. A few weeks later you check your stats and you don’t have any visitors. You start internet searching and everything is overwhelming.

Read More
Planning is part of being tediously meticulous.

Are you tediously meticulous?

I was having lunch with one of my favorite models the other day. I asked her what it was like working with other photographers. She explained how they are very casual in how they work, not paying much attention to

Read More
Untitled design (1)

Be honest and upfront on your work

If you don’t know how to shoot something, don’t do it and expect to be paid. Be honest and upfront.  Okay, there’s more to it of course. If you want to learn how to do something, absolutely learn it. However,

Read More
The history of photography Civil War Photographs Brady and Gardner

Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype

Lasting Impacts of the Daguerreotype In the past few articles of this series, we’ve seen how the daguerreotype came about but we haven’t really taken a moment to look at just how far-reaching the effects of its “birth” were. For

Read More
Grid

Instagram Grids– Hot or Not?

Grids. Banners. Cubes. Whatever you call them. More and more companies and individuals have been jumping onto this trend since the Summer of 2015. The owners of these instagram accounts segment one photo into typically 3, 6, 9, 12+, square blocks

Read More
Lovesome Photography

Handling Difficult Family Members on Wedding Day

Let’s be real. Weddings can be beyond challenging. There are enough things to worry about as a photographer (timelines always running behind, crummy lighting conditions, weather issues, creativity blocks) without having to worry about family members throwing yet another wrench

Read More
Chaffee-27

Every Photographer Has a Place

One of the most common posts I see in photography forums and groups are those upset about the prices other photographers are charging. While this may be a bit of a controversial post, I’d like to offer another way to

Read More
START

Stop Obsessing over Stats and SEO!

Great you finally have your website up and going. You have set up stat counter and google analytics. A few weeks later you check your stats and you don’t have any visitors. You start internet searching and everything is overwhelming.

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lonely

Don’t Let Anger Ruin Your Photography 

Through the years Ive taught a lot of photographers. Ive witnessed their struggles to stay relevant and competitive. Ive also seen a lot of bad things happen to creative professionals. Making a living has never been harder. But getting angry

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