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The state university where I work includes 30 campuses spread over the whole state. I visit them and make pictures regularly, but there are so many places and so many projects that I often need to contract local photographers to
Ya know, if my back wasn’t seized in pain from shoveling snow, it would have been a great day to make portraits in the snow ;) A fresh blanket of white has a lot to offer a portraitist like yourself.
Right before Thanksgiving, I was lucky to be invited to hunt with friends in southern Texas. This was a new opportunity for me, and I was excited. One unique thing about this hunt was that it would be during the
Unless you have a dedicated studio, collapsible backdrops are the way to go. I’ve had dedicated studios, and even then, collapsible backdrops are usually superior to full-size-need-a-huge-stand-loads-of-space-and-always-have-wrinkles backdrops. With one light and a collapsible backdrop, you could make a comfortable
It often seems that wedding photographs are more full of detail pictures than they are portraits of family and friends. And for good reason: Successful wedding photographers know that the detail pictures balance the portraits and fit beautifully in an
Now, I’m not a huge fan of Instagram filters and most Lightroom preset packs. The reason I don’t like them is that they try to mask mediocrity with fad color tones. Using a celebrity’s preset won’t make your picture look
Sometimes I think that if I could spend every day making creative portraits that I’d be a happy and content photographer. Never having to shoot events, never having to photograph boring products, never shooting cookie-cutter headshots — it’d be Nirvana
This is a wonderful time of year. It’s like the trees are throwing a big party for having survived another year, and they’re all wearing their best. Everyone joins in — the weather is pleasant, the food is amazing and
How do you go about photographing a surprise proposal photography session? How do you price them so they’re attractive to clients, yet profitable for you? Some of the popular requests we get at our studio are for surprise proposal photography
As humans, we are multi-faceted beings but not without imperfections. We are often insecure about these flaws, especially the physical ones since they are readily visible. This insecurity often manifests in not being comfortable being in front of the lens,
Got a room with a view? Make the most of it: Set up your camera to shoot a time-lapse movie. It’s a great way to capture the unfolding of time when you’re on a vacation or business trip, or to
There’s no question that astrophotography is one of the most interesting genres to get into. Photographing deep sky objects is especially exciting and rewarding, whether you’re a beginner or already years into it. However, to be able to make the
When it comes to landscape and travel photography, do you try to capture what thousands already have? Or do you look for something a little more unique? Perhaps you are asking, how can I make my travel pictures more interesting?
Food photography is commonly mistaken as something that makes our mouths water. While that is definitely one of the uses of the genre, it also pays to be aware of other ways to get creative with it. Food is such
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