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Get creative with your social media headshot
Photographers have a habit of walking a creative line. Too far one way, the concept is met with ridicule and...
How much crop is too much?
How much crop is too much? I recently got asked this question and my smart aleck response was, "if there...
Step up your social media game with these five steps
Social media is an essential component of your personal brand or your business strategy. Lots of people can “do” social...
Creating drifting clouds in a single image with Plotagraph Pro
Night clouds come alive with Plotagraph Pro, which adds motion to a single image. I used the desktop version of...
Star trails come alive with Plotagraph Pro
I just had an opportunity to experiment with Plotagraph Pro, which adds motion to a single image. I used the...
Video requirements for social media
Congratulations, you produced a nice video for social media! Now, what format and specs do you need so your video...
Making an Instagram grid with Photoshop
Ever wonder how people were making an Instagram grid photo piece on Instagram? Using Photoshop, you can create 1x3, 2x3,...
Six ways to build a photography portfolio that attracts clients
A professional portfolio is a key to attracting new clients. As a freelance photographer, you are responsible for choosing what...
Is it time to spring clean your online presence?
If you're a professional photographer, things may be about to go a little quiet. Perhaps they already have? Even for...
Planoly, every Instagram users dream app
Social media isn't as organic or effortless as it may appear. Brands and, yes, even "social media influencers," take a...
Five simple ways to optimize your YouTube channel
If you aren’t doing the little things to optimize your YouTube channel, what are you waiting for? Google (YouTube’s parent...
How to ask for image critiques
We post our images all over social media looking for likes, hearts and comments. We crave recognition and validation in...

How much crop is too much?

How much crop is too much? I recently got asked this question and my smart aleck response was, “if there are no pixels left, you cropped in too much!” But it is a fair question, right? So, how much crop

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Star trails come alive with Plotagraph Pro

I just had an opportunity to experiment with Plotagraph Pro, which adds motion to a single image. I used the desktop app of Plotagraph Pro to animate parts of my night photos. Here’s how the process went. Masking I began

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Video requirements for social media

Congratulations, you produced a nice video for social media! Now, what format and specs do you need so your video upload is accepted and looking its best on each social media channel? I’ll guide you through requirements for the major

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Making an Instagram grid with Photoshop

Ever wonder how people were making an Instagram grid photo piece on Instagram? Using Photoshop, you can create 1×3, 2×3, 3×3 and other multiple format layouts. Here’s how to get started. 1. Resize your photo to an exact ratio The

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Planoly, every Instagram users dream app

Social media isn’t as organic or effortless as it may appear. Brands and, yes, even “social media influencers,” take a lot of time to plan out their social media. With Instagram seeming to still be at the top of the

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all we need is more likes

How to ask for image critiques

We post our images all over social media looking for likes, hearts and comments. We crave recognition and validation in the work we spend days and hours on, so we can feel good about what we are doing, so we

Read More

Star trails come alive with Plotagraph Pro

I just had an opportunity to experiment with Plotagraph Pro, which adds motion to a single image. I used the desktop app of Plotagraph Pro to animate parts of my night photos. Here’s how the process went. Masking I began

Read More

Video requirements for social media

Congratulations, you produced a nice video for social media! Now, what format and specs do you need so your video upload is accepted and looking its best on each social media channel? I’ll guide you through requirements for the major

Read More

Making an Instagram grid with Photoshop

Ever wonder how people were making an Instagram grid photo piece on Instagram? Using Photoshop, you can create 1×3, 2×3, 3×3 and other multiple format layouts. Here’s how to get started. 1. Resize your photo to an exact ratio The

Read More

Planoly, every Instagram users dream app

Social media isn’t as organic or effortless as it may appear. Brands and, yes, even “social media influencers,” take a lot of time to plan out their social media. With Instagram seeming to still be at the top of the

Read More
all we need is more likes

How to ask for image critiques

We post our images all over social media looking for likes, hearts and comments. We crave recognition and validation in the work we spend days and hours on, so we can feel good about what we are doing, so we

Read More

Three ways to improve video engagement

Engagement is my favorite metric to track, as it represents the overall performance and health of your video. Unlike so-called vanity metrics such as Views (which show the reach of your video), metrics like Audience Retention tell you the percentage

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Holiday Instagram client thank you’s

Say thank you to your photography clients. You can do something a little different during the holiday season. Create a few images showing your clients business dressed up for the holidays. Then post the resulting images on Instagram and other

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