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Play all day with flat lay photography! Did social media make flat lay photography popular?  Or did flat lay photography drive the rise of social media?  It’s almost a symbiotic relationship.  Either way, these days you can’t have one without the other.  But what is a flat lay, exactly?  Who uses this …

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Have fun and save some time and money with these 40 photography hacks! Ever had a friend share a photography tip and you thought “Why didn’t I think of that?”  Well, here are 23 new reasons you can say that!  We’ve got photography hacks for weddings, portraits and even product photography!  From …

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Go to the head of the class with school photography jobs School photography isn’t for the faint of heart.  It’s chaotic and hectic and requires a great deal of planning and organization.  But if you enjoy working with kids and have the organizational skills, it can be a fun and lucrative part …

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Recent studies show that almost 80 percent of American consumers do at least some online shopping, while 88 percent of customers research products online before purchasing through a brick-and-mortar store.  Part of their online shopping and research experience is photos.  And it’s not just online merchants.  All kinds of businesses, including restaurants, …

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Outfitting your studio or business with photography backdrops doesn’t have to be complicated or costly! Maybe the weather is limiting your outdoor sessions.  Maybe you just want to start offering studio-based portrait sessions.  But choosing photography backdrops, stands and props is confusing, never mind the lighting and the six hundred other things …

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Have you ever had a photo ruined because your cell phone or camera couldn’t capture it right? Anyone can take a cell phone photo, but only the best cell phone photos incorporate photography techniques. Replace your cell phone with a proper camera and those same techniques will bring your photos to the …

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Want that dreamy glow?  Here are our tips and tricks for natural light photography! As photographers, we know that light is the most critical aspect of photography.  By why is light so important?  And how does it affect our images? First, we need to understand the basic concept of light in photography.  To …

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Hoping to try your hand at Still Life photography? With so many styles and genres of photography, there is none as versatile as Still Life.  It gives the photographer the most creative freedom, as you control all aspects of the image from composition, lighting to the subject matter.  It is also one …

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Headshot Photography: Our 17 Top Tips for Nailing a Great Headshot Headshot photography seems simple! It’s one person, sitting or standing still, and all you need is one or two good photographs.  That all may be true, but for many, it can be a stressful session because you want to make sure …

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We may all be photographers now, but most of us come from very different backgrounds before getting ourselves into this crazy business.  As I have discussed in detail in many of my other business or photography pricing tutorials, being a photographer today is no easy task. Why?  Because everyone is doing it.  …

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Wedding Photography Reception Tips: How to Shoot Open Air Receptions! To be a great wedding photographer – you have to be very experienced and versatile to be prepared to take on all kinds of different lighting scenarios and conditions.  Weddings in particular are such a dynamic event to photograph because each and every one is …

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10 “Must Know” Newborn Photography Tips! Newborn photography can come with many surprises, especially if you aren’t a parent.  I’ve compiled a list of newborn photography tips that have helped me tremendously and I am sure will be helpful for anyone interested in learning more about newborn photography.  Of course, every photographer …

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Need answers to the BIG questions when it comes to organizing mini-sessions?  Start here! Mini-sessions can be a great addition to just about any portrait photography business.  “Minis” can add an income stream, bring in new clients and provide a place for some serious creativity.  But organizing mini sessions requires planning and …

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The workhorse 70-200mm lens should be on just about every photographer’s must-have list Are you on the fence about purchasing a 70-200 mm lens?  Worried about the cost?  The weight?  Whether it’s a good lens?  I can’t make these lenses get any cheaper or heavier, but I can alleviate your concerns about …

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What can an hard-living, hell-raising author from several decades ago teach you about finding your photographic style?  Maybe more than you think! I never imagined I could learn a thing or two about finding my photographic style from Ernest Hemingway.  But I did.  Did ALL high-schoolers have to read something by Hemingway, …

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No studio?  No problem!  Start with these photoshoot ideas at home to grow your skills and business! One of the biggest misconceptions about photography is that you have to seek picturesque and perfect locations to take beautiful photographs.  But one essential skill of photographers is seeing the beauty and potential in the …

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