Category Archives: Genres

A client calls saying she needs some new headshots.  You agree and book a session for her.  The only problem?  You’re not entirely sure what defines a headshot!  Is it just a head and shoulders shot?  Head with some torso?  Argh!   What Qualifies as a Headshot An image qualifies as a “headshot” if its primary …

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Do you have a passion for photography and storytelling?  Want to use a camera to share news and emotion with the world?  You might just love a job in photojournalism. In this article, we’ll learn how to become a photojournalist, including how to get your images noticed, the kinds of jobs available and where to …

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Do you have a boudoir session booked but aren’t sure what to wear?  Maybe you’re a photographer new to boudoir sessions and aren’t sure how to guide clients on dressing for session success.  We’ve got advice for women from women photographers on what photographs well and what you should think about wearing for your session! …

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If you’re new to photographing boudoir sessions, these intimate events can feel a little intimidating.  You might wonder what equipment you’ll need, or what else to pack.  Today, I’ll give you a rundown on what you’ll want to include in your boudoir photography kit! What Do You Bring to a Boudoir Photoshoot? As a photographer, …

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Boudoir photo sessions are become more popular for brides, women and even men.  Clients might decide to try a photoshoot but be unsure what happens next.  New boudoir photographers might also wonder when or how to share their work.  Here are a few creative uses of boudoir photos for clients and photographers! What Do You …

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Are all headshots portraits?  Why are portraits not headshots?  It’s sort of like one of those high school English quizzes!  If you’re not sure what makes a headshot and what makes a portrait, you aren’t alone!  We break it down for you in this article. What is the Difference Between a Portrait and a Headshot? …

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After posing, one of the most critical elements of a good headshot is the lighting.  But what kind of artificial lighting works well for headshots?  In this post, we’ll discuss using ring lights for headshots. Are Ring Lights Good for Headshots? Ring lights can be a great lighting source for headshots.  When used correctly, in …

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There are lots of considerations when it comes to taking headshots.  There’s posing, lighting, skin tones, etc. One of the things you shouldn’t stress is how to hold the camera! Can Headshots Be Horizontal? Headshots can be shot in a horizontal orientation!  Traditionally, headshots were shot vertically, also known as portrait orientation.  But now either …

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Pricing headshots feels tricky for new photographers.  Most clients claim they only need one image and may balk at a full session fee.  But your expenses and talent doesn’t change, even if they only need one image.  And it takes an investment of time to create one really great headshot.  So headshots can feel harder …

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Headshots are a staple of business owners, actors, actresses, models, and real estate agents.  If you’ve been asked to take headshots for a client but have never had a headshot session, you may have questions about the equipment you’ll need.  We’ve got some pointers on choosing a lens for headshots.   What is the best lens …

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Boudoir photos are growing in popularity across the country.  These sensual, intimate photos are usually taken for the enjoyment of the subject and her (or his) partner.  If you’re new to shooting boudoir photos, one question you might have is where to shoot your sessions. Where Can I Take Boudoir Photos? Boudoir photos can be …

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Wildlife Photography Basics: Mountain lions and tiger salamanders and grizzly bears, Oh My! I’ve always loved wildlife.  As a kid and as a grownup.  Before I became a pro photog, my job was to talk, and write, about wildlife for our state’s wildlife agency. I was surrounded every day by some of the most stunning …

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Do you thrive on competition?  Love the energy, excitement, and physicality of sports?  Then sports photography might be the right play for you (pun fully intended!) There are lots of great reasons to make sports photography your passion.  Your kids, your job, or your desire for a new market.  Or maybe you just love playing, …

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Offering headshot photography sessions can be a great way to diversify to your photography business.  It’s a service needed year-round and in every community.  But before you begin offering headshots sessions, or even practicing them, you’ll need to make sure you have the right equipment.  Fortunately, headshots require very little in terms of photography gear. …

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Want to be sure you can capture the best wedding photo on that special wedding day? This wedding photography checklist will help you through getting ready and ensure each photo shot is as good as the bride and groom want. Photos to Take Before the Big Day Getting ready before the wedding is the most …

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Senior pictures provide a lifelong keepsake for an important milestone in life. Unfortunately, capturing the perfect pictures is no easy task – especially when taking pictures for senior guys. Many senior guys end up acting reserved around the photographer’s camera. With so many options and ideas for your pictures, how do you know which picture …

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