Category Archives: Inspiration & Motivation

Does nature photography seem like an elusive hobby made only for the outdoor experts? Your perception couldn’t be further from the truth! The beautiful thing about nature photography is that anyone can try it! Just like nature is full of living things of all shapes and sizes, nature photography is for photographers …

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Cake metaphors and compassion were just a few lessons I learned on family photography from another family photographer. Last month, my family had family portraits taken.  It’s been…a while.  In fact, my first-grader was still in diapers it’s been so long.  Shameful, seeing as how I AM a family photographer. After booking …

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Do you know who invented the camera?  Where the first image was ever recorded?  Learn more about the history of photography right here! Paris Hilton once claimed she invented the selfie.  Um…no.  The first self-portrait was actually taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839.  Sorry Ms. Hilton but you’re 64,9070 days late and …

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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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Wondering what types of characteristics make up those who find success in photography (and in life)? If you’re looking for us to tell you the PERFECT lens or camera body, or what killer pose is going to get your photograph to go viral, you’re in the wrong place. The thing is, it’s …

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Do you want to call yourself a professional photographer, but feel a MAJOR case of imposter syndrome? You’re normal. Stick around to put this all into context! So you feel like a fraud. Let’s just cut to the chase. You’re normal. I know this because I too feel like a total fraud …

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Ever wonder how your images could end up in a national publication? Stay tuned for our tips on how to break into the world of freelance photography for magazines! Do you have a good camera? Have you mastered the skill of producing beautiful images utilizing your gear?  Yes, you say? Well, what …

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Ready to focus on being a second shooter?  Here are some simple ways to take the lead and start calling the shots. Looking to branch out into event or wedding photography?  There is no easier way to learn the craft, than starting out as a second shooter.  So, what exactly is a …

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Wondering how to learn wedding photography in a snap? Here are 5 tips to boost your confidence and start booking clients. Your photography business is up and running.  All the legalities are handled. You have built a solid portfolio and know your gear.  Now, you are thinking hmmmm, I may want to …

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Styled photoshoots can be a lot of fun, and you can get very creative with your photography ideas. Unlike street photography or even landscape photography, photo sessions are planned, designed, and organized photography projects that can supply you with interesting material for your portfolio. They also help you find exciting collaborations both …

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Wanting to break into wedding photography? Here is our guide to preparing and impressing during wedding season! Wedding photography is an exciting niche that can catapult your photography career! You’ve searched every site and training on weddings and studied posing until your fingers are ready to fall off. We wanted to give …

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Do you feel overwhelmed when thinking about the saturated photography market? It can be intimidating! Here are our tips for standing out and overcoming the doubt. So I think we’ve all been there.  You decide that you want to become a photographer and then you start to notice that EVERYONE and their …

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Ever encounter a difficult client scenario and not sure how to respond? Here is our list of 12 challenging photography client situations and how to handle them professionally! Now that you’re in the midst of running your own business, you get the added fun of encountering many colorful personalities! Hold on tight, …

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Feel like you may lose your lunch just thinking about that upcoming photography session? We have you covered! Here are our 11 tips for banishing pre-session anxiety. I don’t care how long you’ve been a photographer, I KNOW you still get some session anxiety (heck, maybe before every session). Maybe you’re putting …

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No Matter What, I Always Get Blurry Photos! What Gives? One of the most frustrating things we face as photographers is getting back from a shoot, looking over your the gallery and realizing that a majority of photos that you thought were amazing as you took them, are not as sharp as …

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5 Lessons I Learned From My Own Family Photos That Will Help You Provide a Better Client Experience Recently, my sister and I scheduled an extended family photo session and it was my turn to have the client experience. Spending 90 minutes in front of the camera taught me a lot about …

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