Category Archives: Photography

If you’ve mastered photographing birds and other wildlife at rest, you may feel ready for a new challenge.  Photographing birds in flight can present you with lots of opportunities for great action shots.  It can also be a lot of fun!  Join us as we talk about equipment, technique and composition of photographing birds in …

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Flat light. Golden hour. We’ll decode these and all the other lights professional photographers are talking about for you here! As you begin your professional photography journey, you’ll hear lots of talk about flat lights as well as several other kinds of lights. And photographers have come up with about six dozen ways to describe …

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Family Session Prompts and Games to Get Genuine Smiles Each and Every Time with Shalonda Chaddock. Episode 18: Show Notes. Family sessions are incredibly rewarding to shoot, but they come with their own challenges. With many people to coordinate, it’s important to have a clear plan of action as a photographer to get the best …

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How To Maximize Your Mini Sessions and Make The Most Profit with Rebecca Rice. Episode 17: Show Notes. When it comes to photography sessions, many of us might be slightly hesitant at marketing ourselves as mini session photographers. Is 15 minutes really enough time to capture those “must-have” shots? Would you be able to make …

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If there are clear skies where you are, knowing how to photograph the milky way means you can get some impressive shots from a wide range of locations. Milky way pictures are a staple for many photographers, and you can find an ideal spot despite the level of light pollution in your general area. Planning …

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In photography, as in other artistic mediums, the artist relies heavily on color to create art. Some of the most breathtaking photographs do not use color at all or may use minimal color. By leveraging varying intensities of light and dark, and shades of gray the photographer can create stunning imagery.  Historically, all original photography …

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 Authenticity is Key: How to Inspire Your Followers with Natural Photos with Kate Parker. Episode 16: Show Notes. So much of what we see on social media is fake and makes people feel inferior. It is so important to have images in circulation that deliver a different narrative. Today’s guest is Kate Parker, New York Times bestselling …

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One of the most significant obstacles for photographers is their ability to prepare their images for the printing process accurately. There are many factors to consider, including ratios, color profiles, and file formats, but you also need to consider how to make the most out of enlarging photography. As you grow the image for printing, …

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Space is a beautiful, uncharted mystery, and as photographers, we want to be able to capture some of its majestic allure. However, night photos – especially Milky Way pictures – pose a challenge to photographers, as what we’re photographing is foreign to us. While the naked eye can see portions of the Milky Way, its …

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If photography is your thing, researching and getting inspiration can jumpstart your mastery of the art form or help you start up your photography business. Instead of wandering through bookshelves wondering where to begin, take a look at our choices for best photography books for all stages of your mastery and career. The sections are …

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Find Your Frosting — Stand Out in a Saturated Photography Market. Episode 15: Show Notes. Everyone has something unique to them—a specific area in which they shine and where most of their positive feedback comes from. Whether it be communication with clients, a specific editing technique, or the way you thank them after the shoot, …

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How to Photograph Stars and the Night Sky? Most people look up at the night sky and ponder alien life, the vastness of the universe or the relative smallness of their own existence. Photographers just want to know what settings to use to capture an amazing night photo. Photographing the night sky can be a …

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Branding Photography: How One Photographers Discovered Her Passion and Found Confidence with Meg Marie. Episode 14: Show Notes. There are many routes that you can take for a career in photography, and one of the really great ones we don’t hear enough about is branding shoots. Here to talk about how her passion for taking …

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Packing a Punch — Tips for Maximizing Your Time and Productivity with Laylee Emadi. Episode 13: Show Notes. Productivity and scheduling are two areas of any creative business that go hand in hand! Without a finely attuned approach to these areas of work, we might all end up on the couch all day and never …

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Legal Issues Photographers NEED to Know to Thrive with Paige Griffith. Episode 12: Show Notes. As creatives, our minds do not naturally go to the practical side of things, and these tasks may even overwhelm us. But it is incredibly important to realize that when you are a photographer, you are a business owner as …

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You’ve got a headshot photo session scheduled and are ready to have professional images taken.  The only problem is…you aren’t sure if what you’ve picked out to wear is acceptable.   What Should You Not Wear for a Headshot? Headshots are generally used as a professional representation of yourself.  You should not wear anything unprofessional or …

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