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You might already be familiar with landscape photography, but black and white landscape photography is an entirely new genre unto itself. Working without color might be a little more difficult than you think, and it can take a lot of practice before your photos begin turning out the way you want them too.  However, with …

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Photoshoots for pets have become a trend worth noting, and our dog photography tips will give you the information you need to get the look you want. You can use these pet photography tips for all kinds of pets and shoots both indoors and outside. Plan a List of Shots It’s a great idea to …

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Before we jump into some great bird photography tips, I must warn you…this pastime is highly addictive.  You might not know a red-tailed hawk from a red-breasted nuthatch right now, but after a few photo sessions with our feathered friends, you might just become hooked. Soon, you’ll want to know ALL THE THINGS about all …

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September and October are the family photographer’s bread and butter.  It seems everybody wants family photos with fall leaves.  But fall family pictures are just one option of dozens for wowing clients with fun sessions and beautiful images.  We have the mega list of family portrait ideas! The Classic Portrait Even if your family picture …

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Photographers know that their job doesn’t end when the shoot is over. Organizing and editing photos are as crucial to the photography process as capturing the actual images.  Both ON1 Photo RAW and Adobe Lightroom are end-to-end photography editing software covering every aspect of photo management. You can store, organize, edit, and export your images …

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Whether you’ve ever been to a camera store or are shopping online, there’s a vast variety of camera accessories–everything from bags to tripods to lenses to filters. It all gets a bit overwhelming. Finding the best camera accessories, either as a gift for a photographer or personal use, can be challenging. On top of that, …

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Stuck in a rut with posing for engagement sessions?  Just need a few new engagement photo poses and ideas?  We’ve got you covered!  Below you’ll find some great photo ideas on posing couples (not even just those newly engaged photos). From the classic traditional look that moms everywhere adore to fun and silly scenes, we’ll …

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Giving Away Your Love: The Importance of Photography Passion Projects with KT Merry. Episode 19: Show Notes. Established by photographer KT Merry as a means of creating connections across species and borders, Render Loyalty seeks to support solutions to the perils facing our world’s animals. KT Merry is a destination wedding photographer who is lucky enough …

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Photographers talk about light.  A lot.  In fact, we talk about it ALL.THE.TIME.  But we hash out the nuances of it for a very good reason…it is the heart of photography and affects our pictures in so many different ways.   Two common terms you’ll hear associated with photography are soft and hard light.  But what …

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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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How the HECK do you write a photography blog when you’re not a writer?! We’re here to help! Skillful blogging is not as cringeworthy as you think! Why Is Blogging Important? Photography is a highly personal service. Your clients are inviting you to capture important moments and milestones in their lives, so you need to …

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Stressed out about your upcoming engagement sessions? Don’t! We’re here to help with our 11 engagement photo tips for getting the perfect photos! So you’re probably more amped about this day than soon-to-be-married couples! You’ve scoured videos and researched posing until your eyes fall out. Here are a few quick engagement photo tips to ease …

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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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Full-frame glorified kit lens or budget-friendly professional choice?  I weigh in on whether to love or leave the Nikon 24 120mm f/4G ED VR. When I upgraded to a full frame camera, I had the option for purchasing the Nikon 24 120mm f/4G ED at a deep discount if I bundled the Nikon 24 120mm …

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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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