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The Marketplace For Being Average

1. December 2014

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As an artist you have no doubt at some point compared yourself to your peers, mentors, and idols. Just as likely is the fact that when you did that, you also devalued yourself, and began to doubt your own abilities. As artists we always strive to put forth our best efforts and it is always […]

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How to manage people – without being a JERK

7. April 2011

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How to manage people – without being a JERK

Being proficient with your gear, posing, lighting and people skills are all very important skills of somebody that wants to be a wedding photographer. However, part of being good with people, is being good with groups. Time is one of the most valuable assets while shooting a wedding, if people aren’t doing what you ask […]

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Get hired, and STAY hired – a common sense approach

30. September 2010

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Get hired, and STAY hired – a common sense approach

I am an avid photo enthusiast who enjoys photography, but I have never been paid to take a photograph. However, I have hired and re-hired photographers for the last 8 years.  I work as a marketing executive on the Las Vegas Strip at a resort & casino. I (and my team) hire photographers for a […]

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Join Us – Show us what you got …

9. September 2010

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Join Us – Show us what you got …

None of this happens without you I know I’ve said this before, but it’s so true … Your comments, questions, ideas, and feedback are what have made X-Equals what is today! Without you, we’d be nowhere. We’re now looking to get more involved with our community to help bring your ideas to life, and we’re […]

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Pinky Promises – 10 Resolutions for the Digital Photographer

14. January 2010

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Pinky Promises – 10 Resolutions for the Digital Photographer

We had originally published this piece in our Email Digest but after an overwhelming response and prodding from you folks to post this on the blog … here it is! We have always enjoyed receiving your emails and comments regarding the challenges you deal with on a continual basis. Many of these challenges revolve around […]

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Shootin’ ain’t all ya’ do – The business of doing business

17. November 2009

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Shootin’ ain’t all ya’ do – The business of doing business

The recession sucks. It’s worldwide, touching practically every industry, and the resulting negative side effects have hit many photographers squarely on the chin. That being said, it’s high time we bring a little perspective to this situation as it relates to the business of photography – and those of you who make (or are thinking […]

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Happy Birthday X-Equals!

11. November 2009

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Happy Birthday X-Equals!

On November 12, 2007 I authored my first post on X-Equals titled Removing the Night. I never could have imagined where we would be 2 years later, it’s been an AWESOME ride thus far. I’ve met countless X-Equals Blog readers, fielded hundreds of emails (some nice, some not so nice), and argued the finer points […]

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Making Your Mark – Watermarking with Lightroom

18. August 2009

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Making Your Mark – Watermarking with Lightroom

Back in October 2008, I wrote an article for Layers Magazine about some steps you can take to protect your copyright when posting photos online (big thanks to the editors at Layers for posting the full article!). I think it would be worth your time to take a few minutes to give that a read […]

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Can I get a little background?

6. January 2009

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Can I get a little background?

We’ve received quite a few emails asking us how we created and implemented our custom Twitter background on our profile page. It’s actually very easy so here’s a quick tutorial to help send you on your way to custom Twitter beautification: {hint: at the bottom of this post is a link to download our twitter […]

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Twitter 101 – for Photographers

19. December 2008

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Twitter 101 – for Photographers

Back in April of this year I created a Twitter account – but it didn’t come easily! I had sat on the sidelines for a long time wondering what kind of real substance could come out of a service that only allows 140 characters per post. I even perused the Twitter FAQ more than few […]

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