Why Most Of Your Equipment Is Useless (And What Isn’t)

26. January 2016

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Why Most Of Your Equipment Is Useless (And What Isn’t)

The photography profession is full of really cool gear and equipment. Photographers salivate over the latest and greatest gadgets, lighting modifiers, trigger remotes, lenses, and white balance targets. All of which they can somehow justify needing. And don’t get me started on software. But it’s not all necessary. After a decade of shooting professionally, and […]

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How To Create Dramatic Black And White Portraits

19. January 2016

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How To Create Dramatic Black And White Portraits

There’s something about black and white portraits that makes you, as a photographer, return to them time and time again. For some reason, although a color picture may be a more accurate representation of what a person looks like, a black and white picture carries more depth, drama and emotional content. However, as with all […]

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How XEQUALS Is Staying Ahead Of The Curve — And How You Can Too

12. January 2016

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How XEQUALS Is Staying Ahead Of The Curve — And How You Can Too

We know, we know. Better equipment does NOT mean better photographs. Sheesh, we’ve heard it already. But it’s hard to know which piece of equipment is worth your coin and which equipment is a waste. That fear can paralyze you into what we’ve come to know as analysis paralysis. It keeps you from making a […]

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Creatively Blocked? How To Get The F%$@ Out!

18. December 2015

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Creatively Blocked? How To Get The F%$@ Out!

“I’m not that creative.” “I’m totally out of ideas,” “I can’t figure out how I want to shoot.” “It’s all been done before.” “I suck.” Our own internal critic can overwhelm even the most secure of photographers – hobbyist and professional alike. Sometimes you’re in a deep rut creatively, and it feels like the inspiration […]

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How Photographers Can Make Money Without Shooting Anything

8. December 2015

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How Photographers Can Make Money Without Shooting Anything

Working for clients means you’re constantly on the hamster wheel. If you stop taking client jobs (or worse, clients stop knocking), your cash flow stops. Not only have you effectively put all your proverbial hamster eggs in one basket, it can leave little time for honing your craft, spending time with your family, or just […]

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How To Pinpoint What You Suck At

1. December 2015

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How To Pinpoint What You Suck At

There are only 2 directions a creative is ever moving in: forward or backward. There is no in between. Everybody sucks at one thing or another. If you want to elevate your photography, you have to strengthen areas of weakness. But identifying our shortcomings can be difficult – especially if you don’t know what to […]

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6 Strategies For Calming Pissed Off Photography Clients

24. November 2015

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6 Strategies For Calming Pissed Off Photography Clients

No matter what you do and how good you are, eventually you’ll pass an unhappy client or negative feedback. If you’ve just started a photography business, don’t let this break your confidence or influence your work. Learn how to deal with these situations effectively, and you can turn things around and maybe flip an unhappy […]

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Why Is Her Head Cut Off?

17. November 2015

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Why Is Her Head Cut Off?

New Toys, Same Problems Many families have a running joke about someone in the family who always cuts off heads when they take photos of people. I guess that the photographer did not cut off the heads, but instead there were other causes, such as parallax or aspect ratio issues. Parallax comes into play when […]

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How To Grow Your Photography Business By Focusing On ONE Thing

10. November 2015

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How To Grow Your Photography Business By Focusing On ONE Thing

We know what focus means in photography, but do you know what it means in your photography business? In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his genius theory of relativity, which became one of the most famous scientific theories of the 20th century. For the three years prior, Einstein completely devoted himself to work on this theory, […]

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How I Use Lightroom Mobile To Stay Sane (Part 2)

3. November 2015

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How I Use Lightroom Mobile To Stay Sane (Part 2)

In Part 1, I saved you from the early onset of scoliosis. Being chained to your desk while editing your images is very dangerous and wrought with peril. Now it’s time we take ourselves away from our desktop monitors and venture, bravely, blinking-ly, into a new mobile territory. Let’s pick up where we left off […]

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