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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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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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10 Simple Steps to Build Confidence as a Photographer

27. July 2015

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10 Simple Steps to Build Confidence as a Photographer

For many photographers, using a camera or arranging an intricate lighting setup is as easy as 1-2-3. Pricing their work properly, showcasing their achievements, and feeling confident in their skills – that’s where things get tough. Lack of confidence is a common problem among photographers, especially in the beginning of their careers. There are many […]

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Top 5 Excuses I Hear From Photographers And Why They Are Total Bull$#^!

15. June 2015

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Top 5 Excuses I Hear From Photographers And Why They Are Total Bull$#^!

They are the biggest obstacle to success. Sometimes, we don’t even recognize them for what they are. But if any of these excuses sound familiar, then it’s time call yourself out. Also included is some great advice on how to make sure these justifications don’t hold you back from being the amazing photographer you are. […]

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Why Watermarks Matter (And How To Craft The Perfect One)

1. June 2015

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Why Watermarks Matter (And How To Craft The Perfect One)

When it comes to protecting your images online, watermarks are not mere vanity, and can do far more than pronounce your copyright. Used strategically, watermarks are the best tool that you have. Guest author Matthew Campagna shows you how that watermark can be subtle, seductive, and secure. A Watermark Fail Story One of those sketchy […]

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5 Dumb Things You’ll Stop Saying To Your Customers

28. May 2015

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5 Dumb Things You’ll Stop Saying To Your Customers

We all make mistakes. Some of them, we can’t avoid, and that’s to be expected. Nobody is perfect. Then there are the mistakes that are avoidable, which set us back 10 steps, and if we’re lucky, give us an opportunity to recover gracefully. Odd as it may seem, some of the best mistakes are those […]

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Using LastPass to secure your EVERYTHING!

9. April 2015

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Using LastPass to secure your EVERYTHING!

$18,000,000,000.00 That’s how much money was stolen from consumers as early as 2013. Securing your logins, passwords, and sensitive information you use online is an often overlooked activity that many folks don’t think too much about – until there’s a problem. If you’re a business owner, it’s even more important that you secure and manage […]

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Good to Great – A Photographer’s Journey

23. March 2015

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Good to Great – A Photographer’s Journey

I’m not sure I’m great at anything. I pretend I am, but the reality is this: I am good at a few things, ok at some others and, in some areas, decidedly dragging down the curve and flat out sucking at them. I’d like to think of my photography addiction in the same way; I […]

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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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