5 Tips: How to Minimize Stress As a Wedding Photographer
May 2, 2016  Author:   (2)

Get Rid of Wedding Stress, Once and For All Foreword by RMSP: After ten years as a wedding photographer, Jesse Boone has learned a lot about the best practices for helping create an enjoyable wedding day for everyone involved. In this article, he gives five suggestions for getting rid of wedding stress! All photos in this article were […]

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Finding Great Light
April 8, 2016  Author:   (0)

Article created and photos copyrighted to Sarah Ehlen. Website: www.sarahehlen.com Instagram: @sarah.ehlen Light. It’s something that’s with us every day, yet science is still trying to fully understand it. It’s obvious, yet also mysterious. Is it a particle or a wave? Is the speed of light truly constant? Can matter be made from colliding photons? […]

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Photographing Florida Wildlife: Three Can’t-miss Locations to Hone Your Skills – Guest Article by Steve Russell
March 31, 2016  Author:   (0)

Okay, so you are a nature/wildlife sort of person and you took an RMSP workshop and/or thrived in Summer Intensive. You have a pretty good handle on the manual adjustments of your camera but are looking for a place other than a zoo to practice your skills and creativity when shooting wildlife. Boy, do I […]

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Great Light at Weddings – No Matter What
March 25, 2016  Author:   (0)

Foreword by RMSP: After ten years as a wedding photographer, Jesse Boone has learned the lighting challenges a wedding presents, and in this article he tells you how to achieve great light, regardless, at all the major wedding moments. All photos in this article were created and are copyrighted to Jesse Boone (and his wife, Nelli). Our study of […]

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Expert Advice: Prospect List Services
March 15, 2016  Author:   (0)

By: Bill Cramer When I first launched my photography business, of all the challenges I faced, the idea of finding clients was the thing that most intimidated me. What types of companies hire photographers? Which people do I approach at those companies? How do I get their contact information? Boy, was I relieved to discover that […]

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California Dreamin’ with a Canon 100-400mm II Lens – Guest Article by Steve Russell
March 3, 2016  Author:   (1)

This is neither a paid product endorsement nor a comparison between Canon’s 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens and other telephoto lenses with similar focal ranges, such as Tamron’s and Sigma’s 150-600mm and Nikon’s 80-400mm lenses. This is, however, a firsthand testament as to the versatility of Canon’s version, which I happen to own. And […]

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5 Tips for Maximizing the Natural Light You’re In
February 26, 2016  Author:   (0)

Article written and all photos created by Crystal Rose Smith. All Rights Reserved. The most important part of a photograph, for me, is light. Every element of a photo plays its role–the subject, the location, even the editing–but I passionately believe that lighting controls the mood of the photo. Light accentuates the subject, and we, […]

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Three Tips for Photographic Storytelling
February 8, 2016  Author:   (5)

I’m a visual person. I would rather see something than be told about it. Storytelling with my images seems only natural at this point in my life. It is one of my absolute favorite things to do. Forget the business side of photography, the post processing, and all the rules. When I am standing in […]

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The Birds of the Bosque – Guest Article by Steve Russell
January 25, 2016  Author:   (0)

According to Wikipedia a bosque (“boss-key”) is an area of green vegetation near water sources in arid or semi-arid climates (think “oasis”). The most notable bosque in North America is a 200-mile stretch along the Rio Grande River in New Mexico. Not coincidentally, it is a common stop-over for sandhill cranes and snow geese in […]

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Expert Advice: How to Build Your Web Presence
January 18, 2016  Author:   (0)

By: Alex Rudinski Years ago, simply having a good website was enough for a photographer. Updating your site once every year was okay, and it basically existed as a digital version of your print portfolio. It was not the primary way that potential clients evaluated you. Today, it’s a vastly different landscape. You’re no longer […]

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10 Stocking Stuffers For The Photographer In Your Life (Last Minute Shoppers Edition)
December 20, 2015  Author:   (0)

For all of you last-minute holiday shoppers out there, we’re here for you. We have come up with a last minute shoppers’ guide to help you find a great gift for the photographer in your life – something that will arrive before Christmas and help them expand their creativity going into the new year. Hint: most […]

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Personalized Cards and Gifts – Guest Post by Steve Russell
December 15, 2015  Author:   (0)

‘Tis the season in my part of the world, weather wise, to do less shooting and more with the images I’ve already shot this year. It’s become a tradition for me to create a holiday e-card that I can send out to friends and family (and now, to everyone who reads this blog). Despite all […]

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Expert Advice: Business Cards That Work For You
November 16, 2015  Author:   (1)

One of the most vital parts of your brand, that is very easy to overlook, is your business card. When you give someone a business card you are handing them a piece of your brand. You want that piece of paper to represent you and what you shoot. Content  Content is a very important element […]

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5 Tips For Great Holiday Family Photos!
November 9, 2015  Author:   (0)

‘Tis the season for holiday family photos.  As with wedding photography and senior photography, there is typically a season where a photographer will do most of their family portraits.  That season usually starts when the leaves on the trees go all-out beautiful, especially in the northern seasonal climates we’re accustomed to.  The end of this […]

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Just in Time for Halloween: Spider Art – Guest Article by Steve Russell
October 16, 2015  Author:  

This is that creepy time of year when spiders take center stage in the live subject macro world – they’re everywhere, displacing more palatable and photography-friendly bugs like cute little butterflies and lady bugs. But aside from the considerable creep-factor – which virtually precludes their images from ever winning photography contests – spiders make pretty […]

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