Three Tips for Photographic Storytelling
February 8, 2016  Author:   (2)

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:   (0)

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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Start Brushing the Sharks Teeth: Get More Clients with the Pilot Fish Strategy
September 23, 2015  Author:   (0)

To bring another fresh perspective to our blog, and to be able to offer great revenue-generating advice for all photographers out there, we have teamed up with Lisa Edwards of Lisa Wareham Photography. A graduate of our Career Training program, Lisa lives and works in Butte, Montana. She runs the Photo Bacon blog, where she […]

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Tips for Capturing Ultra-Close-Ups of Live Subjects – Guest Article by Steve Russell
September 14, 2015  Author:   (0)

It almost goes without saying that, aside from artistically blurred shots, close-up detail is fundamental to compelling macro photography. Getting sharp focus up close is dependent upon light, a steady subject and camera, ample magnification, and the size of the subject. There are many ways to tackle each of these factors and I’d like to […]

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EXPERT ADVICE: Prospect Guidelines
August 12, 2015  Author:  

To bring a new voice, a valuable perspective, and great advice for all photographers to our blog, we have teamed up with the fine folks at Wonderful Machine. Once a month, a blogger from the WM team will be contributing to this expert advice column. For this month’s installment, Suzy Reynolds contributed this article on prospect […]

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The Dragonflies of Las Vegas – Guest Article by Steve Russell
August 11, 2015  Author:  

It’s dragonflies – NOT gambling, NOT Penn and Teller or Celine Dion, NOT the mega-casinos – that put on the best show in Las Vegas. That’s right, dragonflies. A little online research before heading to a conference recently turned up the City of Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve just southeast of Sin City and it’s full […]

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A Second Season of Shooting Dragonflies in Natural Light: Three New Lessons Learned – Guest Article by Steve Russell
July 20, 2015  Author:  

Dragonflies have survived since prehistoric times with their extraordinary hunting prowess and prolific procreation (I highly recommend the excellent You Tube video, “Sky Hunters,” to drive home just how remarkable they are). But as a macro photographer I am drawn to them because of their vast array of colors, their always-surprising behaviors, and the fact […]

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EXPERT ADVICE: LinkedIn FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
June 22, 2015  Author:   (1)

To bring a new voice, a valuable perspective, and great advice for all photographers to our blog, we have teamed up with the fine folks at Wonderful Machine. Once a month, a blogger from the WM team will be contributing to this expert advice column. For this month’s installment, Dana Ratliff contributed this article on using […]

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From Larva to Lunch: The Brief Life of a Dragonfly Caught on Camera – Guest Article by Steve Russell
June 9, 2015  Author:  

  Nature can be cruel. After living three years in the muck of a marsh and finally crawling out and miraculously exploding out of its larval exoskeleton in the course of an hour, the life of the brown-eyed dragonfly I had been photographing up close was cut short by the beak of a bird. From […]

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