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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Winter Photography Tips
November 13, 2015  Author:   (3)

  Undisturbed, peaceful and beautifully white, winter is a season like no other. From the smallest ice crystal to the great expanse of a snow-covered field, winter’s cold is the visual architect for an endlessly evolving storyline. For photographers, it is a pure white canvas for contemplation and creativity. Winter is a wonderland! It can […]

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The Magic of Light Painting
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What is Light Painting? The word photography means to draw or paint with light. When I first began studying photography, I was told that along with composition, the study of light would be a lifelong endeavor. Over the years, I’ve found this to be an absolute truth. I have also found that light painting is […]

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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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Keywording and Searching for Images in Lightroom
October 19, 2015  Author:  

Many people struggle with sorting and organizing their images on the computers. Using keywords can make this process quick and easy. In this video, Forest Chaput de Saintonge walks through the keywording process and shows you how to add searchable keywords to your images. He then shows how you can use these keywords to search […]

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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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How To Import Images in Lightroom 6.2
October 13, 2015  Author:   (1)

Did the recent upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 6.2 throw you a curve ball when you went to import your images? Don’t panic. You’re not alone. While things do look a bit different and might cause you to scratch your head for a second or two, the import functionality is largely the same. In this Lightroom […]

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Missing Images in Lightroom? Here’s the Fix.
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Have you ever opened your Lightroom catalog only to see a bunch of question marks or exclamation points next to each of your files? At first glance, everything else looks normal, but why the random punctuation marks all of a sudden? Is this Adobe’s way of telling you it has a question for you? Or […]

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

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:  

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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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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EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO BUILD YOUR WEB PRESENCE
May 22, 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. To kick things off with this newfound partnership, Alex Rudinski contributed this […]

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