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Should Photography Artists Produce Limited Editions?

In this guest post by Andrew Stearns, he asks us to think about the medium of photography and our ability as artists to widely replicate and distribute our work. Specifically, he wants us to question the practice of limited editions where photographic fine art is concerned. When you start thinking about producing your photographic images […]

Minimize Your Competition

From my newsletter: Seems like everyone’s a photographer now. The competition is fierce. And if your goal is to do the type work that seems to be selling right now, and to have a website and portfolio that looks like everyone else’s in your marketplace, then that’s who you’re competing with, everyone else. If you’re […]

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Video Interview: Boudoir Photographer, Brooke Ismach

  When you inspire confidence in your subjects, the results can be outstanding. New York City-based photographer, Brooke Ismach, talks about how she keeps her boudoir clients confident throughout the process. Of course, the client has to be confident in her photographer. That goes without saying. But, as Brooke explains, it’s also crucial for the […]

Four Big Photography Mistakes

From my newsletter: Hey, you and I share a love for photography, and I’m pretty sure we both got into it for similar reasons. I mean, being a photographer allows you to express yourself in an immediate way, and it gives you a reason to interact with the world in ways you might otherwise not […]

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Video Interview: James Milligan, Makeup Artist

  My interview with NYC-based makeup artist (MUA), hairstylist, James Milligan.  James offers some great tips and encouragement for photographers, models, makeup artists and creatives.

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How To Use Rim Lighting to Separate Subject from Background

Rim lighting is an effective way to visually separate the subject from the background especially when it might be hard to distinguish one from the other because of an intersection of similar tones.  The rim (or kicker) light creates a thin highlight around the edges of the subject, partially outlining her with bright light. A […]

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Video Interview: Neil van Niekerk

  Check out this new interview with Neil van Niekerk, NJ/NYC-based photographer, author, and educator.  Great advice in this Q&A. Neil dropped by the studio and answered a few questions about his work, what aspiring photographers should know, and how to move forward with your photography;  never stop learning.

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What Equipment Do I Need to Shoot Weddings?

      One question that pops up pretty often is, “What gear do I need to shoot [fill in the blank]?” In other words, if someone’s planning to do weddings, sports, landscapes, etc., they often want to know what they need to have in their kit. On the one hand, it’s easy enough for […]

Weekend Notes: Photography Training Deals

I’m bringing you the deals (and end-of-deals) this weekend. If you’re looking for photography training, you’ve come to the right place. Check these out: Secrets of Successful Event Photography: Last chance to save 33% on this amazingly popular course offered by Phil Steele. You’ll learn tons of great tips by watching a library of video […]

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Master Photoshop, Artistic Compositions

  The Photoshop course I started taking a few months ago is still paying off dividends.  As I’ve said previously, it is hands-down, the BEST creative Photoshop course I’ve tried. I’m finding new uses for images that go back several years, as well as some that I’ve recently taken.  The images above show quick and […]