Posts Tagged: tips

Making Money With Your Camera

Get a Competitive Edge My first high-paying photography job was event photographer for a sorority organization. I was 16-years-old. I made enough money to cover my expenses, purchase some new equipment, and have some extra cash. That’s how I learned that being an event photographer could be financially rewarding.  The keys to making money with… Read more »

Night Photography Tips

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I received a question about night photography the other day, and thought I’d throw it over to Jeff Kauffman to get his take on it.  I asked if he could provide a few examples and explanations of his process. Here’s what he had to say: The first challenge in night photography is getting a proper… Read more »

Video Interview: James Milligan, Makeup Artist

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  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.

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… Read more »

How To Set up a Softbox

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  The first time I tried to figure out how to set up a softbox, I was lost.  I made this for people who find themselves in that position. Featured: Photoflex LiteDome Q3-9 Lastolite Ezbox Hotshoe Softbox Alien Bees B800 Canon 580EX II

ND Filters and How To Use Them

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Neutral density filters (ND filters) can be an extremely useful tool for achieving proper exposure under challenging lighting conditions.  In this post, I’m going to introduce ND filters and explain what they’re for and how to use them. What is a neutral density (ND) filter? Essentially, an ND filter allows less light to pass through… Read more »

New eBook: Successful Photo Shoots

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My new photography eBook, Successful Photo Shoots is now available.  This one takes a different approach to teaching.  In this one, I’m giving you a behind-the-scenes look into how I deal with the ups and downs of any photo shoot.  Instead of just showing you the final, perfect result and telling you what I did… Read more »

How to Deal with Camera Shake

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I asked members of my Facebook Group to comment on camera shake (the term used when talking about blurry photos as a result of unsteady shooting).  If you’re like me, you might have noticed that as you’ve gotten a little older, camera shake has gotten a little more noticeable. There are plenty of reasons, other… Read more »

Wedding Detail Shots Help Tell The Story

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I began shooting weddings nearly 10 years ago.  I have to say, it was sometimes an exciting way to earn a paycheck.  If you’re the type of photographer that likes to make every photo count, and also likes a good challenge, try weddings.  I did and I liked it much of the time.  There’s a… Read more »

Holiday Family Photos

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Taking family photos this Holiday?  Of course you are!  Here’s a little video with some advice that will help keep you happy and sane when family is in front of your camera.  Lots of common sense stuff, but maybe worth a view.