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Once the sun sets, many photographers pack up their gear and retire for the evening. However, for the sky photographer, their job has just become far more interesting. Our eyes see many beautiful features in the night sky. Between the majesty of the Milky Way and the lone stars twinkling brightly, the dark provides a …

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Maternity photography is a unique genre of the photography world known for creating memorable, lasting moments for new mothers and their families.  Most expectant mothers will want to document their pregnancy in a way that they feel reflects who they are as a person and who they will be as a mother. As a photographer, …

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Community Over Competition — Making Your Business Stronger Than Ever with Natalie Franke. Episode 22: Show Notes. With half of small businesses closing down within their first five years, the odds are stacked against us. But you have an unlikely ally — your competition. Today we speak with Natalie Franke, the HoneyBook Head of Community …

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Are you already familiar with the work of these famous photographers? Photography like any art, should not be practiced in an echo chamber. In order to become better at your craft you need to see what other artists are doing. This is how people grow and hone their specific skill set. Trying to emulate famous …

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Contrast is one of the most essential components of photography. When used effectively, it creates clarity, texture, shadow, tone, and light in an image. It can help you draw attention to particular elements of a photo or even emphasize your subject.  In this article, we’re going to concentrate on high contrast vs low contrast photography. …

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As a professional photographer, you aren’t just an artist. You’re also a business person. Sure, you want to create beautiful images, but you also want to get paid. Commercial photography is one of the more lucrative fields. In particular, brand photography is in high demand and can form a lucrative cornerstone for your photography business. …

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Have you ever admired a scene, then taken a photo of that scene, only to realize that the photo looks nothing like what’s in front of you? Maybe the image came out too dark or too bright, making it impossible for the image to reflect what your eyes are taking in.  This unfortunate phenomenon can …

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Many people use cameras to take pictures of products, whether for a profession or a hobby. Regardless of why you photograph products, you want to use a camera that takes high image quality pictures.  The best camera for product photography will have high megapixels, a quick processor, and autofocus features. Popular brands that make the …

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Real estate photos are the first things buyers see when searching for a home online. High-quality images even help people envision themselves living in the house. Well-done real estate photography captures a property at its best angle, showcases its unique features, and hopefully helps it sell for top dollar.  But as with any photography niche, …

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For most people, going to the ocean without taking a picture is nearly impossible. You’ve got dramatic blue waves, dry and trodden sand, and the occasional sea bird. However, capturing mind-boggling ocean pictures is easier said than done.  What makes the ocean an excellent subject for landscape photographers is its constant motion. This opens up …

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Wildlife photography is already a challenging discipline. It requires a durable camera that can withstand frequent travel and harsh weather conditions. It also has to be able to deal with rapid movement, make use of inadequate lighting, and capture detail. Even if you know what to look for in a wildlife photography camera, there are …

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In art, the term abstract is the representation of an idea rather than a replication. In abstract landscape photography, artists use natural elements to depict the concept of a landscape rather than shooting explicit images of a landscape. Unlike traditional landscape photography, which gives the viewer all of the information needed to tell them what …

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Marketing That Works – Using Facebook Ads for Profit with Chip Dizárd. Episode 21: Show Notes. Figuring out Facebook ads can be overwhelming, but joining us to shed some light on the topic is photographer, videographer, and Facebook ads guru Chip Dizárd. Chip has a longstanding career in photography and first decided to fine-tune his …

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Mastering Your Styled Sessions Like a Pro and Learning from One Photographer’s Mistakes with Judith Stoop Episode 20: Show Notes. Styled shoots or sessions are such a big part of running a wedding photography business, and we all need to make some mistakes in order to learn from them and improve, right? Well, you can …

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Have you ever stood on a majestic spot and been overwhelmed by its beauty?  You pull out your camera, frame your shot, and fire the trigger on this epic landscape. Except when you pull up the photo later on your computer, it’s utterly underwhelming. You wanted jaw-dropping photos, not disappointment and frustration. If your shots …

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You might already be familiar with landscape photography, but black and white landscape photography is an entirely new genre unto itself. Working without color might be a little more difficult than you think, and it can take a lot of practice before your photos begin turning out the way you want them too.  However, with …

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