2-Minute Critiques | Episode 3

https://www.youtube.com/embed/HxUwt9ctvdA The images: Click to enlarge Image #1 Let’s take a look at the first image. This looks like it’s supposed to be a photojournalistic style image but the truth is, it feels very staged. I see a couple problems up front. The hat in the left-hand corner feels like…

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2-Minute Critiques | Episode 1

https://www.youtube.com/embed/xmNlegXSx-A The images: Click to enlarge Image #1 Let's start with the simplicity here in this first photo. This is potentially a great landscape image that we've ruined by introducing a human. It looks like the leading lines through the frame were done deliberately, which is a very good thing.…

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Creating Vendor Partnerships

Building relationships with a team of individuals who are in your industry will help you with longevity, no matter what changes in the world of online marketing. As you continue to build your network, you will see that as a byproduct, your bookings will tend to increase. You will see more mentions of your brand on social media, and you will constantly get more opportunities to help new clients.

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July 2019 Inspirations: Mid-Year Best-Of: 2019 Image

July 2019 Inspirations: Mid-Year Best-Of: 2019 Image Inspiration can come when you least expect it. As photographers, we are visual artists. We express ourselves through our camera and the images we create. Inspirations represents a sampling of our industry and the vision of professional photographers from around the world. Congratulations…

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Workin’ It: Off Camera Performance

We’ve all seen countless portraits or headshots where the subject is obviously uncomfortable. They’ve got a disconnected look in their eyes, or they are just not present, or they are trying too hard not to try too hard. What went wrong? Just as a film director would speak with an actor on set, we are responsible for the performance of our subject. We must maintain awareness of how our clients feel if we want to direct them to be more present.

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Building an Empire

Thirteen years ago, I quit my job in pursuit of being a professional photographer. Believe it or not, I didn’t do it for the money. I had no idea that there really was any money to be made in photography. I wanted to do what I loved doing. That was my main motivator. Today, I often find myself laughing with my financial planner when she reminds me of my goals at the time.

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