Remember that time you worked on that one image in PhotoShop for hours and hours, eventually erased too much, and then went as far back as your history would allow, and you had...
Shooting on location is easier and less expensive than building and maintaining a studio, but it comes with a unique set of challenges that can be easy to overlook.
Whether or not we’re doing great work and making good money, the essential factor necessary for happiness in our profession is finding meaning in our work. It’s easy for us to get caught up in lighting, posing, pricing and all the other aspects of running a photography business...
We’re all part of an industry that’s driven by technology and marketing, and pretty much every- thing is a spinoff of those two things. Technology is constantly changing. Every day there’s something new coming your way, prom- ising you the best and most creative tools in the history of photography.
Time is money. With photographers spending so much of their time editing and processing their images (whether they outsource or not), seconds count. What would you do with 10 more minutes per day? What about an extra hour or more?
I have always been an advocate for the invaluable educational opportunity that image critique can bring. I think it’s one of the very best ways to understand your work. Having your photos critiqued can bring to the surface both weaknesses and strengths you might not even know are there.
Right now, senior season is in full swing. I can barely keep up with my schedule. This is a good thing. It’s part of the madness we call our lives. During this time of year, we know we have to suck it up and shoot, shoot, shoot! If you are slow right now, something’s off.
Q&A with Sal Cincotta. You got questions, we got answers.
Hopefully by now, we’ve gotten the gist of how to be professional and polite, and still do our job the day of the wedding. Then why do so many brides and wedding vendors constantly complain about the behavior of photographers and videographers on the wedding day?
As parents who are also professional photographers, we sometimes have to choose between tucking away money for college and buying a new lens. It’s tough because we feel that the better our gear is, the better our work will be. That’s not necessarily true.