Capturing Family Vacations // by Mali Workman

Few things in life give me more joy than photographing my family vacations (ranked together with looking at pictures a few – or many – years later). I have two teenagers: a 13-year-old boy and an almost 15-year-old girl. As a family, we have been traveling together a few times a year since they were

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A Guide to Pricing Your Work

Creating a pricing guide for your work and services can be so daunting. In an industry where everyone structures their businesses differently, there isn’t any clear rulebook to tell you how much to charge. We don’t have all the answers – your final pricing structure will be unique to you – but we do have

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Using window light to create awesome photos

Making the most of natural light means that you don’t need to use your camera’s flash. But there’s more to light than just finding a bright room or walking outside. You can create several different looks with one simple window. Here are five of our favorites to play around with this weekend! Light it up

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Left Brain: Starter Tips for Self Portraits /// by Sharon Covert

Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of a self-portrait. Exposing yourself can feel intimidating. Does a self-portrait have to include your face or show all of you? No! A large percentage of my self-portraits do not show my face. There are many ways to conceal your face, whether it be by a mask, your

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Left Brain: Two Steps to Secure Your Data

Do you have a solid back-up system in place for your images? We’re always surprised to hear how few actually do. It’s always one of those things you mean to get to, but usually don’t put into place until after you experience a major data loss. By then you’ve shed many tears (and probably just

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Left Brain: What is Street Photography? // by Michael Dees

Street photography by Michael Dees

What exactly is street photography? In my reading, I have seen no definition that is satisfactory. I’m glad to say that my view of street photography is quite liberal. These variations shared below are not so much necessary rules or essential attributes of our art, but some examples of images that we’ve all seen that

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Left Brain: Driving Your Business

We are thrilled to share this excerpt from Posy Quarterman’s empowering class Driving Your Business… “When we embark on this journey as professional photographers, we each have a dream client in mind- that certain type of person who “gets me” as an artist while also having stellar taste and appreciation for the value of what

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Left Brain: The Art Only You Can Create // by Sharon McKeeman

Sharon McKeeman | Un-branding at The Define School | https://www.thedefineschool.com

If you are where everyone is, saying what everyone is saying – then how can you be heard? It’s like trying to have a conversation in a mosh-pit or trying to write a novel underwater. You need space to speak your words in your own rhythm, making and showcasing the images only you can create.

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Left Brain: Achieving Multiple Exposures with a Digital Camera

While nothing can quite match the artistic effect of double-exposing a roll of tangible film, even digital users can achieve in-camera double-exposures. Check out the tutorial video below, created by the talented Sara Byrne, for a step-by step guide on how to shoot multiple exposures with a Canon 5d Mark III. This blog was created to

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Left Brain: Telling the Truth // by We Are the Parsons

We got an email from a bride. Maybe you’ve gotten a similar one. She’s happy with her photographs, but not. There are a few where her skin looks “funny.” She doesn’t know how to describe it, but she doesn’t like the way her skin looks in certain light. “Could we please take those down, or

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