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Dear One Night Stand Photographer

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The relationship between photographers and hair and makeup artists has always been… well it has always been much like a long string of bad relationships. A photographer meets a HMUA, the HMUA thinks they are…

Being Your Best Advocate

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If you pay attention to wedding photographers in the industry, there’s a high likelihood that you’ve heard of Aaron & Whitney DuRall. This married duo is the powerhouse Aaron & Whitney Photography out of New…

Getting Started With Self-Portraits

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Self-portraits. I could say SO MUCH about this topic. But for the purposes of this article, I’ll try and keep it short and sweet on how to get started taking them. There are many ways to go…

What to Know When Buying Your First Professional Cameras

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While some photographers have made their claims to fame on Instagram and elsewhere using iPhones or entry level DSLRs, most working photographers use high-end expensive cameras. It is hard to buy a bad camera in 2016. You really…

Into the Abyss – Underwater Photography by Chelsea Erwin

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“All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears.…

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Tips for Creating Emotional Imagery

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Do you find yourself drawn to photographs focusing on more intimate, quiet moments? Are you struggling to capture authentic emotive images amongst the chaos that is family sessions? I want to share a few tips with…

Ring of Fire – The How-To

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Ingredients: 1 3/4in copper pipe 50mm lens minimum DSLR camera Light source Even though this technique is old, it still has an amazing effect. When I first saw the ring of fire hitting popular photo…

Why I Seek the Night

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The biological Circadian Rhythm of human beings dictates that we should be alert, awake, and productive during the day, and rest at night. As a photographer, the majority of my photographs have been taken during…

Just a Tip: Photoshop Workflow Hack

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Compositing and retouching are two of the most tedious, detailed, and attention-demanding jobs we’re faced with as photographers. On late nights, when your eyes suddenly tell you that the background is too distracting, you arm…

My Storage/Backup Solution that works for ME.

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Corrupted files? Hard drive failed? Welcome to that gut wrenching feeling in your stomach that doesn’t go away for days, even after you get lucky enough to run recovery software and it works. Every professional…