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The Hidden Occupations of Photographers

While it’s a photographer’s job to take amazing images and edit them beautifully, sometimes the demands from customers make photographers feel like they are doctors, magicians, and even plastic surgeons.   If you’ve ever had a customers request that you make them thinner, younger or alter their appearances, you’ll enjoy this sharable graphic we made…

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A Guide to Photographing Hummingbirds

  A Guide to Photographing Hummingbirds Hummingbirds are beautiful.  And they are fast.  If you hope to photograph them you will want to plan for it, not just rely on luck. Here’s how I approach capturing images of hummingbirds. The Necessities: Feeders: I have two bird feeders which means up to 8 to 10+ birds…

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10 STEPS TO POSING CURVY WOMEN — NO PHOTOSHOP REQUIRED!

I recently saw a photographer post a “before and after” photo of a beautiful woman that was so drastically Photoshopped she looked like she had a dozen surgeries to make her 40lbs thinner.  The photographer was fishing for critique from colleagues on whether her editing skills looked natural and proportionate.  I couldn’t believe the comments…

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Me, Myself, And I: Introduction To Self Portrait Photography

This blog post will show you how to gain inspiration and insight from self portrait photography.

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Photo Studio Tour: Behind the Scenes Look at a Newborn Studio

I have been photographing since 2008 and specialized in newborns about 2 years ago. I photograph maternity, newborns and babies up to 1 year. I offer family sessions twice a year in the spring and fall. I am so grateful for this studio space because it allows the parents to come in and relax and…

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Photo Studio Tour: Not Your Traditional Mall Photography Studio

This article provides a tour of the Frameable Faces Photography Studio in West Bloomfield, MI with a detailed description and photos.

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Photo Studio Tour: Behind the Scenes Look at a Small Studio Space

You know how sometimes, things just feel right?  That’s how I felt the first time I walked into the space that I now call my photo studio. It’s an old cottage building (situated among other cottage buildings for businesses in northwest Houston, TX) with a front and back porch and outside stairs to my second-floor…

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20 Funny Photography Bloopers And Outtakes

Every photographer encounters the occasional bloopers and outtakes. By definition, wikipedia defines a blooper as “a deleted scene, containing a mistake made by a member of the cast or crew…an error made during a live radio or TV broadcast or news report, usually in terms of misspoken words or technical errors.”  So, expanding on that,…

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Finding Yourself in Your Photography

The importance of finding yourself in your photography goes beyond understand why you take photos the way you do. Truly explore your work.

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Merry Christmas: Enjoy a FREE Snowflake Bokeh Brush for Photoshop

Enjoy this FUN Free Snowflake Bokeh Brush – a little Christmas Gift for you. We wish you a blessed Christmas.  Enjoy time with your family and make sure to document the memories, and also to be a part of them. We have a little goodie for you at the bottom of this post – a…

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Holiday Pictures From Around the Globe: Photographer Inspiration

No matter what your religion, as a photographer it is easy to get swept up in the beauty of Christmas.  From the colorful, bold bokeh of blurred lights to the richness of ornaments hanging carefully from the trees, if cameras could speak, they’d scream out “photograph me.” Whether your are photographing Christmas and Santa Mini…

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Workflow and Pricing for Professional Photographers

Learn how to manage your client workflow from the first point of contact until after the shoot and price your photography to perfection.

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How to Run Successful Holiday Santa Mini Sessions

If you are a photographer looking to do mini sessions, learn how to capture kids in the perfect way and make money too.

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MCP Photography and Editing Challenges: Highlights from this Week

The government may be shut down, but the MCP Photography and Editing Challenges have reopened for business! We apologize for our absence; however, life’s tedious details got in the way. In case you forgot, the photo editing challenges give you a chance to edit other photographer’s images, share them for critique, and see how others edit…

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5 Steps To A Successful Photography Business

Learn the secret to running a successful photography business.

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SHOW AND TELL: A PLAYGROUND FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

What is Show and Tell? Show and Tell is not a new action set, nor is it presets or textures. Instead, it is a new experience. Remember back to early childhood when you stood up in front of class and showed off your exciting new toys? Well, it’s kind of like that… only it’s the…

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Create Dramatic Lighting With Off Camera Flash

How to use off-camera flash or strobe and light modifiers to create portraits that have beautiful and dramatic light.

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MCP Photography and Editing Challenge: Highlights from this Week

  This week’s photography challenge is to capture a picture of an everyday item – SHOES – and let it tell a story. Where have they been? Where are they going? What have they seen? or Who do they belong to? Everyday items tell great stories that we often overlook. We loved seeing your take…

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How to Obtain Unique Images of Newborns and their Parents

How to Obtain Unique Images of Newborns and their Parents How many times do we see images of newborns and their parents that involve Mom or Dad holding the baby and looking straight at the camera and smiling? There is nothing wrong with this traditional form of family photography but it gets boring after a…

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MCP Editing and Photography Challenges: Highlights from this Week

Do you believe in magic? This week’s photo editing challenge requires making a little bit of magic using Photoshop to create a fantasy composite image. You can learn how by reading THIS blog post by Elizabeth Hall. Here is the composite background photo, shoot and shared by Elizabeth Hall: Several of members of the group…

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How To Create Fantasy Composite Images In Photoshop

Learn to combine photos into one composite image in Photoshop.

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