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How to Have Fun and Successful Family Shoots

The key to having successful family photoshoots is comfortability, creativity, and a plethora of patience. This might sound like a long list of intimidating demands, but it’s far from problematic if you look at it from the understanding photographers’ point of view. Family shoots can be exceedingly fun and uplifting if both you and your…

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4 Easy Ways to Take Natural Family Photos

If you use our 4 easy tips on photographing families, you will produce images the family will love forever. Learn what to do now.

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5 Ways To Build Your Photography Business Without Social Media

5 Easy tips on how to increase the reach of your photography business without the use of social media websites.

Stepping In Front of the Lens by Lindsay Williams

5 Tips for Photographers to Get In Photos with Their Families

Getting in photos with your loved ones is so important. Here’s ways to help photographers let go and start becoming part of those memories.

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5 Steps To A Successful Photography Business

Learn the secret to running a successful photography business.

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Depth of Field: A Visual Lesson

If you have a hard time understanding what aperture and depth of field is, this visual lesson will help you “get it” for good.

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Contest For A Family Posing Guide + 3 Keys for Successful Family Portrait Sessions

Learn how to conduct successful family portrait sessions and pose families.

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5 Inexpensive Props Every Photographer Should Own

There are so many great photography props out there. If you don’t know where to start you can end up spending LOTS of money without much reward. I recommend starting simple. Here are a few inexpensive props that can add a nice flair to your photos

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Save Hours of Time Editing in Photoshop by Shooting in Correct in Camera

Learn to look for small distractions through the lens to save hours of editing time later. Here is how!

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5 Ways to Successfully Cope with Holiday Portrait Sessions

5 Ways to Successfully Cope with Holiday Portrait Sessions The holidays are a busy time for everyone, but I had no idea how busy my third holiday season as a photographer would be. If you do not prepare and think ahead, you may get worn down. So as I wrap up this final month of…

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Professional Photographer Interview: Laura Novak

I am excited to bring you a close up look at professional photographer, Laura Novak.  She has built a successful photography business the past 10 years and has expanded to owning 2 portrait studios with 8 photographers. Laura is inspiring and full of helpful ideas and tips for new and experienced photographers. Please read and…

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Achieve Vivid Color Using Photoshop Actions: A Family Blueprint

Achieve Vivid Color Using Photoshop Actions: A Family Blueprint If you are looking to achieve vivid, bright, crisp color photos, you will want good lighting and to nail your focus.  While shooting with shallow depth of field is great for portrait photography, remember with families, you may want all the subjects in focus too.  Once…

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How to Photograph Your Family {And Not Be Left Out}

Photograph Your Family – And Yourself Too by Michael Newman As the “official” photographer for any family gathering I’ve done my far share of group pictures.  It’s a given that I take my camera with me to any family event.  And as always, I’m happy to oblige. Here’s a few tips for taking great group…

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What to Wear: How to Dress for Family Pictures

What to Wear {Part 5: Families} As a photographer, it can help your customers when you direct them on what to wear. The next number of weeks, guest writer Kelsey Anderson will be providing information to help you coach your customers on what to wear. When booking a portrait session I think it is almost…

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Ask Deb! Get Answers to Your Most Pressing Photography Questions

A few weeks ago, the MCP Blog had a series on going from Hobbyist to Professional Photographer.  While the contests have passed, the great information is all still available. Do a search and start learning.  One of the prizes was a mentor session with professional photographer, Deb Schwedhelm. Deb has generously offered to answer some…

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Capturing Beautiful Images of Siblings

Learn how to take amazing, memorable images of siblings. From sisters, to brothers, to twins, families will treasure these photographs for a lifetime. Learn how to capture strong images now.

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10 Rocking Tips for Beach Photography

Beach Photography is fun, relaxing and beautiful. But if you are unsure what to do when you get to the beach, it can also cause stress.  So prepare ahead with ideas, poses and props. Thank you to Kristin of Kristin Rachelle Photography for these amazing beach photography tips. Let me preface these tips by saying…

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