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Capturing Candid Moments When Photographing Children

There’s nothing more unnatural than the crusty position of a child’s mouth while he groans “cheeeeese” for the 18th time in a row. The moments most worth capturing are ones that have a breath of reality, spontaneity, and whimsy to them. There are a couple simple techniques, way better than yelling cheese, for capturing that…

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5 Tips to Keep Clients Smiling and Energetic Through the Photoshoot

Follow these tips to build a better rapport with your clients, be early, smile, keep things moving and more.

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How to Keep Your Photography Prices Firm

What to do when you are asked for a discount? Here’s how to keep your prices firm and your customer happy.

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8 Quick Tips to Take Better Photos TODAY!

This article will give you 8 tips on taking better photos with your camera

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The 74th Annual Hunger Games Stylized Photo Session

Here’s some photo inspiration to motivate you to do a stylized photo session.

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Wedding Photographer, Jasmine Star, Teaches You How to Pose Couples

Get tips on how to pose couples from the fabulous wedding photographer, Jasmine Star.

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Successful Wedding Photography = Perfect Timing + Preparation

Make sure the next wedding you photograph goes well. Learn tips to capture perfect wedding photos.

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Removing the “Dull” From Your Photos Using Photoshop Actions

Removing the “Dull” From Your Photos Using Photoshop Actions Most photographers will find that even when they nail the exposure in camera, there may be a slight dull look to their images. This can easily be fixed with just a few steps in your post processing workflow.  Today’s before and after Photoshop Actions Blueprint, by…

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Six Way to Break into the Wedding Industry

Six Way to Break into the Wedding Industry Becoming a wedding photographer in today’s industry is hard not only by the efforts it takes to get into the industry, but by remaining noticed amongst the rest. There are so many wonderful parts of a wedding day. From telling a story to meeting fabulous people to…

Embrace Competition in the World of Photography

Embrace Competition in the World of Photography

Competition…  Is it a good or bad thing? Does it help or hurt your business as a photographer?  I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. Does competition frustrate you? Or do you embrace it?  Here are some of my thoughts on competition as it pertains to my actions and training…

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Win MCP Photoshop Actions & Shootsac in the Dream Contest

I am honored to have been interviewed by Jessica Claire, the amazing wedding photographer, and to be featured in the Shootsac Newsletter for April which comes out tonight. I am also excited for this fun contest, featuring both Jessica’s product, the Shootsac Lens Bag, and Photoshop actions by MCP. The Prizes: 4 Lucky winners will…

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Blog SEO for Photographers: Capture Search by the Long Tail

Blog SEO: Capture Search by the Long Tail By entering into this blog post you hopefully know that by SEO we’re talking search engine optimization. If you’ve had a website for a while and are new to SEO then consider yourself the Lakers fan just arriving to the game during 3rd quarter. You are late…

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How to Stand Out, Capture the Emotions, Create Memories {Wedding Photography}

Today MCP readers get to learn from Teresa of Teresa Sweet Photography. She is giving you tips and thoughts on how you can stand out as a wedding photographer. She will be explaining how you can better capture emotions and feelings in your images. Wedding Photography: Standing Out from Others and Capturing the Emotion Being…

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6 Ways to Change Your Perspective for More Interesting Photographs: Part 2

Thank you to Kelly Moore Clark of Kelly Moore Photography for this amazing guest post on Changing Your Perspective. If you have questions for Kelly, please post them in the comment section on my blog (not Facebook) so she will see them and can answer them. Perspective: Part 2 Here are 3 more tips to…

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6 Ways to Change Your Perspective for More Interesting Photographs: Part 1

Thank you to Kelly Moore Clark of Kelly Moore Photography for this amazing guest post on Changing Your Perspective. If you have questions for Kelly, please post them in the comment section on my blog (not Facebook) so she will see them and can answer them. Perspective: Part 1 I’ve realized over the past few…

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Thoughts on Well Known Photographers Breaking the Technical Rules of Photography

This is an opinion gathering post.  Please add your thoughts in the “comment section” of my blog. I am not a blog stalker, but I often do end up perusing websites and blogs of well known photographers to the photographic community. People often ask me how they can get their work to look like “x”…

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5 Killer Ways to Shoot Into the Sun and Get Beautiful Flare

Sun flare is technically considered a flaw in traditional photography. In modern photography, photographers are taking this past blunder and turning it into expression and art. Learn how you can purposely use sun flare to capture amazing images.

Learn how to read your histogram and nail your exposures: part 3

Learn how to read your histogram and nail your exposures: part 3

This is part 3 on learning to read your histogram and nail your exposures by John Mireles. Check out part 1 and part 2 if you missed them.

Learn how to read your histogram and nail your exposures: part 2

Learn how to read your histogram and nail your exposures: part 2

This is part 2 on learning to read your histogram and nail your exposures by John Mireles.  Check out part 1 here if you missed it.

Learn how to read your histogram and nail your exposures: part 1

Learn how to read your histogram and nail your exposures: part 1

John Mireles likes to say that there’s not a lot in the photography business that he hasn’t done in his 20 years in the business. He’s shot everything from fashion editorial to big budget advertising shoots to high-end weddings to family portraits as well as a wide range of personal work that runs from nudes…

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“Trash the Dress” – It’s About Creation, not Destruction

It’s about Creation, not Destruction By guest blogger Mark Eric, founder of: http://www.trashthedress.com,  http://www.dontboxusin.com,  http://www.modernphotographers.com How is it that “Trash the Dress” sessions have become such a huge phenomenon worldwide?  Photographers have been featured on just about every major TV network worldwide (including ABC, CNN, BBC, FOX, CBC and Lifetime).  They have also been featured…

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