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5 Top Tips for Great Wedding Photos!

Be inconspicuous!

This is one thing that people find really hard, most people will only take a photo when people are ready for it but this is the worst time to take one.  The nicest photos are always taken when the subject is unaware the photo is being taken.  They have a much more natural expression, body language and feel completely at ease, the second you say “smile for a photo” they have to act and most will feel uncomfortable which will translate into the image. Read More

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Light Painting and Stock Photography

Stock photography is demanding. With millions of images to compete against, standing out from the crowd seems darn near impossible. Some of the most successful stock photographers have established a brand for themselves. Their style, subject matter, and high quality make them hugely popular with image buyers. Today I will discuss branding your portfolio and image style with the art of light painting.

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Why The Rule of Thirds Is Rule #1 for Visual Art

The Rule of Thirds is the closest thing to a law when it comes to visual design, including photographs and illustrations.  Opinions and  tastes may differ, but most artists utilize the rule of thirds to make their images look appealing. If you aren’t familiar with this simple concept, it can be a great way to improve the aesthetic quality of anything you’re working on.

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Taking Great Pictures: More Than Just Luck

Have you looked through Facebook albums only to realize certain people always have really great pictures? The kind of pictures that make you wonder if a professional photographer took them? The first key to a great picture is to have a good subject. Beyond that, there is a host of little things you can do to have your pictures be the envy of all those in your social network. Read More

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Awkward Christmas Photos

We have all been a subject in a few awkward Christmas photos.  My worst years were from the ages of 10 to 13.  Yikes!  I was a pudgy, gap toothed, little girl with a bad haircut.  I had my pretty years, and now I am a pudgy pregnant lady.  I suppose my bad haircut days are over, but I do need a trim.  Does this count?

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Tips for Holiday Photo Marketing

The holidays mean more than just family and friends. For business it is also a season for increasing marketing and sales. For photographers this is also true. With the Christmas spirit up and the popularity of searching the internet for recipes, gift ideas, and decorating tips, marketing your images is easy. From major retailers to small blogs, holiday photographs are needed. If you have an archive of festive photos, now may be the time to market them. Here are a few tips on getting your images seen and purchased.

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Newborn Photo Ideas

Every new mom wants to have that jaw dropping photo of their precious newborn.  The one you can frame and proudly display like a piece of art.  That photo that can be gifted to family and friends. Because what is better than a personalized photo gift of your beautiful newborn?

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The Perfect Engagement Photo

Are you looking for a unique way to announce that you and your significant other have decided to tie the knot?  Chances are that you are already thinking about the engagement photo that will grace the front of the announcement and appear in the newspaper.  It’s all about the photo! The following are a few tips to help you get the perfect photo to share with your friends, family, and other guests that will be attending your wedding.

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Quick, Easy Guide to Making the Most Out of Your Camera

Many people wish they had more knowledge about their camera and photography, but the sea of available information is so vast, it can be overwhelming. Most of the time people aren’t sure where to start. If they are brave enough to dive into a certain feature and catch wind that that it’s just the tip of the iceberg, the tendency is to say “Oh forget it. I’ll just stick with auto!” The problem with auto mode is that it only produces pictures of an average quality, and generally doesn’t respond to lighting accurately. If you’ve always wanted to improve the quality of your photos, but don’t have hours to devote to the hobby, learning a few simple tips may make a world of difference. Glance over this quick guide and become more acquainted with what your camera can do. Read More

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