The Basics

Soft light is great for portraiture.  It minimizes wrinkles and blemishes, produces softer shadows, and can create some incredible catchlights in the eyes. This bride was under an overhang and lit with indirect sunlight Without using any additional photo equipment, soft light can be found in many places.  The easiest way to get soft light …

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A reflector can be a great tool to help improve the lighting for your photography.  Here are some tips on how to use a reflector for portrait photography. A 5-in-1 reflector kit can be purchased relatively inexpensively.  This kit will include a silver, gold, black, and white sides, along with a white translucent diffuser disc. The …

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  Since outdoor lighting can often be so unpredictable, even changing by the minute, it is good to be prepared with gear that can help with those lighting difficulties.  Here are some tips on using a translucent diffuser for natural light portrait photography. If there is no overhead cover at your portrait location on a …

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This has got to be one of the biggest debates in the photography world.  Who makes the better camera- Canon or Nikon?  Well, I am here to settle this debate once and for all.  Actually, I probably won’t settle the debate even a little bit, but hopefully give some clarity and direction to those looking …

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The most important thing to remember when thinking about starting a photography business is that it is a BUSINESS.  If you plan to run a business, you are responsible to abide by the laws where you live. Please note:  This page does not contain legal advice.  I am not a lawyer or an accountant, and …

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There are many reasons why a photography business may succeed or fail.   Businesses come and go all the time.  Some are still thriving, even in tough economic times.  Here are three keys for success in your part-time or full-time business:   1.  Business skills-  These three keys aren’t necessarily in order of importance, but if …

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While deciding what type of photography business you want to have, you may ask yourself the question, “Should I dive in head-first with a full-time business, or take it slow with a part-time business?” If you are an impulsive person, you may be tempted to quit your job, buy a truckload of camera equipment and …

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Professional.  “I’m a professional photographer.”  It sounds pretty impressive, doesn’t it?  So, what does it take to go from being an amateur photographer to gaining the title “Professional Photographer”? Do I have to win photo competition awards? Do I need formal training? Do I have to be certified? Do I need to have a studio? …

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Photography Business Ideas- Making Money With Photography A sample list of some business ideas involving photography: Auction/sales product photography – eBay.com/etsy.com- Take professional product photos to help increase sales. Self-publishing- postcards, greeting cards, travel brochures, coffee-table books Photojournalism Portrait photography– Babies, families, seniors, etc. Wedding photography School portraits Stock photography Nature photography Commercial photography Promotional …

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