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25 Mistakes All Photographers Make (and don’t want to admit)

Let’s face it, we all make mistakes.  That is one of those inevitable facts of life.  We all know it, but generally don’t like to admit it.  My assumption is that if you are reading this, you are a photographer.  At least in some capacity.  To some, photography is your profession.  For many others, it is a hobby and perhaps …

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Review of the Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic

Lensbaby is a lens company most photographers have heard of, but a lot have never tried.  They aren’t like Tamron or Sigma or the other companies that are trying to compete with your camera manufacturers.  Lensbaby throws a whole different dynamic into the lens game by offering lenses that are all about creativity and fun.  Indeed, if you have never …

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Advanced Blending Using BLEND IF in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop has tools on top of tools and they have many uses. There isn’t really a “wrong way” to use many of the tools. There are so many ways of doing things – the end result is really the only thing that matters. You will often  get results that you didn’t even have in mind during your workflow.  You …

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Photo Contests: Opportunity Or Exploitation?

Photographers today are faced with a barrage of choices as to how and when they will share their photos. To post a photo anywhere online is to risk it being stolen, but if you don’t share then your work will never be seen. Photo contests are one of the most controversial areas of photo sharing, and not without good reason. …

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How to Begin a Photography Business with No Start-Up Money

Two years ago, I began a family photography business. I didn’t have a large chunk of money to invest in the business. In fact, I started the business as a way to supplement my income as a high school English teacher. My wife and I had a second kid on the way, so she encouraged me to nurture my hobby …