What to Bring to the Improve Photography Conference

The Improve Photography Retreat is just around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited about the event.  My wife, Emily, and I have put in hundreds and hundreds of hours to prepare for it and it’s almost time to start packing our bags. If you’ve never been to an Improve Photography event before, here are the things I’d recommend …

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Review of the New Vallerret Markhof Pro Model Photography Gloves

If you’re like me, keeping your hands warm while out shooting in cold weather is no easy task.  A good pair of gloves will help to keep the hands warm, but finding gloves that also play well with the camera is a tall order.  The Markhof Pro Model Photography Gloves are one of the newest product offerings from Vallerret.  I …

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High-End Retouching Workflow with Connor Hibbs Review

  Improve Photography Plus is a treasure trove of video tutorials for photographers. From post processing to how-to articles, it pays to be a member of the website. In this installment for Improve Photography, I am going to review Connor Hibbs’ tutorial “High-End Retouching Workflow” that is available. ABOUT CONNOR HIBBS If you are not familiar with Connor, you should …

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6 Tips to a successful Commercial Photography Session

If you happened to see my previous article on how to land a commercial shoot job be sure to check it out as I discuss about how to make sure you can add this niche to your business model: http://improvephotography.com/43217/5-steps-successful-commercial-photography-business/ As I mentioned the biggest thing you can do to work in the Commercial niche is answer the phone.  You answered …

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13 Reasons To Join A Professional Photographer’s Association

Improve Photography readers come from all over the world. Chances are there is a National Professional Photographer’s Association of some sort in your neck of the woods, wherever that may be. If you are serious about your photography, you should consider joining it. Some benefits, like member discounts and access to resources, are immediately obvious. Others, like critique and networking, …

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2 Photographers Say 17 Things Thanks to 2 Years with Improve Photography

This article is going to be a mix, one part advice, one part love letter. You see, two years ago, I was just discovering Improve Photography. I was just moving forward with a family portrait business that I hoped would bolster my day-job income. I was also well-aware that I needed major photography education and guidance. I was lying in …