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Photography Business Legal Guide (Free!)

This article includes about $20,000 of mistakes that I’ve made in the last 6 years of running my photography-centered business.  This article is also the result of hundreds of hours of trying to figure out the business, legal, and financial side of photography on my own.  So hopefully this will help! But fortunately, I successfully waded through the red tape of starting …

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30 Must-Have Landscape Photography Accessories

Atmosphere Aerosol Atmosphere Aerosol is an awesome product!  It’s a can of smoke that you can spray to add fog into your landscapes.  It’s not enough smoke to fill an entire landscape, but if you shoot smaller intimate landscapes, you could easily go spray the fog in the area and then go shoot the awesome fog and light streaks going …

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Top 20 U.S. States for Photographers to Live in 2016

Every state has something to offer photographers, and good photographers can make great images anywhere, but the question was asked last week in our forum what the best state is for photographers to live in.  So, we dove into some numbers and had a little fun.  Here’s our list…. After considering 20 different data sources, we ranked all 50 of the …

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What is Bulb Mode and 5 Ways to Use It (Long Exposure Photography)

  Today’s post is the result of a question from Eric Thant, who asked “How do I shoot the bulb mode?” What Is Bulb Mode on a Camera? Bulb mode simply allows the photographer to take a picture for as long as the shutter is depressed (that means pushed down, not sad…).  You can use bulb mode by choosing manual …

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Using a Painter’s Pole for Elevated Real Estate Photography

A lot of photographers have been interested in getting into real estate photography lately, and for good reason.  I’ve written several posts on the topic, and I’ve mentioned a few times that I often get much better results by using a painter’s pole instead of flying my DJI Phantom drone to get the exterior photos of the home. When photographing …