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10 Tips for Phenomenal Concert Photography

As both a musician and a photographer, I have spent an extensive amount of time photographing at various types of concerts.  This article is going to offer a number of suggestions to improve your concert photography in a wide variety of situations.  Much of this article will include information related to a concert I was fortunate enough to photograph just …

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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 …

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F-Stop Ajna Review: A Durable 40L Hiking Pack For Your Camera Gear

Over the past year I have been on a search to find an ideal backpack to use for bringing my photography gear into the field.  During my search I quickly realized that a perfect pack just doesn’t exist for all uses.  So, instead of trying to find a pack that would work both for a day hike and a weekend …

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Fundy Designer: Software Review

In many previous articles I have mentioned that I am one of the “mentoids” who have been concentrating on my wedding and portrait photography with Erica Coffman.  If you haven’t read it yet, you can see some of the reasons why this is an incredible opportunity in this article.  But today’s article is actually an outgrowth of a conversation that …

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Top 35 Spots to Photograph New York City: Voted by the Locals!

Intro to New York City I’m not sure what I was thinking when I decided to write a photographer’s guide to New York City.  Maybe it’s because I’ve always been kind of intrigued by big cities.  Being from the Midwest, in the middle of farm country, where the nearest grocery store is 10 miles away and being stuck in traffic …