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From Start to Finish: A One-Hour Family Portrait Session Timeline

If you’re just starting your family portrait photography business and want to know what to actually do for the hour you’re with the family who graciously asked you to take their yearly portraits, then I have your answer. When you’re working with families–especially those with little kids–how you spend your first hour-session with them can make or break a long-term …

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Miggo’s New Pictar Kickstarter could Change your IPhone Photography

  The innovative company Miggo just announced a new kickstarter project to follow up on previous successes such as the Agua (which I will be reviewing in the future).  The Pictar is a new photography tool that will help you gain complete control over your iPhone and make it so much easier to take quality photographs.  Given Tracy Munson’s recent …

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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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10 Creative DIY Portrait Photography Backdrops – on a BUDGET!

Perfect weather during the golden hour is great for outdoor portraits, however, it is not always practical.  The time will come when you are forced to do portraits inside and you might not have any idea where to start.  What are you supposed to do if you don’t have any professional backdrops?  This article will show you that you don’t need …

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11 Must Have Photography Items that Won’t Break the Bank

There are a lot of articles with suggestions for gadgets to buy yourself or gifts to buy your friends and significant others that are interested in photography, but a lot of them are filled with inexpensive gadgets and novelties that are, admittedly, very neat, but aren’t really what you (or they) need. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some …

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9 Tips to Survive a DIY Photo Booth Experience

Most everyone has probably been to some type of event that had a photo booth set up for the guests.  Photo booths seem to have gained a lot in popularity, especially at weddings, but you may see them at birthday or retirement parties, or a variety of other gatherings.  They can be lots of fun and offer little pressure to …