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The LGBT Issue: Every Photographer Must Decide

Important Note: Improve Photography is not a partisan political tool.  We’re one of the largest photography communities on the web and represent photographers from all different political, religious, cultural, racial, and other backgrounds.  I, Jim Harmer, am the author of this content but I spent a significant amount of time carefully writing it in the most neutral way possible.  This article has …

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Insuring and Protecting Your Gear from Theft

  As photographers, we have a tendency to acquire gear and this accumulation can get costly. We also tend to carry a lot of it around with us. Now imagine needing to replace all this gear if it were stolen. Never mind the cost, just imagine the gutted feeling and overwhelming sense of needing to start over. Luckily, there are …

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How to Market Your Photography Using Instagram

More and more photographers are using Instagram to market their work. It makes sense, considering Instagram is a popular social media application with over 150 million users. It’s also one of the easiest photo and video sharing platforms: You simply post a square photo or video and add tagging, captioning, or both. Then, other Instagram users can like your photo, …

Photo Management – Managing Thousands of Photos Using Lightroom

It’s been several years since I appeased my curiosity about what this whole Lightroom (LR) thing is.  I’ll admit, I was a little disappointed at first.  At the time, I thought it was just Photoshop Light with this catalog management thing thrown in.  (Isn’t that what bridge is for?)  I slowly started to embrace LR, and over time, I found …

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Legal Issues for Photographers [IP38]

In this week’s episode we talk about legal issues that photographers often deal with. Jim interviews Carolyn E. Wright, an attorney from the Photo Attorney blog who specializes in the legal needs of photographers. Remember – Improve Photography is NOT your attorney. We’re simply giving legal information and we are NOT offering legal advice. When you have legal questions for …

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Uh oh. Pastor Blasts Photographer During Wedding Ceremony

If you said, “Uh oh” when the Pastor turned around…. you were right. “This is not about the photography.  This is about God.”  That’s how a pastor BLASTED a photographer and videographer in a scene recorded on this Youtube Video.  Right in the middle of the vows, the pastor whips around to chastise the photographer whose DSLR shutter sound had …