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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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Get Social! The Best Facebook Groups for Photographers

If you are anything like me (and most others in the world today), you probably have a slight addiction to social media.  Social media is EVERYTHING.  It’s where I get my news, life updates from my friends and family, information about restaurants and bars in my area, education, and even a lot of my business.  It has become a tool …

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16 Tips for Being a Second Shooter at a Wedding

On September 17, 2016, I had the opportunity to be Erica Coffman’s second shooter for a wedding with her company Erica Kay Photography. While I am primarily a family portrait photographer, I jumped at the chance to spend the day learning from and photographing with Erica. What follows is a list of 16 tips, in no particular order, I learned …

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Instagram Tips for Photographers: Growing & Maintaining Your Fan Base

Instagram:  the social media site that is both the best and worst thing ever for photographers.  It makes perfect sense for photographers to use Instagram.  I mean, it’s a photography platform!  However, since everyone has a camera (whether it’s a DSLR or a phone or a point and shoot or a vintage film camera), everyone is now a photographer and …

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Wedding Photography Tips for New Photographers

As a photography educator who is also primarily a wedding photographer, one of the most common questions I’m asked is, “What wedding photography tips do you have for those of us who are just starting out with weddings?”  There are some great articles floating around the internet on this very subject, including one by our very own Jim Harmer, but …

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How to Use Squarespace Commerce to Sell Your Photography

Deciding which website platform to use to host your photography portfolio can be a tough decision.  Once you add an online store into the mix, the process can become even more complicated.  About a year and a half ago, I was given a one year subscription to a Squarespace account as a gift so that my photos would finally have …