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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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Time to Upgrade your Lens Strap? A Review of 17 Popular Straps

Are you ready to upgrade your camera strap?  If you are anything like me, you are so focused on planning a photography trip, buying a new lens or expensive gear that you do not even think about upgrading your camera strap.  This all changed for me when I switched from Nikon to Fuji.  Even though I always hated my Nikon strap, …

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Mastering Curves: The Post Processing Power Tool

When it comes to post processing digital images, there is one tool that has as much power and use as any other and that would be the Curves adjustment tools offered in Lightroom and Photoshop along with many other editing applications. This article will deal with two of the most popular and those are Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Photoshop and …

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Photographing Couples: Tips for Authentic Poses and Interactions

As a follow up to my last blog post on photographing women, this week I’ll be talking about photographing couples.  I’m constantly asked about photographing couples and how to best pull out natural and authentic expressions and poses during a couples session or a wedding.  I’ll admit that I never felt very confident in this area until about a year …

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The Photographer’s Guide to Philadelphia

Philadelphia is an absolute treasure trove of photography locations! The city is probably best known as the location of Independence Hall and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. There is in fact a vast number of historically significant places which have been beautifully maintained, preserved or rebuilt. The city also boasts some incredible arts and culture venues, and a …