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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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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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Photographing Women: 8 Tips for Posing, Lighting, and Details

Photographing women can be a difficult and daunting task.  As a wedding, engagement, and boudoir photographer, one of the most challenging (and rewarding!) parts of my job is guaranteeing that the women I photograph feel beautiful, confident, and sexy.  As a woman myself, I can relate to the feelings and concerns many women share with me about their bodies 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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9 Post Processing Tricks To Improve & Correct Your Images

Post Processing your digital images is, in many ways, like problem solving. Actually, in photography, the entire process of image creation is pretty much an entire problem solving exercise from start to finish. When shooting, we have to get the exposure correct. “Are my highlights going to be clipped?” “Will I have detail in my shadows?” “Is the lighting correct …

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Post-Wedding Workflow: The System That Won’t Make You Crazy Part 2

A couple of weeks ago, I published Part 1 of my Post-Wedding Workflow advice.  Part 1 covered everything from backing up and organizing yourself to editing and blogging weddings.  This week, I want to continue with this workflow advice by talking about how I deliver images to my clients, how I deal with product orders and the delivery of those …