Dear Photographer Who My Assistant Wants to Slap…

In Features by Jim Harmer52 Comments

A few minutes ago, I got a message from my amazing assistant, Jesse.  It said simply, “I kind of wanna slap this guy” along with the screenshot (above). Here’s what the screenshot says: “Hi Jim.  I can’t believe I just ordered photography instruction from someone who thinks compositing two photos together makes a good nature “photograph.”  Freakin’ Yikes! I have no words …

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Five Reasons To Consider Mentoring with Erica Kay

In Features by Mark Morris2 Comments

As many of you know, many of the authors and podcasters affiliated with Improve Photography are ‘homegrown.’  I remember hearing on a podcast episode quite some time ago how both Erica and Nick met Jim Harmer at one of the Free Photography Workshops hosted by Improve Photography.  Every good creative, be it a photographer, musician, painter… whatever, tend to share …

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6 Tips For Balancing Photography And Life

In Features, Uncategorized by Stanley Harper4 Comments

Every so often, across photography groups, I see the same question pop up. “I work full time, I have a family, and I cannot find time for my photography” or something similar. If you are in this boat, hopefully this article will give you some ideas that will help you out. ABOUT ME I do not think I could go …

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101 Best Photography Projects to Start Right Now

In Features by Erika Sneeringer54 Comments

Need some ideas for creative and unique photography projects?  Whether it’s a rainy day or you’re stuck in a rut and need a little inspiration, here is a list of 101 photography projects that you can start right now! 1. Create a Photography Bucket List Set goals. Create challenges. Whether you are setting business/career goals or dreaming of exotic locations …

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10 Tips for Phenomenal Concert Photography

In Features by Mark Morris6 Comments

As both a musician and a photographer, I have spent an extensive amount of time photographing at various types of concerts.  This article is going to offer a number of suggestions to improve your concert photography in a wide variety of situations.  Much of this article will include information related to a concert I was fortunate enough to photograph just …