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Take Better Photos: 7 Reasons to shoot Film

In Photo Basics by Michael Allen13 Comments

One of the most sought after results of time spent photographing is becoming a “better” photographer. What does that mean, though? How does one know if they are a better photographer than when they set out that afternoon? This article doesn’t cover those identifying markers, but rather examples of how image quality is dramatically improved …

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26 Tips for Photographing in Tuscany

In Photo Locations by Bastian Bodyl1 Comment

Tuscany is a Region in Italy with a lot of hills, smaller and bigger historic towns and beautiful details. The whole region is a big photography playground and covers everything from underwater to drone photography. This article gives you some inspiration and ideas for your trip to photographer’s paradise Tuscany. 1 – Go by Car …

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How I Produced a Major Kickstarter Campaign

In Marketing/Business, Portrait by Erica KayLeave a Comment

Many of you know me as Erica, Portrait Session podcast host and wedding photographer. But here lately, I’ve been venturing into new, uncharted territory (uncharted for me, at least). This territory is the world of large-scale production management and direction. As my studio transitions away from the retail portrait sphere and toward marketing productions and …

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Drobo DAS vs. Synology NAS

In Gear by Brent Huntley6 Comments

Storage has to be the most annoying part of photography to nearly all photographers.  There is nothing fun about it, it takes no creativity, is tedious and expensive.  Notwithstanding, having a good storage system is absolutely essential.  In the days before digital, people did not store prints or negatives in a box outside, hoping it …

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Post-Wedding Workflow: The System That Won’t Make You Crazy Part 1

In Marketing/Business, Post-processing by Erica Kay2 Comments

One of the things that was most difficult for me when I first started photographing weddings was finding a post-wedding workflow that worked well for me.  I tried following the advice of various photographers, attempting to implement their exact workflow into my unique business.  All of these attempts failed because I was replicating the practices …

Photography Bag Review: Lowepro Fastpack 250

In Gear by Jim Harmer1 Comment

I purchased the Lowepro Fastpack 250 about a year ago to use on photo walks.  The larger bags fit more gear, but I wanted something that could hold a decent amount of gear without too much work.  I really like the bag for how convenient it is, and it is a high-quality product. How much …