I'm a Joel Grimes fan. By posting this on my blog, it is as much for me as it is you because I want to watch it in it's entirety. I have it playing now, but with it being 1 hour and 43 minutes long, I don't have the time to finish it.Read more
5 Tips For Better Photography – What’s Your Favorite Tip?
I created the short animation slideshow above on my phone using the Ripl app and uploaded it to YouTube from my phone. I thought that a blog post expanding on each of the 5 tips may serve as a helpful resource. The tips are in no particular order of importance. Tip 1 - Learn To…Read more
Profoto YouTube Video – Think Outside The Softbox
Whether you use Profoto gear or not, you can learn by watching their videos.Read more
50 Portraits By Gregory Heisler: Who Inspires You As A Photographer?
50 Portraits by Gregory Heisler is definitely a book for serious photographers. It has 50 full page portraits in it and a lot of text. Gregory talks about each image from an overview perspective and he ends with "Thoughts on Technique." If you'll notice that the title of this post also says, "Who Inspires You…Read more
How Much Are Your Photography Services Worth?
If you are a self-employed photographer, you get to determine the size of your check (to a point). So what's the value of your services? Peter Hurley in Manhattan consistently gets $1,200 for a headshot. That's more than he could command in a small town in Eastern North Carolina. However, I'm sure that there are…Read more
Photography Shooting Tips: Explore New Options And Experiment With Lighting
Headshots Taken Just Outside Our North Raleigh Studio Brenda and I have been at our current location for almost 2 years as of this blog post. What is interesting to me is that it is just 2 miles from where we were located about 25 years ago. We have no intentions of moving anytime soon…Read more
Video Tutorial: One Flash, Three Looks: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace
In this 7 minute video, Mark Wallace shows 3 different positions for using an on camera flash. Even if you use an on camera flash, you may be able to pick up a new idea or two from this short video. For those that don't use an on camera flash at all, you will see…Read more
It’s True! Professional Photography Gear Is Not A Requirement Of Being A Professional
One of the best ways to start an argument with most photographers is to start talking about gear like Canon vs. Nikon vs. Sony, Full Frame vs. Crop Sensor, Professional Photography Gear vs. Consumer Photography Gear and so on. But for the sake of this post, my focus will be on Professional Photography Gear vs.…Read more
Helpful Tips To Starting Your Own Photography Business – Don’t Just Wing It!
There is not a shortage of photographers in the market place. But there is a shortage of photographers that know how to start a business right and run their photography business without making price their #1 competitive advantage by being the cheapest photographer in the market. Buying a $699 camera body and lens kit, getting…Read more