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How to Apply the Golden Ratio to Photography

How to Apply the Golden Ratio to Photography

As photographers, it’s really important to know what makes a strong photograph. There are a lot of things you should keep in mind when shooting, like color, lighting, shape, and composition. It takes a variety of aspects to create an exciting image, but if you are looking for one aspect that can really help improve […]

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10 Tips to Improve Your Black & White Photography

10 Tips to Improve Your Black & White Photography

In a world of color, sometimes you just can’t beat a strong black and white image. Black and white photography can be an amazing tool to conveying a mood, story, or statement to your viewers. While a color portrait can tell a story too, the absence of color in black and white imagery often presents […]

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7 Tips for Better iPhone Photography

7 Tips for Better iPhone Photography

With the dawning of the iPhone, a whole new age of photography arrived: the iPhoneography era. Having a camera built into your phone makes it easy to take pictures on the fly. The sheer size of a DSLR makes it less portable and convenient than a phone, which most people have on them at all […]

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4 Questions to Help You Discover Your Photographic Style

4 Questions to Help You Discover Your Photographic Style

If you’re new to the world of photography, you may hear other photographers talk about their photographic style quite a bit. But what does this mean and how do you find your own style? I’m sure you’ve heard of photojournalism (shooting moments with no posing), traditional photography (completely posed), and lifestyle photography (which is a […]

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How to Gain Your Client’s Trust as a Photographer

How to Gain Your Client’s Trust as a Photographer

There are a lot of things that make for a great photographer. Understanding composition, light, and the technique required to make a great picture are only part of the puzzle. One of the most important aspects of being a really great photographer is being able to make your clients feel comfortable in front of the […]

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Second Shooter: Tips to Be a Great Assistant Photographer

Second Shooter: Tips to Be a Great Assistant Photographer

I’ve been a second shooter at a number of weddings now and was recently informed that I’m a pretty stellar second shooter. (In fact, I’m one local photographer’s first pick – which made me absolutely giddy). So I thought I’d write an article giving some tips on how to be an awesome second shooter based on my experiences with a second shooter and as a second shooter for someone else.

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Elements of a Great Photograph

Elements of a Great Photograph

As a photographer, it’s incredibly important to know what makes a great picture. Just having a nice camera and fancy tools isn’t enough to really make it in this industry anymore. Knowing what to look for and honing in on those specific things can help you capture truly unique, personal, and in the moment images that will hopefully help to set you apart from your peers. Here’s just a few things that I look for during a session.

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