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Photographers Share About How They Overcame Their Greatest Fears

Everyone has fears, even the most successful photographers in the business. The key to overcoming those fears is to manage them rather than spending time and mental energy dwelling on them.

During Stand Out! events in Los Angeles and San Francisco, several photographer speakers were taken aside and asked about the greatest fears in their careers. The responses speak for themselves, with almost every photographer saying that one needs to ‘hustle’ and ‘take risks’ to succeed.

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7 Things Photographers Wish They Had Learned in Photography School

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Hindsight is always 20/20, which is why if you’re a photography student or about to launch your photo business, you should turn to those who have already completed the right of passage for a little first-hand, grade-A advice on how to go about the whole thing.

With experience comes great wisdom, so we asked seven professional photographers what advice they would give to the graduating class of 2015 photographers, and what they would have done differently if they had known what they know now. From business and gear advice to staying true to your inner artist, and just simply being nice – take notes, cause these nuggets of wisdom are pure gold.
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Dear Bride-to-Be: Tips from a Model on Looking Your Best for the Camera

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Having worked on many bridal shoots as a model and involved in several real weddings before, I’ve picked up some things that I hope might help a few others. If you’re part of the wedding industry then please feel free to share this tongue in cheek guide with your clients, whilst understanding that although it’s a bit brazen, it might actually be what they need to know! Read more…

Video: Four Steps That Will Help You Approach and Take Portraits of Complete Strangers

Taking photographs of strangers can be a daunting task, especially for us more reserved photographers; however, it can also produce some of the most rewarding and impressive work. To that end, photographer Jimmy Hickey put together this informative video to help shy photographers get comfortable approaching strangers on the street.

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external How To Continue Using Capture NX2 With Unsupported Nikon Cameras —Nikon Rumors

The problem with new, updated software packages is being left in the dust when they no longer support your aging gear. Nikon’s new Capture NX-D software will not support older cameras like the D810 but you can follow these steps to continue using the tools.

 
Oct 27, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Inspiration and Advice: How to Be Happy with Your Photos

Reminiscent of the much-loved “The Gap” monologue by NPR’s Ira Glass, photographer and educator Mike Browne recently produced an inspirational video that tackles the topics of expectations, practice, and how to be happy with your photos as you continue on your photographic journey. Read more…

10 No-Nonsense Tips On How to Become a Better Photographer

If you’ve been dreaming of making photography your full-time occupation, photographer Scott Robert Lim has some no-nonsense, sugar-free advice on what it takes to become, not just a better photographer, but a great photographer who can compete in the landscape today. Read more…

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With the advent of winter months come cold, dreary days and unpredictable precipitation. You could brave the elements and shoot the winter wonderland or you can sit back and let your macro creativity flow within your toasty home with these tips.

 
Oct 24, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Weird Tip: Wear Compression Socks to Avoid Leg Fatigue on Long, On-Location Shoots

If you’ve ever been on-location for a shoot from sunrise to sunset (and beyond), you know how fatigued your legs can get by the end of the day. Standing up all day can make it feel like your legs are about to fall off.

But if a comfortable pair of shoes aren’t quite enough to keep you going, this weird tip might just be the best gift you can give your legs the next time you’ve got to be on your feet for extended periods of time. Read more…

Advice for Aspiring Full-Time Photographers

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Recently I gave a short 2-hour presentation on street photography at one of the photography clubs at UC Berkeley. It was great being surrounded by students again– with all of the energy, enthusiasm, and passion that college kids have.

Some of the students asked me how I went from college to surviving off photography full-time as a living. I gave some of my personal experiences — and I had the realization: perhaps this was information that may be useful to other college students (who want to make photography their living), or anyone out there with a day-job who wants to make photography their living. Read more…