lessons

4 Lessons for Photographers from the Story of Desiree Genera

On Wednesday night, a developing story kept popping up on my feed featuring Katrina Ortiz (a photo client) and Desiree Genera (a photographer). Initially, Katrina posted positive feedback regarding her hired photographer after receiving an edited image in digital format.

10 Things I Learned at Fashion Week 2017

Every Fashion Week I learn something new. This is my tenth or so New York Fashion Week by now and I’m still forgetting memory cards, wandering aimlessly trying to find the backstage entrance at Skylight Clarkson, getting kicked out of areas and wondering why Dropbox doesn’t sync faster on Starbucks WiFi.

How I Talked My Way Into Doing 400% More Work

As I write this post, I have just finished slogging through a tedious and time consuming photo edit that could have been 100% avoided. Here's the story of what happened.

What I’ve Learned My First Year Into Photography

December 3rd, 2015 was the day I bought my first camera. I carefully chose one body and one lens: a Nikon D5300 and a 50mm prime lens. Here are a few of the things I've learned throughout my journey

7 Lessons Learned On My First Fashion Photography Shoot

I recently had the great pleasure of shooting fashion photography for the first time with Suede Brooks (model), fellow photographer Bil Brown (he arranged it all), as well with stylists and makeup professionals, and Cindy (creative director, and lighting assistant).

7 Lessons Learnt from Photography by Photographer Jimmy Nelson

Photographer Jimmy Nelson has spent over 3 decades traveling around the world and taking photos of people and places. He's best known for his portraits of the disappearing tribes of the world. In the 6.5-minute video above (note: there's a bit of nudity), Nelson shares 7 lessons he has learned from his years of photography.

5 Lessons from My First Year as a Full-Time Wedding Photographer

This first year of officially shooting full-time has flown by. I didn’t realize how scary it was to graduate college, leave school forever, and be on my own. For years that’s all I wanted. I hated school. I hated anything that held me down. It wasn’t until I didn’t have anything to hold me down that I realized just what it takes to run a full time wedding photography business. Here are the top five tough lessons I (and probably any creative entrepreneur) face the most.

Camera Instructor Offers Free and Interactive Online Photo Courses

If you're looking to learn to program, there are free interactive online courses such as Codecademy and CodeSchool you can use. Programmer and photographer Cody Meyer wanted to give the photography world a similar kind of resource, so he created Camera Instructor. It's a new web-based photography school that aims to teach photography skills for free through interactive videos and exercises.

GoPro Rolls Out Field Guide Tutorial Series to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Action Cam

Really want to get the most out of your new GoPro? You're in luck, because GoPro recently turned to their own in-house production team and asked them to create a series of tutorials called the GoPro Field Guide.

This collection of videos -- made by the same guys who follow some of the top extreme athletes in the world around and film their insane antics -- will help you get the hang of that little action cam and really take advantage of everything it can do.

What I Learned from Shooting Portraits of 80 People Over 6 Non-Stop Hours

You know that moment when you agree to do a favor for a friend, and it turns into something a bit... well... more? This past weekend I ended up taking headshots of 80 people during six non-stop hours of shooting. Here is the story of what happened, things I learned from it, and some random thoughts on the experience.