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How to Create More Impactful Landscape Photos

Composition is one of the most important factors in creating impactful and memorable photos. It doesn’t matter how fascinating the conditions are; images that lack a solid composition are less likely to be remembered.

How to Price Your First Photo Shoot

If photography is your chosen career path or even just a hobby, at some point, someone is going to ask you to take some photographs in exchange for a paycheck.

10 Tips for Shooting Epic Drone Photos

Aerial photography is a different game than photographing from the ground. It’s much more difficult and slower to make a composition and you have to think of all kinds of rules and limitations to get your shot. However, drones opened up many new angles and possibilities when it comes to photography.

A Photographer’s Tips on Preparing to Pose for Actor Headshots

Your actor headshots, combined with your actor showreel, are the foundations of your actor profile. They are without a doubt a key marketing tool for your acting career. It’s important to prepare yourself in order to get the most out of your session.

10 Things You Should Know About Being a Wedding Photographer

There’s something unique about being a wedding photographer. It's a job that filled with joyful moments and happiness. A wedding photographer plays a significant part in the best day of someone's life. Plus, you can make a fair amount of cash capturing those joyful moments. Could this be a career for you? Well, it’s certainly an excellent idea, but there are certain things you need to know before you take the plunge.

How I Shoot Dancers: 4 Simple Tips

I spent close to a decade of my life as a sports photographer and during this time it never crossed my mind to shoot dance. My dance photography all began when I was asked by a friend who was auditioning for a dance program to help with her audition photos.

Basic Tips for Posing Female Models

My name is Mark Fitzgerald, and I'm a photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. In this post, I'll be discussing basic model poses for female models. Whether you are a model choosing a pose or a photographer posing your model, this is a decision that can shape the look of the image and therefore the success of the campaign.

Models, Beware the Warning Signs of Creepy ‘Photographers’

For the second time in as many months somebody has tried to use my images to lie to models about their photography. Because of this deception, it's certainly no giant leap to accuse these individuals of ill intent, especially if they are actively lying to models in their first messages of contact.

8 Tips for Any Photographer Using Any Camera

As 2016 gets underway, I'd like to share 8 tips on how to take and make better images. To prove that this has nothing to do with how much fancy gear you have, all these tips can be applied to any camera, and all the example images were shot and edited using only my phone.

4 Tips for Posing Subjects by Wedding Photographer Lexia Frank

Earlier this year, wedding photographer Lexia Frank published a series of 4 short videos that teach how to properly pose models in order to minimize possibly undesirable features. The first video focuses on removing double chins, the second on hiding the upper body, the third on cutting inches off the waist, and the last on posing your model’s feet correctly.

Tips for Shooting Killer Silhouette Photos

My wife Tori and I are suckers for a good silhouette. While out photographing, we are always scanning the environment for a good silhouette opportunity. We don’t nail every attempt, but over the past few years, we’ve picked up some simple tips that increase our chances of achieving a killer silhouette shot. If you want to execute a jaw dropping silhouette, put these tips to practice and chances are, you’ll accomplish your goal!