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Pro Photography Tip: Looking for Sponsorship
19 Jun 2017

Pro Photography Tip: Looking for Sponsorship

I’ve spent nearly fifteen years of my life working for companies that photographers approach for sponsorship. Many of my friends also work for similar companies, and my wife has spent nearly thirty years working for companies that photographers approach for sponsorship. So, I’ve got some advice if you are looking for support for your work or project. Here are 6 tips! Speak and write well...

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Palm Springs Photo Festival Recap 2017
15 May 2017

Palm Springs Photo Festival Recap 2017

I’ve just returned from the Palm Springs Photo Festival, which is one of my favorite weeks of the year. If you are unfamiliar with this event just know that it is unique to the world of American photography. Based in the beautiful and stylish city of Palm Springs California, the festival is a testament to the singular focus of festival founder and director Jeff Dunas....

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A Month of Photography
01 May 2017

A Month of Photography

Let’s talk National Photography Month. I know what you are thinking: “Isn’t every month the month of photography?”With unlimited, modern, technological wonders at our fingertips it is evident that photography is more popular than ever before, but this popularity comes with a price tag. It’s been said, “Attention is the currency being traded.” These days, we are so bombarded with visual information, it can be...

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Pro Photo Tip: Consistency
18 Apr 2017

Pro Photo Tip: Consistency

I recently had the chance to browse the Blurb bookstore, which if you haven’t explored, is quite a study in book diversity. People ask me what kinds of books is it that Blurb prints, and my answer is always the same: “everything.” You want a book on the remote Himalaya? It’s there. How about a book dedicated to fish tacos? Yep, it’s there too. And...

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Tips for Photographing Strangers
28 Mar 2017

Tips for Photographing Strangers

Anyone who ventures into the world with a camera in hand knows that, at some point, they will face the challenge of photographing someone they don’t know. Being photographed, depending on your disposition, can be a relaxing, fun, expressive opportunity, or if you are like me, can be a truly awkward experience. Photographing strangers can be a complex dance of psychology, body-language, dialogue, and luck,...

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Photo tip: Almost Perfect
07 Feb 2017

Photo tip: Almost Perfect

Great photography isn’t always about technical perfection. In fact, some of my favorite images are slightly off. Too dark, too light or even slightly out of focus can be trumped by things like mood, feel, emotion and moment. I’ve always been a fan of the edges of things. Even when I covered a Super Bowl, political convention or religious procession, I always found my “power...

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