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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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Photography Tip: How To Create Motion Blur
26 Jan 2017

Photography Tip: How To Create Motion Blur

Breathing life, depth and action into a two-dimensional photograph is one of the primary challenges of being a photographer. The vast majority of images we make don’t quite make the cut but occasionally the stars align, our timing is right and the visual dots get connected. One way of adding motion, focus and intensity to an image is by using a slow shutter speed while...

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So, you want to go pro? 
17 Jan 2017

So, you want to go pro? 

Cover your bases. Complete your business plan, finalize your website, think about incorporating, and save all those tax-deductible receipts to track your business expenses. Pricing will vary based on the genre you choose and might involve things like usage, day rates or session fees. There are many ways of approaching your pricing structure, so take the time to investigate how your genre or industry operates.  A few...

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