How I am Learning to Make YouTube Videos – Part 1

This year, I'm embarking on a new creative project that both excites me and terrifies me: making videos. Since I started making videos, I made a pretty rapid ascent publishing 34 videos in 3 months. My experiences attempting to learn videography are in many ways similar to how I started my photography business. So I'm

By | 2018-01-13T12:23:35+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Comments Off on How I am Learning to Make YouTube Videos – Part 1

Instagram for Photographers: How to Grow Followers and Engagement

Ever wonder how you can get more followers on Instagram? Interaction on Instagram is something that even professional photographers struggle with. But as the photography industry evolves, it's more important than ever before to have a steady presence on Instagram. Here are a few simple tips that helped me more than double my followers in

By | 2017-10-31T22:35:55+00:00 October 31st, 2017|2 Comments

5 Tips for Photographing a Protest

Photographing protests and civil disobedience is a unique challenge with opportunities abound thanks to the current political climate in the United States and around the world. Protest photography is especially captivating as it allows you to practice street photography skills while also getting a taste for very raw, real human emotion. However, photographing a protest

By | 2017-01-26T15:29:49+00:00 January 26th, 2017|4 Comments

Best Websites to Learn Photography

fMany people assume that you need a formal photography education to become a professional. However, online classes and websites dedicated to teaching photography make it entirely possible to learn all of your skills without setting foot in a classroom. Personally, I've never taken a formal photography class and have still managed to shoot professionally for

By | 2017-01-04T21:49:47+00:00 January 4th, 2017|1 Comment

Minimalist Travel Photography Gear

Photographers are perpetually looking for minimalist travel photography gear that allows them to capture and deliver high-quality images. I've talked a lot about ideal travel photography equipment on this blog, but pretty much every scenario assumes a laptop will handle photo editing. However, the rising popularity of tablets and mobile phones, along with photo editing

By | 2017-02-11T15:36:18+00:00 December 30th, 2016|2 Comments

How To Get A Press Pass

Are you a freelance photographer or writer seeking special access to shoot an event? If so, you likely need a press pass or media credential. This largely elusive and highly coveted badge is particularly used for event and concert photography, and it exists in a variety of forms and goes by several different names. As

By | 2016-12-21T17:57:21+00:00 December 19th, 2016|62 Comments

3 Essential Photography Business Documents and Templates

When starting a photography business, there are several documents that every business owner or independent contractor should always have readily available. These three documents are a Photography Contract, W9 Tax Form, and Invoice. Below, you'll find a brief description of each form, as well as a link to download a free template for your use. Without

By | 2016-12-21T17:57:21+00:00 December 17th, 2016|12 Comments

4 Reasons Why the Canon 6D May Not Be the Camera For You

Having a second, backup camera body is essential for starting a photography business. I spent months debating which camera to get as a complement to my Canon 5D Mark III.  I looked at the Canon 7D and even considered ditching DSLRs for a mirrorless camera. Finally, in July 2013, I took the plunge and bought a Canon

By | 2016-12-24T18:45:00+00:00 December 15th, 2016|47 Comments
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