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Basic Lighting: Professional Portrait Photography

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Basic Lighting: Professional Portrait Photography Creating great lighting for portraits can be hard work, especially when you are first setting out on your photographic journey. What lights should I buy, how do I set the studio up? In this video from B&H Photographic, portrait photographer Erin Manning gives us a comprehensive guide on basic studio… Read More at Picture Correct

Deal Alert: Get up to $50 off professional custom photo books from Blurb Books w…

500px Deal Alert: Get up to $50 off professional custom photo books from Blurb Books when you upgrade your 500px account! Ends 7/31: https://goo.gl/H7H5Mr Photo by Vladislav Selvvin Read More at 500px

Behind the Scenes of a Professional Car Campaign Photo Shoot

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Behind the Scenes of a Professional Car Campaign Photo Shoot Have you ever seen a professional photo ad of a new car and thought, “Wow, that car looks awesome. How did the photographer get such perfect light not only on the car, but on the whole scene?” Or said to yourself, “That’s not real, it must be Photoshopped.” Or, like myself, have you ever just […] Read More at Picture Correct

Dealing With Friends and Family as a Professional Photographer

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Dealing With Friends and Family as a Professional Photographer There are many challenges in photography and becoming a professional means mastering the technical aspects, then clawing your way through layers of better established competition in order to make a living. When you’re new to photography and gain some skill, your first paying jobs will likely come fr… Read More at Picture Correct

4 Things You Must do BEFORE Becoming a Professional Photographer

Digital Photography School Contemplating going PRO with your photography? Here’s some things to do first. 4 Things You Must do BEFORE Becoming a Professional Photographer Are you considering making the leap from being an amateur photographer to a professional? Join the club! There are many pro photographers today making a living off of the craft, but of course there are a fair number of challenges that come with the job. I’ve been a successful full-time professiona… Read More at Digital […]

How to make a professional camera slider for less than $50

DIYPhotography How to make a professional camera slider for less than $50 http://bit.ly/1YhZg4w How to make a professional camera slider for less than $50 In case our name didn’t tip you off, we love DIY projects. Even more so, we love when DIY projects turn out to be just as good, if not better than something you could buy off the shelf. Thus, when we came across this DIY camera slider tutorial from YouTuber DIY Perks, we knew we had […]

What’s the Deal With Professional Photographer Associations?

Fstoppers Should you join a professional association? Probably. What’s the Deal With Professional Photographer Associations? Have you heard of ASMP before? If not, you could be missing out on a valuable resource that can have a huge impact on your career as a photographer. But, with all the fantastic resources on the Internet these days, are professional organizations worth it anymore? Yes, and here’s why. Read More at Fstoppers

Vogue Magazine Says You Shouldn’t Hire Professional Wedding Photographers

DIYPhotography Vogue Magazine Says You Shouldn’t Hire Professional Wedding Photographers http://bit.ly/1PYsbL0 Vogue Magazine Says You Shouldn’t Hire Professional Wedding Photographers Announcing it is 2016 and that it’s time weddings change, Vogue released a list of 10 wedding “rules” to break. Among the things that Vogue claims will “detract” from the “raw, essential celebration of true love” are rings, the first dance and professional wedding photographers. Instead, the magazine recommends couples rely on their guests’ Facebook and Instagram photos, or give […]

Hey Vogue, This Is Why Couples Should Hire Professional Wedding Photographers

DIYPhotography Hey Vogue, This Is Why Couples Should Hire Professional Wedding Photographers http://bit.ly/1PYKPjQ Hey Vogue, This Is Why Couples Should Hire Professional Wedding Photographers Vogue magazine caused quite a bit of rage among photographers, along with copious amounts of ridicule, when it recently published a list of 10 wedding “rules” to which it recommends brides-to-be say “I don’t”. The reason for this was the magazine’s statement that couples shouldn’t hire professional wedding photographers, and should rather rely on the guests’ […]

Professional Travel Photography Tips

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Professional Travel Photography Tips In a recent article titled Lasting Impressions: How to Create Memorable Travel Photographs, PictureCorrect provided detailed coverage of a lecture by Luke Ballard, an esteemed travel photographer who has successfully combined his two great passions—photography and globetrotting—into a successful car… Read More at Picture Correct

Professional Photographers Upset David Beckham’s Son Photographed Commercial Campaign

DIYPhotography Professional Photographers Upset David Beckham’s Son Photographed Commercial Campaign http://bit.ly/1P7vgUG Professional Photographers Upset David Beckham’s Son Photographed Commercial Campaign After his younger brother Romeo participated in a Christmas ad for Burberry, a British luxury fashion house, 16-year-old Brooklyn Beckham was chosen to photograph the company’s latest fragrance campaign. Claiming that he was chosen due to his parents, David and Victoria Beckham, and his many Instagram followers, professional photographers are complaining about nepotism and the “devaluation of photography”. Was this […]

Professional skier shows how physics, string and an iPhone can make for incredible video footage

DIYPhotography Professional skier shows how physics, string and an iPhone can make for incredible video footage http://bit.ly/1nMwrlq Professional skier shows how physics, string and an iPhone can make for incredible video footage Nicolas Vuignier is a professional skier from Switzerland. He also happens to be quite fond of creating and uploading impressive YouTube videos. In his latest video, appropriately titled ‘Centriphone’, he shows how a piece of string and an iPhone can be used to create incredible video footage through […]

Is Fujifilm’s X Series Really a Professional Camera System?

PetaPixel “I’m disappointed in the failures.” Is Fujifilm’s X Series Really a Professional Camera System? I admit to being a bit of a Fuji fanboy. I have to be in order to put up with all the quirks of the Fuji X system. I believe it is this unconventional Read More at PetaPixel

Professional photographers are obsessed over the details. To introduce the incre…

Shutterbug Magazine Professional photographers are obsessed over the details. To introduce the incredible printing capabilities of the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, Canon took a look inside a photographer’s obsession. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1LPqPLi Read More at Shutterbug.com

Creating Corporate Portraits for the Busy Professional

Fstoppers Doing headshots of a busy executive? We can help. Creating Corporate Portraits for the Busy Professional Today’s corporate hard-hitters are busy people who don’t always have time for an entire photo session when they look to you for business portraits. For this reason, you must be prepared to accomplish a variety of looks in a time-efficient manner. This video from Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens… Read More at Fstoppers

When Professional Drone Pilots Film the World’s Best Snowboarders and Freeskiers

Fstoppers This will blow your mind. When Professional Drone Pilots Film the World’s Best Snowboarders and Freeskiers Drones with stabilized cameras are nice, but capturing serious action shots at close range requires a different type of aircraft with serious piloting skills. Read More at Fstoppers

Becoming a Professional Time-Lapse Photographer

Fstoppers This is a pretty awesome job. Becoming a Professional Time-Lapse Photographer Matthew Vandeputte is a Belgian photographer living in Sydney, Australia, whose work is at the forefront of commercial time-lapse and hyperlapse photography. In this video he gives a short insight into his work and offers a nice introduction to time-lapse photography while also providing some inspir… Read More at Fstoppers

How Personal Work Can Improve Your Professional Wedding Photography

Fstoppers Personal work can make a huge difference in your professional images. How Personal Work Can Improve Your Professional Wedding Photography As a wedding photographer, it’s not always easy to find balance between the style of work you’re genuinely passionate about and the type of work that pays the bills. So, how can you shoot personal projects to improve your professional photography work? Read More at Fstoppers

G-Technology Announces Mobile and Desktop Professional SSD Storage Options

Fstoppers New gear from G-Tech! G-Technology Announces Mobile and Desktop Professional SSD Storage Options G-Technology, Western Digital’s pro-line storage arm, announced three new series of SSD-based storage solutions for professional editing workflows including a portable SSD in 500 GB and 1 TB capacities, a desktop drive from 960 GB to 7.68 TB capacities, and a larger array in 8 TB and 16 TB capacitie… Read More at Fstoppers

PolarPro Launches Professional QuartzLine Filters

Fstoppers PolarPro has an entirely new line of filters. PolarPro Launches Professional QuartzLine Filters Well known in the drone world for its accessories, PolarPro announced a new series of filters called QuartzLine for photography and video applications. Here is a quick preview and unboxing of these filters. Read More at Fstoppers

Kendall Jenner Is “Stealing Jobs” From Professional Photographers

DIYPhotography Kendall Jenner Is “Stealing Jobs” From Professional Photographers http://bit.ly/2aepokv Kendall Jenner Is “Stealing Jobs” From Professional Photographers Here is an interesting story. And I do wonder what the industry thinks about this. I guess there is a trend of celebrities taking on any job they want,simply becasue they are celebrities. It is not uncommon to have celebrities turning chefs, fashion designers, actors, singers and many (MANY) other … Read More at DIY Photography

Contest – Win One of THREE Online Professional Photography Courses from the New York Institute of Photography

Digital Photography School We’re doing a give away of some great online training from New York Institute of Photography this week. Contest – Win One of THREE Online Professional Photography Courses from the New York Institute of Photography Enter here to win one of three courses being given away from New York Institute of Photography, value $1199 each. Read More at Digital Photography School

How To: Photograph Food Like a Professional

Popular Photography Remember your last meal of summer 2015 by taking an awesome photos of it How To: Photograph Food Like a Professional Shoot To Eat Francesco Tonelli For this tripod mounted exposure, Tonelli shot at 1/15 sec, f/3.5, and ISO 160. Are you crazy about food? If you appreciate its color and visual qualities as much as its taste, you have an excellent chance for success in culinary photography. It’s exactly what catapult… Read More at Popular Photography

Quick Tips for Professional Looking Food Shots

Fstoppers Make those food shots shine! Quick Tips for Professional Looking Food Shots Whether you’re shooting your favorite dish to add something casual to your Instagram or Facebook account and still want it to fit the aesthetics of the rest of your photography work, or you’re trying to get started in food photography, here are a few tips from Jacs Powell, a food photographer and a…. Read More at Fstoppers

The Value of a Professional Photographer, or: ‘Can I Have All the Unedited Photos?’

PetaPixel The short answer is “no.” Here’s why. The Value of a Professional Photographer, or: ‘Can I Have All the Unedited Photos?’ Every photographer has gotten the question after a successful shoot: “The photos look great, but can I get the rest of them just in case I need them later? Read More at PetaPixel

Video: To Be a Professional Photographer In 1946

Popular Photography We were talking about how photography has changed over the years and I was reminded of this amazing video. Worth a watch (and good for a laugh). Video: To Be a Professional Photographer In 1946 Video 1946 Professional Photography I’ll watch just about anything in the form of one of these old-timey news reels, but since this one is about professional photography, it’s that much closer to my heart. The film is from 1946 and it gives a […]

Must-See New Features of ON1 Photo RAW 2018.1, the Professional All-in-One Photo Editor

Fstoppers On1 Photo RAW is an awesome alternative to Adobe. Must-See New Features of ON1 Photo RAW 2018.1, the Professional All-in-One Photo Editor A free update to ON1 Photo RAW 2018 made sweeping improvements to performance and image quality and also introduced new features. From importing and cataloging to editing, layer-based compositing, and printing, the new Photo RAW 2018.1 is a powerhouse for every photographer’s workflow. Read More at Fstoppers

So You Want To Be a Professional Travel Photographer?: Business Survival Tips

Shutterbug Magazine Ever thought of taking a crack at exploring your passion as a full time travel photographer? Read this first. So You Want To Be a Professional Travel Photographer?: Business Survival Tips © Lisa Corson Getting work as a travel photographer has never been easy. Today, factors of the economy and technology have added obstacles that require even more knowledge and planning. The five travel photographers we interviewed work with clients ranging from editorial to corporate and advertising… Read […]

Canon Executives Talk Upcoming Professional Mirrorless Options, Why They Limit the Features of Cameras

Fstoppers Canon executives talk about why they do what they do. Canon Executives Talk Upcoming Professional Mirrorless Options, Why They Limit the Features of Cameras Canon is in an interesting place right now, holding the largest market share, but seemingly behind competitors in innovation. In this interview, Canon discusses the future of professional mirrorless cameras, why certain cameras get limited features, and more. Read More at Fstoppers

Portraits of Professional Santas Enjoying Their ‘Off-Season’

PetaPixel What professional Santas do in the offseason. Portraits of Professional Santas Enjoying Their ‘Off-Season’ What does Santa do in the ‘off-season’ between January and December? Does he go swimming? Work in his wood shop? Play the keyboard? Photographer Mary Beth Read More at PetaPixel

Michaels Encourages Professional Photographers to Shoot Within Its Crafts Stores

Fstoppers Head to your local store and start shooting! Michaels Encourages Professional Photographers to Shoot Within Its Crafts Stores You may recall a shoot by photographer Jenna Martin last year done inside a Lowe’s home improvement store. Its virality sparked a surge in attempts to shoot good photos in poor locations. While many attempted to block such practices, the arts and crafts store, Michaels, just actively encouraged ph… Read More at Fstoppers

A professional selfie-stick photographer teaches New Yorkers how to take better selfies

DIYPhotography A professional selfie-stick photographer teaches New Yorkers how to take better selfies http://bit.ly/2hl8HFY A professional selfie-stick photographer teaches New Yorkers how to take better selfies Selfie sticks have been around for a while, and (unfortunately) it seems they are here to stay. They serve as a tool to help you take a photo of yourself with (or without) your friends and get everyone in the frame. But, is it that easy to take a high-quality, artistic selfie with a […]

How to Become a Professional Travel Photographer – Two Paths

Digital Photography School Two ways to become a Pro Travel Photographer How to Become a Professional Travel Photographer – Two Paths Many people are mistaken in thinking that travel photography is just about traveling and making photos. While, although that sounds like a dream job, not many people will pay you to just travel and take nice looking photos. Like any job, travel photography is work – and usually, it’s very dema…. Read More at Digital Photography School

Good one from our friends at Professional Photographers of America!

Shutterbug Magazine Good one from our friends at Professional Photographers of America! Read More at Shutterbug.com

Why You Need to Be Using Facebook Messenger as a Professional Photographer

Fstoppers Don’t overlook Facebook Messenger as a business tool. Why You Need to Be Using Facebook Messenger as a Professional Photographer I remember when Facebook introduced their messenger service and how I mentally groaned at the idea of yet another way I’d have to keep up with correspondence. Heck, at times I even threw on my tinfoil hat and thought for sure that Facebook was spying on me through their messenger service. But, onc… Read More at Fstoppers

This simple invoice shows the real reasons why professional photographers charge more

DIYPhotography Cost and value are not the same thing. This simple invoice shows the real reasons why professional photographers charge more We’ve all seen the memes on Facebook in response to the question “Why do photographers charge so much?”. They usually talk about the cost of gear, and other things that your client doesn’t care about. Sure, equipment, insurance, and all the rest of it are expenses you need to earn it back. But, you… Read More at DIY Photography

Fan of Royal Family Uses an iPhone on Christmas Day, Beats out Professional Photographers

Fstoppers Phones are getting better and better. Fan of Royal Family Uses an iPhone on Christmas Day, Beats out Professional Photographers A picture of the four royals – Princes William and Harry with their partners Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle – taken simply by a fan on an iPhone on Christmas day, has appeared all around the world, beating many professional efforts. Read More at Fstoppers

SPONSORED POST: Imaging USA is THE event for professional and budding photograph…

Shutterbug Magazine SPONSORED POST: Imaging USA is THE event for professional and budding photographers alike. It’s just around the corner, and we want you to join us for free! Use code FBBUG17, and register today! http://bit.ly/2h9R9N1 Read More at Shutterbug.com

San Francisco Professional Practice Workshop • Matt Black

Magnum Photos How do you create and sustain a long-term body of work? Join Matt Black Photography and speakers from The California Sunday Magazine, Magnum Photos and ViewFind for a 2-day masterclass in San Francisco. San Francisco Professional Practice Workshop • Matt Black Join us in San Francisco for a two-day photographic masterclass about creating and sustaining a long-term photographic body of work Read More at Magnum Photos

Would You Dump Nikon Professional Services Over a Credit Card?

Fstoppers Is Nikon being unreasonable? Would You Dump Nikon Professional Services Over a Credit Card? While approaching the end to my holidaze, I stumbled upon the blog post of a friend I met at a photo workshop years ago. The title caught my attention: “Why I Ended My Nikon Professional Services Membership.” His reasoning behind it wasn’t what I expected, but in the era of information hacking… Read More at Fstoppers

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