I recently ran a poll on my Instagram Story where I asked photographers if they were happy with the rate they’re currently charging their clients. 71% of respondents voted “no.”
This is a problem.
Determining how much to charge can be a daunting task, even for the seasoned professional. But what I’ve discovered after countless conversations with photographers is it’s not that they’re unaware that they’re undercharging, but that they don’t believe in the value of their own work and thus, are afraid to ask for more. Read More
Ready to kick things into gear in 2019?
I love being transparent with what I’m working on. In this article, I’m going to share 7 key tactics that I’ll be focusing on this year to grow my business and brand. Read More
This review will be a little different than other ones out there. Rather than a nerdy, super deep-dive into the technical specifications of the camera, instead I’m going to seek to answer one question -- a question I’ve gotten DMed quite a lot on Instagram:
Is the X-T3 worth the upgrade?
Hopefully this review helps you with your decision. Read More
Up until this year, most of my shoots have been very roughly planned.
Pick out some outfits (usually from the model’s own wardrobe), drive somewhere unspecific, walk around and find the light.
Often, that was enough for me to get a few shots I really liked. Read More
In this article, I’m going to cover, step-by-step, how to start a photography business in North Carolina.
Don't worry, if you live outside of North Carolina, you'll still find this post helpful. Just be sure to check the local laws in your city and state. Read More
Want to make money with your photography?
In today's post, I'm going to share five strategies you can start using to earn some extra photography income, whether you're just starting out or you're an experienced photographer. Read More
Is the Sony a7RIII worth getting? We’ll get to that in a minute. Read More
Here’s the scoop: I moved from Canon to Fuji in late 2016 when Fuji released the XT-2. Fuji changed my entire world. It introduced me to the world of mirrorless and I ain’t never going back to DSLR life!
Today I'm going to share four apps that have been absolute game-changers for my business.
And because you're reading this post, you get to enjoy them too.
Ready to save time and money?
Let's dive right in. Read More
Eric Rubens is killing it on Instagram.
Take one look at his Instagram and you'll immediately see why. But while many photographers have great engagement on social media, that doesn't necessarily translate to dollars. For Eric, though, it does.
Read on to learn more about what it's like to be a full-time content creator. Read More
First off, I have to thank my friend Peter Price for making me aware that this lens even existed. We were discussing our lust for different lenses and I was complaining that, while I love my Fujinon lenses, they just didn’t quite have the narrow depth of field that I craved. Read More
Meet Cody McGibbon, a 26-year-old fashion photographer based in Los Angeles.
In 2015, Cody got started with photography, working as a server at a restaurant to support himself while working on his craft. After just two short years, he now shoots full-time. His portrait work has earned him a six-figure Instagram following, affording him the opportunity to work with dozens of notable brands, including the iconic Playboy; and he shows no signs of slowing down. Read More
A few weeks ago my photographer friend messaged me on Facebook, frazzled and freaking out. "My hard drive just crashed, all of my work for the past three years was on there."
Imagine if that were to happen to you. Years of your hard work, wiped out. Gone. Vanished. Read More
This is the story of one of my favorite photos I've ever taken.
I was on my way downtown to shoot one afternoon when I spotted an empty basketball court off the side of the road. I already had a location in mind, but something about the court just drew me in. Read More
So I quickly pulled off the road, parked, grabbed my gear, and walked onto the court. I looked up at the hoop and the first thing I envisioned was having someone sitting on it, looking off into the distance.
One question I get a lot (besides "What camera do you use?") is "What did you use to light that?" For probably 95% of the shots on my Instagram feed, the answer is the same: natural light.
A couple of benefits of working with natural light:
• You don't need to carry any heavy equipment & gear; all you need is your camera and lens.
• It forces you to work with what you have. You have to get creative and work with your surroundings; using pavement as a natural reflector or windows as diffusers, for example. This trains you to become proficient with recognizing where you can take great photos.
Let's take a look at some examples from a recent shoot I did: Read More
First off, this is (according to my failing memory), the only Amazon review I've ever felt compelled to write, so that should give you a pretty good idea on just how amazing this camera is. Read More
Quick backstory: I've only been shooting for a couple of years. In 2014, I picked up my first DSLR, a Canon T3i. Within a few months I graduated to the Canon 6D, and a year or so later, the 5D Mark III.