Tidbit Tuesday: Family, Best Referrers or Worst Clients?
Best Referrers: The wonderful kin that promotes your services everywhere they go with the purest intentions. They have your business cards and advertisements to handout on cue, they’ve memorized your website, and they wholeheartedly believe your service is the best around. Worst Clients: The family member that believes you work
Tidbit Tuesday: The Great TF Debate
This is another To Do Or Not To Do discussion! For anyone who is unfamiliar, TF is an acronym for Trade For. TFCD = trade for CD, TFP = trade for print, etc. Pros: When building, or rebuilding, your portfolio on a small or extinct budget, TF shoots can be
Tidbit Tuesday: Working with Agencies
Shuffling around on Model Mayhem I came upon a post with advice for photographers about working with agencies. I’ve been asked this often and I think this article pretty much hit it on the head. I’ve included the points I think hit home most! ~ If you say you are
Tidbit Tuesday: Noise Isn’t Skin Pores
This post is a followup to my previous post Tidbit Tuesday: Skin Pores Are Beautiful! Most people have seemingly gotten it together and understand now that poreless skin without highlights, shadows, and midtones doesn’t look close to being realistic, but now a lot of people have jumped on the bandwagon of adding
Tidbit Tuesday: The Background Matters
Have you ever seen an image that was beautiful yet cluttered and you couldn’t figure out why? I’d place my money on the table that the background did not receive as much attention as the foreground resulting in conflicting emotions. For a flawless image, it is not only essential for
Tidbit Tuesday: Is Photography a Dying Profession?
With the latest cam technologies being user stupefied, everyone wonders has the field of professional photography met it’s grave. The answer is of course not! Fortunately for the pros photography is an art as well as a science and both must be present to create true works. Granted an amateur
Tidbit Tuesday: My Top 10 Most Frequented Websites
Whenever I start web browser, I automatically open a few tabs so I decided to list a few of my favorites! 10. Facebook: Word of mouth has been, and I know will always be, my number 1 referrer, but Facebook has played its part of “proof is in the pudding.”
Tidbit Tuesday: A Note to the Photographer – “Let’s Value Our Craft”
As photographers, and creatives in general, we must remember that we have been granted a gift. For photographers, this gift is commonly referred to as “the eye.” Not everyone has this gift which is why consumers pay you, the photographer, to supply them with timeless memories and gorgeous images. When
Tidbit Tuesday: Poses
Overtime I’ve skimmed through tons of posing material as well as tested impromptu poses throughout my shoots. In this time I’ve gained a keen eye for poses I like and poses I don’t like. I’m typically most attracted to the heavily awkward and outrageous high fashion positions since my work
Tidbit Tuesday: Is it Immoral for Retouchers to Post “Before” Images?
I was giving my two cents in a forum for retouchers showcasing their work who were looking for feedback when I saw that someone created a thread questioning the morality of retouchers who post the before images (the original image as shot by the photographer without any revisions) of their
Tidbit Tuesday: Photographing People in Public Without Consent is Allowed if…
I’ll never forget the day I was at a public festival photographing my good friend and jewelry designer interacting with a new client. After a few snaps, a random patron starts yelling behind my business partner and me, “You can’t photograph her face! You have to pay her to photograph
Tidbit Tuesday: Shoot Smarter, Not Longer
In my experience as a photographer I have yet to understand why 10 hour photoshoots for 1 person with no more than 3 looks exist… I remember reading an article a few months ago about photographers taking a million shots in hopes to get that one good one instead of