How to Start Getting Clients as a Beginner Photographer

So you’ve been dabbling in photography for a while now and you’ve been getting a lot of compliments on your work. You decide that you are ready to start taking on clients. But where do you start?  This article will help you to start picking up clients and get you started on your photography business adventure! These are the things …

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How I Take Large Group Shots

One of my least favorite things to do is take group photos, specifically at weddings!  It can be extremely chaotic, especially when there are a lot of kids. But, it is one of those things that you will find yourself needing to do eventually as a photographer. So here is how I take large group shots. Give Simple Posing Instructions …

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How I Restore and Colorize Old Photos

I’ve always wanted to try my hand at restoring and colorizing old photos. It’s almost magic to me when I see someone do this.  I like to challenge myself to try things I’ve never tried before. That’s how we learn.  Just for fun, I restored and colorized a couple of old family photos. Here is the process I took. Get …

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How I Interact With My Subjects During A Photo Shoot

On top of mastering your craft, you must also strengthen your people skills. It doesn’t matter how good of a photographer you are if you are not good with people. I had to learn this and continue to learn it as I go a long. Here are a few tips for how I interact with my subjects during a photo …

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How to get professional Camera lenses super cheap

Part of what really made my images stand out in the beginning, is when I started using professional camera lenses. But also starting out I didn’t have any money to invest in expensive lenses. There was just no way for me to afford them starting out, and that is the case for a lot of beginner photographers. But I found …

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How I use flash in my photos

As you probably know, I don’t use flash very often. In fact, I call myself a natural light photographer. I typically shoot outdoors with whatever natural light is available to me, and even when I shoot indoors I try to only use natural light coming in through windows and doors.  A good example of this is in my ‘All Things …

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Why I use manual focus lenses

If you don’t already know by now, I use a lot of manual focus lenses. Not that I have anything against autofocus lenses, I think they’re awesome! But here is why I use a lot of manual focus lenses;. Why I Started Focusing Manually  When I first started photography, I only had a Samsung NX 500 with an auto focus …

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How to Get the Blurry Background and Foreground

When I first started photography I knew that I wanted that blurry background and foreground in my photos. For me, I somehow understood how to do that. But as a photographer, I get asked this question a lot. A lot of people think this is done in Photoshop. Are though you can add blur to your photos in Photoshop, it …

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The Best Time of Day to Shoot

Photography has everything to do with light. So the time of day to shoot is very important. But remember, it all has to do with light. Here is how I chooses the best time of day to shoot. In the Morning The morning sunrise produces beautiful soft light and soft shadows making it very easy to take breathtaking photos. Though …

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Bring the Bare Minimum of Photo Gear to the Session

I want to be able to move around as I please and not be weighted down by a ton of photo gear. One of my pet peeves is that I do not want to be restricted in any way shape or from when I am shooting.  As much as I love the latest and greatest gadgets and photo gear, flexibility is …

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