Posts tagged For Photographers
Unpopular Photography Opinions

I read an article on FStoppers the other day about unpopular photography opinions and found it very interesting. Unpopular opinions meaning sharing an opinion about something related to photography, videography, or the industry in general that, if shared publicly, might cause you to get some backlash from others in the industry. FStoppers asked 29 current industry professionals what their opinions were and I was surprised at how many I actually agreed with or at least had my own opinion on.

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Gear For Wedding Days

Today I thought I'd share a "What's In My Bag" type post with you guys! When I was first getting started I didn't know what all I would need to photograph a wedding. I researched soft boxes, flashes, tripods, lenses, and a ton of different camera bodies. Ultimately I settled on Nikon and got my very first camera: the D3200. I love that thing, LOVED it. But as I was doing my research I knew that if I wanted to grow with any type of photography career, especially weddings, that I'd need to buy a full frame body and invest in prime lenses. 

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The Nifty Fifty

When I first started in photography I didn't really have a clue what type of lenses I wanted to use. I had been use to using black and white film for class and my professors never stressed the difference your lens could make. After I started following a few wedding photographers I couldn't understand how they're couples seemed to really pop off of the backgrounds. I knew about depth of field but my images never looked like that. I stumbled upon the answer one day and have never looked back!

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Curating Your Facebook Business Page

Happy Monday friends, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Today I'm sharing a few steps I'm taking to make sure my Facebook reach is still relevant in 2018. A few weeks ago Mark Zuckerberg informed the world that there would be yet another algorithm change to our news feeds. This change will filter our feeds to see more posts from friends and less from businesses, ads, and politics. I'll be honest, it's a great idea. However, because I am getting back into small business, I was a little concerned.

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How To Combine Multiple PDF's Into One Document

I may be late to the game but whether I'm early or late, I'm always excited when I learn something that will make a workflow flow better! That's where this posts comes in. Before I had InDesign I was trying to create spreads for my pricing and bridal guides in Photoshop. It worked fine except I had to export the spreads individually which was a problem because I wanted the guides to be PDFs. About the time my frustration was through the roof with figuring out just how to stitch the spreads from Photoshop together, I'd gotten InDesign so I didn't worry about it anymore. Until about a week ago. 

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Sizing Your Images For Facebook

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I'm sharing how I size my images to get them to look as clear and crisp on Facebook than they are on my blog. I've heard plenty of photographers complain about how their photos aren't as crisp on Facebook as the the originals. I've gone through this problem myself so I know just how frustrating it can be! Well, here are my solutions for this problem for two platforms that I use, BlogStomp and Photoshop! 

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Marketing Materials | Which Company is Best?

Marketing materials are something every business needs. From business cards to note cards to mailing labels, we all need our materials to look beautiful and professional. One thing that is always hard to decide on is which company to get these materials from. There are a lot of places out there with great quality paper so you have a TON of options. If you are just starting your business you're probably on a small budget so you don't want to waste money ordering a large amount of materials and then come to find out that the quality isn't what you though it would be. Instead, order samples!

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Engagement Books

Last week I spoke about my Premier Wedding Albums and I'm so happy everyone loved it! I can't wait to print another one! So today, I'm going to be sharing another my engagement books with you. I got this idea from Katelyn James - Katelyn, you think of everything.. and loved it it. I went to a wedding once where the couple blew up one of their favorite engagement photos to a 20x24 and left a white border around the image. I thought it was a great idea for people to sign around the border and give their best wishes to the new bride and groom.

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