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5 Things to Avoid With Your Headshot Sessions

Headshots really aren't rocket science, but sub-par images being created, which can break the personal brand for which they are intended. This short video points out five relatively simple things that can be fixed with a little preparation before your next headshot session.

Keep It Simple: Stop Overthinking Your Boudoir Sessions

The art of boudoir photography can get lost in translation and become something other than what it was intended to be. Don't the photographer that fails to hit the mark and misses out on an amazing opportunity.

How Photography Helped Me Stay Positive Through Cancer Treatment

I'm not the first photographer that ended up going through the fun life challenge of combating cancer, and I sadly won't be the last. I did, however, find that my passion for photography and sharing with others helped me through some incredibly tough times.

Time to Say Goodbye to Instagram and Hello to Dayflash

Let's really be honest here, Facebook and Instagram have changed the rules enough times now that it's driven most of the fun out of the social media platforms and it's long been time for a change. Instagram used to be great for photographers but has since become an almost pointless endeavor for anyone that doesn't already have 100,000 followers or more.

Adding the Human Element to Landscapes

Let's be honest, landscape photography is just fun no matter where in the world you are shooting. I would even venture to say that it is growing with more and more popularity over time and with increased exposure from social media outlets.

Selectively Dodge and Burn Your Landscape Images in Photoshop

Landscape photography, as an art form, has benefited from techniques such as dodging and burning long before the advent of the digital camera. There are plenty of tutorials out there, both good and bad, about what to do with your images after you snap the shutter but sometimes the simplest methods are often the most rewarding.

Simple Steps for Planning a Travel Photography Trip

For all us photographers, travel and photography are activities that typically go together. Perhaps there is the random photographer out there that refuses to bring their camera along on vacations, but I think most of us can relate to James Wheeler's latest video.

Check out the New Texture Slider in Lightroom and Photoshop

That's right, Adobe users, they just added yet another slider into the already fairly extensive bag of tricks. There are probably several schools of thought, as to whether or not the programs needed another slider to control functions similar to sliders already present in the software.

Really, Nobody Cares What Camera You Use

Quite frankly, neither should you. I understand that we all love our gear and we all have dreams of upgrading and moving on to bigger and better things, but that's not the real point of it all, not really.

Organically Grow Your Instagram

Instagram isn't for everyone, this is true, but if you are looking grow your social media account with viable and engaged followers then this one is for you.

How One Photographer Made $35,000 in Stock Photo Sales

Stock photography is not for everyone, but it really can be a financially viable option for some of those photos you have just sitting on a hard drive at home. Realistically, unless you are already making thousands upon thousands of dollars from the images you've been creating, stock photography might just be the thing for you.

Matching Colors and Tones in Photoshop

Particularly when processing images as a set or even from the same location, it can be important to take extra efforts to keep things consistent. If you find yourself in a situation where you'd either like to save some time or would like some help keeping images looking consistent, then this tutorial is for you.

National Geographic Travel Photo Contest Now Open

Every year, National Geographic hosts some of the biggest photography contests available to everyone. The annual Travel Photo Contest is now accepting entries through May 3, and it is worth it to submit entries early.

Panoramas in Lightroom for Beginners

Creating high quality, print-ready, stitched panoramic images takes more work than simply switching your iPhone over to "Pano" mode and scanning the horizon with the cell phone. In this tutorial, Serge Ramelli walks through each viable step in the process of creating quality panoramas.

Three Go-to Boudoir Poses

Posing is not just something that randomly occurs on shoots, it's an intentional effort put forth by both the photographer and the model. This is never more true than in the case of boudoir shoots, which is why it is important to have some good, foolproof poses handy.