How do you react when an artist friend asks you, “What do you think?” or “Is it good?” These questions can be scary when a friend asks you to comment on their art. How do you ‘read’ someone’s photo to give them constructive feedback? We have five rules!
Easy Fix for the Photoshop Scratch Disk Full Error
Expectation vs. Reality: 8 Things to Understand About Hiring a Professional Photographer
There are some topics that photographers and their clients are constantly butting heads over. Here’s why photographers do those things the way they do, and how you can avoid that conflict as a first-time photography client.
Putting Down the Pen: Five Ways of Knowing When Done Is Done
It is easy to keep meddling, tweaking, and touching up to reach that final perfect picture. So, while it might seem impossible to step away and know when your work is finally done, we have five tips to help you enjoy the fruits of your labor and give you the freedom to start the next great idea.
How Photography Is More of a Business Than Some People Give It Credit For
What many photographers starting their career don’t realize is that photography is both an art and a business. To help you manage both sides, we’ve laid out the principles of being good at the business part so that you can check off the boxes and get back to what you love doing.
Art We There Yet: An Artist Couple’s Epic Intercontinental Bus Trip
Artists José Luis Vílchez and Cora Rose are on an epic journey across the Americas—in a converted school bus turned artist studio. They share with us about their road trip, which is taking them from Florida to Alaska and back down to Argentina, and their volunteer projects.
How and Why I Capture Behind the Scenes Video
I don’t have the funds available to have a dedicated videographer follow me around and shoot behind the scenes all the time, so how do I get around this problem and still capture video? Here are some tips for why you need and how to capture stellar video that grabs the client’s attention.
The Best Podcasts for Photographers
There are so many inspiring podcasts out there, but how do you know which one will help you grow your business and skills? We’ve done the research for you to help narrow down the choices to your specific needs. This list is divided into two sections: one for podcasts about photography, and another for podcasts geared more broadly toward creatives.
Histograms: How to Read Them and Use Them to Take Better Photos
Histograms provide valuable information that can go a long way to streamlining your workflow as a photographer. Here’s what you need to know about what to look for in the details of your camera’s histogram and how you can use the info to get the perfect exposure every time.
The Biggest Ways Being Blind to Intellectual Property Laws Can Hurt Your Photography Business
Intellectual property impacts your creative business daily. And others who don’t know (or don’t care) about IP laws can take away from the brand you’ve built and/or products you’ve created. Here’s what every photographer should know about it.
SD Express vs. CFexpress
Just when we thought it might be time to retire the old SD card, it has recently received a huge boost with the introduction of the new SD Express. But, how will it stack up against the latest and popular competing card, the CFexpress? And which memory card format will be better for your specific photography needs?
How to Choose Between Color and Black & White (and Why It Even Matters)
It may seem like a basic artistic decision: Will I use color or not? But when it comes to building a brand for yourself and making a statement with your art, the choice could be the difference between accomplishing your goals and falling short of them.