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Extremely Essential Camera Skills

Extremely Essential Camera Skills

A multi-media tutorial designed to help you get control over your camera, and get creative and confident with your photography.

Incredibly Important Composition Skills

Incredibly Important Composition Skills

Discover the secret weapon of great photographers - composition! This practical eBook makes it easy to master this fundamental topic and create stand-out photos.

Super Photo Editing Skills

Super Photo Editing Skills

Bring out the best in your photos with this step by step video guide to using Adobe Lightroom. Become an editing guru in just a few hours, or do it at your own pace.

Simple Wedding Photography

Simple Wedding Photography

A complete guide to photographing every step of a wedding, beautifully. PLUS learn how to build a successful business and make more money, with less effort!

Really Easy Retouching

Really Easy Retouching

Get fast natural retouching skills with this video guide to Adobe Photoshop. Watch as I show you how to easily correct the most common retouching problems.

Awesome Album Design Skills

Awesome Album Design Skills

Albums equal serious profits. Get the skills you need to design beautiful albums with Adobe InDesign quickly, easily and profitably. In just one day!

Before / After

Before / After

Gain powerful editing skills super fast as you watch me edit 11 unique photos in Lightroom. Learn how the essential tools work and when to use them.

Before/After: Black & White

Before/After: Black & White

Learn how to get creative and dramatic black and white images with Lightroom as you watch me edit 10 photos from start to finish in this video tutorial

The Creativity Field Guide

The Creativity Field Guide

Boost your creativity with this illustrated guide, packed with 100+ ideas, activities and sources of inspiration. Your next great idea is just a few pages away!

Backup or Die

Backup or Die

You will lose your photos some day - make sure they're not gone for good. Create your perfect backup system the simple way - and save money with this fairytale eBook

How We Did It: Lobster Island

How We Did It: Lobster Island

Go behind the scenes of our documentary project. PLUS learn how to create a rewarding documentary project of your own.

Tutorials to get you skilled

Extremely Essential Camera Skills
Incredibly Important Composition Skills
Super Photo Editing Skills
Simple Wedding Photography
Really Easy Retouching
Awesome Album Design Skills
Before / After
Before/After: Black & White
The Creativity Field Guide
Backup or Die
How We Did It: Lobster Island

Storytelling Tips for Better Halloween Photos

When it comes to Halloween, you want people to be scared because of your creepy costume, not quivering in fear at the thought of having to look at yet another set of deadly dull photos.

Though filled with tons of photographic potential, Halloween photos can easily lean into the realm of boring. Bland. Same old same old.

So this year, let’s kick things up a notch.Here are some tips to help you take Halloween photos that all the ghouls and goblins in your life will actually enjoy looking at!

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And The Winner Is…

We recently wrapped up a very thrilling giveaway for a $250 B&H gift card, and wanted to announce our lucky winner!

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Here’s What 2 Years of Motherhood Taught Me About Photography, Business & Life

[Warning: Cliche overload ahead. Proceed with extreme caution.]

Next week my baby boy turns two. When did this happen??

Pretty much every cliche I’ve ever heard about parenthood has turned out to be true. Scarily true. They grow up so fast. Every moment is precious. The time flies. It seems like only yesterday…

Life has changed completely in the past two years, and it feels like an eternity and an instant at the same time.

Kids just don’t follow the laws of physics, it seems.

I wouldn’t say that I didn’t realize that things would change. I knew it would be different. Here’s what motherhood looked in my head…

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How To Stop Sounding Like A Boring Photographer

It’s as easy mistake to make. You’re writing an email to a client late at night. You’re sending them the link to their files, and you type out something quick without giving it much thought.

I mean, you created great images, and got them done on time. That’s what should matter right? A quick email isn’t worth worrying about.

Wrongo.

Or maybe it’s the text you’ve put up on your website. After spending days, or even weeks, meticulously choosing all the images, the template, and the colours, most photographers leave the text as an afterthought.

We’re picture makers, after all, not wordsmiths. Our clients will judge us by our photos, not our words.

Wrong again.

As much as your images matter, your words matter as much, if not more.

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7 Essential Things Every Photographer Needs to Learn

What’s the difference between a great photo and a great photographer?

Other than “grapher”, you cheeky monkey.

It’s consistency. We’ve all fluked a great shot. You’re not totally sure how you managed it, but everything just magically fell into place and you snagged an image that makes you feel like you’re a total all-star.

But the trick is being able to repeat that awesomeness, time and time again. That’s what great photographers can do.

So what’s the secret sauce? Buckets of luck? Shooting a bazillion shots so they can get enough of those flukes?

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10 Tips To Save Money On Camera Gear

Photographer’s have a love/hate relationship with gear: we love how much fun it can be to try a new piece of equipment, and the surge of creative energy it can bring. But we hate how much money it all costs!

In fact, spending too much money on gear is dangerous territory. It’s easy to get caught up in the cycle of buy, buy, buy, and wind up sending yourself into debt, and putting your business in jeopardy.

But you can’t avoid gear – you need it to create your images! So how to still get that gear, without breaking the bank? Here are 10 ways to approach gear purchases that will help you save money!

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3 Secret Ways To Make Lightroom Smart Previews Even More Useful

There’s an important new feature in Lightroom 5 that you might not be taking full advantage of: Smart Previews. We’ve been using Smart Previews over the past year and there’s a big tip that I want to share with you.

About Smart Previews

First, a little bit about Smart Previews: You can create Smart Previews of your photos in Lightroom 5. Once you have the Smart Previews, you will be able to view photos in your library, even if they are not currently connected to your computer. You can even edit photos that aren’t currently connected! It’s like magic!

Once you re-connect a hard drive or storage system that contains the photos, the adjustments you made to the Smart Previews will then be applied to the original image.

Smart Previews work by creating a low resolution compressed DNG file from your original raw or JPEG photos in your Lightroom library. This all happens behind the scenes, and you may not even notice that you’re working with Smart Previews in Lightroom (except that the hard drive containing the original files isn’t connected). (For reference Adobe states that 14GB of original photos will take up about 400MB of space in Smart Previews).

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