What You Need To Get Started With Photo Printing

Creating your own photographic prints is incredibly rewarding and efficient. Read More

I Made My New Website Last Night With Adobe Portfolio

Embarrassing confession: for the past 4 years we haven’t had a portfolio. We were no longer shooting portraits, and spending all our time teaching, so a portfolio wasn’t exactly necessary. But yeah, we should have had one. I tried a couple times: playing around with Squarespace and WordPress. But nothing really stuck, and we had […]

Don’t Do a Pro Shoot Without These 3 Things

The scariest thing to happen to me during a shoot wasn’t my knee dislocating. It was my camera breaking, right as my couple was about to go frolicking in the ocean in their wedding clothes. Instantly I felt sick to my stomach, my heart lept into my chest, and the sweat rolling down my face […]

I’m (Slowly) Becoming More Productive. Here’s How.

There’s a problem with the word productive (a word that everyone is very obsessed with these days). It just means creating. To be really productive means you are simply creating a lot. The real value lies in being efficiently productive.  Read More

Infographic: 36 Ways to Make Money as a Photographer

Making money as a photographer can be a struggle. And a significant challenge to making an income out of your images is simply not knowing where to start. So today we’re sharing this gorgeous infographic with you, as inspiration. There are a lot of ways you can make money as a photographer – probably a lot […]

How to Write Effective Client Emails

It’s an 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 […]

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 […]