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 had nothing to do with the hot Mexican sun.

But instead of calling a halt to the session, I walked over to the camera bag, pulled out my backup camera, and kept shooting, without them ever noticing.

(Ok, to be totally honest I think I went and took Rob’s camera and made him walk over to camera bag, because I’m kind of a diva like that sometimes. But if I was by myself that’s how things would have gone!)

However things went down, the lesson is simple: if you’re doing a professional shoot (and I count shoots that aren’t for money per se, but for portfolio building or trade of service in there too), you need backup.

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Paperless Organization For Photographers: NeatWorks + Fuji Scansnap S1300 Mini-Review

The Fuji ScanSnap S1300 – an awesome little scanner to help you go paperless!

Is paper cluttering up your life? Does it take up space on your desk and in your mind? Do you ever have a difficult time finding documents or receipts that you need? Then now is the time to get organized and go paperless! Don’t worry, it’s a lot easier than you might think!

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The Photographer’s Wedding Day Gear Kit

Shooting a wedding is a HUGE undertaking. With only once chance to get it right, you want to be certain that you have all the right gear.

But figuring out what you need is pretty daunting.

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Stress-Free Posing: Sitting Edition

Alrighty! Last time on Stress Free Posing we went through some standing poses for a couple, now let’s take a peek at some easy ways to create natural sitting poses.

The basic idea here is the same: start with one option, then make small changes to the way they’re sitting, looking at each other, and holding each other. Excellent variety + minimal work = maximum fun.

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What’s Your Photography Superpower?

For years people revered the superheroes of comic books—Batman, Spiderman, Superman and the like. Their abilities were that of legend, and inspired movies and multi-million dollar product franchises. But little did the people of the world know that there are real live superheroes walking amongst them. They’re more commonly known as photographers.

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The Photographer’s Wedding Day Essentials Kit

Weddings fall squarely within Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. As the photographer, you will be spending more time with the bride and groom than anyone else, so you are pretty likely to be in the epicenter of any and all hiccups that come along.

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Stress-Free Posing: Standing Edition

Posing can be a stressful task. You have a million things going through your mind during a photoshoot: light, camera settings, interacting with the client. Then you have to come up with interesting and flattering poses for each and every shot! Yikes!

Or, posing can be easy. True story! You don’t have to stress. You don’t have to worry. You don’t have to memorize a million poses. You don’t even have to change things up that much to get variety!

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