Dodging & Burning, Photoshop Techniques

by Ross Benton, Texas School Instructor Anyone who has ever printed pictures in a darkroom can appreciate how much easier Photoshop has made life for professional photographers. But many of the tools...

The Psychology of Portrait Pricing

by Bry Cox, Texas School Instructor Awhile back I consulted with a photographer who desperately needed help. She was a single mother trying to make a living as a self-taught photographer shooting...

Mixed Light and HyperSync

"Having fled the city. Narissa has removed her mask and is seeing her true self for the very first time." by Dave Montizambert This image of model Kelsey Barnwell is a study in...

On the Cover: “Trapped in the Amber of the Moment”

“Trapped in the Amber of the Moment” was created by Melanie Hall, M. Photog. Cr., CPP of Conroe, Texas, and won a Distinguished Ribbon at TPPA Summerfest 2017. She photographed this...

The Wild World of Achraf Baznani

Achraf Baznani is known world-wide as a surrealist photographer that uses everyday scenes to transport viewers to a different world. His art makes you question your own reality, wondering why things...

Creating an Uncontested Market

Are you a wedding/portrait photographer whose sales are flat or declining? Are your prices the same or lower than they were three years ago? Do you think that improving your photography...

“Uniquely Designed”

by Gregory Daniel My first memory of Lesa having an interior designer help us determine what our home should look like was anything but welcome on my part in the beginning. I...

“Image Competition”

by Bryan Welsh & Lisa Dillon Image competition and the pursuit of merits and association degrees is a rewarding though sometimes troubled endeavor. It’s going to be hard—we all know that—and there...

Boudoir Photography – Poses that Sell

Boudoir photography has been a popular genre for years and this trend seems to have no end in sight. As I talk to many photographers, they express an interest in boudoir...

Fun With Food Photography

Fresh Grapes with Cyanoacryalte and Antiperspirant Glaze. . . Served with a side order of cosmetic sponges and glycerin, right? Not exactly a typical menu description, but they’re definitely key ingredients...