Location Lighting… Letting Go

What do weddings, wars, and sunsets have in common? ...fleeting moments. For photographers, however, these offer some of the most stressful conditions under which to shoot. For example, shooting sunsets is...

Earning the Money You Deserve!

by William Branson III, Texas School Instructor Imagine this . . . Two photographers from the same town, each one dreaming of owning a thriving photography business.  Both are equally talented, with...

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...

Standing Out From The Crowd

It’s something we hear all the time. We know it’s essential to our brand. But how exactly do we go about it? The easiest way for me to explain how I...

Follow Your Bliss

CREATE… SIMPLIFY... DO MORE OF WHAT YOU LOVE... DREAM… Decide what you TRULY want to create and then give yourself PERMISSION! There comes a time when you are ready for a change. You...

Taking the Ordinary to Extraordinary

by Kimberly Smith, Texas School Instructor As everyone knows, sessions with one-year-olds can be a bit of a challenge. A sweet little girl named Addie had her moments but, for the most...

Successfully Photographing Children

by Beverly Walden, M. Photog.Cr. We have been photographing children for nearly three decades. I can remember only a handful of times we have had to re-shoot any children’s sessions because we...

Shooting Fashion Editorials

I am a firm believer that a great photoshoot must involve more than just a great photographer.  It takes a TEAM.  A team of specialists that know what they are doing...

Anatomy of an Outdoor Family Portrait

by Don MacGregor, Texas School Instructor Environmental portraits, carefully designed and crafted, can create significant purchasing desire and ultimately higher sales. This style captures the essence of a family balanced with the...

Faces of Despair

A lot has been written over the centuries about human compassion. In its broadest terms, compassion is the ability to understand the emotional state of others as well as oneself. But...