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Tips, Tricks and Treats for Your Halloween Photos

This week, when my fearless leader, Photodoto Head Honcho Nancy Young, asked me to write a story on shooting Halloween, I must admit that I kind of had a freak out attack. I’m just not a Halloween person. I mean, bobbing for apples? Totally unsanitary. Haunted houses? They’re SCARY.

 Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Photo by Brian Corrigan

But of course I take pictures of my children in their costumes…they cost too much for that single-use-two-hour- frenzy-in-the-dark-when-no-one-even-sees-their-costumes not to!! Read more…

Photography Branding: Pinterest Marketing Guide for Newbies

Pinterest has grabbed the attention of many social media marketers and for good reason. The image sharing site has gathered millions of fans since its debut two years ago. With Pinterest you can easily share photos you’ve found around the web and interact with people from all over the globe.

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I previously wrote on Photodoto about Pinterest photography boards worth following. This time I decided to share my own experience and tips on Pinterest that I discovered as a Photodoto marketer. Read more…

4 Killer Tips To Nail Your Next Portrait Shoot

If you’re a portrait photographer perhaps you’ve found yourself in the position of carrying bulky, heavy gear around. That’s unnecessary though. With these 4 easy tips you’ll be able to get the best results at your next portrait session without the hassle and the back pain afterwards.

Photo by Paul Faecks

Photo by Paul Faecks

These tips also help you save a fair amount of money that you can spend elsewhere (Perhaps on the 4k$ Zeiss Otus 85mm?) Just kidding, unless you’re rich you won’t be able to afford the Zeiss anyways… Read more…

Photographer’s Guide to iPhone 6: Capabilities, Tips & Gadgets

After many months of waiting, the iPhone 6 and its big brother, the iPhone 6 Plus, have finally arrived! Apple made the decision to keep the 8-megapixel sensor for the iPhone 6 iSight camera, despite other smartphones which have up to 20-megapixel cameras. However, the iPhone 6 camera is not the same as the one you’ll find in the iPhone 5S.

Photo by Shawn Blanc

Photo by Shawn Blanc

It has a number of features designed to enhance smartphone still-photography and video. Most of these features take the iPhone 6 photographic ability to an entirely new level. Read more…

Mastering Family Portrait Part II: How to Deal with Clients

So you had your pre-shoot consultation, and you’re ready to go. You get to your location, and the family are all there on time, in happy moods, excited to shoot, and looking great.

Except for that toddler who just wouldn’t go down for his nap. (Note: NEVER shoot a toddler during his naptime…EVER!!!) Or that grandfather who doesn’t want to walk all the way over to that perfect location that you spent hours scouting, the teen aged boy who hates you on sight, and, Oh, right, Bessie just broke her arm yesterday…hmmm, a little daunting, but you can get through it, I promise. Read more…

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