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Mastering Family Photography: What You Need to Get Started

One thing that I shoot my fair share of is family pictures. I love the family dynamic so much: the “over primpers”, the “get me out of here’s”, the “I’ll be in the picture, but I’m going to ruin every single shot”, the “smile or I’ll beat the snot out of you later’s” and the “gee, we’ve known that we were going to do this months in advance, but we just rolled out of bed so here we are in our pajama’s ” types recur no matter what the social or economic dynamic. That’s why shooting family photos is so much fun, but can be a little scary if you aren’t used to doing it.

In this first of a multi-part series, I will give you tips on taking a family shoot from nightmare to dreamland. Read more…

How to Capture Perfect Selfie: 10 Tips for Amateurs and PROs

There is no wrong way to capture a selfie. The selfie is a way of self-expression and the artistic choices vary as much as faces themselves. “Selfie” was named Oxford Dictionaries Word of the year for 2013, and it’s defined as a photo taken of oneself and shared on social media.

Taking selfies is a fun way to show your personality, confidence and fashion sense. Everyone takes selfies from presidents to Oscar winners. Read more…

Inky’s Birthday Treat: Get 50% off All Deals and an iPhone 5S

We told you about InkyDeals before. This time I’m happy to inform you that InkyDeals turns three! Since founding of the project, InkyDeals managed to gather a huge community of over 300k members. These days they’re one of the biggest websites offering daily design deals.

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InkyDeals is the place to go if you want to buy premium resources at unbeatable prices, whether you’re a photographer, graphic or web designer, developer, or business owner looking to improve yourself and your work. Read more…

5 Psychology Studies to Make Your Photography Business More Effective

The vast majority of marketers are not psychologists, but they do know how to apply psychology studies to attract and engage customers. This is not some kind of special knowledge or secrets of the Mayans – it’s quite obvious things you might have never been thinking about.

I’ve been putting together five psychology studies and wanting to make us better marketers and people, too. Here are 5 psychology studies that would make your photography business marketing smarter and more effective. Read more…

How to Photograph Teenagers: a Kick-ass Guide

Whether it’s for a magazine beauty and fashion spread, senior pictures, or my daughters and their friends just dressing up and having fun, teenagers are up for absolutely anything, which makes them my favorite subjects to photograph.

Stand fully dressed under a freezing cold waterfall while hanging ten off a surfboard and holding a drooling English Bulldog? “Sure!” Go to a skate park and enlist 20 strangers on sticks to roll in a circle, and drag the shutter so that everything blurs out but the model? “Awesome!” Read more…

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