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An Open Letter to Cheap Shoot and Burners…

April 10, 2012 | Admin 2

We’ve gotten tons of messages from people saying that there’s no way some of the concepts and tips we’ve given here, could be useful in their business because “I do fine when I do mini sessions for $45 and include the disc. I get em in and I get em out and I’m making money.” Or, “I don’t need to read any books or do any learning. My business is fine.”

I have news for those of you that wrote. You’re not doing fine. You’re not making money.   Read More

Posing Seniors…Guys and Girls

April 9, 2012 | Admin

Posing. Not a fun topic at all. It takes time and practice and a lot of patience to get it right.

The GREAT folks at Digital Photography School made these two posing guides available and we have to say, they ROCK! Read More

Photoshop CS6 Resources and Tutorials: UPDATED

March 26, 2012 | Admin

The beta of Photoshop CS6 is officially ready for download and we can’t wait to dive into it and learn all of the beautiful new features.  But what exactly are these new features?  How do we even find them in the program?  Overhwelmed? We were too until we found this.

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The ShutterCliq Guide: Starting a Photography Business Part 2

March 25, 2012 | Admin

Starting Your Photography Business Part 2:

Figuring out Your Cost of Doing Business in Ten Steps:

When in business there is one and only one universal truth. There has to be more income coming in than costs going out. Cashflow is KEY!

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Polarizing Filters…Something to Consider

March 24, 2012 | Admin

Special thanks to our friend Trevor Dayley of  Trevor Dayley Photography. He wrote a great blog post about the importance and use of polarizing filters that really helps make the importance of these filters clearer!

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The ShutterCliqGuide: Starting a Photography Business Part 1

March 24, 2012 | Admin 2

This is by no means the be all end all of ways to get into photography. But we’ve seen alot of guides out there that don’t cover aspects of starting a Photography Business that we thought were crucial to the process. So we thought we would write one that we felt proud of.  So we present it to you here.

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10 Lightroom 4 Tips

March 20, 2012 | Admin

Pixiq has released a new Blog Post that gives you some useful tips if you are already using Lightroom 4. If you are considering upgrading, its well worth a read too!

The differences between Lightroom 3 and 4 are not insignificant, and it’s worth your time to learn about them. Lightroom 4 sells for $149 or less and is a vital component of many photographers post processing.  We’ve made the upgrade and are enjoying the new features and workflow efficiencies offered by the new version.

Read Pixiq’s article with 10 Lightroom 4 tips here!

Are there any other differences you’ve noticed? Let us know.

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10 Tips for Exciting Nighttime Photography

March 18, 2012 | Admin

Shooting pictures of stars takes a special set of skills and knowledge. We found a Blog Post by Ralph Nordstrom that takes you through some of the basics of nighttime photography. Read More

Networking and SEO…From a Guru!

March 18, 2012 | Admin

While at WPPI this year, we had the opportunity to hear Blake Discher speak. He started with a warning. “This will probably be the MOST DRY presentation you’ll take in at WPPI but thanks for sticking it out.”

Well over the next 90 minutes, we had nothing thrown at us but pure gold! From networking, finding new clients, retaining existing clients, SEO, and many other topics from a photographer that is from Detroit. Blake told how hard hit Detroit was in the economic crash. But he also gave us strategies to counter the challenges.  Read More

The Story of a New Studio Owner

March 18, 2012 | Admin

Studio Moirae is comprised of the team of Jasen Arias and Christy Shipp, with Nick Harper as an associate photographer. They are a Phoenix, AZ based company offering wedding, family, and event photography. They are good friends to us at ShutterCliq, and when they offered to write about their storefront and the process involved in getting it leased, reno’ed and ready for business, we jumped at the chance. It’s a concept that many of us struggle with and we hope that their insight helps you to consider many of the factors involved. Read More