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The Shuttercliq Guide: Starting a Photography Business Part 1
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..
30 Simple Tasks To Increase Your Photography Revenue Now
Photo by Felix Russell Saw Whether you’re a photographer, like me, or a mechanic for a local shop, there are many tasks you can do..
Milk Bath Shoot Tutorial
A beautiful style trend that has been making its way into maternity shoots is utilizing a milk bath set. They are a beautiful backdrop that..
10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits
Digital Photography School has posted an excerpt from their beautiful eBook: 10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits. This 2 part lesson, written by Darren Rowse,..
The Definitive In-Person Proofing Guide
Photo by Austin Distel Once again, our guru Melissa Munding of Melissa Munding Photography comes through with an article that can transform your business TODAY!..
When Given a Platform, Why Give Incomplete Advice?
Photo by Paul Bergmeir Once again, we find ourselves in the position of reading advice for photographers on how to get into the business that..
Fstoppers Reviews the Massive 49-inch Curved Samsung Monitor
I’ve been editing on an ultrawide for over 2 years and currently, my main monitor connected to my MacBook Pro is the LG 38″. It’s..
On Camera Video with Taylor Jackson
It would be amazing if you could follow a wedding photographer around and listen to them explain what lenses they’re using while shooting a live..
WPPI Conference Review
As we said last year, Let’s be clear here, WPPI is not for everyone. But there isn’t larger confluence of industry related speakers, vendors, products and..
Big Business Versus Photographer: Social Media Destruction
Photo by Ian Espinosa Nothing grinds our gears more than a company that has the means to pursue image licensing, stealing an image. It’s even..
How To: Surviving Constructive Criticism
Melissa Munding of Melissa Munding Photography comes through with a bit of gold for all of us. Coming from a fine art background, she’s been torn..
Battle Royale! Ratings vs Flags: The Lightroom Deathmatch
Taking thousands of photos brings unique challenges. Lightroom gives you nice options for keeping your photos organized. But as we all know in our personal..
Overcoming Client Objections
Photo by Mark Adriane We’ve all faced the inevitable “Objection”… The client or prospect likes what you have to say but has a reason (an..
Quick Guide to Negotiating 101
Negotiating 101…the “Anchor Statement”…what is it. In context, say you’re trying to Book a bride, portrait etc. and your client really wants to negotiate. Knowing..
Power Closing With Clients
Here’s a sales exercise you all can practice and try. These are examples that I’ve adapted the language to work for the world of photography…
The ShutterCliq Guide: Starting a Photography Business Part 4
So you’ve shot some sessions, delivered images to happy clients and are off to a great start! Congrats. If you’re starting here, we would strongly..
Your Business.. What’s Next?
Disconnect: there’s always a disconnect between the dream, and the reality of being a photographer. The ability to find NEW clients, is 100% based on..
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The ShutterCliq Guide: Starting a Photography Business Part 3
In Part 3 we will be covering some strategies for finding and retaining clients for your business. If you have yet to read Parts 1 and..
Post Wedding Questionnaire
Melissa Munding provided a post wedding questionnaire that she sends to all of her clients for her to learn what they loved, and where she..
Story of a Studio Owner: Part 2
Jasen Arias is a co-owner of Studio Moirae, a leading Phoenix based Studio offering outstanding photography services to discerning clients, all over the Phoenix area…
My Featured Posts
Posing Seniors Guys and Girls
Photo by Joe Gardner Posing. This tends to not be a fun topic to discuss in groups of photographers. It takes time and practice and..
Shooting the Aurora Borealis
The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, are outstanding subjects for low light photography. Shooting them requires a special set of skills and some equipment and..
Portrait Lighting Cheat Sheet
I have to admit, I’m a fan of anything that makes my Image Capture workflow easier. When this article and Cheat Sheet came to my..
5 Tips for Flattering Maternity Photography
The folks at Digital Photography School always have some great tips and tricks on their site. And with the popularity of Maternity photography growing more..
The Informative HDR Tutorial by Trey Ratcliff
When you think of the name Trey Ratcliff, you think of the word HDR. Trey is synonymous with some of the most creative unique takes..
Studio Strobes are awesome. Though they sometimes lack the portability of the speedlight. The drawback of speedlights is that the light source is pretty small.’..
Photoshop CS6 Resources and Tutorials
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..
The Story of a New Studio Owner
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..
Shoot, Print, And Frame A Massive Peter Lik Style Photograph On A Budget
From the article: “If you have seen Peter Lik’s work in person then you understand that it’s impossible to put into words the look and..
Salvaging a Blown Out Image
Photo by Brooke Cagle Photographer Kristina Toddy (check out her photography company EOL Photography) has shared with us a great article about dealing with blown..