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Should You “Friend” Your Clients?

Most photographers I know have a social presence somewhere online and they should. After all a good way for people to find you is to display your work and hope others take notice of your talents. But let’s focus on Facebook for a minute…

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New Year Brings New Changes for iHeartPhotos!

Spring is finally here! During the winter months I tend to go into hibernation mode and do very little when it comes to my photography business. I’m not just a fan of the cold in any form or manner. Our Facebook community over the…

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5 Things Photographers Wish Clients Would Quit Doing

Photography can be a funny business. It is the only business that I know of where you can invest lots of money into equipment, gear, and training, and people will still ask you to do free stuff for them because your camera takes better…

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9 Photography Tips For Beginners

When I first started doing photography I shot everything in film. Nowadays I shoot digital only. While I believe each medium holds a special place in the realm of photography there are some key aspects I’ve learned along the way and these are my…

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Easily Create Your Own Lightroom Presets

Lightroom is one of the tools I use almost 90% of the time when it comes to post processing work. I use Lightroom in combination with Photoshop because of its convenient features and ability to create workflow methods that just work really well. Lightroom…

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The History Of Louis Daguerre, The Magician

On August 19, 1839 Louis Daguerre invited members of the French arts and science academies to his studio, where he showed them images from the photographic technique he had discovered. These pictures, taken with a sliding wooden box camera made by two Parisian opticians,…

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3 Ways To Deal With Camera Shy Clients

Do you ever have those days when you’re doing a photo shoot and no matter what you do things just don’t seem to be going the way they should? You just can’t figure out what’s going on or why? Maybe you yourself are having…

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The History Of Joseph Niepce And The Camera Obscura

Today’s article is a special one as it delves into the history of Joseph Niepce the inventor of the Camera Obscura. Joseph was a pioneer in his time and his inventions helped push the art of photography to the forefront. A Look At The…

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How To Connect Your GoDaddy Domain Name To SmugMug

This tutorial is designed to help you connect / point your GoDaddy domain name or CNAME to SmugMug which will allow you to use your own personal domain name instead of the default SmugMug domain name which looks like this: username.smugmug.com I decided to…

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Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 Lens Review

About 6 months ago I purchased the Tamron SP 24-70mm 2.8 Di VC USD lens because I needed a good “all around lens” as well as a good video lens that worked well in low light. I paired my this lens with my Canon…