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  • Expert Advice: The Creative Call

    Nov 20, 2017
    Expert Advice
    Creatives calls can make or break a photographer's chance of being awarded a project, no matter how on-budget their numbers are or how great their portfolios look. This article will provide you with all the angles you need to know when participating in a creative call from the photographer's perspective, to the agency's, and even a producer's.
  • Expert Advice: Wireless Tethering with CamRanger

    Oct 17, 2017
    Expert Advice
    Learn about CamRanger, the compact, portable tech station that allows you to tether images between your iPhone, iPad, and camera.
  • Expert Advice: Hiring Crew for Photo Shoots

    Sep 19, 2017
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    When working on a big shoot, one of the first steps towards a successful outcome (right after you’ve been awarded the project) is sourcing and booking a solid crew. How does one accomplish this seemingly insurmountable task you may wonder? Let us be your guide!
  • Expert Advice: Twitter for Photographers

    Aug 16, 2017
    Expert Advice
    Twitter might be stereotyped as just a funny, witty place to spew out 140 characters of charm, but it has features that distinguish it from its competitors and can help you build your brand and implement your business strategies.
  • Expert Advice: Prospect List Services

    Aug 2, 2017
    Expert Advice
    Of all the challenges a photographer faces, the idea of searching the bottomless pit of the Internet for the right type of client and their contact information might be the most tedious task of them all. Have no fear! Here is a breakdown of different prospect list providers to help you simplify your search.
  • Expert Advice: Emailer Design for Photographers

    Jun 8, 2017
    Expert Advice
    There are several facets to any email campaign, design being one of them. Since you only have a few seconds to grab someone's attention, you have to make sure the structure, image selection, fonts, colors, and text are all working to support that. This article focuses on the things you can do to increase your visual memorability and chances of success.
  • Expert Advice: Digital Tech’s Role on Set

    May 22, 2017
    Expert Advice
    Digital teching is technical, and I don’t mean only in the digital sense. There’s a lot more that goes into being a good digital tech than just digital asset management. One of the most challenging things about being on set is the interpersonal communication between yourself, the photographer, and the client.
  • Expert Advice: Releases and Permits

    Apr 20, 2017
    Expert Advice
    It’s my job to love paperwork. From estimates to production books to invoices, I’m responsible for creating, organizing and understanding all of the documentation needed to manage a production. Two of the most important pieces of that paperwork puzzle are model releases and property releases...
  • Expert Advice: Blogging for Photographers

    Mar 20, 2017
    Expert Advice
    With so much of our attention on Instagram in recent years, it can be easy to overlook the value of a good old-fashioned blog. Even as you gain followers on your social media platforms, blogs are still an excellent opportunity to share your photography and attract people to your brand. The text, along with alt tags on your photos, are great for search engine optimization because it gives search engines content to find. But increased SEO isn’t the only major incentive to blog.
  • Expert Advice: Digital Workflow with Capture One

    Mar 7, 2017
    Expert Advice
    Digital teching can seem a bit daunting - the pressure on set, file asset management, and mainly Capture One being a beast of a program with ins and outs that not even the most experienced digital tech fully knows. However, digital teching is relatively simple, and a lot less “techy” than you may think. This post will help you scratch the surface and get down some of the basics of Capture One, setting up a session, and the overall workflow.
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