Today’s question is from Joy who asks: Question: How To Deal With A Bridezilla in your Business I have been researching wedding photography for awhile now. I’ve 2nd second shot with friends who said I have the personality for wedding photography. It would be a dream if i could shoot weddings, even if it’s part […]
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Should I Watermark My Photos When Posting Online?
Today’s question is from George who asks: Question: Should I Watermark My Photos? I want to protect my photos online, personally i find watermarks look ugly. Currently I have two logos one a simple picture and one just as text. I’ve also noticed a lot of photos on Instagram don’t have a watermark is this […]
What Is More Versatile 24-70 mm or 70-200 mm For Wedding Photography?
Today’s question is from Zane and he asks: Question: To cover a wedding successfully, Am i able to cover a wedding with either a 24 – 70 mm or 70 – 200 mm. Which one is more versatile? Would i be better to use a prime instead like a 50 mm Answer: Topics Discussed in […]
The Best Time Of Day For Portrait Photography
Today’s question is from Amy and she asks: Question: I am trying to maximize my time with 15 portrait sessions that I booked from a recent offer. Last year I had roughly the same amount of clients from a similar offer, but failed to do five of them. The Weather and the clients busy schedule […]
What Camera Equipment Should You Bring On Vacation
Today’s question is from Mark and he asks: Question: My wife and I are taking a cruise in Europe for our anniversary. Since i’ve never been to Europe before I’m going to bring my Nikon D800 because of it’s image quality. My preference is to take as little as possible, but not sure what lens […]
How To Recover Corrupted Photos From Memory Cards
Today’s question is from Benjamin and he asks: Question: The other day when downloading photos I noticed the folder system had some foreign characters and I could not access my photos. When I put the memory card back in the camera and tried to view the photos the word corrupt appear on the LCD Is […]
What To Do When The Bride Gives You The Shot List From Hell
Today’s question is from Angela asks: Question: A couple booked me for their wedding. We hit it off straight away and the couple really like my photo journalistic approach. I am also super excited as their wedding is at a venue I’ve never photographed before. The problem is I received an email from the bride, […]
How To Use A Mobile Phone To Take Photos For Your Food Blog
Today’s question is from Mary asks: Question: I have a lifestyle blog, myidlemoments.com and I’m finding it difficult taking photos indoors with my mobile phone. The type of photos I take are of food for recipes or general how-tos. At the moment I’m reluctant to post any photos because they look so bad. My photos […]
Should I Use One Big Catalog or Many Smaller Catalogs In Lightroom?
Today’s question is from Adam asks: Question: Should i put my photos in one big catalog or is it best to have lots of smaller catalogs? Answer: We discuss the topics – What is the Lightroom Catalog? What can the Catalog do for us? Searching and filtering your photos using exif and metadata Collections, different […]
Stop Telling People Your Camera Settings (It’s Not Helping Anyone)
Why do people on the internet list their camera settings when they post a photo? e.g F5.6 ISO 1600 6 minutes exposure It seems that the settings are only specific to them and it doesn’t take into account post processing. I know this for a fact as I took an astro photography photo in a […]
Gain Confidence With Your Photography So You Can Charge More
Today’s question is from Jenny who asks: Question: I’m In the newborns and family portrait space, When i look at other photographers, It’s depressing as they are so much better than me. Currently I have about 2 clients a month, which is not enough if i want to make this a proper business. I recently […]
Upgrade camera equipment or reinvest back into the business?
After a couple of years in business I have saved up a small amount of money. Should I invest the money back into my photography business or buying new equipment to update aging cameras and computer equipment. Where you can spend money in your business to get someone kind of return. either by reinvesting or […]
How Do I Get Better At Photo Editing?
I love taking photos everyday. But, I’m frustrated when it comes to my post processing. I am a member of a few Photoshop and Lightroom facebook groups. WOW, the skill of some of the people are just amazing. Changing backgrounds, removing objects, swapping heads. There have been times I wish I can could remove distracting […]
Should I Use Ads In My Photography Business?
Should I use ads in my photography business? I’ve been in business for just over two years. Word of mouth has worked very well for me. But I was wondering will online advertising work for my photography business to get more customers ? How to use ads in your photography business? Attracting more customers What […]
I Have A Facebook page, Do I need a Business website?
Is a website for my photography business necessary? I’ve just started out in photography and have a following on Facebook where I have been getting some work. What’s the point of a website if I’m already getting work from Facebook? The Pros to having a Business website? Somewhere to send prospective clients. You control what […]
Which camera and lens combo for kids sports?
The budget camera and lens kit for kids sports Which camera / lens should I get to photograph my kids sport? I have two young kids 8yrs and 10yrs and they do gymnastics and soccer. I currently use my iPhone or My Nikon point & shoot that is about 5 years old. Both cameras give […]