The Ultimate Photographer's Reading List

business mindset Nov 14, 2020

Who Do Photographers Fail In Business?

Most photographers fail to build their dream business for 1 of 3 reasons. This reading list will help you overcome 2 of those. No book or training or resource can change the first reason. You either have it or you don't. These books give you the tools and insights to work on reasons 2 and 3. I chose them because they made the biggest impact in my life and they cover a wide variety of skills that every successful business owner needs. They are also extremely actionable and written by people who have accomplished what they teach. It's not just theory and fluff.

The 1st reason photographers fail is from a lack of passion. You have to really want it. And when most hobbyists find out how much work must be done on the business and how little of it is actually photography, they decide it's not for them. And that is 100% ok. There is nothing wrong with loving photography and not wanting to run a business. You have to decide for yourself,...

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Mirrorless Cameras For Boudoir Photography

Uncategorized Oct 09, 2020

My mirrorless love story

It was the summer of 2019 and I had just finished teaching a boudoir workshop. I like editing photos within a day of taking them, so I uploaded my images to my computer and went to work. I had been a Canon guy since I first decided to make photography my career. I started with the Olympus E-520, but soon moved to the Canon 5d mkii and I felt like a real pro. You know the feeling... Walking up on a shoot with a huge, expensive looking camera, and L series lenses to go with it. The mkiii came out and I used that until the mkiv came out. I had ZERO reason to switch from the Canon full frame lineup, especially considering the cost of a platform switch (lenses + batteries + camera body). 

After I finished editing this shoot I noticed that the eyes weren't as sharp as I wanted them, and I had just calibrated my lenses that week. I did some test shooting with all of my lenses and they were all pretty sharp, but something still didn't feel quite right. So...

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How To Take Gorgeous Portraits Anywhere

Uncategorized Sep 12, 2020

I teamed up with Intuition Backgrounds to show you how to take gorgeous portraits in any space. I walk you through 7 different lighting setups so you can hang a backdrop in any space and make your clients look and feel absolutely amazing. 

Use code 'Welcome' to save 20% on your first order. Their backdrops and floors are amazing!

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