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What Constitutes a “Professional” Photographer?

Ming Thein tackles the question of professionalism in terms of photography with many principles that can translate into professional filmmaking world. One commonly asked (and commonly mis-answered) question on the Internet these days is around the definition of what constitutes a ‘professional photographer.’ The usual definition is that it is somebody who is shooting for Read MoreRead More

Taking Your First Steps With Product Photograph

Simon Bray explains the basics of getting started with simple product photography. From the outside, product photography seems like fairly standard photographic practice. But I recently asked a friend who works for an e-commerce company about how he engages with product photography and it completely changed my mindset. His job is to optimize online stores to Read MoreRead More

5 Tried and True Portrait Cropping Techniques

Ben Lucas shares 5 basic portrait cropping conventions to help you in your photographic compositions. Cropping a portrait properly takes a lot more thought than just putting their face in the middle. Here are five quick tips to ensure you get a compelling portrait. Crop Mid-limb, Not at the Joints When you crop a photo Read MoreRead More

15 Tips for Starting Your Successful Photography Business

Have you been thinking about taking your hobby and turning it into a money making business? Jeff will tell you how he did that, and share his successes and “failures turned to lessons learned”. There are many people talking about the demise of the photography industry and the challenges of making a reasonable income with Read MoreRead More

Secrets of Great Portrait Photography

Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith shares the lessons he’s learned over the past 30 years capturing the faces of the famous and infamous as a top magazine portrait photographer. Brian will discuss his approach to editorial and commercial assignments from concept to final images, and detailing his approach to lighting and problem solving on productions Read MoreRead More

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