Specialize In: Sports Photography

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Racing cars, diving swimmers, and sliding baseball players can all qualify as subjects for the sports photographer. This means that someone who wants to specialize in this area of work is going to need to be doubly specialized, or be sure that they have the skills to record such a variety of subject matter.

9 Powerful Photo Composition Tips

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Cooph has done it again with a powerful presentation on the fundamentals of photo composition. They are presented in a very compelling, easy to understand way that is both informative and very inspirational. I guarantee you will be dying to grab your camera after watching!

7 Smartphone Photography Tips & Tricks You Need to Try

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Our friends over at Cooph (The Cooperative of Photography) demonstrate some pretty clever tips you can try with your smartphone camera. Watch the video, give some of the tips a try and then upload your images to our community portfolio and tag them “TPA_Smartphone_Tips”. We will select the best and showcase them in an upcoming […]

9 Great Marketing Tips for Photographers on a Budget

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One of the biggest challenges on the way to become a professional photographer and start making money from doing what you love is figuring out how to get clients. If you’re just setting up your business, it may seem that you can’t get the message in front of the right people. However, marketing does not […]

8 Ways to Gain Confidence and Make Money in Photography

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How do you know when the time is right to get out there and start making money with your photography? Will there be somebody to stop and tell you, “Ok, now you’re ready, go forth and be successful!”… not hardly. There is no magic to this, no secret sauce that you need before you can […]

The Quick and Dirty Guide to SEO for Photographers

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Do the letters, S.E.O. make your stomach turn? If so, you are not alone. Photographers are born artists and dealing with something, seemingly “techy” as SEO, is intimidating. However, it doesn’t have to be. I know that you may still have reservations and want nothing to do with it. I totally get it. That’s why, […]

Intentional Photography

Autumn Afternoon on the Little Miami

I just got back from a long weekend in the Smoky Mountains National Park and the surrounding North Carolina countryside. The weather was terrific; the waterfalls were running generously, and the elk were beginning to show some signs of interest in sex. And I really wasted my time.

5 Steps to Better Halloween Photos

Let’s start off with a somewhat controversial piece of advice. Shooting in dim light without using flash? Yes, if you ask me, that’s one of my favorite ways to shoot. Just think of all the flash light pictures your friends took at your last birthday party. It’s great of them to do this, but when it comes to capturing the special Halloween mood, I suggest interfering as little as possible.