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November 30, 2020

November Blog Roundup: Ring Lights, Lens Choice, and More

Whether you’re looking to refine your craft or you want to look your best when you meet with clients virtually, we’ve got you covered with this month’s blog roundup. We’ve hand-picked these articles specifically for photographers like you! Keep scrolling to find ideas and information from across the world wide web. 

Americans Got Tired of Looking Bad on Zoom

With many of our professional and personal gatherings taking place virtually, more and more people are finding new ways to look their best on-camera. “Ring lights are a quick-and-dirty approximation of a professional lighting setup,” Amanda Mull of The Atlantic writes. “When positioned carefully, their glow evens skin tone, brightens eyes, and, perhaps most importantly, helps people create an aura of competence and productivity on camera while their kids or roommates wander through the background on the way to the fridge.” Click here to read the full story.


How To Find Your Own Style In Photography

Portrait photographer and Sony Artisan Chris Orwig discusses strategies for finding your own style and shares the exercise he does with students to help them dig deeper creatively. Check out the video below from Sony Alpha Universe:


Three Prime Lenses Every Portrait Photographer Needs to Consider

Prime lenses not only have wider maximum apertures, which is ideal for isolating your subject, but they’re super sharp and offer generally better image quality than zoom lenses. But how do you choose between 50mm, 85mm, or 135mm lenses? Read this article from Digital Camera World to find out the answer. 


Architectural Photography in the Age of COVID-19

This insightful article explores one photographer’s efforts to capture authentic life during the pandemic. Laura Peters writes, “Photographing occupied spaces can be messy and chaotic, but it is honest. The beauty is in the authenticity. The pandemic has made finding those authentic moments tougher, but it is far from impossible.”


10 Scary Mistakes to Avoid on Your Website

Your website is the cornerstone of your business’ online presence, and creating it can be both rewarding and a creative challenge. “From bringing your business to life online to crafting emotions you want your customers to have when they see your work or products, your website creates an environment that represents your entire business,” Jeremy H. of Photobiz writes. Click here to read about the most common mistakes photographers make when creating their websites and how you can avoid them.


We hope you find these articles informative and inspiring! Stay tuned next month for more ideas about how to adapt and elevate your business to our ever-changing industry.