Time-Lapse Made Easier

Time-Lapse Made Easier

Time-lapse photography is not a new concept, but its evolution in recent years makes it increasingly easier to learn the technique and create stunning videos. Though landscape and nature photographers are the typical creators of time-lapse photography, a great time-lapse…
Photo Gallery: William Castellana’s Children’s Book Miniatures

Photo Gallery: William Castellana’s Children’s Book Miniatures

William Castellana’s latest project evolved into a children’s book. “Inquisitive Creatures” is a series of still life photos starring hand-felted figurines—three foxes and a dog—whose adventures reference scientific discoveries and famous artists. RELATED: Learn more about “Inquisitive Creatures” and how…
William Castellana’s Personal Project Evolved into a Children’s Book

William Castellana’s Personal Project Evolved into a Children’s Book

William Castellana’s latest photographic collection could be considered something of a self-portrait. “Inquisitive Creatures” was born out of his longtime partner’s flight of fancy and propelled Castellana into yet another facet of photography: still-life images of incredibly detailed miniature sets.…
Commercial Photographer Ken Friberg is a Master Collaborator

Commercial Photographer Ken Friberg is a Master Collaborator

Collaborator. It’s a word Ken Friberg uses frequently, dropping it here and there into conversation as he explains how he’s become one of the nation’s most successful—and most varied—commercial photographers. Ask him, for example, if there’s been a secret to…
Jai Mayhew’s Magazine-Worthy Portraits for Non-model Clients

Jai Mayhew’s Magazine-Worthy Portraits for Non-model Clients

“I don’t like my pinky.” It was an unusual pronouncement but nonetheless pertinent information for portrait photographer Jai Mayhew as she settled into a session with a client. “I got you,” she assured the woman, thrilled the client felt comfortable…
President’s Message: Wake Up the Child Within

President’s Message: Wake Up the Child Within

© Tim Kelly and Kyla Renee Paintings How to Reignite your Creativity Many of you sought out this wonderful profession after picking up a camera and falling in love with the images—that incredible feeling of seeing a scene from a…
How to Please the Impossible to Please

How to Please the Impossible to Please

Everyone has expectations, and they carry those assumptions into every situation. Expectations that are reasonable to one person may be utterly absurd to another. Still, photographers, like all small businesspeople, need to manage clients’ expectations to build good working relationships…
Create a Brand that Resonates

Create a Brand that Resonates

A Different Kind of Different For a long time, there’s been a movement around differentiation. The idea is that being different helps distinguish you in the market, which can perhaps make you more successful. Well-intentioned business experts have created volumes,…
Top Winners in Garden Photo Competition

Top Winners in Garden Photo Competition

Anne MacIntyre’s white-on-white “Ethereal Cosmos” won first place in the 2020 Black & White Photo Project competition, a subsection of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition. Photographer Alan Price won second place, and Allan Wright won…
A Shift to Macro Photography While Social Distancing

A Shift to Macro Photography While Social Distancing

© Emmalee Schaumburg follow your path of most resistance Being a portrait photographer during a time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders has been challenging, to say the least. In 2012, I opened my first brick-and-mortar studio and concentrated on…
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