Photographer Resources

  • Photographer Resources

    There's no doubt that every photographer should be taking advantage of the plethora of valuable resources available online and throughout the photography industry. Here are some useful tools that will make your photo business run smoother, whether you're a beginner or expert photographer.

10 Apps Every Photographer Needs

10 Apps Every Photographer Needs

There are dozens of apps that will help make the professional photographer’s life easier, from instant model releases to on demand light meters. Here’s a list of 10 apps that every photographer will love.

5 Accessories that Every Professional Photographer Should Have

5 Accessories that Every Professional Photographer Should Have

Starting to build a photographer’s arsenal of ever changing, high-tech (and, not to mention, expensive) tools can be a daunting task. Although the list of tools and accessories, camera lenses, camera bodies, lens babies and more that a photographer can (and probably should) employ is truthfully endless, here’s a list of 5 must-haves for every photographer.

Side Jobs for Photographers

Side Jobs for Photographers

It isn't uncommon for photographers to also be working as waiters, customer service reps, or admin assistants to supplement their incomes. However there are other, more creative opportunities where photographers can put their visual talents to use and make a few extra dollars. Here are five potential side gigs to help you make some extra cash.

Progressing from Amateur to Professional Photographer

Progressing from Amateur to Professional Photographer

Picked up a camera to just have some fun and do your thing and now finding that it’s the center of your life? It may be time to transition from amateur to professional. Although advancements in technology have made it easier than ever to take professional looking photos, making the leap into an intensely competitive market, with limited resources, is going to be harder than you think.

2 Photo Projects to Keep Your Eye Sharp

2 Photo Projects to Keep Your Eye Sharp

Here are two exercises for a rainy day, when you might otherwise be hanging around the studio wondering what to do with yourself. 

How Do You Get Inspired After Falling into a Creative Rut?

How Do You Get Inspired After Falling into a Creative Rut?

Have you ever fallen into a creative rut with your photography? How did you get inspired again? We took this question to our Facebook followers this month, and read a lot of great answers that we wanted to pass along to our blog readers as advice for the next time YOU need to get inspired!

Who is Your Favorite Photographer?

Who is Your Favorite Photographer?

Over the month of July, we asked our Facebook followers who their favorite photographers were, and why? We received a wide variety of answers, from well-know, iconic photographers to hometown influences. If you're searching for some new photographers to follow for inspiration, here are some of our favorite contest submissions. 

8 Ways to Break Out of Your Creative Rut

8 Ways to Break Out of Your Creative Rut

Being a photographer is a passion, not just a career choice. The thought of "missing a shot" crosses every photographer’s mind yet how many times have you caught yourself unprepared? Not only could the shot you capture make a great addition to your site or blog, it could end up being one of those “must have” images by a stock or news agency that goes viral.

10 Gift Ideas for Photographers This Season

10 Gift Ideas for Photographers This Season

Whether they’re Instagam addicts, iPhone aficionados or working professionals, the photographer on your gift list will most likely be the most fun person to shop for this year. There are thousands of unique and useful gadgets to choose from just in time for your holiday shopping.

The Ins & Outs of Entering Photo Contests

The Ins & Outs of Entering Photo Contests

If you're looking for avenues that will gain more exposure for your work, photo contests can offer a wide range of opportunities in all genres.

5 Essential Photography Reads for 2015

5 Essential Photography Reads for 2015

Looking for some inspiration, want to learn proper photographic techniques or perhaps you’re just striving to find your vision as a photographic artist? Here are some compelling reads, both classic and new, for 2015.

5 Benefits of Joining a Local Photography Group

5 Benefits of Joining a Local Photography Group

Like any field, staying in close connection with your fellow professionals can benefit you on so many different levels. Don’t think of these photographers as competition, think of them as a resource to improve your skills, broaden your client base and add revenue to the bottom line of your studio.

Developing Your Photographic Eye

Developing Your Photographic Eye

Mastering the technical skills of photography are not the only components to creating memorable visual imagery. Developing your creative eye is probably the most important skill you’ll need. You’ll learn to see the world with your own unique voice and be able to see creative potential in any situation.