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Cheryl Woods

Cheryl Woods is an accomplished photographer, designer and branding consultant with a career spanning 20+ years. Her photographic work includes editorial, fashion, portraiture and product photography for major companies in the consumer products field including QVC and Hanover Direct. She received a B.F.A. in Photography from the University of the Arts and an M.F.A. in Media Design from Full Sail University. Cheryl's work has been exhibited at the Lowes Museum of Art in Coral Gables, FL, The New York Independent Film Festival and the Rosenwald Wolf Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Check out her website here!

 

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.

Studio Space: Renting vs. Owning

Taking the jump to having your own fully stocked studio starts with one important decision:  to rent or to own your space. 

2015 Trends in Wedding Photography

2015 Trends in Wedding Photography

Wedding photography is showcasing some exciting new and unique trends this season. If you specialize in this lucrative market, check out these 2015 trends.

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.

Creating Silhouette Portraits

Creating Silhouette Portraits

If you’ve ever captured a backlit portrait by accident you know how alluring and ethereal these images can be. Learning to master this lighting technique in both indoor and outdoor settings can be a new creative tool for your next portrait session.

A Beginner’s Guide to Macro Photography

A Beginner’s Guide to Macro Photography

One of the most significant facets of photography is to bring to light the beauty in every day subjects. Macro photography in particular has the ability to make works of art of the smaller things in life. The subject matter in this area is endless — from insects and flowers to water droplets. You only need to look around the house for some interesting objects to shoot. 

Umbrellas vs. Softboxes: Which Should You Use?

Umbrellas vs. Softboxes: Which Should You Use?

Trying to choose which type of light modifier to use for your next shoot really comes down to what effects you want to achieve, along with budget. Just like with lenses, there is no “one size fits all” solution to lighting. When it comes to working with your studio lights, you’ll need to select the right tool for your project.

How to Capture Great Sound for Your Next Video

How to Capture Great Sound for Your Next Video

Did you know that by the year 2017, 74% of all Internet traffic will be video? And, retention rates for visual information can reach 65% vs. 10% for text-based information. With statistics like these, perfecting your video production skills is a must to increase your studio’s services offerings.

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.