Its the Canada Day and Independence Day long weekend in North America (ironically both celebrating an inverse Brexit) and the official kick-off for summer – so I thought that I would try to inspire you to get up early and stay up late by sharing the stories behind a few of my favorite summer photos.
Adobe Spark is a new app from Adobe that allows users to create template based social media graphics (Spark Post), web stories (Spark Page) and animated videos (Spark Video) using a simple online interface (read our review of Spark Post here).
The Spark Page module is designed to allow users to create online magazine style web pages. The templates and layout options available are very modern and are designed to present your work in an elegant and engaging way that focuses on visual content.
Adobe Spark is free, but you will need an Adobe ID, Google or Facebook login. Currently, there are only browser and iOS based versions – no Android.
After writing about how I use Later.com to schedule Instagram posts, a reader suggested PIXBUF as an alternative that can schedule photography posts across all popular social media accounts from one app.
Facebook, Twitter, 500px, Flickr, Tumblr, Pinterest, Blogger and Instagram are currently supported with VSCO, Behance and Google + promised in the future.
PIXBUF is currently free and sounds pretty awesome, so I thought that I’d try it out – continue reading for my thoughts.
If you are a photographer on Instagram, you know that there are two major headaches when it comes to posting your photos:
- You can’t schedule Instagram posts.
- You have to upload images and write captions from a mobile device.
If you are looking for a much more efficient way to manage your Instagram profile, you might want to try Later.com
I have been using Pixsy for a while now to keep track of copyright infringement of my photography and where possible, pursue payments.
Having worked through the system a few times now, I have identified a number of simple steps that photographers can take to protect their copyright and pursue infringement.
You may or may not care about copyright infringement right now, but there is really no reason not to protect yourself just in case.
Continue reading for my suggested best practices to protect your photography copyright and pursue infringement.
Adobe Spark is a new app from Adobe that allows users to create template based social media graphics (Spark Post), web stories (Spark Page) and animated videos (Spark Video) using a simple online interface.
If you’re like me, you often find yourself creating social media graphics from scratch in Photoshop (or with an Photoshop action set). It’s a time consuming pain, and to be honest – I’m not a graphic designer so most of my graphics look pretty ugly anyway.
I haven’t had a chance to use Spark Page or Spark Video yet, but in this article I thought I would take you through the step by step process of creating social media graphics with Spark Post and at the end I have a quick Adobe Spark review of my experience using it.
I have noticed a growing demand for fitness photography recently – which I am taking as confirmation of a fun new rising photography trend: fitness portraits.
(Other recent photography trends include: Anne Geddes babies, black and white baby parts, smash the cake, trash the dress, pet portraits, maternity boudoir, boudoir boudoir, seniors, crazy wedding composites…and so on…)
In the past, a lot of my fitness work involved aspiring models or fitness instructors. However, most of the requests that are coming in now involve everyday people who just want some killer images to post on social media (which I personally think is awesome).
I’m sure some will complain about selfie culture, body obsession or whatever – but as a photographer I’m seeing a fantastic opportunity to earn some easy money. [Read more…]
In my recent article “Delete Your Sh!t: Why You Should Trash Most of Your Photos” I made a case to encourage photographers to permanently delete a large majority of their image files in order to minimize their data storage requirements (among the other benefits of a smaller catalog).
However, there seems to be an ongoing myth that data storage is inexpensive – so actively culling the data you choose to store is not necessary.
In this article, I though I would look at the actual business cost of data storage for creative professionals – because it adds up to a lot more than you may think.
It’s that time of year again – when we are overwhelmed by students and recent grads looking for gainful employment.
As a business owner, it never ceases to amaze me how clueless some millennials are when it comes to applying for jobs and their expectations of the work world.
If you are an arts student or recent grad and you want some honest tips to set yourself apart from your peers – please continue reading.
We have posted a few really awesome cinematic color grading tutorials lately – but they all use Photoshop.
Instead of jumping over to Photoshop, I thought that I would try to achieve my interpretation of the “cinematic color grading” look right in Lightroom – continue reading to see my Lightroom workflow.