A while ago I wrote about the Top 10 Talents Photographers Don’t Know They Have. Well I missed a few – as it turns out, we are also extremely well suited to run an election campaign…who knew right?
Please read on and I’ll tell you why!
In our recent article How To Make Money As A High End Wedding Photographer, we explored the high end wedding photography market.
But, it seems that the more I am able to charge for a wedding, the more complicated and stressful wedding photography becomes.
So recently I have decided that I would like to simplify my wedding photography a bit – get back to basics – unplug if you will.
In this article I will take you through my simplified approach on how to photograph a wedding with just one photographer, one camera, one lens and one strobe.
If you have ever wanted to try your hand at underwater photography, the first challenge you are going to face is how exactly are you going to get your camera underwater? If you are looking for a high quality, simple and affordable underwater camera housing, you are really going to want to check out the underwater camera housings offered by EWA Marine. For details, please read on for our complete hands on review of the EWA Marine U-BXP 100 underwater camera housing. [Read more…]
Have you ever knocked on the door of the bride’s suite on the morning of her wedding, camera in hand, ready to go – only to find some guest already there with a better camera than you?
Well, this has actually happened to me on more than one occasion (which either says something about my gear or the confidence brides have in my abilities), but what happened this past weekend was unique.
Read on and I’ll share the story.
With our ongoing look at the wedding photography industry, so far we have looked at “How to Become a Wedding Photographer in 10 Easy Steps” and “Why It Sucks To Be a Mid-Level Wedding Photographer”.
In this article, we are going to look at a wedding photography business model that is actually profitable and a viable career path for photographers – the high end wedding photography market.
If you have ever shot film, you know it – the feeling you get when you sit down with that stack of prints that just came back from the lab.
The nervous anticipation: Is there anything good in here?
The initial disappointment: Flipping through the first bunch of mediocre prints….meh, meh, ohhh…nope…meh…
Then you see it – its like getting a new bike for your birthday when you’re 10: The killer shot! Yesssss!!!
If you began your career with digital, you still know it – the feeling you got when you didn’t really know what you were doing and just when you were about to give up: Bang – there is a fantastic photo staring back at you from your screen.
I have noticed recently that I don’t get that surprise of a completely unexpected great photo very often any more, or the joy that comes with it.
I mean, I have a pretty good idea how any photo I take is going to look before I take it. Sure, I still produce a massive amount of duds compared to keepers, but it is rare that I capture something completely unexpected.
So, I though I’d share the stories behind a few of my favorite accidental photos.
I can’t believe that its late August and summer is almost over. It seems that every year I have a list of summer time photo sessions that I never get around to.
One thing I have had on my list for a while now is white water kayaking photos.
There is a world class white water course just down the road from one of the cottages we spend time at every summer, yet somehow I never end up with enough time to get out and photograph the kayakers.
Well, this summer I finally made time for it – and as it turns out, white water kayaking photos are surprisingly much more difficult than you might think!
In this article, I will share the thought process, camera settings and post production behind this series white water kayaking photos.
I recently spent a long weekend with friends at their cottage up north (“up north” is Canadian for not in the city and not in the USA).
Of course, I spent a portion of my time with my camera (or more accurately cameras – because who goes away with just one…), and the inevitable question was asked by my friends:
Why bother carrying that huge camera around – couldn’t you just use your mobile phone?
In this article, I will explain two beautiful natural light photography techniques that you can’t do with an iPhone.
In a world of over-saturated color, candyfloss HDR and fake vintage film apps, its easy to forget about the simple allure of black and white photography.
Its also easy to forget that Lightroom has a fantastic set of black and white conversion tools built right in.
In this Lightroom tutorial, I will take you through my Lightroom black and white conversion workflow step by step.
After coming back from a family vacation to Florida and downloading all of the images from the trip, I have come to the conclusion that Florida just might be the worst place in the world to take good photos.
If you’re not sure where I’m going with this, I think this photo pretty much sums up the photographic opportunities Florida has to offer.
Read on and let me explain!
Allen Mowery is a commercial and lifestyle photographer, pseudo-philosopher, and wannabe documentarian killing time amidst the rolling hills of Central Pennsylvania. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him. You can check out his work on his website or follow along on Facebook, Twitter (@allenmowery), and 500px.
JP Danko is a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada. JP
can change a lens mid-rappel, swap a memory card while treading water, or use a camel as a light stand.
JP’s photography is available for licensing at Stocksy United.
Laya Gerlock is a Portrait and Product photographer based in the Philippines. His passion is teaching and sharing his knowledge in Photograpy and has been doing this for 6 years. You can follow his work on his web page, follow him on Flickr and if you happen to come by Cubao, Quezon City (To Manila, Philippines) he gives a great workshop!