Interview with Nicole Mason

Interview with Nicole Mason Part 3 in the How to Start a Photography Business series. In the last two posts in this series, I started out with more of the visionary and legal aspects of starting your own photography business. If you’re new here, I would highly encourage you to […]

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Part 2 | Avoiding Legal Mistakes

How to Start a Photography Business | Part 2 | Avoiding Legal Mistakes Business Liability Insurance, Client Contracts, and other necessary legal stuff. In my previous article in this series, I used the analogy of board game squares to address the starting point (square 1) in How to Start a […]

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Photojournalism

The Right Place at the Right Time

It’s what photojournalism is all about.  The moment I took this photo it was immediately one of my favorites from 2014… One month after their wedding day, the bride’s grandfather passed away. Last October I turned 30. It was a weird feeling. No longer considered part of the “college age […]

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How to Use Manual Mode

Learn How To Shoot In Manual Mode. I asked several people what subject they most wanted me to write about and, by far, the most popular answer was how to shoot in manual mode. It’s that all powerful yet all confusing “M” setting on your camera dial, which many beginners […]

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What Lens Did You Use?

A guide to understanding How Lenses Work and How Focal Length Affects Perspective. It usually goes something like this: someone posts a photo that they’re proud of on their blog or Facebook. They get a bunch of likes and inevitably the question comes, “What lens did you use?” We’ve all done […]

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Why

Why Photography?

Why do I make photographs?   This is a question that I have wrestled with for some time now. Why is this something I’m passionate about? Why do images move my soul in ways that words never could? Why do I feel so compelled to constantly make new photographs? Why? […]

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