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Maria Piscopo  |  Apr 21, 2015  |  0 comments

Today’s wedding photography business uses many different self-promotional tools ranging from traditional bridal shows to social media advertising. No one photographer has the “right” way to run a wedding business; each photographer’s targeted wedding clientele, their individual photography style and business plan will dictate how differently they market and find clients.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Mar 11, 2017  |  0 comments

So while many wedding photographers react to a situation to capture the beauty they might see, Scott Robert, as he’s known in the industry, feels that as a photographer who’s charging $10,000 or more, he’s got to knock it out of the park every single time, no matter what. So he became a director of brides, grooms, and situations.

Lynne Eodice  |  Dec 01, 2004  |  0 comments

With Honda and Acura as major clients, having an automobile in his large cove studio is a frequent occurrence for photographer Jerry Garns. He's been shooting for American Honda Corporation since the late '80s, and his intricately lit detail shots of auto interiors and exteriors appear in the company's brochures, sales manuals, and on Acura's Website. And...

Lynne Eodice  |  Sep 01, 2004  |  1 comments

All photos by Mark Garten

 

As a third-generation shutterbug in his family, Mark Garten found his passion for photography in high gear by the early age of seven: "My father and grandfather were pharmacists by trade, but both were camera buffs."

In college, he attended the University of Michigan, where he started out as an engineering...

Lorraine A. DarConte  |  Mar 09, 2012  |  First Published: Feb 01, 2012  |  2 comments

Cristian Movila, who was born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1983, has four sisters whom he says taught him all about “emotions,” a trait he’s been able to successfully incorporate into his work. He also says he was drawn to the arts early in life. In elementary school, he learned to play the piano and the trumpet. Later, in grade school, he became interested in journalism while hosting a children’s radio program. Although he studied electronic engineering at the University of Polytechnic, Bucharest, over time he found himself increasingly concerned with social issues, and so he decided to become a photographer so he could capture the complexities of life “in a snapshot.”

Jim Corbran  |  Apr 07, 2014  |  First Published: Feb 01, 2014  |  0 comments

The idea for Phil Pantano’s photographic series, “The American Worker,” walked into his office at a local steel mill in Lackawanna, New York, where Pantano holds a day job as a computer analyst. The man who came through the door was Jay “Elvis” Borzillieri, a fourth-generation steelworker whose father died in the mill. It doesn’t matter to the story what Elvis stopped in for that day, but when Pantano looked into his face a flash went off in his mind.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Mar 29, 2016  |  0 comments

What we look at when we look at a Sandro portrait is an image that is as much about Sandro as it is about his subject. About that he is frank and fearless.

Joe Farace  |  May 01, 2018  |  1 comments

The following is something people tell me when I suggest using a plug-in or specialized software for enhancing or retouching portraits: “But you can do that in Photoshop!” That’s because when it comes to software for wedding, portrait, and boudoir photographs, everyone has an opinion—sometimes a strong one—even if they’re wrong.

Andrea Keister  |  Jul 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Aspiring model Bryan Stacks had previously worked with photographer Natasha Rawls, so when he suggested doing another photo shoot, she didn’t hesitate. In fact, she already had a location in mind: the Collierville Historic Train Depot in Collierville, Tennessee.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 17, 2018  |  0 comments

We love it when Photoshop pros share some of their insider tips and tricks with us. In the below video, photographer Irene Rudnyk does just that, sharing her “Top 10 Photoshop Hacks for Portraits.”

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2017  |  0 comments

This may be the first time we’ve invoked the laws of physics in a phography tutorial. But fear not, because the "Inverse Square Law" is a simple concept, at least as it pertains to photography, and it can have a big impact on your images.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Manny Ortiz is back with another portrait photography how-to video and this time he shows you three classic tips that will improve your photos. In the below tutorial, Ortiz once again calls on his lovely model wife Diana to pose so he can demonstrate how to use the following composition techniques to up your portrait game.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 26, 2019  |  0 comments

If you're still learning photography but want to break out of your comfort zone – aka AUTO mode on your camera – here are six easy photography tips to help you take the "training wheels" off. 

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter recently teamed up with fashion model Natalia Taylor to produce the fun, revealing and very tongue-in-cheek video below titled "Fashion Modeling Horror Stories – The Real Truth."

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 21, 2019  |  0 comments

Even experienced photographers can struggle with some of the technical aspects of photography. Consequently, everyone is bound to make a few mistakes.

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