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  • 8 Things That Successful Photographers Do

    8 Things Every Successful Photographer Does

    One of the best ways to determine the path to success is to study the paths and careers that the most successful people have taken. Everyone wants to be successful. The challenge is that too many people choose the wrong definition of success. Merriam-Webster defines success using these examples: : degree or measure of succeeding…

  • Stop Making Excuses

    Stop Making Excuses and You Will Improve Your Photography

    I frequently consult with photographers who are trying to improve their photography or make more money in their business efforts and recently I noticed a trend.  A trend where photographers lament that they are struggling to improve their work or make more money, yet for every struggle and problem that they face, they have excuses,…

  • Under Promise and Over Deliver

    Under Promise & Over Deliver is the WRONG Approach for Photographers

    I first heard Under-Promise and Over-Deliver from an early mentor way back in my twenties.  It is an aphorism. Aphorisms, like clichés are those pithy, often overused observations that contain a general truth, like, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  I mean, it makes sense right?  Set the expectations low and over deliver on…

  • Most Valuable Learning Technique That Most Photographers Ignore

    The Most Valuable Learning Technique That Most Photographers Ignore

    For years now, I have been telling photographers “Don’t be afraid to suck”. Unfortunately most new and young photographers are afraid to suck, and they avoid the absolute best learning habit that exists — failure. Science has proven in numerous ways that embracing failure is a great way to fast track your learning process. I…

  • Fix it in post

    The problem with “Fix it in post” and “Get it right in the camera”

    It’s time we put some updated sensibilities’ behind the statements “fix it in post” and “getting it right in the camera”.   A few people mentioned these phrases to me recently and honestly I was surprised to hear how they interpreted the meaning behind them.  I was even more surprised and disappointed when I posted…

  • Blinking in photographs

    Blinking in photographs. Stop blaming your subjects!

    You’re the one holding the camera. Nobody made you photograph the blink so you have to take the blame. Table of contentsFacts about BlinkingWhat causes the blinks in photographs?How to minimize the amount of blinkingThe other kind of blinking subjectSo remember… Blinking is a problem that every photographer deals with and while it frustrates many,…

  • 7 Things My Subjects Have Taught Me About Photography

    7 Things My Subjects Have Taught Me About Photography

    Learning to be a better photographer is not all about learning photography. Especially if you want to photograph people. Don’t get me wrong, you still need to read your camera manual, learn about exposure controls, Depth of Field and the dreaded Inverse Square Law. Let’s face it, there is no way to really master photography…

  • 9 Behaviors that GREAT Photographers embrace

    9 Behaviors That GREAT Photographers Embrace

    We all look at the most successful photographers and wonder what would it take to “be them”. There are some things that we can point to with certainty that are key to their success. Skills, intelligence and very importantly discipline. You have probably heard the phrase “Work smarter, not harder”. My experience has shown that…

  • The COVID-19 Virus is impacting the photography industry – What should we do about it?

    I also discussed this topic and answered questions during TOGCHAT LIVE on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 COVID-19 – Coronavirus. It’s officially a pandemic and this situation is beginning to have a major impact on the photography industry at all levels, and there is no reason to think that it is not going to get worse…

  • Flickr needs your help!

    Flickr Needs Your Help… Should you care? Should you help?

    In case you are really new to photography and haven’t heard of Flickr.  Flickr is the world’s largest online photographer-focused community. Flickr is an online photo management and sharing community that is used by over 100 million photographers worldwide. Flickr boasts that it hosts tens of billions of photos as well as over 2 million…

  • It is time to hold the photo industry media accountable!

    It is time to hold the photo industry media accountable!

    I am so disappointed! First and foremost – I am disappointed with the companies that make our cameras. Not just my brand – Olympus, but all of them… Canon – Nikon – Sony – Fuji – Panasonic – all of them. Secondly – I am disappointed in photography YouTubers who make videos about gear. I…

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