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Magic Monday: Starting a Photo Business Part 3

Part 1 Part 2 Building a Portfolio Before talking about portfolio at all, it’s important to ask yourself one question. “What do I want to focus on in a photography business?” Weddings, Bridals, Engagements, Families, Kids, Seniors, Babies, Newborns, Maternity, Studio lighting or natural lighting?,  Commercial…etc. etc. etc.  There are a lot of areas. When […]

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Magic Monday: Starting a Photo Business Part 2

“Saying a camera takes nice pictures is like saying a guitar plays nice melodies.”  –Angelino Pan y Vino Loved this recent article that so eloquently confirms our discussion last week, in understanding the skill to work your camera :) So you now understand how to shoot in manual, you understand the functions of your camera… […]

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Magic Monday! Starting a Photography Business Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts for anyone interested in starting their own photography business.   I know that the market seems over saturated with self proclaimed “professionals” since the boom of digital photography, but if there is one thing that I have noticed, it is the gap between “mediocrity” and “great”.  This […]

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Magic Monday: Where to Print…

Ever been diamond ring shopping?!  There’s nothing quite like seeing the amazing shimmer of a diamond featured in a luxurious jewelry shop.  Ever notice how clean the ring is, and how the lights in the shop are designed specifically to highlight the cut and reflections of light that the diamond casts? I love getting my […]

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Magic Monday: Imitation vs. Inspiration

Heard at Ignite Wilmington, from artist Jeff Schaller: Somebody once said about my paintings, “I could of done that.” I replied, “But you didn’t and I did. Now you can’t because I did and that would be copying.” I love this! I know that “copying” or “imitation” can be a very touchy subject among artists […]

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Magic Monday: My main referral

I’m asked quite often what equipment I recommend.  What is the one thing that is going to turn your pictures into magic?  Is there a brand of camera?  The perfect camera body model?  The perfect lens? First of all, I’m totally convinced that #1. People need to learn how to use the camera they have. […]

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Magic Monday: Get out of the Rut

I trained as a concert pianist for over twenty years.  I still believe that I could have been really great, but I lacked one minor (or slightly major) quality.  The ability to give myself entirely to the art.  There were always too many other alluring interests that also captured my attention: theater, composing music, reading, […]

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