I love stories of how people pursue their passion of photography and the resulting beauty that they create! My friend Mike Washington's story is inspiring...enjoy! -Jill I have always taken snapshots for a long as I can remember. I had no formal training at all, and I would just point the camera … [Read more...] about Zero to Hero | My Amateur to Pro Story
Sharing my friend Cindy and her journey with you today. She is an amazing photographer who has flipped her life upside-down in the last three years. She started living and is doing the things she wants to do and loving more and being loved more. There is no substitute for finding something to do … [Read more...] about Candid Advice and Encouragement for Starting your Photography Business and Pursuing your Dreams
I am a believer in BALANCE! I do not believe I can do everything. So I am constantly asking myself in my life..."What is the most important thing to work on today?". I put one foot in front of the other and I try not to worry about all the things I could be doing. You have to decide what is most … [Read more...] about 3 New Year’s Resolutions for the Pro Photographer
I know we have entered this relationship (you reading what I'm preaching) with you feeling denial. You really want to keep on believing that you are fine without a blog...that your business will grow organically...or by word of mouth. But you are here, so you must have heard other photographers … [Read more...] about Blogging for Photographers: Why you should have a Blog!
Sometimes it seems like being organized is a full time job. By the time you sort all your clients and your files and your folders and your sessions, who has time to take any pictures? I am no expert, but I do consider myself a lover of organization and a constant learner when it comes to business … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Organize your Photography Business and your LIFE!
It’s Halloween so I thought we could gather ‘round the virtual campfire and I can tell some stories…some HORROR stories! Like, the scariest kind of stories for a photographer…stories of losing files. You think it won’t happen to you. You love that happy place where you... think you are … [Read more...] about Horror Stories of Losing Files | Backup Your Computer!
I was recently hanging out in a forum where someone was asking how to make a Matte look on their images. Then when someone said that it is done with the Tone Curve, she was totally lost. And I know why! Because you have to make a small change to your Lightroom Tone Curve before it can be used like … [Read more...] about Lightroom Tone Curve Tutorial & Free Matte Preset
I've been a Sony shooter always. And it warms my heart as I hear more and more chatter about the translucent mirror and mirrorless technologies and Sony's great strides in digital imagery! Lately I am hearing of more and more high-profile photographers who have switched to Sony...and PREACHING … [Read more...] about 6 Photographers who have switched to Sony…from Nikon or Canon
Lightroom 5 Crop Tool Overlay with Guest Blogger Courtney Slazinik The new Lightroom 5 has a unique feature that will help you crop your image for print. When you take a photo in your camera the ratio is 2:3 which prints a 4x6 photo. However, if you are wanting to print an 8x10 or 4:5 ratio then … [Read more...] about Crop Tool Overlay | Lightroom Tutorial
Lightroom 5 Smart Previews with Guest Blogger Andrew Childress With each edition of Lightroom, Adobe adds a long list of features. Lightroom 5 was no exception, and one of my favorite new features is the addition of smart previews. With smart previews, we don't have to have the images stored on … [Read more...] about Lightroom 5 Smart Previews Tutorial