Andy Librian

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Macro Photographer Teresa Franco Shares Her Best Phoneography Tips!

Scenario: A ladybug turns your shoulder into its new resting spot. What do you do?<p>Some might say <i>Make a wish</i>. Teresa Franco? She’d say <i>Take a …

Three Tricks for Faking Depth of Field in Your Photos

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>There was a time when you’d want to stare at a photo for hours but couldn’t quite put your finger on <i>why</i>.<p>Then you …

The Kick: Control LightingWirelessly w/ your Phone!

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>The right light can go a long way. A wirelessly controlled, fully customizable light will take you even …

The Best Tips & Tools for Freelance Photographers

<i>[Today’s guide comes from awesome photographer and Photojojo pal, Helena Price!]</i><p>Being a photographer is regarded as one of the coolest jobs on the …

How to Shoot Portraits without People

Here’s a riddle! Or the <i>toughest photo assignment ever</i>.<p>How do you shoot a portrait without any people in it? Or a landscape without any land?<p>While …

How to Make a Mini Light Studio Using School Supplies

When school’s out, most kids are thinkin’ “Oh man, summer’s here!”<p>Us? We’re thinkin’ “What are we gonna do with <i>all these binders</i>???”<p>Staring at …

Light that Fire: A Guide to Finding Photo Inspiration at the Library

Photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Dear Mr. Dewey, Please point me in the direction of the photography books. Thank you. Love, A photographer in need of a …

Use Computer Errors to Make Your Photos Amazing.

Datamoshing sounds kinda like that fun thing you used to do when Slipknot came on the radio in 2002.<p>While pushing some punks around is totally fun, …

Faces of Water -- Making Photograms of Water

Moses Hacmon came up with one of the best photographic riddles we’ve ever heard.<p>How do you make a photogram of water if it’s clear? Light would just …

Build Your Own DIY Slide Light

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Are you ready to come along on a fantastic voyage? No time travel to throwback music videos required.<p>We were …

How One Nature Photographer Turned Her Passion Into a Business

Photo by Jody MacDonald<p>Jody MacDonald calls herself a documentary and sports photographer, but she’s also a paragliding photographer, paddleboarding …

Back to Basics: Panorama Photography Tips for Nature Photographers

Photo by Mike Cavaroc<p>Panoramic images have long been used to capture a wide angle view that the human eye cannot naturally take in all at once. In …

Introducing Beam: A New Platform for Cutting Edge Portfolio Websites

Today, PhotoShelter is introducing something new to the photography community, and it’s called <b>Beam</b>. Beam is our brand-new platform for building a …

Wedding Photographer Discusses Why She Switched to Beam

It’s no secret that competition in the wedding photography industry has gotten fierce. One of the best ways to stand out from the crowd and build a …

New Webinar! From Camera to Delivery: Streamlining Your Digital Workflow

Professional photographers spend years streamlining their digital workflow and finding the best systems to make their lives – and their clients’ …

Back to Basics: Fun Ideas for Kids Portraits

Photo by Kara Lamm<p>Getting kids to relax and have fun in front of the camera can be the trickiest part of taking kids’ portraits. They’re often either …

How To Attract Clients With Great Custom Web Pages

As much as we talk about how important your business’ unique branding is for your website, the truth is that a custom logo and carefully selected …

New Guide: Growing Your Sports Photography Business

In our latest free guide, <i>Growing Your Sports Photography</i> <b>Business</b>, we offer an in-depth look at the sports photography industry today. This …

Instagram Secrets from a Pro Sports Photographer

Photos by Michael Zagaris and Brad Mangin<p>I am constantly preaching the power of photographing your niche, and here’s one more example of just how …

11 Things Photographers Wish They Knew Before Going Freelance

In theory, freelancing is a great option – be your own boss, choose your own projects, make your own money. But the reality is that creating a …

Confessions Of A Pro Photographer: Corey Rich's Top 4 Photo Bombs

Before we dive into this guest post, we want to say how thrilled we are to see Corey Rich launch his new Beam site! We’re loving the way his …

Storytelling On Location with Corey Rich

Many of us are blessed to go on vacation every year and see a part of the world. Corey Rich gets to go on such trips for a living. Corey is one of …

Calling All Portrait Photographers: New Guide on Growing Your Business

We just released our 32nd free guide on one of the meatiest topics yet – portrait photography. In fact, the portrait photographers we interviewed for …

Insights On 3 Options For Portrait Photography Pricing

The key to any successful business is understanding how much you need to make in order to stay in business, and what your ideal client is willing to …

So You're Going to Shoot A Wedding: Part 2 of 3 [Day Of]

If you want to know how to photograph a wedding, there are ton of books on the subject but the truth is nothing is going to be a greater lesson than …

How Capturing Expressive Eyes Can Be The Key To Good Portraiture

If you look at some of the most famous photographs in history, such as Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl, or much of …

Portrait Photography: How to Photograph People in the Harsh Midday Sun

Great tips and tricks on overcoming the harsh mid-day sun to create beautiful portraits on either side of the “golden hours” The Golden Time The best …

Photographing Tweens and Teens

Booking teens and tweens for photo shoots is always fun. They have so much energy and enthusiasm and it really shows once they step in front of the …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

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