Jessie Mallett

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So You're Going to Shoot A Wedding: Part 3 of 3 [editing, etc.]

It’s done. You survived it. It was the longest day of your photography career, you’re exhausted, and all you can think about is how right I was (it’s …

Photography

Composition and the Power of Line

Lines are all around us in photography. Conscious use of line can add depth or dynamism to your composition. Let me show you what I mean. Take a look …

Digital Photography

Seeing and Street Photography

The next time you are out shooting street photography, try this. Put your camera down at your side and just look around for awhile. Watch things …

Street Photography

10 Tips for Creating Great Family Portraits

With my background being in classic style studio portraiture (aka “boring”), and 25 years experience photographing portraits and weddings, I have a …

3 of My Favorite Photography Books

We are all familiar with the old refrain, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who can’t teach, teach gym.” I’m still not sure about …

Photography

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 …

The Lone Ranger

It's Not Always Sunsets and Kittens: Photographing the Tougher things in Life

Not every shoot I’ve done is full of lollipop promises, cute matching (but not too matching) outfits, and happy families throwing their kids up into …

Photography

5 Important Components of a Powerful Image

An award winning travel photographer names his 5 most important factors that contribute to powerful images.

Photography

5 Tips for Staying Infatuated With Photography

It takes a lot to hold my interest. Scratch that—it takes a lot to get my interest, then hold it, and finally (and especially) to keep it. This makes …

Digital Photography

4 Fun Tricks to Enhance Your Photos With Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool

A few weeks ago I shared some key tips on how to get a lot out of Lightroom by using only a handful of sliders and while this is a great place to …

5 Ways to Strengthen the Message and Story of Your Photographs

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Photographers decide what is in the frame and what is not. We cant always control every single item the frame. We can …

Digital Photography

Colour Composition: Using Subtle Colour

In my last article I wrote about using colour boldly. Today I’m going to look at ways you can use colour in a much subtler, gentler fashion. Bold …

Digital Photography

So You’re Going to Shoot A Wedding: Part 1 of 3 [Preparation]

About 5 seconds after I purchased my first professional camera, long before I hung a shingle or had any idea of what I was doing, the requests to …

Weddings

TetherTools - Shooting Tethered and other Fun Things..

We had a look at the AERO from Tether Tools a while back (Read that review here) well, I’ve been in touch with the photographer who did that review …

Photography

Before and After: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your challenge is to take and/or process an image on the theme of ‘Before and After‘. This idea was submitted by a number of readers on our …

Digital Photography

Awash In Light: High Key Portraiture

When shooting portraits, the very first decision I make is what look I’m going for. The answer to that question lies directly in how I want to light …

Digital Photography

7 Simple Ways a Blog Can Get You More Photography Clients

By Ramsay Taplin Are you a photographer who dreams of taking your photography business to the next level? Well, one of the things that creative …

Photography

Long Exposure Photography and the Square Format

The rise in popularity of digital cameras over the past decade has coincided with the emergence of a new genre of photography – long exposure …

Photography

Soft Flattering Color Portraits in Lightroom 4 and Lightroom 5

Introduction The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to …

Tutorials

Photographing Adults: the Hardest Group of All

Step one: surround them with kids or puppies or something so they relax and act normal. Okay, fine. That’s not always possible. It’s hard to get your …

Puppies

Dust and Fight: Behind the Scenes of This Spectacular Photo Series

Last year we shared a behind the scenes video that showed some of what went into shooting this amazing ‘dust’ and ‘dance image’. Since then …

Photography

3 Reasons to Shoot Vertical Aspect Landscapes and 6 Tips on How to Shoot Them

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography eBook. The majority of landscape images are photographed in the horizontal …

5 Steps to Building More Powerful Images

A Guest Contribution by Dan Bailey We photographers seem to have it easy. Whereas most artists spend anywhere from hours, to months to years to …

Digital Photography

7 Ways To Create Authentic & Powerful Portraits

by Steven McConnell Do you remember the time you were learning to drive a car? If you’re like most people, it began as a purely technical, logical …

Photography

Prints vs. CDs: When Business Strategies Collide

There seems to be a constant war waged between photographers who sell prints and the “shoot and burn” photographers that give their clients a disc …

Digital Photography

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 …

Tweens

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 …

4 Ways To Make Money As A Photographer

Wouldn’t it be nice to make money doing something you love – even if it were just enough to cover the costs of that hobby? I’m going to share with …

How to Restore Old, Damaged Photos

Perhaps one of the most important things we do as portrait photographers is preserve memories. While the digital era and its ever-evolving technology …

Shooting With Intent

A good friend of mine is passionate about photography, and she recently acquired a reminder of the way she approaches photography. A tattoo that …

Digital Photography