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Radical Japanese Photography From the 1960s and ’70s

Early photography in Japan focused on commercial endeavors and represented a Western image of traditional Asian culture. Pioneering photographers …

How Photographers Plan to Step Up Their Game in 2016

Image by Omar Robles<p><i>All photos in this post used with permission from their owners.</i><p>Photographers always need to stay ahead of the curve and are …

4 Steps to Being an Entrepreneur Without Quitting Your Job | Inc.com

If you swivel your chair and can see everyone your business employs, then you all collectively are the company. But if you have a staff of more than 10, some semblance (or a lot of) organization structure, and some defined roles, then you're more likely part of close-knit family of smaller business …

7 lies investors tell themselves

After six years of rising U.S. stock prices, investors are no doubt richer. But they may be thinking a little less clearly.<p>“In a bull market, there’s …

The Basics of Posing a Bride for a Wedding Shoot

<i>All images by Angie Candella. Used with permission</i><p>Angie Candella is a wedding photographer based in Pittsburgh and who has gained lots of recognition …

The Ultimate Wedding Photography Checklist

I just got an email with an image detailing with what to me, is one of the most complete and organized wedding image checklists I’ve ever seen. Take …

Shortcut-S: An Intense 319-Key Keyboard Designed Specifically for Photoshop

Where Photoshop and other advanced image editing software is concerned, the standard keyboard is woefully outmatched. To get around this, Adobe and …

Great Tutorial: ’10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do’ in Photoshop CC

It’s likely one of the reasons Adobe decided to shift to a subscription model was so that they could bring in more beginners and amateurs that had …

Top 7 Ways to Control Impulse Spending

As we enter the holiday season and approach Cyber Monday, opportunities for impulse shopping abound. Amazon One-Click, online flash deals, …

20 Things Your Vacation Is Teaching You About Money (And Life)

The phrase “personal finance” makes us think of debt, saving for retirement, insurance, and other dreary subjects.<p>“Vacation,” on the other hand, evokes beaches, hammocks and margaritas … as in, “Today, I watched the sun set over the beach while while lying in a hammock, sipping a margarita.”<p>But the …

9 Sources Of Inspiration For Highly Successful People

LinkedIn recently published a series featuring a wide range of things that can provide inspiration.<p>In the series titled "What Inspires Me," LinkedIn Influencers shared what keeps them working, from a harsh rejection they received at the beginning of their career to the hard-working people they see …

Why Do Photographers Fail?

I apologize in advance for this lengthy post. It may be too ethereal for some of you. But when I get the urge to write these sorts of posts, I’ve …

Consumer Strength: The Power of Social Media

A year ago I joined <b>Trip Advisor.</b> The reason was a request from one of our favorite local restaurants who asked us to put up a post. This is a “Mom …

How to Shoot a Picture Perfect Beach Portrait

Have you ever wondered how to shoot a beach portrait like a pro?<p>It's not difficult. But… it's also not as easy as you might think. Let's take a look …

What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Creativity

You could draw up a long list of all of the lessons for success that Steve Jobs has passed on to the world around him. His talent for public speaking …

In Search of the Perfect Client

Bad clients are easy to describe. We’ve all had them and in more than twelve years of freelancing I’ve had my fair share. I’ve had clients who paid …

12 Years of Lessons Learned as a Freelancer

When I started freelancing a dozen years ago, it was meant to be a stopgap. The Web company I’d been working for had popped with the Internet bubble …