Maggie McTavish

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The Essential Guide To Writing Amazing, Quite Clickable Email Subject Lines

Your path to a better subject lines: Make them super searchable, readily actionable, and possibly edible.<p>When we talk about how to get better at email, we tend to dwell in the body text, which, as we’ve learned, needs to be clearly purposeful, easy to reply to, and, ideally, no more than five …

Headshot Photography Techniques

Peter Hurley believes he has the coolest job you could ever have. He arrived at his headshot photography career through trial and error. Just like …

How to Use Lightroom 5

Apart from its popular photo editing features, Lightroom is a valuable organizational tool for photographers. When using Adobe’s Lightroom 5 for the …

Getting Great Portraits At Sunset

I try to take advantage of natural light for shooting portraits whenever I can. It’s important to recognize the ways different types of natural light …

Tutorial: Setting up a Slow-Motion Photo Booth

A couple of weeks ago, Seattle-based production group Super Frog Saves Tokyo took the Internet by storm with their slow-motion photo booth footage …

New Webinar: The Wedding Photographer’s Pre-Event Checklist

As a wedding photographer, you’re likely fun, bubbly and creative – but are you also exceedingly organized? Do you start preparing for a wedding …

Proven Beginner Tips for Wedding Photography

So, you’ve bought your first DSLR camera. You’ve familiarized yourself with it and are just starting to get comfortable with taking quality shots, …

How I Shot It: Food Photography

A post by freelance commercial and editorial photographer, food stylist & writer -Andrew Scrivani – one of the course presenters at next weeks …

Photography

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm. Ordinarily, such a goal would seem utopian, were it not for the fact that …

How to Change a Camera Lens Quickly

How fast can you change a camera lens? In this short demonstration, Jasmine Star, an international wedding photographer, shows how she swaps out …

Cameras

How to Photograph the Milky Way in 12 Steps (With 6 Epic Examples)

I don’t recall ever meeting anyone who claimed to not be fascinated to some degree by the night sky. There’s just something hypnotic about gazing …

Five tips for a perfect exposure

Digital cameras make it incredibly easy to take a photo at the correct exposure. There are several tools in your SLR that remove the guesswork from …

How to Create this "Fight Club" Inspired Portrait using One Light

By Gina Milicia – author of our brand new Portrait Lighting eBook. Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about …

Understanding Reciprocity in Photography

Reciprocity is the law of the relationship between shutter and aperture. It stipulates that one stop increase in aperture is equivalent to the …

Natural Light: Making the Most of Hard Light

In a previous article I explored ways of taking photos in soft light. Today, I’d like to look at the opposite of that, and discuss the idea of taking …

Photo Portfolio Tips: Setting the Tone and Refining an Audience

Amanda Sosa Stone has been working with award-winning photographers from around the world for over 10 years. Based in Florida, as a freelance …

Color in Filmmaking: From the First Color Photograph to Digital Color Manipulation

Long before there was any way to capture colors on film, filmmakers were hand painting their short movies frame by frame to breathe life into …