Creating and Branding Your Style

Jun 10, 2020

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken….  A quote from Oscar Wilde.  Every time I read this, I realize how important it is to remember.  Before you can “Brand your Style,” you must first create one.  As an artist, I’m consistently looking for ways to be unique and different while still loving my work and…

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How I Got the Shot with Jared Platt

Jun 8, 2020

Jared Platt is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Jared holds a Masters of Fine Arts in the Photographic Studies and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University and has been a professional photographer and college educator for the past 12 years and has been a speaking, debating…

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How I Got the Shot: Jessica Amerson

Jun 1, 2020

Jessica Amerson is a Nashville-based and traveling photography specializing in fashion, lifestyle and portrait. Check out her Instagram @jessica_amerson or visit her personal website. What was the concept of the shoot?  The concept for this shoot was a loose ethereal storyline. I am so drawn to movement and telling a story in my work, whether…

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Photographer Spotlight: Dalton Stiles

May 12, 2020

Dalton Stiles is a contemporary, editorial portrait photographer based in Pennsylvania, specializing in contemporary magazine-style portraiture for men, women, and couples. Follow him on Instagram @stilesportrait and his personal website. I would describe my style of photography as…  My photography used to be separated by commercial portraiture and conceptual fine art driven work. But as…

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How I Got the Shot: Alex Workman

May 11, 2020

Alex Workman is a Florida-based photographer, where he and his wife Chelsea deem themselves a husband and wife photography team. In 2016, they started The Workmans, a company focused on commercial photography & creating short films for businesses, organizations, agencies and individuals, equipping them to better tell their story. Visit them via Instagram and…

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Photographer Spotlight: Justin Piccari

May 6, 2020

Justin Piccari is a Los Angeles-based photographer specializing in high-contrast, low-light, and cinematographic imagery called “Reality: Enhanced.” Visit his Instagram @Jpiccari or visit his personal website. I would describe my style of photography as… I would describe my style of photography as Reality: Enhanced. I’m all about contrast, saturation, and vibrance. I love making things…

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Photographer Spotlight: Giancarlo Pawelec

May 5, 2020

Toronto-based photographer Giancarlo Pawelec has always been involved in the arts – from oil painting, to graffiti during the “rebellious teenage years”, and finally photography. His self-taught career spans nearly two decades, having started with automotive editorials before moving into portrait (fashion/beauty) and commercial work. What are 5 words you would use to describe the…

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How I Got the Shot: Tommy Reynolds

Apr 30, 2020

Tommy Reynolds is a UK-based travel and portrait photographer. Follow his Instagram at @tommyreynolds89 or visit his website. What was the concept of the shoot? What setup and lighting did you use to get the shot? Can someone take my portrait from across the Internet while adhering to social distancing? A question Steven Butler-Mattin (featured…

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Does Your Photography Brand Do Its Part To Build Your Business?

Apr 24, 2020

Have you ever wondered what the most memorable impression you leave in your customers’ minds? Once a photo assignment or commission is complete? That’s your brand. Whether it is on a personal level or a more structured business environment, a brand, like a person, can be viewed as dependable or undependable; principled or opportunistic; caring or capricious. That indelible impression you…

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