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RAW vs. JPEG – Deciding which is best for you

Yes, RAW vs. JPEG, the seemingly endless debate, almost as bad as Mac vs. PC or Film vs. Digital and people have been asking me to write up an article on this based on my opinion and experience and I have really put this article off for a long time as I wanted to be as unbiased in how I write this given that this is a very biased topic.

Learning to shoot in manual mode 20

Learning to shoot in manual mode

While today’s cameras do a pretty good job when in fully automatic mode, in order to make the most of your camera you should learn how to use your camera on the manual setting. To go full manual you will need to have an understanding of shutter speed, aperture settings, and ISO speed. In this article we will get you going and get you shooting like a pro.

Podcast #71 – Conversation with Jules Bianchi – Talking about lighting 3

Podcast #71 – Conversation with Jules Bianchi – Talking about lighting

Kerry and Jules talk about lighting and the differences between controlled studio lighting and on-the-fly lighting such as engagements and weddings. Kerry and Jules also announce their upcoming workshop on Jan 26th. For more...

Podcast #50 – Conversation with Gene Higa – Finding your niche 6

Podcast #50 – Conversation with Gene Higa – Finding your niche

Kerry and David talk with destination wedding photographer Gene Higa about how to discover and then promote your own niche or uniqueness.

The topic should apply to any type of photographer, not just wedding photographers as everyone should try to find what separates them from others and makes themselves unique.

Podcast #49 – Conversation with John Mireles – Using Contracts in your photography business 7

Podcast #49 – Conversation with John Mireles – Using Contracts in your photography business

Kerry and David talk to John Mireles from Photographer’s Toolkit fame to discuss using contracts in your photography business. during the talk we cover what elements make up a good contract, how to present a contract to clients, and why you need to have a solid contract.

Podcast #45 – Conversation with Candice Cunningham – LA Wedding Photographer 7

Podcast #45 – Conversation with Candice Cunningham – LA Wedding Photographer

Candice Cunningham is a wedding photographer from Ventura California (near Los Angeles) who has been perfecting her craft for the past seven years and managed to do FIFTY weddings last year. With this much experience under her belt, Candice talks to use about gettnig ready, dealing with clients, thank you cards, and much more.

While this show is pretty “wedding photography” heavy, the contents such as dealing with customers and doing things to make them feel special apply to virtually any aspect of photography.

Podcast #42 – Conversation with Jim Divitale – Using Speciality Lenses in Commercial Photography 5

Podcast #42 – Conversation with Jim Divitale – Using Speciality Lenses in Commercial Photography

Kerry talks to Jim Divitale about using speciality lenses like the Lensbaby Composer in commercial shoots. Jim talks about how to tell clients about the effects, how to prepare for a shoot, and the comparision between the effect of of a Lensbaby versus a Tlt-Shift and 4×5 View camera.

Kerry guests on Aaron Dieppa’s The Big Picture 4

Kerry guests on Aaron Dieppa’s The Big Picture

For those of you who haven’t heard about Aaron Dieppa, he is an Orange County photographer who came up with an insane idea to try to do a daily video blog for an entire year. To say that he has taken on quite a challenge is an understatement but he has been doing a great job so far. Be sure and check out The Big Picture at http://www.aarondieppa.com for all the back espisodes. This week however, I am thrilled that Aaron asked me to be a guest on the show and we talked for quite a while about Camera Dojo and the industry, so much so that he needed to break it up into three shows.

ExposureManager Announces Premium Subscription 0

ExposureManager Announces Premium Subscription

ExposureManager (www.exposuremanager.com), a customizable full-service online sales resource for photographers, announces a new Premium Subscription service created to help increase print and merchandise sales for photographers. ExposureManager’s behind-the-scenes marketing support provides a convenient e-commerce solution for busy photographers through every step from order placement to print production and shipping of the final product.

Vanguard announces new product lines at PMA 2

Vanguard announces new product lines at PMA

Las Vegas — VANGUARD, one the global leader’ in high-quality photography accessories, today introduced Alta Pro, the world’s most innovative tripod with advanced flexibility and stability, at the Photo Marketing Association conference, PMA 09, in Las Vegas.

Unlike traditional tripods, Alta Pro’s Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) System allows users to move the central column as needed from zero to
130-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions. This allows more angle possibilities than any tripod on the market but its solid design…

onOne Software’s Plug-In Suite 4.5 and FocalPoint 1.1 Now Available 0

onOne Software’s Plug-In Suite 4.5 and FocalPoint 1.1 Now Available

onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers, today announced the immediate availability of Plug-in Suite 4.5 and FocalPoint 1.1. Plug-In Suite 4.5 is the latest version of onOne Software’s Photoshop® plug-in collection, which combines the recently announced FocalPoint 1.1, Genuine Fractals 6 Professional Edition, PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition and PhotoFrame 4 Professional Edition in addition to Mask Pro 4 and PhotoTune 2.2.

WPPI Highlights – Part 2 – Video Interviews 10

WPPI Highlights – Part 2 – Video Interviews

In today’s WPPI highlights we talk to the folks at A Portrait Project to learn more about this incredible new foundation that provides photographs to women who have been victims of abuse so that they can start rebuilding their new lives, there new site will be up and running soon and we will post more information as it becomes available. We also talk to Jennifer from Triple Scoop Music (http://triplescoopmusic.com) and Ron Henry from BlackRapid, makers of the R-Strap (http://blackrapid.com).

Pictage announces new Pictage Lite service 12

Pictage announces new Pictage Lite service

While many big-name photographers have used Pictage for their print fullfillment service, the cost was outside of the realm of photographers that are just getting started or don’t do very many jobs per year. With a growing number of photographers looking to get started with Pictage but needing to start smaller, Pictage has announced Pictage Lite.

WPPI Highlights Part 1 6

WPPI Highlights Part 1

This WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) has been a great show already with tons of great speakers, two huge ballrooms of vendors, and lots of great networking with other photographers. Unfortunately you can’t be in multiple places at the same time so you have to pick and choose which speakers to go see.

Podcast #36 – Conversation with Pictage CEO Jason Kiefer 11

Podcast #36 – Conversation with Pictage CEO Jason Kiefer

Kerry and David talk to Jason Kiefer, the CEO of Pictage, to discuss how photographers can get more revenue by selling prints and how to maximize those print sales by understanding who it is that is buying the prints.

Podcast #35 – Conversation with Vu Bui on using video effectively in your photography business 2

Podcast #35 – Conversation with Vu Bui on using video effectively in your photography business

Kerry and David talk with Vui Bui on the effective use of video in marketing and promoting your photography business and where video fits (or doesnt fit) into the photographer’s business.