Three Great Uses For High-Speed Flash Sync

High-speed sync is a versatile tool. Here’s how to put it to good use.
By William Sawalich
I tend to think of strobes and flashes as fairly simple lighting tools, even when they’re high-tech and capable of doing all sorts of things like TTL metering and wireless communication. But the one bit of high-tech wizardry that I regularly employ with my flash is high-speed synchronization. Both Nikon…

The Invaluable Internet Investment

Strategies for using websites and social media to build an audience for your photo business
Tracey Clark
There's no disputing the fact that the Internet can be an invaluable resource for any burgeoning photography business, but when you start leveraging it as a tool for business growth, the real benefits come into focus. There are a number of strategies you can explore to take advantage of the…

A Creative Push

See what happens when you leave your comfort zone
By Tracey Clark Of Shutter Sisters
For me, photography started off as a job, not a hobby. It doesn't happen like that for everyone. I've more often heard stories of how the passion for photography came long before making it a profession. But, landing a photography position right out of college, and quite by accident, I…

A New Take On Wedding Photography

10 insights for creating stunning art that will resonate with contemporary clients
Text & photography By Sal Cincotta
Being a wedding photographer can be one of the most glamorous—and most stressful—jobs in the world. Depends on the day, I suppose. One thing's for sure, when it's all said and done, it's one of the most rewarding things I've done in my life. Think about it: We're responsible for…

Starting Your Photo Business

Address these important steps and details to set a foundation for a successful studio
By William Sawalich
There's more to running a successful photography business than making great pictures. Lots of folks make great pictures—it's the ones who understand how to run a business that make it work for the long haul. Here's a primer of business basics if you're thinking about setting up shop. 1. Identify…

Why Chimping is Good!

The screen on the back of your camera provides invaluable feedback
By William Sawalich
Do you know what “chimping” is? Chimping is a derogatory term for looking at the LCD on the back of the camera after an exposure. I don’t know why we’re compared to chimpanzees when we look at the back of the camera, but that’s the term that took hold. Here’s…
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