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Peanut Butter, Honey, and Drool: The Life of a Pet Photographer

Beginner Photography Tips For Better Composition and Framing

Beginner Photography Tips For Better Composition and Framing
Subtle changes in how you frame and compose the subject in your digital photography can make a huge difference in the overall quality of your shot and quickly make a good photo better. During his Nature and Landscape Photography class, John Greengo offered up seven easy beginner photography tips for better framing — and great photos. ...

5 Golden Rules To Attract The Right Clients And Grow Your Business

5 Golden Rules To Attract The Right Clients And Grow Your Business
If you’re a business owner, consultant, or freelancer, you’ve undoubtedly been through the struggle of trying to grow your business without breaking the bank. In fact, chances are, the desire to acquire more clients, sell higher value services, or ship more products will consistently be part of your business plan. And it should be!...

Photographers: Don’t Forget To Document Your Big Life Moments

Photographers: Don’t Forget To Document Your Big Life Moments
It’s been almost 17 years since I first picked up any kind of camera and it feels like all of that time spent behind the lens has been training for the day of my son’s birth. As a professional portrait and wedding photographer, newborn photography isn’t my comfort zone. I, like many, am someone who is paid to document the lives of others and their families, not my own......

How to Become a Creative Entrepreneur

How to Become a Creative Entrepreneur
What does it mean to be a creative entrepreneur? If you work in a creative field—photography, writing, design, film, music, etc—and you are self-employed, running a business where you have clients who pay for your creative talents, whether in the form of a service or a product, then you can call yourself a creative entrepreneur....

The Business of Photography 101

The Business of Photography 101
People are often compelled to start a photography business simply because they love to create images. If this sounds familiar, you know you can save yourself precious time, heartache and likely thousands of dollars by giving your images away for FREE....

The Best Ways to Organize Photos for Any Photographer

The Best Ways to Organize Photos for Any Photographer
I take approximately 300,000 images every year. Between my client work, personal projects and simply creating a record of my life, I have a lot of data to manage. In the beginning......

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Photoshop Week

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Photoshop Week
Photoshop Week is an extra exciting time, but with so many courses and  events, it can be helpful to have a game plan to ensure you get the most from all the courses and instructors. Here’s 5 tips to help you come away with basic Photoshop skills and more....

3 Questions with Chase Jarvis to Help Inspire Your Creativity

3 Questions with Chase Jarvis to Help Inspire Your Creativity
To continue celebrating our birthday month, we sat down with our founder Chase Jarvis to learn some of the lesser known facts about his background and the inspiration for CreativeLive. ...

6 Everyday Objects You Can Use As Props For Newborn And Baby Photography

6 Everyday Objects You Can Use As Props For Newborn And Baby Photography
Baby photography is a huge industry, with photographers specializing in capturing memorable photos of newborns. And while costuming is a huge part of that — especially for......

CreativeLive Turns 8! A Look Back at Our Top Classes

CreativeLive Turns 8! A Look Back at Our Top Classes
CreativeLive recently turned 8 years old and they're celebrating by taking a stroll down memory lane! They highlighted (and discounted!) the top class from each year since our very first in 2010. ...

The Hidden Challenges of Digital Photography with Michael Clark

The Hidden Challenges of Digital Photography with Michael Clark
Digital photography seems so easy, and in some respects it is. Point, shoot, view the result, correct issues and shoot again. But for those who want to take their digital photography up a notch, capturing the image is just the start of the workflow process. Exposing an image......
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Beginner Photography Tips For Better Composition and Framing

Beginner Photography Tips For Better Composition and Framing
Subtle changes in how you frame and compose the subject in your digital photography can make a huge difference in the overall quality of your shot and quickly make a good photo better. During his Nature and Landscape Photography class, John Greengo offered up seven easy beginner photography tips for better framing — and great photos. ...

CreativeLive Turns 8! A Look Back at Our Top Classes

CreativeLive Turns 8! A Look Back at Our Top Classes
CreativeLive recently turned 8 years old and they're celebrating by taking a stroll down memory lane! They highlighted (and discounted!) the top class from each year since our very first in 2010. ...

The Hidden Challenges of Digital Photography with Michael Clark

The Hidden Challenges of Digital Photography with Michael Clark
Digital photography seems so easy, and in some respects it is. Point, shoot, view the result, correct issues and shoot again. But for those who want to take their digital photography up a notch, capturing the image is just the start of the workflow process. Exposing an image......

What Everyone Should Know About Color Theory

What Everyone Should Know About Color Theory
Anyone who creates images needs to work with color, whether you’re a designer, illustrator, or photographer. Think about how you work with color–recognize yourself in any of the following? ...

The Best Setup for Dodging and Burning Your Images — Non-Destructively

The Best Setup for Dodging and Burning Your Images — Non-Destructively
Dodging and burning is a photo editing and retouching technique as old as the darkroom itself, but bring the process of lightening and darkening small, specific portions into the digital realm......

How to Whiten Teeth in Photoshop – Video Tutorial with Ben Willmore

How to Whiten Teeth in Photoshop – Video Tutorial with Ben Willmore
Yellow teeth are a common problem in portraits — sometimes the lighting can even make them appear more yellow in photos than they do in person. Thankfully, Photoshop has a few good tools......

4 Ways To Improve Your Outdoor and Nature Photography Skills During Your Next Hike

How to Replace Colors in Photoshop: Video Tutorial with Ben Willmore

How to Replace Colors in Photoshop: Video Tutorial with Ben Willmore
Color is a powerful tool inside any art, but photographers are limited to just the colors they see — or are they? Using Photoshop, it’s easy to swap out one color for another, say, to turn a red car blue. Replacing colors......

5 Things You Must Include in Your Creative Portfolio

5 Things You Must Include in Your Creative Portfolio
A crowded industry is tough. It’s difficult to get the best clients, and can be even more challenging to establish a foothold as a strong new competitor with your product or service....

6 Posing Tips That Will Make Your Subjects Feel More at Ease

6 Posing Tips That Will Make Your Subjects Feel More at Ease
The best photographs are always the ones where the people in the picture look relaxed and natural — which could explain by photos of kids and families are so sweet and poignant. But for a lot of subjects who aren’t professional models......

How To Get Started In Photography

How To Get Started In Photography
For some getting started in anything new the question always remains - "where do I start?". Building a solid foundation for your journey to mastery is critical otherwise we tend to find knowledge gaps and learn the hard way. ...

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Photography by CreativeLive

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Photography by CreativeLive
Our friends over at CreativeLive have pulled together a comprehensive but easy to consume "Ultimate Guide to Learning Photography" that we recommend you bookmark and visit often....
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The Intersection of Art & Business with Joe Gebbia on Chase Jarvis LIVE

The Intersection of Art & Business with Joe Gebbia on Chase Jarvis LIVE
Pushing past “no.” Anyone who wants to be a creator or entrepreneur is going to hear this word so, so, so many times – but the key isn’t to simply ignore it, but to unpack it and understand how to get past it in a deliberate, thoughtful and strategic way....

Joe McNally’s Photoshoot at The Top of The World: Watch What it Takes to Get The Shot

Joe McNally’s Photoshoot at The Top of The World: Watch What it Takes to Get The Shot
What if I don’t get the shot? Climbing to the top of the tallest building in the world is a once in a lifetime opportunity......

Creative Photo Challenge No. 4 – High-Key Portraits (w/ DIY Softbox)

Creative Photo Challenge No. 4 – High-Key Portraits (w/ DIY Softbox)
Soft Boxes can create a beautiful glowing light, but you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get one! Achieve the same look with items you have laying around the house too. In this challenge, Lindsay......

Featured Member: Tracy Anderson

Featured Member: Tracy Anderson
Tracy Anderson does a wonderful job of creating intimacy between the viewer and subject. Sometimes this is achieved with a piercing gaze directly into the camera's......

Featured Member: Alfredo Machado

Featured Member: Alfredo Machado
My interest in photography started when I was 10 and my parents gifted me a Brownie box camera in the late 1950's. Over the years, my interest continued and I always had a camera on hand, shooting slide and print film of anything that caught my eye. My passion for photography truly took off with the advent of digital and my first digital camera a......

Photographers Guide to Nepal

Photographers Guide to Nepal
Nepal is well known as a photographer's paradise. Ancient temples worn down by time, bustling marketplaces full of life and color, vibrant religious festivals and, of course, spectacular mountain views....
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Canon announces an 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

Canon announces an 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
If you shoot portraits, fashion or work in available light, then you likely want to know about the recently announced Canon EF 85 mm f/1.4 L IS USM lens. ...

Nikon D850 - Is this the one you've been waiting for?

Nikon D850 - Is this the one you've been waiting for?
Recently Nikon has been giving some well known industry professionals a good "first look" at the D850 and most if, not all were impressed with what they saw......

Get a "Fast Start" to knowing your new camera or the one you want!

Get a
A "Fast Start" is a thorough course taught by well known industry professionals on the camera you have already purchased or are considering buying. These courses are built in easy to consume bite sized lessons on the camera features, advantages and benefits and whats best - it gives you a leg up on "how to get the most of your camera"!...

Nikon D850 announcement - coming soon!

Nikon D850 announcement - coming soon!
The question we're all asking is...is this merely just a full frame version of the D500 or is there other technology baked into this camera that would make it a game changer as many suspect there is?...
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5 Golden Rules To Attract The Right Clients And Grow Your Business

5 Golden Rules To Attract The Right Clients And Grow Your Business
If you’re a business owner, consultant, or freelancer, you’ve undoubtedly been through the struggle of trying to grow your business without breaking the bank. In fact, chances are, the desire to acquire more clients, sell higher value services, or ship more products will consistently be part of your business plan. And it should be!...

How to Become a Creative Entrepreneur

How to Become a Creative Entrepreneur
What does it mean to be a creative entrepreneur? If you work in a creative field—photography, writing, design, film, music, etc—and you are self-employed, running a business where you have clients who pay for your creative talents, whether in the form of a service or a product, then you can call yourself a creative entrepreneur....

The Business of Photography 101

The Business of Photography 101
People are often compelled to start a photography business simply because they love to create images. If this sounds familiar, you know you can save yourself precious time, heartache and likely thousands of dollars by giving your images away for FREE....

3 Things Couples Look for when Hiring a Photographer

3 Things Couples Look for when Hiring a Photographer
When you’re shopping for a particular product (or hiring a photographer), it’s likely you have an idea of what you’re looking for in your mind. When you’re on the other side of the proverbial cash register, what the customer is looking for in your product can seem like a mystery......

How to Dominate Your Local Photography Scene

How to Dominate Your Local Photography Scene
Whether you’re in a big or small town, the local photography scene can be quite competitive. These days, many people are picking up easy-to-use cameras, setting up websites and free social media profiles......

What Equipment Do You Need to Start a Photography Business?

What Equipment Do You Need to Start a Photography Business?
When we talk about starting a photography business, we often talk about portfolios, skill-sets, clients, and all the important aspects of getting yourself off the ground. One extremely important factor often gets overlooked is what equipment is needed to start a photography business? ...

The Intersection of Art & Business with Joe Gebbia on Chase Jarvis LIVE

The Intersection of Art & Business with Joe Gebbia on Chase Jarvis LIVE
Pushing past “no.” Anyone who wants to be a creator or entrepreneur is going to hear this word so, so, so many times – but the key isn’t to simply ignore it, but to unpack it and understand how to get past it in a deliberate, thoughtful and strategic way....

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Photography Business

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Photography Business
I got to thinking about a few things I wish I knew before starting my business. Yes, I wish I knew more about the......
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Canon announces an 85mm f/1.4L IS USM

Canon announces an 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
If you shoot portraits, fashion or work in available light, then you likely want to know about the recently announced Canon EF 85 mm f/1.4 L IS USM lens. ...

Nikon D850 - Is this the one you've been waiting for?

Nikon D850 - Is this the one you've been waiting for?
Recently Nikon has been giving some well known industry professionals a good "first look" at the D850 and most if, not all were impressed with what they saw......

2017 Solar Eclipse is coming are you ready?

2017 Solar Eclipse is coming are you ready?
Are you ready for the 2017 solar eclipse!? This article will help you get there if you are not ready! ...
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