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Do Photographers Need Professional Chargeback Help?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Photography | Comments Off

Do Photographers Need Professional Chargeback Help?

As a professional photographer, chances are you don’t have an immense wealth of knowledge when it comes to payment industry regulations. However, that subject is one in which what you don’t know can hurt you. What is a Chargeback? These days, chargebacks are most commonly associated with online transactions, but they do still occur for card-present businesses. A chargeback is essentially a kind of bank-enforced refund. The practice is based on old payments industry infrastructure dating back the early 1970s and intended as a way of...

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Best Places to Shoot Landscape Photography in Arizona

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Photography | Comments Off

Best Places to Shoot Landscape Photography in Arizona

Arizona has breath-taking scenery and draws thousands of photographers every year. Both professional and novice photographers set out in search of the perfect shot and spend weekends traipsing through backroad territories trying to find it. Before you head off chasing the light, assemble the equipment you need. Your camera. It seems self-explanatory, but double check your camera bag and make sure the camera is there. Check the memory card (and bring a back-up!). You will never regret having an extra, but will always regret having to stop...

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Best Online Portfolio Sites for Photographers

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Photography | Comments Off

Best Online Portfolio Sites for Photographers

As a photographer, one of the most important tools you have is your portfolio. The ability to showcase your work to potential clients, while building an online presence is essential to growing your business. Fortunately, these tasks can be easily handled by today’s web technology. Building an online portfolio no longer requires specialized coding knowledge or extensive web training. The platforms available today make it easier than ever for even the novice photographer to create a stunning portfolio of work in very little time. Not sure which...

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From Fashion Photography to Professional Portraits

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Photography | Comments Off

From Fashion Photography to Professional Portraits

My friend Leah was always interested in photography, and she has a knack for bringing out the best in clothing through her photos. She is a part-time photographer for a local clothing boutique, though recently she got into doing professional portraits after another friend asked her to do headshots for her LinkedIn profile. Recently we had lunch and I asked her how it feels to go from fashion photography to corporate portraits, which is my inspiration for the post today. Listed below are some tips she shared for photographing professional...

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The Beautiful City: Urban Landscape Photography

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Photography | Comments Off

The Beautiful City: Urban Landscape Photography

Pristine natural areas aren’t the only places to get beautiful shots with interesting shapes, contrast, and texture. Cities can also be inspiring places for photographers to practice their craft. Urban landscape photography can make us look at our cities differently, delighting us with fresh perspectives of streets and buildings we see every day. If you are interested in trying out urban landscape photography in a city near you, keep the following tips in mind to produce shots above and beyond the average tourist. 1. Get out early....

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Best Countries for International Landscape Photography Shoots

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Photography | Comments Off

Best Countries for International Landscape Photography Shoots

For those who think they have captured all their motherland has to offer, there are various international destinations that offer breathtaking landscape photography opportunities. Let’s take a look at some of the hidden gems of the natural world. Iceland Iceland is a great destination for landscape photography. The local has many perks. First, the temperatures are surprisingly mild—meaning you won’t freeze trying to capture the perfect shot. Next, nearly all the landscape is untouched. Thanks to the relatively small population living in the...

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5 Fashion Photography Tips

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Photography | Comments Off

5 Fashion Photography Tips

While many photographers enjoy the creativity of their art, they are often stumped by the more formal, demanding niches. For example, fashion photography isn’t for everyone. But those who enjoy the high end world of fashion, the craft can be quite enjoyable and rewarding. Here are four tips to make the process more successful. 1. Command Authority A fashion photographer must be able to direct and guide the models. That requires a fair amount of self-confidence. Even if you don’t genuinely feel assured of what you are doing, you must portray...

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9 Photography Magazine Recommendations by Priority One Clearing

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Photography | Comments Off

9 Photography Magazine Recommendations by Priority One Clearing

Getting into photography, whether it be professionally or as a hobby, is a very challenging and rewarding path. As in most areas of life, we can get great benefit by taking the advice of people that have succeeded on the road we wish to take. For that reason, we turned to the magazine experts at Priority One Clearing Services. They’ve provided us with a list of magazines that will inspire, educate, and entertain any photographer–no matter the niche. Consulting the Experts There are millions of magazines in print. Each one caters...

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Best Landscape Photography Spots in the US

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Photography | Comments Off

Best Landscape Photography Spots in the US

If you were to travel the entire globe, you will no doubt find some great landscape photography spots. However, international travel isn’t always required for a budget-conscious photographer. There are plenty of great opportunities right here in the US. If you are looking for someone new to explore, consider these fine options. Monte Sano State Park, Alabama—The entire park is like a magical wonderland. Moss and vine draped trees, a cool mist, and red-rock walking paths create a colorful background. The Colorado River, Arizona—Check out the...

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Don’t Make These Wedding Photography Mistakes

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Photography | Comments Off

Don’t Make These Wedding Photography Mistakes

Wedding photography is one of the toughest, most stressful situations you’ll encounter as a photographer. There is a lot riding on the outcome of your snaps and there are plenty of things to make the day challenging. That being said, wedding photography is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have in your career. Before grabbing your camera and heading off to the festivities, consider these often made mistakes. 1. Exposure Issues That white dress is the centerpiece of the day. However, for a photographer trying to find the proper...

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