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The Photo Week: How To Find Your Signature Style

The one crucial piece of advice that I received when I was starting out was this: “Find Your Signature.” Well that’s easier said then done.

As you know, every photographer is different. We all have a different style, aesthetic and vision on how we see an image. Even Continue reading “The Photo Week: How To Find Your Signature Style”

The Photo Week: Why Your Photography Isn’t Going Anywhere (& How To Fix It!)

Do me a favor: go online and make a list of your favorite photographers. Seriously, go online and look up some photographers that when you see their work you say WOW! If you don’t know where to start, google “famous photographers”.

I can go through a list of amazing artists: Sally Mann, Zack Arias, Ansel Adams, Mary Ellen Mark, Anne Leibowitz, Richard Avedon, Continue reading “The Photo Week: Why Your Photography Isn’t Going Anywhere (& How To Fix It!)”

The Photo Week: Why Shooting In The Sun Is A Very Bad Idea!

Taking photographs outside is something that we do the first time we buy a camera. We take it everywhere and want to explore all different locations which is the best thing to do! But let’s say that you finally get hired to shoot a portrait in the park on a sunny afternoon. Awesome idea right? Continue reading “The Photo Week: Why Shooting In The Sun Is A Very Bad Idea!”

The Photo Week: How To Shoot In Shitty Lighting

A couple of months ago I was given information about this body building competition that was going to take place in New Jersey. I for one have never been to these type of events and thought that they are just beauty pageants for meat heads (which let’s face it – they are haha!). But when 54 year old Uber drive William De La Continue reading “The Photo Week: How To Shoot In Shitty Lighting”

The Photo Week: This Is Why You Are Broke From Buying Cameras!

Christmas is only a few days away and people are scrambling all over the streets purchasing last-minute presents. Or if you are like me, you are out to find deals specifically for you! Although it may sound very vain and selfish to purchase things for yourself on Christmas, if you are just starting your photography adventure you are going to buy the most important thing on your list: a camera.

Now for a first timer who walks into a camera shop it can be very overwhelming. There are millions of cameras all out there – how to

Continue reading “The Photo Week: This Is Why You Are Broke From Buying Cameras!”

The Photo Week: Turn Your Photos Into Art Quick & Easy!

One of the things that I have been exploring a lot lately is landscapes.

I’m mainly a portrait photographer and I love to spend one-on-one time with people. However after shooting the same thing over and over, you kind of get into a comfortable state….which isn’t a good sign. Why? Because you aren’t growing as an artist. Sometimes you just need to put your expertise aside and try something new. Continue reading “The Photo Week: Turn Your Photos Into Art Quick & Easy!”

The Photo Week: Here’s How Photography Can Actually Ruin You!

Have you ever been so focused on your artform that once you are done with it…..you realize you are all alone?

One of my favorite photographers I go to for inspiration is Zack Arias. He is a commercial and music photographer and has really resonated with me when I was let go of my job. While watching one of his lectures on Creative Live about photography and family – it hit me. Continue reading “The Photo Week: Here’s How Photography Can Actually Ruin You!”

Want To Be Free To Live Your Passion? Spolight on Will De La Rosa!

Everyone is searching for that same dream.

The dream of one day having the freedom to do whatever it is that they want.

But for most people, that is all it will ever be: a dream. Some cower away thinking that they are too old or it’s too late for them to even have dreams of their own. The train has left and they would look stupid trying to run after it. Continue reading “Want To Be Free To Live Your Passion? Spolight on Will De La Rosa!”

The Photo Week: Top 5 Places That Will Make Your Photos Look Incredible!

Have you ever looked at a photo of yourself and thought that it doesn’t make you look great?

I have plenty of those! There are certain photos of myself that don’t make me feel awesome or that are super unflattering. As a photographer it is my job to make sure that anyone who comes into my studio for my services will leave with amazing photos. Continue reading “The Photo Week: Top 5 Places That Will Make Your Photos Look Incredible!”