October 2019


It’s never crowded along the extra mile
It’s never crowded along the extra mile

Above: Image by Gina Milicia

I read a lot of emails and social media posts from discouraged newbie photographers about how crowded the photography market is and how hard it is to get a break. Sadly it’s true. It’s jam-packed at the entry-level.

Everyone and their dog is a photographer these days.

So why the increase? I blame the Oxford dictionary and all the other dictionaries for this new phenomena.

The Oxford dictionary defines a photographer as follows:

Photographer A person who takes photographs, especially as a job. This means that anyone who takes photos is a photographer – it doesn’t need to be a job – that’s a bonus.

So anyone with a smartphone that photographs their lunch or takes selfies showing off their six-pack #blessed is a photographer, right? Well, no wonder there are so many more photographers in the world today. It’s never been easier to become one. Anyone with a camera is a photographer.

Yesterday my dog knocked my phone, and it accidentally took a photo. My dog is also a photographer.

The girl I sat next . . .

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Ep 264: The best DIY photography tips and gadgets
Ep 264: The best DIY photography tips and gadgets

There are so many photography gadgets on the market. And lots of cool hacks that don’t cost much, which can really help with your shooting. In this episode, we compile our best DIY photography tips and gadgets.

In this episode, you’ll discover tips that will help you in everything from creating your own backdrops on the cheap, storing and carrying your gear, modify your lighting and much more.

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Show Notes

There are so many photography gadgets on the market to

Store Protect our gear, Modify lighting, Photography backdrops Lenses Tripods Light stands Lighting accessories Lights

If you are shooting paid gigs then . . .

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