Archive for April, 2011

Are Mobile Websites Necessary?


Google reported 500% growth in mobile searches between 2008 and 2010. By 2013, Google predicts that 50% of all internet traffic will come from mobile devices.

Google serves different and fewer results to people browsing on mobile devices depending on device type. Websites optimized for the widest selection of mobile devices will consistently rank higher in search results.

A website designed for use with a PC mouse will only frustrate mobile users. Frustrated users leave quickly.

Most mobile web users do not have the ability to view websites written in Adobe Flash, and yet most photographers have a Flash website!

Most business websites are not currently mobile ready. They display poorly and load slowly. They do not provide mobile customers with the information they need quickly. The game has changed, and smart business owners are positioning themselves NOW for the flood of mobile traffic that is to come.

Check out this before and after, and then visit to get your mobile site.

Boudoir Photography Party How-To

Here is a great article on how to throw a successful boudoir photo party from Christa Meola’s blog:

From the article:

Style three “Sets” and Prep your Equipment

That means each “set” should be a unique location, even if you’re in a tiny hotel room. Move beyond the bed for two set ups: try gorgeous backlighting in front of the window, in front of a full length mirror, at the vanity in the bathroom, in the hotel shower, on a chaise lounge, at the hotel suite’s front door, laying on the floor or on top of the coffee table – I’ve tried it all. Find what works and looks great well in advance, start visualizing your ideas, move furniture, remove distractions, and style it up.

For the full article with all of the great images, click here.

Rear Curtain Sync

In this episode, Mark from Digital Photography One on One will show how some cameras offer the ability to fire the flash at just before the second curtain closes. This is called rear or second curtain sync and it is used to freeze motion at the end of the exposure. When making long exposures while firing a flash rear curtain sync creates the effect of motion blur trailing the main subject. Enjoy!

Bill Cunningham New York

From the article:

The documentary “Bill Cunningham New York” follows The New York Times fashion and party photographer as he leads his extraordinary yet unique life. Every morning, rain or snow, clouds or sun, Cunningham navigates his bicycle through the busy streets of New York City with a camera around his neck ready to take pictures.

For the full article, click here, and don’t miss the movie trailer below!

Group Portraits In A Small Studio With The Help Of Photoshop

How To Wrap A Newborn For A Portrait Session

Check out this video where Kimberly G Photography shows us how she wraps little newborns for portraits.  Enjoy!

Kimberly G Photography from Kim McDaniel on Vimeo.

Back To The Future - A Photographer Re-Creates Old Photos

From Irena Werning:

“I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.”

Click here for the full story and all of the images!

Behind The Scenes With Karl Taylor

Karl Taylor does a hair style fashion shoot. Enjoy the video, and be sure to check out for great deals on everything photographers want and need!

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