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Make a Ceiling Tile Backdrop

Learn how to make your own ceiling tile backdrop.

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Inflatable Photo Studio

Came across this and thought it was interesting.  Definitely an option for someone without studio space! 

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Especially for Boudoir Photographers

I wanted to tell you all about a brand new product just released (I don’t even have a web page up for it yet!).  If you are a boudoir photographer, or are looking to start, then this is a great marketing tool for you.  See the full description below (and save $5 off the regular price for a limited time).

This collection contains 4 private label articles that focus on boudoir photography.  The articles are yours to use as is, or change as you wish.  The articles are professionally written and are completely original. NOTE:  the articles are for your business use only, and are not to be repackaged or resold in any way.

Titles include:

“Hot Topic:  The Popularity of Boudoir Photography” (295 words)

“Give Him A Gift He’ll Never Forget” (381 words)

“Girl’s Night IN:  A Boudoir Portrait Party” (404 words)

“Your Boudoir Photo Shoot:  What To Wear” (425 words)

How the articles can be used:

- Create your own mini-magazine for potential clients

- Use for brochure content

- Use for website content

- Use for blog content

- Use the articles in any way you wish!  You are free to edit or change them to suit your needs, but they are ready to publish as-is.  Note:  If you plan on using them on your website or blog, I would recommend changing them slightly to avoid duplicate content (Google doesn’t like that).

Articles will be delivered to you in both MS Word and PDF format via email.

Here are a couple of excerpts from the articles (please do not copy):

As you go into your shoot, you will likely feel most confident in lingerie or outfit choices that are in line with your unique personal style. This is not to say that you can’t venture out and play with different looks, but the idea here is to avoid choosing outfits that are counter to the way you would normally express yourself; a very conservative gal is unlikely to exude confidence in front of the camera while dressed in Gothic lingerie and black leather boots. Be playful and have fun dressing up, but do think about your comfort level and most of all, be true to you! - from the “What To Wear” article

Girl’s night out just doesn’t come often enough for most of us! With all the hats that women wear, everyone deserves the chance to take a break from her responsibilities, to share some uninterrupted time with good friends and to be pampered by someone else for a change; it’s good for the body and soul! Next time girl’s night out comes around, consider a great alternative to the usual “drinks at happy hour” by taking part in a group boudoir portrait party! - from the “Girl’s Night In” article

Regular price:  $40

Temporary sale price $35

Click on the PayPal button below.  Your articles will be emailed to you (at your PayPal email address) within 24 hours.  Thanks!


Lightroom vs. Photoshop

In this episode, Mark explains the differences between Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Watch as he demonstrates the strengths of each program and how they are best suited for a photographer’s workflow.

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Photoshop Mama Tutorial

Photoshop Mama gives an intense tutorial on extraction methods, replacing background, refining masks, and creating density shadows.

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Sixty Minute Challenge

In this episode, Mark explains how to get outside and shoot a self-assignment in order to expand your photographic skills. He gives himself two assignments and spends an hour taking pictures and SEEING things that most people would just walk by.

10 Creative Photography Assignments

Need something to help you get your creativity going?  Check out these 10 photography assignments to help you out! 

From the article:

This article will provide you with 10 photography self-assignments that
you can use to get your own creative juices flowing. They are designed
to help you grow in skill as a well-rounded photographer while helping
you build your portfolio at the same time. Many of these projects are
best executed over a period of time, rather than in a single session.

Read the full article here

Young Photographer Captures Images of Beloved Pets

From the article:

JOHNSTOWN – Newark Catholic High School graduate Rachel Lauren Ridgley might be young, but she’s blazing her own trail.

Ridgley — who prefers to use her middle name, Lauren, as her last for business purposes — graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design in December and launched her own business, Rachel Lauren Photography, as a logical next step for the passion she has been pursuing since the day she got her first camera.

For the full article, click here.

The Burning Man Photographer - Patrick Roddie

enjoy the video, and be sure to visit www.shuttermomuniversity.com for more photography business tips and coaching!

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.

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