Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Husband and Wife Photography Team

When Chad and Jenn Mellon first met, they clashed.

“We hated each other. We butted heads. He’s a total artist, and I’m very left-brained,” said Jenn, 29.

Over time their contrasting personalities would develop into a friendship, then marriage and family and, more recently, going into business together.

Last year the couple launched CMPstudio, a full-service photography studio located in Cooper-Young.

“Building a business together as husband and wife is challenging, but we love building something together,” said Jenn, mother of two daughters.

For the full article, click here, and for more photography business tips and coaching, come join in with over 1,000 other photographers at  See you there!

Photography Apps for the Android

From the Pocket-Lint Blog:

Cameras on phones have come on in leaps and bounds from the clunky old technology and low quality snaps of days gone past. Now, with many us uploading our mobile snaps directly to Facebook and Twitter, we’re after something that makes them stand out from the crowd.

Click here for the full article.

Depth Of Field Explained

Photography lesson: How to get beautiful shallow depth of field portraits. In this video, Mark explains “depth of field” and how to get that beautiful blurry background in your portraits. Find out how to use the aperture control on your lens and start taking better portraits.  Enjoy the video, and be sure to join us over at Shuttermom University for more photo tips and photography business coaching.  See you there!

Photographer makes clients aware of their beauty

From the article:

When Emily Tishhouse looks through the lens of her camera, she only sees how beautiful people are. Through her passion for photography, Tishhouse said she wants to make other people aware of their beauty as well.

“When people come in, they don’t have any confidence,” she said. “Then after, when they have seen their pictures, they leave so confident and positive.”

Click here for the full article, and be sure to join us over at Shuttermom University for more photography tips and photo biz coaching!  See you there.

Shuttermom news for the end of the week

Hi There!  Here are some exciting announcements:

1.  We have two winners for our Kotori photo jewelry contest:  “S” and “Cathy” should have received an email from me, and will also be hearing from Kotori about their prizes.  Thank you to Tonya for doing this great giveaway.  Be sure to visit her site at

2.  We have added 59 new members to Shuttermom University so far this month!  Remember, if we reach at least 100 new members, there will be a drawing for a $100 gift card.  If we get up to 350 new members, it will be a $1,000 gift card, and if we get 501 or more new members, it will be a $1,500 gift card!  Not a member yet?  Come join in the fun at for less than $5 a month!

3.  I just added my popular Baby Portrait Plan Success dvd (the online version) to the members-only side of Shuttermom University.  Members, log in to the main dashboard and click on the video to play it.  In this nearly hour-long video, I go over the basics of creating, marketing and selling popular baby portrait plans.  Don’t miss it!

4.  Stay tuned for another great giveaway next week!  I’ll be announcing it on Monday.

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Classic Camera Commercials

I love these old commercials…

Enjoy! See you over at Shuttermom University for more photography tips and business coaching.

Photographer puts together charity calendar

Photographer Kalya Ellis produced a calendar to promote her new photography business while raising funds for a good cause.  Charity calendars are a great idea to help your community while building your business at the same time!  You can read the full article by clicking the link below:

Enjoy the article, and be sure to join in the fun at Shuttermom University for more photography tutorials and business tips!  See you there!

And the winner is…

Congratulations to LabLvr - the winner of the $50 gift card to B&H Photo!  Be on the lookout for an email from me (I’ll need to verify your mailing address to get the gift card to you).

Thanks so much to all of you who entered.  Stay tuned for another great giveaway next week!

Grab the Shuttermom University Button Here

Love Shuttermom University? Grab the code below and paste it onto your blog or website. I’ll be forever grateful, and it will also earn you an extra entry in this week’s giveaway (A lifetime membership!). Thanks!

PS - leave a comment telling us where you posted the button! Thanks!

This week’s giveaway winners!

We have winners for the Pocket Full of Poses posing guide from Skye Hardwick!

Congratulations to Cindy C., Kevin A. and Karen M. Be on the lookout for an email from me.

Stay tuned for next week’s giveaway, and a big thank you to Skye for donating the posing guides.

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