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Tips for Photographing Families with Autism

Tips for Photographing Families with Autism

The whole reason that I (Rachel) started into photography was because my oldest two boys are autistic. It was almost impossible to get a decent family portrait. For almost a decade we went without because the harsh flashing of the chain studios and the bewilderment of those taking our photographs just was impossible to overcome.

Getting your photography clients to Google+

Getting your photography clients to Google+

So everyone is talking about the AMAZING photography community on Google+. They are absolutely correct. It is amazing. Petty drama and bickering are non-existent. People are reaching out and helping each other to get established and excited. It's a pretty cool and hopeful feeling.

Pro-Tip:  Thinking Like Your Camera

Pro-Tip: Thinking Like Your Camera

If the picture turns out good, was it all the camera? And if it turns out bad, was there nothing to be done? Should we just sit in the corner and sulk? Absolutely not! You have a lot more control than you think, even if the camera is on auto mode.

Traveling with your Gear!

Traveling with your Gear!

How do you safely travel with your gear and also protect your clients images while traveling? You don't get to drive from your house to the wedding, and throw everything into your trunk, nor do you get to drive straight home after the wedding, and download your images. Well, here is how WE travel with ours.

Knowing your gear

Knowing your gear

As a photographer, our gear is our livelihood. It is what we use to make the money that pays our bills and pays for more gear. It is one of the most vital if not the most vital possession we have as photographers. Because of this, we need to take all necessary precautions to protect this asset. Our gear is not cheap.

Law 101: Protecting Your Art--by Rachel Brenke

Law 101: Protecting Your Art--by Rachel Brenke

With the onslaught of social media and digital files/products comes the true reality that ethics and law are not always followed. In fact, while ignorance is no excuse, often the masses are misinformed as to what is allowed in the digital age. The most prominent issues photographers face include the illegal downloading (or screen capture) of unpurchased photographs for print, sharing of digital items, stealing of photographs to pad portfolio and posting of another’s work as an example to clients.

Getting Noticed

Getting Noticed

We've probably all been there. Everyone is smiling perfectly. The light is gorgeous. The family is dressed to the nines. But Junior just WILL NOT LOOK AT YOU! We have a trick for that. PEZ dispensers.