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Business as (un)usual: How Kelly Tunney found her ideal clientele


February 2018 issue Business

Growing up in Canberra, Australia, Kelly Tunney’s journey to professional wedding photography wasn’t a linear path. Canberra was, and still is in many ways, a conservative city. When Tunney graduated from photography school in her early 20s, there weren’t a lot of jobs for creatives in the area.Kelly Tunney © Kelly TunneySo she struggled a bit, bouncing in and out of professional photography until she started to pick up wedding work with some consistency around the mid 2000s. Then... Continue Reading >

Grand Imaging Award 2018 finalists named by Professional Photographers of America

9.7.2017 News

Professional Photographers of America has announced the Grand Imaging Award finalists for 2018.The 100 finalists' images have been deemed the best of the 2017 PPA International Photographic Competition. The Grand Imaging Award finalists, 10 each in 10 categories, were selected from 5,800 entries judged by a panel of 33 jurors.At Imaging USA 2018, the top three photographers in each category will receive awards, with one of the 10 first-place images taking the overall Grand Imaging Award and... Continue Reading >

What photographers need to know about SEO


September 2017 issue Business

SEO doesn’t have to drive you crazyIn 1994, there were fewer than 3,000 registered sites on the World Wide Web. Google didn’t exist. The concept of online search was rudimentary at best.Today, there are more than a billion active websites. Led by Google, search engines have pioneered increasingly sophisticated, semantic ways of locating online content. And search engine optimization (SEO)—the act of maximizing a website’s visibility for search engines—has evolved into one of the... Continue Reading >

It’s not wedding photojournalism, but it looks like it


June 2017 issue Profiles

Allison and Brian Callaway Polish RealityBefore they stepped behind the camera, both Allison and Brian Callaway made their living in front of it. Brian worked for years as an actor and Allison as a model. Despite living in someone else’s lens, the L.A. couple say neither ever felt comfortable being photographed.Years ago, when Allison and Brian transitioned their Los Angeles-based Callaway Gable Studios to professional wedding photography, they channeled that discomfort. Their experience... Continue Reading >

How to sell infrared photography to wedding and portrait clients


May 2017 issue Business

Back in the days of film, infrared photography was a complicated undertaking and therefore rarely used outside of scientific and fine art applications. The advent of digital imaging allowed photographers to convert standard digital cameras affordably and see on-camera histograms easily, which opened up possibilities for more widespread use of infrared. Today, photographers looking to offer something unusual to clients might find this alternative process an appealing option.Laurie Klein is one... Continue Reading >

Weddings with a Rocky view


February 2017 issue Profiles

Darren Roberts is miles from where he started—and sometimes miles from anywhere. That’s entirely the point.Roberts, an erstwhile neuroscience student, was on the brink of a career in dentistry when he had a change of heart. “I just didn’t think I’d enjoy it,” he says. So he pulled up his roots in Saskatchewan, Canada, and relocated to Calgary, on the edge of the picturesque Canadian Rockies.Roberts enrolled in photography school, which had a heavy commercial focus. From the... Continue Reading >
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