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ask the pros: what photo gear do you want for mother’s day

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” here on the CM photography blog in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish. Their answers alone are always inspiring and this month we asked them…

What photography related item would you love to receive for Mother’s Day this year?

*image by Lisa Tichane
Mickie DeVries, Michigan
I would love to receive a fisheye lens! I think it would be so fun to use this at the beach this(…)

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Ask the Pros: the best tips for photographing a birthday party

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” here on the CM photography blog in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish. Their answers alone are always inspiring and this month we asked them, in the spirit of CM’s 6th birthday celebration, “What are your favorite tips for photographing your own child’s birthday party?”
*image by Heather Lazark
Nicole Everson, Florida
I always shoot with my 50mm, I make sure to be set up 15(…)

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what’s your biggest accomplishment

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” here on the CM photography blog in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish. Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them, “Photography wise, what do you feel has been your biggest success this past year?”
*image by Christina Klahn
Jessica Nelson, Maryland My biggest success for 2013 was finishing all of the personal projects that I started way back in January.(…)

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best advice for photography clients

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” here on the CM photography blog in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish. Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them, “What is your favorite advice to offer to clients before their session?”

*image by Jenni Jones
Lisa Tichané, France
My favorite advice would be: don’t expect your children to behave or follow directions. Let them be themselves, and I will get fabulous(…)

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best photography purchases

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” here on the CM photography blog in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish. Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them, “Other than your camera and lenses, what do you consider to be one of your best photography related purchases?”

*image by Caroline Jensen
Nicole Young, California
My best photography-related purchase (other than cameras and lenses) are my Drobos. Having photos on redundant(…)

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52 blogging ideas

by Christina Roth
Need help deciding what to blog about? Here are 52 non-session blog ideas! That’s one a week for an entire year.

I’ve included everything from sales and specials, to products and even some educational tips.

Use these ideas to craft interesting and thoughtful blog posts that your customers can connect to and watch your traffic increase! Mix these in with your session posts and clients will be back week after to week to learn more about the great products and(…)

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where do you see yourself

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” here on the CM photography blog in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish. Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them, “Photography wise, where do you see yourself in 5 years? What would you like to accomplish by then?”

*image by Allison McSorley
Pam Korman, Pennsylvania
Wow, that is a big question and a tough one. I think, first, I would like to(…)

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who or what would you photograph

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” here on the CM photography blog in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish.  Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them, “If you could photograph any subject, what or who would it be and why?”
 
*image by April Nienhuis
Laurie Yuenger, Illinois
I love photographing littles. Newborns, babies and toddlers are my favorite portrait subjects. If I could photograph anything I would love(…)

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what is creativity

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” here on the CM photography blog in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish.  Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them, “In photography, what does it mean to be creative?”

*image by Megan Dill
Pam Korman, Pennsylvania
For me, it is about trying new things and challenging myself. It is about not being complacent. I want to grow and evolve as a photographer and(…)

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how do you assess your value as a photographer

assessing your value

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” here on the CM photography blog in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish.  Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them, “How do you assess your value as a photographer and for what you bring to a client?”
 
*image courtesy of Lissa Chandler
Elena Blair, Washington
I assess my value based on how I feel after a shoot. If I feel like I really(…)

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finding your style

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” here on the CM photography blog in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish.  Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them, “How long did it take you to find your photography style and how did you get there?”

*image by Lisa Tichané
Pam Korman, Pennsylvania
I think finding your style is, to some degree, an ongoing process. Each time I think I have figured(…)

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personal reflections in photos

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a CMpro” here on the CM photography blog in which we give our CMpros one question and they dish.  Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them, “Do you find that your personal life and feelings show through in your daily photography and how?”

*image by Celeste Pavlik
Celeste Pavlik, Texas
Yes, absolutely! I find that I tend to shoot macro when I need a mental break. Macro work for(…)

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wedding ceremony perspectives

by Alexis Rebenstein

The ceremony can be the most nerve wracking part of a wedding day for a photographer.  Tons of pressure to capture every important moment in a short time frame, no control over lighting and placement of subjects, no do-overs, and of course despite all that, the images have to look beautiful and dreamy and effortless.

Luckily, many of you are like me and thrive on a challenge, so here are 3 key ideas to think about that will allow you(…)

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3 secrets photographers should know about great blog content | blogging basics part II

by Christina Roth
Building a blog that connects with customers is all about content! A photographer with the right blog will build a strong and compelling brand, while the wrong blog simply eats away precious time in your already-packed schedule.

Is your blog connecting with your audience? If you’ve found yourself stuck in a rut of only posting session images week after week the answer is probably a resounding “NO”.

When you only post session images you are typically only connecting with the(…)

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11 More Tips for New Photographers

A couple of weeks ago we published 17 Tips for New Photographers and got a great response.  We realized we had a bunch more tips left that we just needed to share.  We have eleven more fabulous tips from our CMpros along with an exciting announcement!  Our brand new CMpro site is launching today!  You can find easy links to our “Ask the Pros” threads on the CM forum (must be a member to view), an amazing CMpro gallery, learn(…)

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17 Tips for New Photographers

Are you just getting started in photography? Do you spend time stalking pro photographer’s blogs and websites? Ever wish you could ask them for just one piece of advice? Well, we asked them for you! There’s no doubt that we have a very talented pool of CMpros in our photography forum and they were so generous as to offer up little tips and tidbits of advice for the budding photographer.

Your journey is not a race. Stop comparing your journey to(…)

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