I feel "Locked up"

Hi all, First of let me preface this post by saying that I'm going to talk about mental illness (my own) so if anyone is sensitive to talk of this kind please be aware it may contain "triggers".

I have a quite serious mental illness (dissociative identity disorder) which has already caused me to lose my prior career in engineering. I...

Clear Table

I came across this image and I noticed a clear table that the model was sitting on. I have searched everything and coming up with nothing can someone please help me out on where I could possibly get one.

6D vs Mark iii I'm sure it's been asked but I can't find post

I'm ready to step up from my 70D to either the 6D or Mark iii I need some input. I primarily do portraits, weddings and some random landscapes. Very little video if ever. With the cost difference do you think I will regret buying the 6D over the Mark iii ? I'm thinking for the price difference I could buy a nice lens or pocket wizards. Or...

Opinions - Lowepro ProTactic vs Transit

I've been a Lowepro fan for several years and have bought four or five of their bags during that time. In fact, I have too many at this point and three of them are going to be up for sale later today or tomorrow. Some I no longer use at all, like my first bag -- an Inverse 200 AW beltpack style bag, no longer manufactured, which always sagged...

Client requesting high-res files to make their own prints

This is my first first post here so bare with me. I am a portrait photographer. I am a part-timer, I don't make a full living from photography but the income it provides is decent. Recently I had a customer come to me because a friend of theirs purchased a gift card for them. The denomination of the card payed for a one hour session with the...

Do you buy photobooks?

Hello all,

I'm inviting you to take part in a survey about photobooks - about your personal interests and preferences, and your purchasing habits. It takes about 5 minutes to complete online, and is completely anonymous. The link: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/photobooks-survey/

Your help is greatly appreciated! I'm a...

How to Mount a Flag?

I've typically seen flags with poles shown as below, but I can never think of what they're actually support to fit on to. Pretty sure it's just hollow piping, maybe an inch think. What would this mount to?

How does everyone use/mount their flags? I've got a shoot in mind that I think could use one (very low key lighting), but I'm not...

Suggestion: Making Comments Members Only?

I'm not a huge fan of seeing my search/SEO showing my comments. So I have to be extremely careful and filtered on comments to ensure potential leads do not see them, or just not comment at all. In my opinion the comments should be viewed when logged in which will then encourage instead of discourage people from commenting. Or the other option...

laptop for editing

I was wondering if a Macbook pro 15 inch retina display
2.5GHz Processor
512 GB Storage
2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz
16GB 1600MHz memory
512GB PCIe-based flash storage1
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB GDDR5 memory
Built-in battery (9 hours)2...

Polarizing Filter for an Indoor Swim Meet?

I've been doing some shooting at swim meets, but I've noticed that, particularly on backstroke, the water has some major reflections on it. While this makes for some really good portraits and starting photos, it doesn't work so well for action shots. I've been thinking about renting/buying a polarizing filter (http://www.borrowlenses.com/...

Client asking for images.

Hi all, first time posting.

I have been contracted my a web design company to do a shoot for a nursing business. I have sent the images to the web company and now the nursing business has emailed me direct and asked for copies of the images... Do I just give the images to them or do I charge them for copies that they want?

Sex Sells... everything else doesn't.

I was browsing around fstoppers and noticed something a bit odd seeing great photographers who don't shoot sexy nearly or actually naked women do not shine over those photographers who shoot that. It's obvious reasons why this exists. But as a fstoppers community shouldn't we encourage and help those who dont shoot that shine more? It seems...

Paying for Submissions to Magazines ?

I recently starting sending images to different Magazines in hopes for a feature online or (fingers crossed) in print. Its my first time doing so, so I didn't have any high hopes. I heard back from a smaller mag and bigger mag looking to pick it up. Of course I figured its better to go with the bigger of the 2 but they asked for an "advertorial...

Help me Photoshop my new series

As you may or may not know, for the last 4 months Patrick and I have been traveling around the world with Elia Locardi filming our next tutorial on all things landscape and travel photography. During this 4-5 month period, I never shaved. I let my beard grow to an obnoxious length and finally last week I was able to shave it all off. I had a...

Looking for Best Bag/Case/Backpack for Travel Photogrpahy

I am currently searching for the most efficient bag, case or backpack to store my equipment for a destination wedding. I am not looking to spend more than $250 and I would prefer a rolling bag/case/backpack.

What do you use? How long has it lasted? How much of your equipment does it fit?

I am all ears!

Wanna Quit Photography?

One thing I have learned from skateboarding that has kept me going!


I just wrote this blog post because last week I had a "I wanna quit" type of week. I am assuming many of you have had those types of weeks too! What keeps you going?

Running a Photo Business: My Experience on Start-up

I've noticed when I got into business at first I wanted do anything that the market was demanding locally. Sadly, after 2, almost 3 years in business its not much demand at all at least with the budget for advertising and marketing I have. Here's my experience with only running a shoestring budget of advertising my business, and when I say...