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Behind the Lens with God’s Glories Photography

By at October 18, 2013 | 8:20 pm

Gods Glories

Member James Sebesta of God's Glories Photography's passion for photography began the day he took a photo of the day lilies in his yard. The photo came out so nice it inspired him to begin God's Glories Photography. A few years later he began shooting weddings and fell in love with it. "It's like watching your friends get married every week."Learn more about his

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Behind the Lens with D Coleman Photography

By at October 18, 2013 | 8:18 pm

DColeman Photography

Member David Coleman of D Coleman Photography in Nixa Missouri fell in love with photography 11 years ago when asked to photograph his sisters wedding. Learn about David's style, what he offers, his recommendations for new photographers, and more in this edition of Behind The Lens. WPUSA: David, you've been a member of WeddingPhotoUSA since 2005 so you've got some time

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Wedding Hair Pins Winner Announced

By at October 8, 2013 | 3:53 pm

Our Bridal Giveaway winner is Meagan Clark of California, she's won a set of 3 Pretty Wedding Pins from Miss Joan's Bridal Boutique! You'll find beautiful Wedding, Bridal, Bridesmaid Jewelry & Hair Accessories at Miss Joan's Bridal. We've teamed up with some great wedding vendors to giveaway some cool prizes, and every two weeks we pick a winner! Become a fan on our

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Wedding Photo Sign Winner

By at September 30, 2013 | 9:09 pm

Our Bridal Giveaway winner is Samantha Miller of New York, she's won an Illuminated Wedding Photo Sign from Signs Remembered! Signs Remembered sells personalized gifts and displays for all occasions! We've teamed up with some great wedding vendors to giveaway some cool prizes, and every two weeks we pick a winner! Become a fan on our Facebook page to enter the latest

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Wedding Photojournalistic Style of Photography

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:45 pm

Wedding Photojournalism is an increasingly popular style of wedding photography today. Brides who choose photojournalists to capture their wedding day feel the traditional photography style is stale and old, they are looking for something new and different. Photojournalism is a skill, not just the name of a style of photography. A wedding photojournalist is a

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Photography Workflow – How to Cut Production Time by 50%

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:42 pm

Like most photographers, I like to play around and constantly explore Photoshop. Each time you use it, it seems like you discover some new trick or wonderful way of accomplishing something quicker than before. But I'm a businessman too, so I need to be careful about how much time I'm spending in front of the computer. The more time I spend there, the less I have for

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Photography Lighting – The Importance of Contrast For Great Shots

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:41 pm

The primary purpose of a photography lighting system or kit is to illuminate a subject to allow proper image capture or to achieve the desired effect. The proper illumination of a subject or a product being photographed is one of the most important details in the production of high quality photography. Photographers can utilize a wide variety of lighting devices for

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A Photographer’s Wish List

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:41 pm

Finding and hiring a professional photographer to document your wedding day is a sizable investment, in not only money, but time as well. By doing your research and hiring a professional that suits your style, you can rest assured that he or she is going to capture your day exactly how you want. But achieving the best possible results doesn't end with the signing of the

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Ideas for a Perfect Bridal Shoot

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:34 pm

You have selected your wedding photographer and now it's time for your bridal shoot. So many questions to answer and it isn't even your wedding day yet! Here is some advice for the perfect bridal shoot. Bridal Shoots usually occur at least a month or two before your wedding date. The location of your bridal shoot is one of the most important decisions you

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Photography Ideas to Inspire You

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:32 pm

Last week on my way into town traveling 70 mph I saw what I thought was a photograph. I was even compelled enough to turn around to get another look to see if it was indeed something worth recording. Someone had plowed their field and the snow had not melted in the bottoms of the rows. These created dark and light patterns in the field that I thought were

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New Years Eve Wedding Ideas

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:30 pm

There cannot be a more a romantic way to ring in a new year than with a celebration of marriage! We put together some ideas and tips to help plan your New Years Eve Wedding. Attire: Have your guests wear their most elegant attire by making it a special black tie event. The bride would look beautiful wearing a Long Satin Gown with shimmering sequins and a

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How NOT to Choose a Wedding Photographer

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:29 pm

You have seen it on practically every wedding photographer's web page and in bridal magazines. It seems that everyone wants to give the bride and groom advice on how to choose a wedding photographer. Most of what I have read is sound and useful advice, but I thought it might be helpful to write an article that explores this in more detail. So lets look at the mistakes

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Behind the Lens with A Photo by Ashley

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:24 pm

A Photo By Ashley

Member Ashley of A Photo by Ashley's love for photography started when her first son was born. "It's something about capturing life as it is...Especially for myself, I watched my son grow right before my eyes."Ashley tells us about her style, what she offers, how she juggles work and family, and more in this edition of Behind The Lens. 1. How and when did you get

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Top 5 Engagement Photo Session Questions

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:13 pm

Engagement photo sessions are usually the first time a newly engaged couples work with their professional photographer. Often, it is also the first time you and your fiance have photos taken together. Below are the top 5 questions couples ask (or should ask) themselves and their photographer to get the most out of their engagement photo session. 1. Where should we

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Engagement Photography: Display Tips

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:12 pm

In the last article we talked about how to create beautiful and unique photos for your engagement. Since then we have received several comments from couples wondering how they could put their engagement photos to good use. One couple absolutely loved the idea of having professional engagement photos taken, but were unsure of what to do with those photos afterwards

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Steps a Professional Photographer Can Take to Effectively Manage Digital Photos

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:11 pm

With the increased use of digital photography over film photography, photographers have found themselves managing terabytes of information. Managing this information effectively has become one of the keys to running a successful photography business. This article offers some suggestion on managing this data in an effective, efficient manner. Use an offsite location

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Christmas Wedding Theme Ideas

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:10 pm

Planning a wedding for the Christmas season adds even more magic to the spirit of the holidays. We put together some ideas to help with your Christmas Wedding Theme. Attire: For the bride, a traditional white gown with a velvet or fur shawl and a fur muff rather than a bouquet to keep you warm. For the Groom, all white tux with tails. The bridesmaids

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Wedding Albums – Flush Mount vs Matted

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:09 pm

If you're having trouble choosing between a Matted album and a Flush mount album for your wedding, it's very likely because it's confusing! (especially if you're not familiar with book-making) I'll share two examples below from my trusted album company, and I'll try to explain the difference between the

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Behind the Lens with Aaron Riddle Photography

By at August 19, 2013 | 1:16 am

Aaron Riddle

Member Aaron Riddle of Aaron Riddle Photography never thought about himself as a wedding photographer, but when he was asked to photograph a co-worker's wedding he absolutely fell in love with it and that's when his venture into wedding photography began. Learn more about his photography style, how he stays up to date on new technologies and techniques, and more in this

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Valentines Day Wedding Ideas

By at August 19, 2013 | 1:13 am

Are you getting married on Valentines Day? You can't get more romantic than that! Even if you don't tie the knot on that actual day, you can use a Valentines day theme which will still have that romantic effect. You can use some of the following Valentines Day Wedding ideas to help fill the air with romance: Location Book early if your date is Valentines Day as

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Photoshop Action Can Save Money

By at August 19, 2013 | 1:12 am

I'm sure most of you are familiar with the phrase time is money, but as a small business owner that phrase takes on a whole new meaning. After I photograph an all day wedding or spend two hours with a new engaged couple, my work has just begun. I still have several hours of editing, resizing, uploading, and tagging to do. I know that the amount of time that I spend on a

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Common Format Of A Wedding Reception

By at August 19, 2013 | 1:09 am

Arrival of guests at hall Introduction of wedding party Introduction of bride and groom Blessing Meal Cake Cutting Toasts Bride & Groom’s First Dance Father & Daughter’s Dance Mother & Groom’s Dance Special Dances Bouquet and Garter Toss Dancing and Fun Arrival of guests at reception site Some guests may arrive early to the

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Prospecting Strategies That Work for Photographers

By at August 19, 2013 | 1:06 am

When it comes to lead generation, there are two important ways to go about it:  Marketing and Prospecting Strategies. To break it down for you, Marketing strategies are the process of advertising your business in print, TV, Internet, Direct Mail, etc to generate a response from someone. Prospecting strategies are the face to face, voice to voice process of

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Brides: Do you want RAW photo files?

By at August 19, 2013 | 1:01 am

Recently, I've heard of couples asking for their photographer's RAW photo files as part of wedding packages. Now if you know all about the RAW files, JPG files, TIFF files, etc…then now is a good time to tune out. If not, read on. Do you suppose these couples know what a RAW file is? If they had a RAW file in their hand, would they know how cook it? Or would

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Responding to Online Inquiries to Increase Conversion Rates

By at August 19, 2013 | 12:58 am

Ok, so you've listed your business with multiple websites and associations to increase conversion rates. You've added contact forms to your websites and blogs. You've even setup Facebook and LinkedIn online profiles. And then it starts happening. You actually begin to get inquires for your services! So what do you do now? After all the time and money you've spent on your

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7 Must-Remember Wedding Photography Tips

By at August 19, 2013 | 12:54 am

Every bride wants her wedding day to be special, no matter what the budget might be for the actual event. And every wedding photographer has horror stories of photo shoots gone horribly wrong. Thanks to them, these seven must-remember wedding photography tips will help you be the photographer who adds to the occasion and makes it memorable. Make a list of must-have

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Stepping up your Game for a Great Wedding Day

By at August 19, 2013 | 12:50 am

The professional wedding photographer is much more than the person behind the camera! With the digital revolution in full swing, anyone can take a picture. The professional is there to record the usual and customary, the spontaneous, and create the artful photographs that will be treasured for a lifetime. An experienced professional should have a calming effect on the

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St Patricks Day Wedding Ideas

By at August 18, 2013 | 10:35 pm

St Patricks Day Wedding Banner

St Patricks day is a great time to celebrate Celtic heritage and have a great time with family and friends. What a wonderful time to celebrate a wedding! We put together a few tips and advice to help you with your St Patricks Day Wedding planning! Attire: For formal attire, have the groom and groomsmen wear classic black tuxedos with green vests or ties. Or, casual

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Thanksgiving Wedding Ideas

By at August 18, 2013 | 10:32 pm

All of your family and friends are in town for Thanksgiving weekend....spending time with them and eating delicious food, what a wonderful combination. Why not make it even more special and add in a celebration of marriage! Here are some Thanksgiving Wedding Ideas to help you plan the perfect day. Invitations: Make sure to send save the date cards as soon as you

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Classic or Traditional Wedding Photography Styles

By at August 18, 2013 | 10:28 pm

Classic or traditional wedding photography was the first in the history of wedding photography styles and probably the most common style used today. This is a timeless style that you have seen time and time again in wedding albums. Traditional wedding photography is defined as a carefully posed photograph where the subject is always aware of the camera. Traditional

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