INSPIRATIONS

6 awesome maternity photo ideas

Getting started in maternity photography can be challenging! Not only you need to plan extremely well but you also don’t get much opportunity practice taking this kind of photographs. To make things even harder, as the photographer you will be working under time pressure because the mom-to-be is less mobile and she gets tired easily. Therefore, the location of choice and duration of time taking pictures ... Read More »

How to build a softbox on a monopod

If you are a portrait photographer shooting on location frequently, having a portable softbox (or octabox) is a must for your photoshoot. This way you can have soft quality light that you can bring with you anywhere you go. In fact, I called this a “voice activated softbox” because as long as you have somebody (aka an assistant) holding the ... Read More »

The dark side of photography

The Dark Side of Photography

To a lot of people, it is a dream to work full time in photography. Perhaps you are on the same boat now working hard towards this goal. Every day you dream about how wonderful it is to have your own photography studio, being able to work on your own schedule and becoming the CEO of your company! Wonderful isn’t it? ... Read More »

3 ingredients to make your photo stand out from the crowd

3 ingredients to make your photo stand out from the crowd

Perhaps you are like many other photographers who are searching for solutions to a common question: “How do I take photographs that stand out from the crowd?” You may already have an answer, you may be very close to getting one, or you may have no idea where to start. Nevertheless, this post is to answer this question for you. ... Read More »

How to build an online photography portfolio website

photography portfolio website

Are you thinking of building a photography portfolio website but don’t know what to do? Are you struggling with the technical skills or don’t have the computer coding skill in order to build a portfolio website? If any of the above questions are in your mind then you are at the right place! In this post I’m going to walk ... Read More »

How to transition from full time job to photographer

The days of working hard on your full time job and expecting your pension to take cruise control for 40 years is long gone. Anyone with this mindset is going to be in trouble because his/her jobs may get outsource, the company/division may get downsize, and if those people don’t have a professional skill set they could be left out ... Read More »

Become a photographer while having a full time job

I get it, photography is your passion. You work a full time job but living every other second as a photographer. Each time you post pictures on Facebook you immediately get great feedbacks. Your friends are even thinking of asking you to photographs their kids, maternity photos, high school senior photos and even engagement shoots. You want to become a ... Read More »

The only 12 words you need to read today

I know I said there is no post this week but I just couldn’t do it! I miss you all! By the time you are reading this I’m on my 3rd day at New York City with my parents and my in-laws (which are also my parents now!). We are going there to finally enjoy some vacation and family time ... Read More »

BIG Announcement!

What’s up everyone, today’s post is going to be a special one! There will NOT be any photography materials, Pinterest friendly pins, or site engine optimization (SEO) keywords in this post. This is just going to be a plain simple chat with you and me. Because I have 1 BIG announcement to make, 2 confessions that I want to share ... Read More »

How I ruined the best photo shoot of the year

I don’t always share my best photo shoot experience because I believe in order to learn photography skills, I need to share some of the failures as well. So here is my failure story and the details of how I ruined the best photo shoot of the year. Even thought I’m going to talk about my failures, the most important thing ... Read More »