Lensprotogo Photography Blog


Be the Hero with a Wedding Emergency Kit

One thing you learn pretty quickly as a wedding photographer is to be prepared for anything. It's your job to to be calm, cool and collected. But what about your clients? Here’s a quick list of items you can have on hand as part of a client emergency kit. There's no better feeling than having just the thing to save the day. I was lucky to receive one of these a few years ago from some awesome photography friends and its seen a ton of use. Ready to build one? Here's how you'll do it...

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Canon DSLR Focusing Basics - How to choose the right AF mode

For photographers, there’s no part of a camera that’s more of a mystery than the autofocus system. Not many people fully understand how it works. If you’ve ever found yourself let down by your camera’s autofocus, there may be a good reason why. In the first post of this multi-part series, we’re going to look at the autofocus system of Canon cameras, specifically the awesome Canon 5D Mark IV, and break down the various modes and focus point options selection options so you can get better results.

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8 Marketing Ideas For Wedding Photographers


What are you doing this year to place your wedding photography business in front of ideal clients? Active and strategic marketing in your business is key to booking more weddings and growing your business. We reached out to wedding photo editing company ShootDotEdit to find their thoughts on the top marketing tips.

As a wedding photographer, marketing is vital to help you place your images in front of ideal clients. We reached out to photographers Justin and Mary Marantz and The Scobeys to bring you 8 marketing ideas to use for your wedding photography business.

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5 Wedding Photography Kits For Every Photographer

Often we’re asked our suggestion on what the right gear is for a particular shooting situation. One of the most common of those is wedding photography. Here, we’ve assembled our favorite gear for casual shooters and working pros alike.

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Photo Gear For The 2017 Wedding Season You'll Want To Try

Ahhh, springtime! The time of year where sleepy wedding photographers wake from their restful slumber… or their long winter of website maintenance and trade shows! Today we’re going to outline all the new rental gear we've added this winter that you may have missed during (editing) hibernation.

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Fuji GFX-50S vs. $25K Medium Format Camera

For most photographers, digital medium format cameras have been completely out of reach. With setups costing between $20,000-$50,000 its easy to see why. The Pentax 645z was the first camera to break into the sub $10,000 medium format territory and now we have another option, the mirrorless Fujifilm GFX-50S.

In our other blog post on the GFX-50S we covered the basics of what that camera offers. Here we’ll look at how this camera stacks up against a traditional digital medium format system. Specifically a Hasselblad H5X / Leaf Credo 60MP back.  Just keep in mind this isn't an apples to apples comparison since these cameras use vastly different sensors. The Fuji GFX-50S shares its sensor with the Phase One IQ350, Hasselblad H6D-50c, Hasselblad X1D, and Pentax 645z. Our goal today is to look at how the Fujifilm GFX-50S opens up medium format photography to a wide range of shooters through its smaller form factor and price.

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7 Business Tricks to Speed Up Your Workflow

In your business, you have plenty of responsibilities on your plate. When the tasks on your list begin to pile, it becomes slightly overwhelming to decide which you should work on first (or how to prioritize your time). As a photography editing service, ShootDotEdit helps wedding photographers streamline their business by taking post production off their plate. We reached out to them to discover ways to accomplish more in less time to stay on track with your tasks.

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The Best Lenses for Photographing Children

Photographing children can be one of the most rewarding and challenging subjects to shoot. As a photographer you’ve got to work fast and know how to get the most from your little clients. Here are our picks for the best lenses for getting the job done.

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Tips For Photographing Children

If I learned anything in the 5 years of working for a high volume children's photo studio, it's that kids smell fear. They know if their parents are feeling stressed and if you’re feeling stressed. Often times they’ll show up at a shoot wearing clothes that they don’t normally wear and their parents are usually stressed out from trying to get everyone out the door. Having a good rapport with the parents/guardians is key. If you can make the parents feel calmer, it will rub off on the kids. 

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Fujifilm GFX-50S: Hands-on

Fujifilm has been a leader in mirrorless camera performance and functionality over the last several years with cameras like the X-Pro2, X-T2, and XE-2S. The Fuji mirrorless system has grown to a wide range of cameras and lenses that span many user’s needs across nearly every type of photography.

This is why we’re excited to be carrying the Fujifilm GFX-50S. At its heart, it's a 51.4 Megapixel, medium format camera without the size and expense of traditional medium format systems. The GFX-50S will open up the benefits of medium format sensors to shooters who wouldn’t traditionally consider them due to their size and expense.

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