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8 Things Your Clients Aren't Telling You

If you’ve been in the photography business for any length of time – surely you’ve dealt with clients who seem just fine during the session and then later…they have things to say or worse – they say NOTHING.

After a decade of photographing people I understand better why this happens. Most people don’t want to speak up. They don’t want to make us feel bad. They suffer through the session and say nothing. And because they say nothing – they confirm their worst fears about the session. It’s a terrible cycle!

Here are 8 things your client is secretly thinking but not telling you and some ideas about how to help them open up:

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Top 8 Reasons I Would Date My 24-70 If I Could

One of the traps of photography, in my opinion, is allowing your gear (or lack of gear) to define you as a creative. The honest truth is: if you have nothing to say then no amount of gear will fill that void.
A constant in my career is to be as unobtrusive as I can be with what I bring with me and on me for a shoot. It’s funny to think about but clients, especially those not very camera tech savvy, can become very uncomfortable with a big old long lens shoved in their face! I have literally watched my clients’ demeanor change after chatting with them and working hard to get them comfortable, and then I pick up my Nikon D4 with a 70-200 on it and it’s as if I am armed with a weapon instead of a camera. My takeaway? When I can get away with it, I pack light!

The most helpful lens to help me with packing light but not losing the focal length muscle of a wide and the needed distance and compression of a longer lens is my most favorite lens; my go-to, my ride or die is hands down my Nikon 24-70 VR 2.8. This lens is incredibly versatile, and gives me a level of confidence that I won’t miss my shot when it’s super important! And trust me, it is ALWAYS super important!

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5 Tips for Winter Wildlife Photography

This December and January we set out to photograph the Red Foxes in the winter scenes of eastern Canada. While we were happy to photograph the normal flame colored pelage of Red Foxes, we were also seeking the rarer color phases of the Red Fox found in North America: the Silver (or Black) which is a fully melanistic morph and the Cross, which is a partially melanistic morph.

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LensProToGo Merges With Lensrentals

Hello and Happy Holidays to everyone! I have some amazingly exciting news here at LensProToGo. This week, we announce to the world that we will be merging with our friends and largest competitor, Lensrentals. As some of you may already know from personal experience, the team at Lensrentals in Memphis runs a great business, take wonderful care of their customers and they will be an amazing partner for us at LensProToGo.

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How To Fix Err 01 Error on Canon Cameras

Of all of the error codes, the Err 01 is probably one of the most common. It occurs when there is a faulty communication between your camera and lens. In this post we'll explain exactly what you should and shouldn't do when trying to resolve this error.

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Solar​ ​Spectacle​ ​-​ ​A​ ​2,500​ ​Mile​ ​Adventure​ ​to​ ​Photograph​ ​the​ ​Eclipse

The blog post below is a guest post by Jamie Walter 

Have you ever picked a place out on a map and just gone to it?

That’s how my pilgrimage to photograph the Great American Eclipse started. After months of brainstorming different ways to capture the August 2017 solar eclipse, the one thing fellow adventure photographer Chris Shane and I never planned was exactly where we would shoot from.

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6 Reasons A 24-70 f/2.8 Is The Best Lens For Photographing Kids

This guest blog post is written by Karen Kelly. Karen is a Boston-based photographer specializing in the preservation of family history. In 2016, she was humbly voted one of Boston’s Top 2 Wedding and Children photographers by WGBH.  She spends her free time chasing her 19-month-old with her husband, Jarett, and escaping to waves in Kennebunkport, ME.

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6 Tips For Getting Sharper Photos With A Super Telephoto Lens

One of the most exciting aspects of being a photographer is shooting with a super telephoto lens. While many of these lenses are out of the price range to buy, they are a great item to rent. The only downfall to renting is that you'll only have the lens for a limited amount of time. Read these 6 tips to getting sharper images to make sure you're getting great images right from the start!

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Understanding White Balance & Color Temperature

If you're tired of seeing blue-ish green tinted skin, or the colors you see in real life aren't what your camera captures, you're in the right place. In this blog post we'll cover the basics of what you need to know about white balance and why it's an important tool in the worlds of photography and filmmaking.
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Choosing The Right Telephoto Lens: Wildlife Photography

Reading through a Canon, Nikon, Sony (or any other brands) product guide is a great way to understand the full range of lens options that are available. That said, they always seem to be lacking context regarding how far away subjects were from the camera in the example photos. In this post, we fix that!

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