Category Photography Tutorials

2018 WPPI

I leave in three short days to the Wedding & Portrait Professionals International. Each year between 13,000-20,000 photographers flock to Las Vegas for one of the biggest photographer gatherings in the world for an entire week. WPPI combines educational seminars, a major industry trade show and networking events. All the events are designed around learning the… Read More

I am a Certified Photographer

I am a San Antonio certified photographer! After enrolling in a certification course from the New York Institute of Photography over a year ago, I finally received the good news today that I passed! I can now add the letters “WPPI-C” after my name! 😉 I am a Certified Photographer Click To Tweet Photography certification… Read More

Invitation to Studio 206

As long as I have been a photographer, I have dreamed of having a photography studio… a real life, brick and mortar, inventory of backdrops and chairs and other beautiful props, plucked-straight-from-NYC studio! After nearly eight years in the business, this past October I took the plunge and I made that dream a reality. Invitation… Read More

Workshop Etiquette for Photographers & Instructors

I’ve attended enough workshops and seminars now to have a good idea how to behave at these things. By last count, there were 17 physical workshops/seminars I’ve attended since 2013. It always amazes me that there are other professionals who seemingly don’t know how to behave at these workshops. In fact, I wish you’d bring… Read More

Scotland Workshop with Three Masters (Fantastic 3)

I often say a photographer shouldn’t be taking money from clients unless they are willing to invest into their own skillset. I honestly believe this. Without any real regulation in this industry, there are all sorts of  “photographers” who can’t even make an image unless their camera is in automatic mode. Personally, I don’t think that… Read More

WPPI 2nd Half Image Competition

I first entered a WPPI print competition in 2013. It was the 2nd Half Members Only Competition. I entered in the high school senior division and scored a 75. Not bad. A 75 is considered a professional practice. On my very first try, I was considered a real professional by my peers. That gave me… Read More

Yervant’s Creative Live Review

I had an amazing opportunity to return to Seattle for another Creative Live workshop. This was my second trip this year to take advantage of a wonderful learning resource available to creatives and entrepreneurs! This trip was to learn from another iconic master wedding photographer. Yervant!! I’m still pinching myself that I was actually selected… Read More