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Two Photography Marketing Ideas To Boost Your Bookings

Here are the two small changes in my photography business that drastically increased the quality and number of bookings...


How to Create Simple Studio-Style School Portraits in Your Own Backyard

So, when was the last time you photographed your own kids? You don't need fancy gear or an indoor studio to create...


How to Remove A Soft-Edged Object Using The Pen & Clone Stamp Tools In Photoshop

In this tutorial we take an SLR Lounge Critique submission and show you how to make the changes we suggest.


Tips for Creating an Impactful Crowd Funding Campaign with Animoto Video

Create a moving and impactful crowdfunding video with ease and speed with Animoto.


Using Cloud Overlays and Textures to Create a Composite Photo Illustration

Blown out, boring, cloudless skies are often something I deal with, especially when shooting with natural light only. A...


How to Leverage Local Businesses to Build Your Own

Partnering with local businesses can be a great tool for building a photography business. Tanya shares specific tips,...


Your Portfolio Is Only As Good As The Worst Image In It {Be Your Own Art Director Part 5}

Selecting just the right images for your portfolio or for publication elsewhere is one of the most important parts of...

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Mission Impossible: How To Service Or Repair A Grey Market Nikon D750

Bad news: if you own a Grey Market Nikon D750 like I do, you may want to sit down before reading any further.


Easy Edit: How to Create a Filmic Matte Photo Using Lightroom in Just Two Clicks

The SLR Lounge Presets save you a TON of time. Here are just one example of a two-click edit I whipped up from a recent...


Body, Lenses, or Lighting | Which Should You Upgrade First?

Photography equipment can figuratively cost an arm and a leg, and to be honest, you don't have to spend that much to...


How to Give & Accept Critique — Be Your Own Art Director Part 4

Learn how to give and accept critique of photographs in a way that leads to improvement, not disillusionment or...


Powerful Post Production For Greatest Impact — Be Your Own Art Director Part 3

After your shoot is done, how do you move into the post-production phase in a powerful and intentional way? Here are my...


6 Tips to Executing Your Planned Photo Shoot — Be Your Own Art Director Series Part 2

Tips for executing a planned photoshoot from my own experience and from what I've seen others do. Take what works in...


6 Steps to Planning a Photo Shoot — Be Your Own Art Director Series Part 1

Have you ever had a grand concept for a photo shoot but weren't quite sure how to go about executing it? This is part...


Narrowing Down Your Photography Niche for Success in 2016

Find out 5 reasons why choosing a niche will help you in your marketing efforts and make your dream clients flock to...

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The Challenge

Newborn photos are one of the best places to let your creativity run free with all of your different props, backdrops, and composite possibilities. Submit your most creative newborn portrait and the winner will receive a 6-month subscription to our new SLR Lounge Premium Membership. The winning entry will be selected from the top 20 vote-getting entries by SLR Lounge Editors. Limit one (1) entry per person. Click here to learn more about SLR Premium Membership.