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No Studio? No Problem: 5 Simple Lighting Setups for Portraits On-location

5 simple lighting setup for portraits on-location, including specific examples, BTS shots, and diagrams.


No Studio, No Problem: How to Create Stunning Head Shots in Any Location

Five tips, including gear suggestions, for successfully shooting head shots on-location.

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How to Market Your Photography Business with Client Testimonials

Smart photographers use the principles of social proof to market their businesses. One of the easiest, not to mention...


Do You Need a Business Coach? 5 Reasons to Hire One ASAP

Here are 5 reasons you should hire a business coach as soon as possible if you want to get out of a slump or grow your...


Market Your Photography Business & Boost SEO with Guest Blog Posts

A breakdown and guide for those of you who are serious about getting clients, and maintaining a business.


What Art Directors and Designers Look for in Photographs

Ever wondered what art directors & designers look for when purchasing photographs? Here's a look into their minds and...


Ask SLR Lounge Anything!

Hello Everyone!  We’re starting a new format for our “Ask SLR Lounge” series.  This is an open forum...


How to Use One Light Flash Photography for a Professional Look

Flash photography doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here are some ways to use one inexpensive Speedlite to create...


Elements of Your Photography Brand (and Why They’re Important)

A brand is much more than a logo. It includes a varied list of elements to consider, and we'll take a look at what they...


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,...

Contests Featured Entries for "Best Golden Hour Portrait"

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The Prize

256GB Customized SSD Card

The Challenge

The weather is warm, the sun is plentiful and we want to see your best Golden Hour portrait. The winner will be selected from the top 20 vote-getting entries by SLR Lounge Editors and will receive a 256GB Customized SSD from Photo Flash Drive. This fast and portable SSD drive retails for $249 and will be laser engraved with the winner’s  logo, name and design. Limit one (1) entry per person in the US or Canada.