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Budget Friendly Filmmaking - A List Of Cameras And Tools To Get You Started

So it is snowy out and I have been browsing around for a couple of days now for a second camera for myself that I could use for a backup shooter and in my search, it dawned on me that I was leisurely searching for camera's in a much larger price range that I had only dreamed of years back. Now, I am not saying this to sound like a pompous a-hole, in fact, I am trying to share with you the opposite. I remember what it was like to search for the first camera that may fit in your budget especially when trying to start your film business in the first place. And from what I remember... it sucks. I feel so lucky to be able to look for tools with much less concern for price than what I used to. And to even get to this point took a LOT of work but... It all started with a single step. 

Being Open, Organic, and Dynamic With Your Art

I started years ago as a family photographer. We grew as photographers with our company - buying and learning new tools along the way. As our clientele got larger, we refined our art and honed in on the kind of photography that we loved to do. We ‘specialized’, so to speak, and we made a great living doing it.
 

5 Tips For Hiring A Quality Professional Photographer

I’m currently working on a tutorial to help web creatives, who are not professional photographers, learn to take beautiful images for their own businesses or the businesses for which they build. As I mentioned in a previous post, (The Importance of Quality Images For a Website), I can’t stress enough the importance of quality photography content in websites and marketing material. From the products, filler images, and profile images, these are what initially catch the eye of the customer… and will hopefully keep them there to learn more.  

The Importance of Quality Images For Websites

I’m going to go out on a limb here and state an opinion about which I feel very strongly… The images you choose or take for your website content can make or break the site. I believe quality of images that you use for content, whether they be products, fillers, or profile images, are just as important as the actual functionality and user experience of the website itself.
 

Sell Online With Adobe Muse - Great E-commerce Solutions

The ability to sell online has become more and more of a necessity in this day and age. If you have a store front, it is almost expected for you to be able to ship your products as well but... Adobe Muse doesn't have a built in ability to sell online, so how do we do that? Well, let's dig right in. 

Do I NEED Social Media For My New Business? No & Here's Why

Let's tackle a question I get all too often... And that is "Do I NEED social media for my business? Should I have a dedicated social media specialist?" 

The Reality Of Freelancing - Our Tips To Creating A Successful Freelance Career

When the topic of freelancing comes up with finances, it typically is looked at like a nuclear bomb that is just waiting to go off. For some reason, people think that if you freelance, you are risking your finances every day and you don't have any source of stable income. Well... it is true... to an extent. 

Can I Freelance With Adobe Muse? 3 Tips To Get You Started

A long time ago, I was a freelancing Videographer that was budgeting and saving for the ever sought after Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. I was scrounging client work and was nearly there when Adobe released Creative Cloud. I purchased Adobe CC and all of their programs that were included and then I found Adobe Muse. 

Are Website Templates Cheating?

We have all been there. A client approaches you, asks for a website that will make them stand out from the crowd and... They want it all as fast as possible. Like, 2 weeks fast. This website needs powerful functionality such as e-commerce, user accounts and more. How the heck would you do this from scratch and with so many cookie cutter websites out there, it really begs the question... Is using a template cheating?