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Models: How to Spot a Creepy Photographer

Models: How to Spot a Creepy Photographer

The photography industry can be creepy and downright predatory, and that’s a fact. It’s an industry where young women can be taken advantage of and exploited, and it’s important to draw attention to it so people can be on the lookout. Some photographers will tell you

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Freelance Photographers: Do You Deserve Credit?

Freelance Photographers: Do You Deserve Credit?

When a job calls for a lot of photographers, we here at Spectacle Photo sometimes hire freelance photographers. It’s a good way to get the job done without having to hire an entire army of full-time photographers who’s certain skill types are only needed by

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5 Ways to Avoid a Terrible Headshot

5 Ways to Avoid a Terrible Headshot

A business headshot is more important than you probably realize. It’s what people see before they meet you. It’s what they look at to gauge trust. It’s a photo that’s often the deciding factor between you and your competition. Yet, despite the importance of the business headshot, it’s treated like

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Captain Kid

Captain Kid

About a month ago, Rich Johnson took his family to Disney, so naturally, they hit up the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. If you’ve ever been to a Disney park you know that every ride dumps you out in a gift shop, and if you’ve ever been on the Pirates ride you know that it has the best gift shop Disney has to offer. It’s full of

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Photographers Should Be Criticized

Photographers Should Be Criticized

There’s this perceived notion out there that just because someone claims to be a photographer, they are one. It’s a touchy subject, especially within the photography community, because photography is

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Photographers: The Digital Storage War

Photographers: The Digital Storage War

The biggest struggle our photography studio had this past year was figuring out a digital storage system that allowed us to actively work on, share, view, and archive our photos. Once you hit a certain storage point, buying

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Fitness Models: 5 Photoshoot Tips!

Fitness Models: 5 Photoshoot Tips!

Image is everything when it comes to fitness, especially if you’re trying to brand yourself as a professional within that industry. It’s really important that you represent yourself with photos that

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Rey Cosplay

Rey Cosplay

I feel like there’s a real shortage of quality female heroes these days throughout our entertainment media. They always seem to be flawed in one way or another by the system that produces them. They’re either a distressed, incapable damsel, or an obnoxious, loud-and-proud feminist who

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Ace Noguera, Lifestyle Photographer

The photography industry is a tough arena. It’s all about survival, so I think it’s important to give shoutouts to those photographers who work hard at being good at what they do, and constantly strive to be the best. Good photographers in

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Photographers: The Customer ISN’T Always Right

Photographers: The Customer ISN’T Always Right

If it’s one thing that I’ve learned running a photography studio, it’s that the customer isn’t always right. The average person who needs photography done doesn’t know anything about

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8 Live Streaming Tips!

Live streaming is huge. Whether you’re a photographer, model, or want to promote business of any kind, you need to get into it. It’s a quick way to reach out to your fans and followers, and it gives them a

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The Art of Business Portraits

One of the most underrated marketing tools a business can have is commercial quality business portraits.  Business portraits, when done correctly, showcase who’s behind your brand. They put a face to the

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If You’re Not Failing, You’re Doing It Wrong

If You’re Not Failing, You’re Doing It Wrong

Being an actual entrepreneur, or someone who has made drastic life changes, is a strange experience. It gives you a new outlook on life, and the people in your world slowly reveal who they really are. You’ll start to realize that

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Photo Backdrops: Why They Don’t Matter

Photo Backdrops: Why They Don’t Matter

Every single day that I’m in our studio, someone comes in and asks me about the variety of photography backdrops we offer. They’re always very concerned about how the backgrounds are going to

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Photographers: Work On Sales, Not Your Portfolio

Over the last year we’ve been hitting our marketing pretty hard. We run ads on Facebook for awareness, knock on doors, put out promos, and give pitches for many different kinds of shoots. What do most people who don’t know anything about

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Photographers: Get Consistent, Get Paid

Photographers: Get Consistent, Get Paid

Know what successful photographers all have in common? They’re consistent. I’m not talking consistency as far as style, project types, or anything specific. I’m talking about consistently putting out some sort of content, no matter

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Spectacle Photo: A New Studio Approach

Spectacle Photo: A New Studio Approach

When Rich Johnson and I bit the bullet and opened a new studio in The Altamonte Mall, we decided to put a spin on the photography studio business model. If you’re in the photography industry you know a

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For Models: How to Spot Bad Photographers

For Models: How to Spot Bad Photographers

Models, especially aspiring models, have it pretty tough. They have to deal with fake agencies and casting calls, internet scams, creeper photographers, no budget “fashion shows”, and a slew of other time-wasters that

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Photographers: How to Set Your Prices

Setting prices is a constant struggle for photographers. Since photography is a creative service, the pricing in this market differs wildly, seemingly with neither rhyme nor reason. It gets even more confusing once you

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