The ACP Blog

Featuring posts, articles, insights and knowledge pertaining to my own experiences and the world of photography.

How to Shoot Better Photos on Your Mobile Phone

How to Shoot Better Photos on Your Mobile Phone

You might not always have your camera body on you but what about your mobile phone? Learn the basics of shooting better photographs on your mobile so wherever you go, you’ll always know how to make the most of the device you’ve got with you.

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Five Different Looks Using a Single Black Hat

Five Different Looks Using a Single Black Hat

How far can you get with a single prop inside a small studio set up? The possibilities are limitless and it starts with your imagination. Getting the most from a single prop is both challenging and exciting. It is a great way to improve your portrait photography. In this case, Gavin Hoey uses a basic black sun hat as the prop and brings out five different looks.

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The Travel Photographer’s Gear Guide

The Travel Photographer’s Gear Guide

Do you have plans to travel but are unsure what gear to take with you? This experienced travel photographer shares his list of gear that he brings on every trip.

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Is Boudoir Photography Becoming More of a Feeling Than Location?

Is Boudoir Photography Becoming More of a Feeling Than Location?

Boudoir photography is not a new concept, however, the way in which it is viewed has changed drastically over the years. When it once was an art form on the female body, represented solely indoors in a bedroom, the title now has moved to include other versions. It could be argued that if it does not adhere to specific criteria, it cannot be called boudoir. In my opinion, the original term might just need to be evolved to include other concepts as the term among the majority of photographers in this genre refer to boudoir as more of a feeling than a location.

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Why You Should Consider Using Lightroom Mobile on the Go

Why You Should Consider Using Lightroom Mobile on the Go

Lightroom Mobile continues to become a more capable companion to the desktop app. This great video examines the benefits of a mobile workflow and how it can make your life easier when you sit back down at your computer.

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Syracuse Meets the Inspire 2: A Film by Tom Drone

Syracuse Meets the Inspire 2: A Film by Tom Drone

Growing up in Syracuse NY, Tom Drone was only exposed to the beauty of this city at ground level. As time went on and technology advanced, drones became a popular tool for filming things from a new perspective. After years of work in the drone business, Tom returned to his hometown to film it from the sky.

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Creating Edgy Fashion Lighting

Creating Edgy Fashion Lighting

Lately, I have been loving an edgier look to light and images I have seen in a few other photographers’ works. As I mainly shoot beauty, I don’t really get to light like that very often, but I wanted to give it a go myself and try some edgier and harder looking light.

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How Does Your Wedding Photography Business Compare to Others'?

How Does Your Wedding Photography Business Compare to Others'?

As artistic as us wedding photographers might be, we still love a good dose of useful statistics to reflect on our own business from last year and to make targets going forward. So, how does your wedding business compare to other photographers operating in the U.K.?

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Wild Child + Family & Friends Concert

Seeing awesome live music is one of my favorite things to do and the Charleston Pour House is one of my very favorite venues to catch great bands at. Even though I had a busy weekend I’m glad I made my way there Sunday night to see Athens, GA bands Wild Child and Family & Friends for a really fun and high-energy show that made my ears smile big time 🙂

 

Photographing Oxford: So Much More Than Dreaming Spires

Photographing Oxford: So Much More Than Dreaming Spires

Oxford is quite the most beautiful city. It has history and is full of stories that will enchant you and the non-photographers traveling with you. Just a tour of the main colleges would be enough to fill your camera with stunning images.

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Eight Tips to Increase Your Instagram Likes

Eight Tips to Increase Your Instagram Likes

Like it or not, Instagram is a viable tool for a lot of photographers to showcase their work and find potential clients. This great video will give you eight tips for increasing your likes on the app.

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Fun in the Studio with musician Manny Houston

I love my job. Seriously. I mean, sure, it has it’s challenges and working for myself can be a tad scary at times. Still, I wouldn’t trade it. One of the things I love most is getting to meet so many cool and interesting people.

Being primarily a location photographer, it’s not that often that I go into the studio to shoot. When I do, though, I sure do enjoy it. My latest studio adventure was at Pixel Studios in West Ashley with talented local musician, Manny Houston, who has a one-man show coming up at the Charleston Music Hall. #mannyhouston #charlestonmusichall #soundofivory #studiofun

In case you’re interested, here’s a BTS (behind the scenes) video that Pixel Studio owner, LeRoy Mazyck, shot that day. Good times!