The ACP Blog

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

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!

 

The Sensel Morph Tablet: The Best Accessory for Premiere Pro

The Sensel Morph Tablet: The Best Accessory for Premiere Pro

Making videos on Premiere Pro using just my mouse has been getting really old really fast. Keyboard shortcuts are a way to make the whole process a little less monotonous, but it’s still not perfect. Recently, however, I’ve been testing the Sensel Morph tablet and I think I’ve found the best thing for Premiere Pro.

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Two Pulitzer Prize-Winning Black Women Photojournalists Discuss Their Experiences and the Industry

Two Pulitzer Prize-Winning Black Women Photojournalists Discuss Their Experiences and the Industry

As Black History Month continues, Adorama brought Documentary Photographer and Curator Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, co-author of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, to moderate a panel with New York Times Staff Photojournalist Michelle Agins and Akili Ramsess, Executive Director of the National Press Photographers Association (both Pulitzer Prize winners) to discuss the history of black women in photojournalism.

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Talking Ethics in Photography

Talking Ethics in Photography

While some photographers are on the hunt for the most outrageous image, others become increasingly sensitive to what they shoot. We are confronted with a never ending stream of images that blurs our ability for ethical judgement. I asked Joey Lawrence and Graham Macindoe about their opinion.

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Using a Tilt-Shift Lens to Get Creative With Your Portraits

Using a Tilt-Shift Lens to Get Creative With Your Portraits

Depending on who you ask, you will get different answers on which lens is the best for portraits. Some will answer with zoom lenses, typically with 24-70mm or 70-200mm focal lengths, and then there are the prime lens users with their 85mm or 135mm lenses. Here is another lens you probably never thought of using for portraits.

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A Guide to Processing Your Own Black and White Film

A Guide to Processing Your Own Black and White Film

If you’re just starting with film photography or are interested in it, processing your own film can seem a bit daunting, but it’s really not that hard, especially with black and white film. Furthermore, it can be immensely satisfying. This great video will show you everything you need to get up and running as well as the entire procedure.

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