Achieving Your Goals

achieving your goals in 2018

With the arrival of the new year comes the prerequisite list of changes we all want to make. Some people want to lose weight while others want to start a new job or learn a new hobby. It feels like every year we all have the same resolutions or goals and after a month or so, those goals become a memory like the previous year. I’m guilty of this too. Every year I want to stop procrastinating. Of course I usually start sometime around late March or early April. Achieving your goals doesn’t happen overnight and if you don’t properly plan you’re basically setting yourself up for failure.

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Pricing Your Photography

pricing your photography

Pricing your photography; a constant battle most photographers have to fight on the regular. It’s a landmine of questions such as how to price your photography services or how much you should charge for a photograph. There is no easy way to determine what to charge as each photographer is different and has placed different values on their work. And once a photographer sets his or her’s prices then there is the constant haggling from potential customers that a photographer has to deal with. Pricing your photography and trying to stick those prices is a roller coaster ride of emotions within a photographer and it’s almost daily.

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5 Tips For A Better Photography Website

5 tips for a better photography website

As photographers we want the world to see our work; we want them to visit our photography website. But what makes a great photography website? There is no magic formula, no template to follow etc. It takes hard work to put your work out there on your photography website. I’m going to give you 5 tips for a better photography website that will help you catapult you and your website to the forefront of the customers you are seeking.

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Everybody is a Photographer

Everybody is a Photographer

It seems no matter where you go these days you are almost guaranteed to see a small army of people carrying some type of camera whether it’s a DSLR, point and shoot or even their phone cameras. You kind of get the feeling that everybody is a photographer these days right? As entry level DSLR cameras become more affordable and camera technology in the phones continue to grow it is safe to say that everyone in some way or manner will be a photographer, to a certain degree.

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5 Tips For Better Landscape Photos

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Ever see some amazing landscape photos and wonder how the photographer captured it? Did you ever think what were their secrets? I may not know every secret every photographer has to achieve amazing photos but I do have 5 tips for better landscape photos that will help you out right away. These 5 tips are very straight forward and they should help you with your landscape photography.

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Before and After Photos Using Nik Software

Nik Software

I won’t lie I’m a big fan of using Nik Software when it comes to my digital workflow. I’m pretty much using Nik Software filters on every photo I enhance. I know there are Lightroom presets or Adobe Photoshop actions that get the photo to have a certain generic look, but when it comes down to having complete control of every aspect of the photo, I don’t use actions or presets. I go straight for the jugular and edit with Nik Software.

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Being a Color Blind Photographer

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Hi, I’m JC Ruiz and I’m a color blind photographer. Your turn, “Hi JC.” Funny thing about being a color blind photographer is the misconception that I must take amazing black and white photographs or I must have a hard time with my post processing. Well 1 out of 2 isn’t bad, I do take some amazing black and white photographs hahahahahahaha I kid I kid. No but seriously I do hahahahaha I’m pretty sure if I never mentioned I was color blind people would never know the difference.

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Theft Among Photographers

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With the advent of the internet it has been easy to steal photos and pawn them off as your own, but the recent rash of theft among photographers is alarming. Whether it is Cliff Mautner blogging about his photos being stole or the recent plagiarism controversy surrounding Jasmine Star and Doug Gordon, it seems theft among photographers isn’t just about photos being stolen but content and articles as well. I’ll never understand the need to steal from someone else to pass their work off as my own, but I guess you really never know the real reasons why people do it.

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Tips For Photographing Sports

sports photography tips

Shooting sports here in the Miami area I’ve been fortunate to learn some valuable lessons while I’ve been shooting. I’ve taken what I’ve learned and turned them into tips for photographing sports. Some tips for photographing sports I have are pretty straight forward and others are little tidbits I’ve picked up from other sports photographers.

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