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November 24th, 2015
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Photography Insight eBook

Posted By Jay Goodrich
10 years is a long time in many ways. Laptops last two or three years, cars perhaps twice that, but as I approach my 10th anniversary as a full-time professional photographer, I chose to look back along the road and create a new eBook. One that chronicles many of the lessons I’ve learned, conclusions I’ve …
June 23rd, 2015
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Photograph Your Friends and Family

Posted By Jay Goodrich
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Have you ever considered using your friends and family to add a human touch to your images? More often than not, most of us go camping, hiking, or just head into nature with a group of our friends and family. Taking the opportunity to use any of these people as a human connection within your …
May 1st, 2015

Best New Features of Lightroom CC

Posted By Jay Goodrich
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Last week Adobe released its newest version of Lightroom; it is now known as Lightroom CC or Lightroom 6 depending on how you purchase the software. Lightroom CC is available in Adobe’s Creative Cloud and will continuously be updated from now and into the foreseeable future. If you decide the Creative Cloud isn’t for you, you can still …
February 24th, 2015

3 Creative Tactics for Better Photos

Posted By Jay Goodrich
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As photographers, we are always on the quest for what I call “Optimal Light”; you know, that beautiful light that hangs on the margins of the day – sunrise/sunset. But what if that light was non-existent on the only day you had the opportunity to head out and photograph? Are there any creative tactics for …
February 18th, 2015

3 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Subject Before You Pull the Trigger

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Coot In Reflection by Jay Goodrich
In May of 2013, the sheer volume of images getting pushed to social media was staggering. The online photography forum Petapixel cited a 60 second video from another online community (BuzzFeed) that highlighted the numbers of what is getting published to the web every 60 seconds. It is completely overwhelming to know that 27,800 images were being …
January 21st, 2015

This is Why You Need to Use Lightroom

Posted By Jay Goodrich
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Use Lightroom because it is a non-destructive, importing, cataloging, processing, exporting, and sharing software designed as an all-inclusive platform specifically for photographers who need photo and video imaging control. It is completely integrated with most of Adobe’s additional software packages specifically, but not exclusively limited to/with Photoshop. Phew! With those two statements alone you can already begin …
November 14th, 2014

FREE CreativeLive Workshop!

Posted By Jay Goodrich
IF YOU ARE IN SEATTLE – JOIN US IN THE STUDIO I’m delighted to be heading back to Seattle to teach a CreativeLive workshop on adventure sports photography. The 2-day course, which you can watch for free while it’s live (from November 20-21), will cover everything from how to effectively compose a compelling image to …
June 17th, 2014

It’s Time for a Photography Tune-Up

Posted By Jay Goodrich
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A FREE ebook Download Has your camera been sitting all alone in a dark closet, in a remote location of your house? Neglected. Forgotten about. Allowed to become home to multiple species of arachnids? Did winter send you back into your den for a long, dark hibernation away from the joys of picture taking? A hibernation …
March 6th, 2014

5 Reasons to Reject an Image

Posted By Jay Goodrich
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With the age of digital photography now becoming a mainstream part of society, how do you decide what photos are good to keep and what ones should be thrown in the trash? While we need reasons to reject an image, we don’t necessarily want to form a hypothesis of rules. If you ever take a workshop …
March 13th, 2013

8 Principles for Professional Photographers that I have discovered in My Career

Posted By Jay Goodrich
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I have been creating images and articles as a business model for a long time now. During that time frame I have discovered some principles for professional photographers that I have found to truly work towards obtaining, maintaining, and growing your career. Here goes without any sort of order. 1. Perseverance. When my wife and …