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Tips for Mobile Photography, Part 2 // Mornings with Fox 43, WBIR

This morning I had the wonderful opportunity of appearing on Mornings with Fox 43, Powered by WBIR Channel 10 for my 2nd segment on Tips for Mobile Photography. I must tell you up front that I completely didn’t realize they had started filming & I was still trying to get my phone set up. Whoops! I hope it wasn’t too weird. In case you weren’t able to watch the segment, feel free to click the image below to watch. And I also made a graphic that gives a bit more notes & details of the content mentioned on the segment. Enjoy! 
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Tips for Mobile Photography, Part 1 // Mornings with Fox 43, WBIR

With the recent release in Apple’s iPhone 6 & 6+, many people are asking if there is any reason to have a point & shot camera anymore. And, can camera phones really produce consistent results. Today’s segment, “Tips for Mobile Photography, Part 1″ focuses on 3 tips for better mobile photography. In part 1, I don’t get in depth as to what apps to use, filters to look for, etc. However, I concentrate on elements that will produce good photographs. Then, in Part 2, (coming soon), I’ll give an inside look into what apps I use & may even give you an opportunity to watch me edit a series of phone photos. In any case, here is the video link (click here) from this am as well as notes from today’s segment. Enjoy!
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Gift Ideas for Photography Lovers // Mornings with Fox 43, WBIR

I can already feel the resistance as you may be thinking, “Wait a second, hold your horses, it’s way too early to be talking about gift ideas. For goodness sake, it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet!” I know. I know. It seems way to early to me as well. However, I was afraid that if I didn’t do this segment in November, it may be too late for everyone to take advantage of getting some of these sweet products home in time for Christmas.

Hopefully you tuned in to this am’s segment, “Gift Ideas for Photography Lovers,” on Mornings with Fox 43, WBIR. Although this post was written beforehand, I’m hoping that I spoke in complete sentences, didn’t say ‘ummmm’ a thousand times & made all my people proud! As I was prepping & brainstorming ideas for the segment, I immediately thought about one of my favorite photography gift resources, a super sweet little online store called Photojojo. They are regularly creating &/or featuring new & innovative products for photography enthusiasts. I picked 4 of my favorite products to feature on the segment. They are displayed in the graphic below & found at photojojo.com/store/bf.

In addition to Photojojo, I was eager to highlight two other brands that have become favorites, Pad & Quill, as well as PhotoBarn. I can’t tell you how often I’m asked about my iPhone case & “Where in the world did you get that?” Well folks, the one & only, Pad & Quill. So many photos these days are taken with a mobile phone & why not have a rad protective case that also looks incredible. One thing I love is that it’s rather unassuming. People generally think it is a Moleskine journal or a pocket Bible. In either case, I’m good with that & helps alleviate the fear that my phone will be stolen if I accidentally let it out of my sight (this happened to me once… sad!). Also, as you may know by now, I’m a huge fan of PhotoBarn. My home & studio are filled to overflowing with some of my favorite photos printed on wood & burlap. For the segment I featured a PhotoBoard collection. Along with that, you’ll definitely want to check out their burlap prints with a barnwood frame… simply perfect.

If these ideas don’t whet your whistle, stop by a local antique store or peruse the Ebay/Craigslist listings & you’ll likely find a vintage camera that may be perfect for your photo lover. If they aren’t in working order, sometimes vintage cameras can be fantastic props & home decor. And last, if you have a fat wallet, cruise on over to B&H PhotoVideo or Adorama & go ahead & buy your favorite photographer a new FujiFilm x100s. Trust me, they’ll love it. While you’re at it, I would REALLY love one as well!!!

Hope this helps friends. Feel free to comment & let me know what’s on your wish list. Here’s the video recap followed by the segment graphic!

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Images Are Your First Impression // Mornings with Fox 43, WBIR

This morning I had the opportunity to be a guest on Mornings with Fox 43, powered by WBIR. As a photographer, it’s easy for me to recognize the value of photographs, but for some it’s not so clear. In an image driven culture, the value of the ‘visual’ first impression has never been higher. People often gain their first impression based upon your headshot, company website, social media profile, etc. Thus, there are many ways we can use photography to help put forth our best first impression. Here is the video link (click here or the image below) & a few notes from the segment. Enjoy!
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Video Link & Notes: 3 Tips for a Fantastic Family Photo Session {Mornings with Fox 43, WBIR}

Hey friends! Here is the link to today’s segment… click on the image below or follow this link: http://www.wbir.com/videos/life/people/2013/09/19/2836689/
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