Q&A: Should I talk to competing photographers?

Q: "I've been a long to a couple of meetings of local working photographers, but I'm not sure. It seems to me that I'm just giving away my business secrets and not getting anyting back.

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Do You Need a Model Release (video)

A short YouTube photography tip

Q&A: Primes or zooms

Q: "I'm starting out in wedding photography and I'm wondering whether I should use prime lenses or zooms?

Q&A: How do I make crisp outlines with cookies?

Q: "I've been trying to fix different cookies onto my flash unit to make interesting shadow shapes, but the shadows are really soft, not hard edged like i want them.