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Social Media Advertising Racket - Coke Advertisement China by Jay Goodrich

The Social Media Advertising Racket

I have been trying out the social media advertising model over the course of the last month. The main reason is that I believe that I have a great product and growing brand, but we need more people to know about it. Social media seems to be an amazing way to get the word out,

Photo Workshop Model - Photographers at Sunset

The Photo Workshop Model is Dead – for Me

The photo workshop model is dead. At least it’s dead for me. Are you really done teaching photo workshops? You are kidding right? Who is going to teach me to photograph now? Do you have any recommendations? Talk to me. Read on. We are still here. Just in a more refined way. Like

rule of thirds - big horn near Jackson, Wyoming by Jay Goodrich

‘F’ the Rule of Thirds

A long time ago I wrote an article called ‘F’ the Rule of Thirds for Outdoor Photographer magazine. It created a huge stir of controversy with the readers. Most were adamant that my ‘F’ had deep roots into profanity and that I should be banned from writing on the OP blog ever again. However,

Your Photos Suck but this One doesn't Big Sur by Jay Goodrich

When Your Photos Suck

You may find this hard to believe, but there are times when every photographer struggles with what to do when their photos suck. I struggle with it, Art Wolfe struggles with it, and you can even bet early photographers like Ansel Adams and Henri Cartier-Bresson struggled with it. The difference here is that

Why Photographers Should Carry and iPhone photo by Jay Goodrich

Why Photographers Should Carry an iPhone

In today’s market more and more people are heading to their iPhones to accomplish daily tasks. We use our iPhones to post to social media, send email, and share photos with their friends and family. As a professional photographer, I too have come to rely on the iPhone in my pocket. Here are my

do it for the money post - question mark sign by jay goodrich

Do IT for the Money or Don’t

Today’s post will probably pose more questions than it answers. Don’t Do It for the Money Has anyone ever said to you, “Don’t do it for the money”, in reference to photography? Or even some other artistic endeavor of yours. Are you guilty of saying it? “I don’t do it for the money.”

Reject a Photo post - Teton sunrise by Jay Goodrich

When to Reject a Photo

With the age of digital photography now becoming a mainstream part of society, how do you decide which photos are good enough to keep and which should be thrown in the trash? While photographers need to know when to reject a photo, we don’t necessarily want to form a hypothesis of rules. If you have ever taken

Concepts for Photographers - Skiing Photo on Velvia by Jay Goodrich

Concepts for Photographers to Follow

I have been creating photos and articles full-time as a business model for over a decade now. Over the course of that decade I have discovered some concepts for photographers that truly work towards obtaining, maintaining, and growing your career. Here goes without any sort of order. Perseverance When my wife and I lived in Vail we had an

Photography Subject post - Jefferson snow storm by Jay Goodrich

The Importance of Photography Subject

The day I realized that my photos needed to have a strong subject was the day I began making money with those photographs. While composition and light are other pieces of our photography puzzle, photography subject is probably number one on my list. Simply put, if there isn’t a photography subject, there isn’t

Shutter Speed for Artistic Motion by Jay Goodrich

Shutter Speed is the Key to Artistic Motion

Shutter Speed is the Key The word photography is almost synonymous with the word still. Photographers take stills. Videographers capture motion. This may be the defining thought process, but it definitely doesn’t correspond to the creative side of photography. Our cameras are set up to allow almost any vision to become a reality.

The Best Star Photography Time-lapse

There probably isn’t a human being on this planet who hasn’t, at one time, looked to the night sky in amazement. Today’s digital cameras now allow us to record scenes that escape our naked eyes. Here are 8 Tips for the Best Star Photography Time-lapse to remember whenever you head out to photograph. 1

Photography Brand Website by Jay Goodrich

Defining Your Photography Brand

You know that saying…“You only get one chance to make a first impression.” With this statement in mind, I ask you…How do we see you? Do you present what you do as an occupation in a clean and organized manner or do you go to school with stains on your shirt? As a