In The Darkness The Moss Will Grow

darkness-moss

Sometimes it’s hard to tell when something is man-made or Earth made. This mossy wasteland is actually underneath a man-made walkway at the Cape May Zoo. There are no zoo rides or attractions in the water. Only wildlife (not even part of the zoo). This water separates the caged animals from the open range animals like Continue reading…

Posted in Photography Tagged |

Important Photography Website Factors All Photographers Should Consider

Important Photography Website Factors All Photographers Should Consider

Photography website – an ongoing discussion in the industry, and one that has no solid answers.  I’m hoping to change that with the best possible advice I can give. One of the more common questions I receive from photographers is about websites. More specifically, questions about how to build a website for their hobby or for their Continue reading…

Posted in WordPress Tagged , , , , |

Ethics Still Exist In The Photography Business

Ethics Still Exist In The Photography Business

I recently came across an article talking about the lack of ethics in the photography industry and as I read it I kept thinking to myself… “Is this person serious?” The article talked specifically about a group of photographers that I know personally. These photographers aren’t just full-time shooters. In fact, many of them put Continue reading…

Posted in Photography Tagged |

The Nitz Strap – Wrist & Shoulder Straps

Nitz Strap

One day my friend Chris Nitz decided to start a camera strap brand.  He documented the entire process through Facebook and I really wanted to be a part of such an amazing mission. So I reached out to Chris to become a beta tester and to help him get set up with the website. A Continue reading…

Posted in Photography Tagged |

How Lenstag Can Help Identify Non Permitted Photo Use

Lenstag

I’m a big fan of Lenstag for multiple reasons.  For one, it’s a fantastic way to keep track of your equipment.  For another, it helps you find stolen equipment, find missing equipment and even helps sell equipment by transferring from one account another. At one point Lenstag launched mobile apps to monitor your gear.  Then Continue reading…

Posted in Photography Tagged |

How Wedding Photographers Convert Visits To Leads

Wedding Photographer Conversion Kit Attract newly engaged couples and convert their website visit to a new lead. Check out the Wedding Photographer Conversion Kit for details scottwyden.com/wedding-photographer-conversion-kit/

There is a proven method of attracting website visitors and converting those visits to leads for your business. However, there has never been an obvious solution for the wedding photography industry. So one day an idea hit me. I immediately went into my office and started writing the idea down. I then contacted my friends Continue reading…

Posted in Photography Tagged |

My First WordCamp Experience

My-First-WordCamp-Experience

WordCamp NYC 2014 at the Brooklyn Marriott was my first WordCamp experience. I have been a WordPress user for a very long time, but never had the opportunity to attend. Prior to coming on board at Photocrati I was never working in the WordPress industry, so previous employers didn’t see the need to send me. Continue reading…

Posted in WordPress Tagged , |

GPS4cam & Pebble Smartwatch Sitting On A Wrist

pebble-gps4cam

GPS4cam is software for your Android or iPhone which allows photographers to easily log GPS locations for their photographs. Using Adobe Lightroom or gps4cam’s desktop software, photographs can easily be geotagged thanks to the data captured via gps4cam. Now photographers do not need a GPS device as long as they have a smartphone. Photographers do Continue reading…

Posted in Photography Tagged , , , , , |

Slower Shutter – Long Exposure Photography Calculator

slower-shutter

I am a big fan of simplicity in mobile apps, and Slower Shutter fits the bill perfectly. Slower Shutter is an iOS developed by Mike Wong (formerly of onOne Software and now Lynda.com) The app has a very basic purpose which is to calculate the exposure time, with up to 16 stops of light reduction Continue reading…

Posted in Photography Tagged , |

The Arcanum Is Photography Education With A Twist

the arcanum

I am delighted to share a fun announcement with the community. I was invited by my friend Trey Ratcliff to be a Master at his new online education school called The Arcanum. I wrote about learning photography in my eBook Absorbing Light. The Arcanum is just another way to learn. It’s a school unlike any Continue reading…

Posted in Photography Tagged |