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Golden Hour Fall Family Portrait Event

Golden Hour Fall Family Portrait Event

Enjoy Jaw-Dropping Family Photography With Our Golden Hour Portrait Event. If you’re hurt a new family portrait keeps getting put off then I think you will find this special offer exciting. There’s never a better time than now to update your family photography. We have just created the “Golden Hour Portrait Special.” For six special days in late October and early November I’m going to be hosting a...

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Who Is Our Ideal Client?

Who Is Our Ideal Client?

Question: “You talk a lot about “fit” between you and your clients. Can you describe for us what kind of clients you are a good fit for?” After many years as a professional portrait and wedding photographer in Kansas City, I have noticed some definite trends when working with people and talking to them about photography. One of the big ones I have noticed is when people decide they want to hire a professional...

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What kind of lens is best for shooting groups of people?

What kind of lens is best for shooting groups of people?

Question: “Hi Chris… Just wanted your opinion on something. If you were going to buy a lens to shoot group shots with what would you buy? I’m shooting groups as small as three, average size is 20, can be as large as 250. For the panoramic shot I used my fixed 50mm. I’m looking for something pretty versatile. Thanks for your help!” Our Recommendations Without knowing camera manufacture, sensor size, budget and a few...

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5 Great Fall Family Picture Location Ideas in Kansas City

5 Great Fall Family Picture Location Ideas in Kansas City

Question: “Where do you recommend we go to take some awesome fall family pictures?” It’s that time of year. It crept up on you. The first few trees have started to turn and the sudden wave of panic has settled in because you just realized that fall family picture you wanted to make this year has to be arranged and done, very soon. You know you want a great fall fall family picture in Kansas City but where should you go? These...

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8 Ways For Photographers To Thrive During The Slow Season

8 Ways For Photographers To Thrive During The Slow Season

We photographers deal with a market that is fairly seasonal. One of the maddening truths to marketing is that if you wait to do marketing when you don’t have enough clients, it is too late. When you are at your most busy is when it is most important to sow seeds and water them. So what are some ideas to help us manage those down months when clients disappear? Here are eight ideas that have served our studio well. 1. Make a database and...

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Where to repair a camera or lens in Kansas City

Where to repair a camera or lens in Kansas City

Question: Where can i get a lens or camera repaired locally in Kansas City? Your options are pretty slim for local repair stores but there is one individual I know that will help you. He used to have a shop in Mission, KS up until a couple of years ago. The business is Gass Camera Repair. It’s owner, Clarence Gass is semi-retired. He now runs the business from his family farm north of Edgerton, KS. Clarence sees a ton of kit lenses (the...

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What is a “natural light” photographer?

What is a “natural light” photographer?

Question: “I have seen where some photographers describe themselves as a “natural-light photographer.” Can you explain to me what this means?” Natural Light vs. Artificial Light Photography is all about light. It’s an obsession for us. Photographers have a choice between two ways to use light to create an image: use the existing light that is already existing in the given scene we want to photograph or we can bring...

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What kind of finishes do you offer for your prints?

What kind of finishes do you offer for your prints?

The Question: What is the difference between the Marquee and the Imperial finishes you offer?   Different people have different tastes and different needs, that is especially true for photography of your family. To help us serve a variety of needs, budgets and tastes we have put together a couple of different styles of finished prints. The Imperial Finish - A lot of people refer to this finish as the canvas-gallery-wrap style of print. We...

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iPhone Camera App Secrets Revealed

The Question: “Do you have any cool tricks or tips you can share for using my iPhone camera?” We Reveal Two Secret Ways To Take Pictures With Your Phone Yes, there are a couple we know about that seem to be a secret to most everyone. A great place to start is to study our tips for taking better smartphone images. This is a great primer for taking your smartphone photography up a notch or two. There’s a couple of secret tricks...

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What’s a great starter DSLR for a newbie?

What’s a great starter DSLR for a newbie?

This post is part of our “100 Questions in a 100 Days” blog post series meant to answer some of the most common questions we receive from you, our clients. We will be answering a single question each day over the course of the next 100 days. Do you have any questions about photography you would like to have answered? Ask us in the comments section below. The Question: “What do you recommend as a nice starter DSLR camera body...

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