Documentary Photography Community Love List – Get Featured or Published
When I first started my photography journey, I felt a little lonely in the sense that I felt like I had to shoot one way, when my heart was tugging me another way. Since, I’ve found photography communities that I know and love to have been a big support and I know I can attribute part of who I am today as an artist to these communities.
Thoughts on Making Pictures During Chaos at Home
Thrilled to share our first ever reader story! Kari Phelan so sweetly went out of her way to send in photos + a little note about how she’s been practicing documentary photography daily since reading some of our products. Seeing her photos made me feel so much pride and joy in F&F and what we’re doing […]
Valentine’s Mini Sessions for Documentary Photographers
If I were running Mini Sessions, which I’m not this year, I wouldn’t change who I am as a photographer to fit in with the crowd. When you think of a mini session, what do you envision? I see cute backdrops, cute outfits, and portraits. Nothing wrong with those! Except, it’s not how I shoot my other sessions. Mini sessions are a fabulous opportunity to get yourself into a new network. Sure, you are going to get those clients that just plain want a deal. But in my experience, you can find some diamond clients that turn into full sessions later. Let’s talk about how we can maintain our documentary style of shooting and avoid becoming lifestyle or posed.
Booking Photo Sessions: 5 Tips to Filling Your Calendar
So you wanna start offering Documentary Style Sessions? Whether you are afraid of making the switch or you are having a hard time finding people that are interested, this post will shed some light on booking photo sessions in general.
Introducing a New Kind of Photo Session to Clients – Documentary Style
It’s kind of like fashion, every season brings a new style. Sure, it may have been a new item that in reality is being circled back from 1982, but it’s new to the current generation none the less. One brave soul starts a hot trend and it’s picked up by the masses. I’ll admit, I’m no fashionista. This post is about what I’ve learned about introducing a new kind of photo session to clients.
Documenting Details: Grandma’s Fridge
This is exactly the kind of photo that fits in the Iconic Blog Series. This photo is a tangible memory for Heather. This photo represents how photography can make an impact on our legacy, our story.
The Photography Rule You May Have Broken
Ok, I’m glad that title caught your attention. There’s been a bit of a buzz in our documentary-style community about following the “technical, photography rules” of a documentary photographer that takes on clients… what’s allowed in shooting, what’s allowed in editing, and so on. It pisses me off. The focus is in the wrong place. What you should […]
5 Insider Secrets for Giving Yourself Shooting Freedom
Have you given yourself a reality check lately? At one point in my career, I felt like my business was running me instead of the other way around. I felt like my photos were beautiful, but nothing special. I wanted to take photos for clients in the way I documented my family life, but wasn’t. Give yourself a reality check
A Letter to Photographers: Have You Taken Yourself Hostage?
Dear Photographer Friend,
I hope this letter does not hold true for you. But, the blog comments pouring in (like on the Double Dog Dare post) and emails to me here at Fearless and Framed lead me to believe that there are a lot of photographers that feel this way… just like I did at one time.
When a Photo Tells a Story
This photo represents everything I believe in for documentary style photography. When I posted for fans to share a photo that is meaningful to them on my Facebook Page, Mitzi’s photo stood out to me.
10 Tips to Master Your 365 Day Photo Project
You are not going to fail. You are going to grow. Even if life takes you take a day, a week, or 3 weeks away from your project, you are winning. You are winning even if you hit 264 photos instead of the full 365. How? Photography goes far beyond the camera and technicalities. It […]
Photography Income and Intuition
Have you ever felt like you are on a hamster wheel with your photography business? Or maybe like a clone of thousands of other photographers out there, but you aren’t sure what you can do to break away from the mold? Maybe, you haven’t even given yourself permission to break away, because you simply don’t […]