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Trust in This

Posted by on June 2, 2014 with 0 Comments

Monday Motivation from Go4ProPhotos.com
Source:  Abby Larson

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Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Top Tips, Tricks & Tools – Featuring Kelli France

Posted by on May 28, 2014 with 0 Comments

Luxe Workshop Speakers Feature
The Wednesday features continue! This time with one of my dearest friends, Kelli France of Chic Critique Forum and fellow speaker, for The Luxe Workshops (we love coming up with reasons to hang out together!) that will be coming to Palm Springs in September! Today Kelli is sharing her personal top 3 tips, tricks and tools!!

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1. When posing, I always ask the client to take a deep breath. Instantly, they look waaaay more relaxed in their pose.

2. When photographing kids, I bring a treasure box full of toys & candy bars and then tell them that if they do what I ask, they’ll get to pick from my Treasure Box. Works like a charm! 

3. Keep Moms busy in the background by having them hold reflectors or take Behind the Scenes phone photos. They’ll be less likely to fret when you put them to work.
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1. Fake it till you make it. Don’t wait for someone to crown you with confidence. Start sloppy and improve as you go.

2. Spoil your clients. Give them something to talk about! Word of mouth is THE best marketing tool.

3. Create work hours. This is HUGE! Define them and then determine how many you can take on based on your work hours. 

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1. I use this cordless leaf blower to create a windblown look on Seniors-ha! They think it’s hilarious and it’s kinda become my mascot when shooting

2. My 85 mm 1.4 lens doesn’t really leave my camera. It’s like BUTTA! 

3. Blogstomp
makes for super easy & efficient blog posts. It’s life-changing!

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The Luxe Workshop is heading to Palm Springs and this is an event that you don’t want to miss!!!! Oh yeah!  Take advantage of the payment plan option and register early, Luxe in Las Vegas sold out.


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Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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And So You Shall

Posted by on May 26, 2014 with 0 Comments

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You don’t get skinny by watching the workout training from the couch. 

You don’t get happy by spending your days complaining. 

You don’t get smarter by keeping the books closed. 

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And you don’t get results by waiting for perfect circumstances. 

If you want to see a change you have to be the change. 

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And here’s the beautiful truth… The choice is in your hands. 

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Monday Motivation from Go4ProPhotos.com/ And So You Can/ Scribd.com
Source:  Scribd.com

Filed Under: Inspiration
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Luxe In Palm Springs

Posted by on May 23, 2014 with 0 Comments

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I am so excited to be teaming up AGAIN with Leslie Kerrigan (Seniorologie), Kelli France (Chic Critique Forum), Brittany Kluse and Courtney DeLaura (Get Schooled Photo) to bring you the mother of all shootouts. We hosted this Workshop this past March in Las Vegas and I promise you it is one that you don’t want to miss. Not only it is jammed back with training but it is filled with loads of fun!

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This is so much more than a shootout!! This is about bringing your photography to the next level. It’s all inside this one-day intensive workshop that we will be hosting in Palm Springs!




We’ve already announced this to our newsletter lists (speaking of, you’re on my newsletter list right??? If not, you can add yourself in by just scrolling to the top of the blog!) Spots are selling out quickly so grab yours before it is gone!
Take advantage of the payment plan option and register early, Luxe in Las Vegas sold out. Don’t miss this fun event!”

If you want to learn more and come….

SECURE YOUR SPOT HERE

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Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Top Tips, Tricks & Tools – Featuring Brittney Kluse

Posted by on May 21, 2014 with 0 Comments


Luxe Workshop Speakers Feature


Each Wednesday, I’m featuring one of my fabulous fellow co-teachers for The Luxe Workshops. This week I get to feature my dear, dear friend,  Brittney Kluse! And let me just tell you…she’s as fun, kind, down-to-earth and is just plain delightful as she seems! I love this girl!! Today Brittney is sharing her personal top 3 tips, tricks and tools!!  

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3. I love to shoot at 2 stops higher than wide open in my lens…this assures I will have a crystal clear details in focus for my subject area, with enough depth of field to give me that creamy bokeh that makes my subject POP off the image! 

2. Integrate artistic elements of composition into every shot you take. Think about leading lines, parallelism, rule of thirds, environmental framing and more with each shot you take! Don’t just spray-and-pray, slow down and take MEANINGFUL shots! 

1. Refer to your camera manual about how to add a hint of amber into your camera sensor. This slightly warms up skin tone in-camera for that creamy, soft, and picture-perfect look!
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3. It’s great to admire others and look to their work for inspiration, but don’t judge YOUR own work against theirs! Work hard to figure out what images YOU want to take, then make them look the way YOU want them to look. Remember no one is better at being you than you! “OWN’ it, then “HONE it!”

2. It’s all the in the details … so take 45 extra seconds before hitting that shutter to make sure clothing is straight, random hairs are out of the face, and your clients look polished and put together. A defining detail in what a photographer can charge is largely wrapped up into the detail management and high-quality attention to the actual shooting, not just post-processing. 

1. P-E-R-F-E-C-T your straight out of the camera (SOOC). Do not rely on Photoshop, Lightroom, or any editing practice to do it for you. Really learn the exposure triangle, metering, white balance, and how all the pieces work together. Once you’re taking BANGING shots SOOC, the sky is the limit!

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3. Next to my camera/lenses, my WACOM tablet is the best tool I use! It’s ergonomic handy pen makes editing a breeze AND I have created presets for all the buttons on the table to match my post-processing workflow, so I can literally press the button, move my sliders around, flatten my layers and VOILA! Color pop magic! 

2. I would be lost without my 85mm 1.4 Nikkor lens. It’s crispness and trail of oooohey-gooooey bokeh leaves me swooning! 

1. I take my PhotoFlex 5-in-1 reflector on every shoot! For days that are a little gray, I love using the gold side to pop some warmth on to the skin tone, or if I just want to brighten the catchlights in my subject’s eyes, the silver side adds supreme sparkle! 

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And I’ve got some B-I-G NEWS! The Luxe Workshop is heading to Palm Springs!!!!

Oh yeah! Sign up for our newsletter, because 48 hour pre-registration for newsletter subscribers will open May 21st. Registration will be open to the public on May 23rd. Take advantage of the payment plan option and register early, Luxe in Las Vegas sold out.

Don’t miss this fun event!

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I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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Fill The Bucket

Posted by on May 19, 2014 with 0 Comments

It’s really not hard to be liked. It’s not hard to be the kind of person that people talk about with admiration. It’s not hard to make a difference every single day in someones life…let’s all try it. 

Monday Motivation from Go4ProPhotos.com/ Fill the Bucket/ Howitzer Literary Society

Source:  Howitzer Literary Society

Filed Under: Inspiration
Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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I use to write…

Posted by on May 16, 2014 with 0 Comments

Typewriter_Contact_Leah RemillitI use to write all the time. There are over 800 blog posts on this blog alone to prove it. There was also that family blog that I use to write way back when, during our Hawaii-life days – that truly does feel like a lifetime ago. Our baby actually was a baby back then. 

I haven’t written much in the past couple years. Time just kept marching forward, projects have deadlines, responsibilities need to be met. And somehow the idea of indulging myself in this pastime, where I let my fingers hit the keys, unsure what direction it will take me seems…well a bit frivolous. 

I miss writing. I miss the way it allowed me to feel more connected to a world so much bigger than I. The way it allowed you and I to become closer as you got to know who I truly am and I got to read, soak up and enjoy your thoughts and comments. Somehow it’s been lonelier since I stopped writing, despite my days being filled ever more with people, places and things. 

I use to do other things as well…some good and some not so good. Some of my use to’s, I’d really like to find again. Others I’m content seeing as a stage of life. 

What about you? Do you have a use to you’d like to resurrect? A past time, a relationship, an experience that you use to have? 

The wonderful truth is that we are each the decision makers for our lives. We can not control our circumstances and sometimes the circumstances that show up at our doors – just plain suck (no eloquence needed). 

But other times, all we really may need is simply to give ourselves permission to enjoy a little ‘use to‘. 

I’d love to challenge each of us to introduce a little use to….right now

 What will your use to be? I’d love to hear! Please leave a comment and let’s start a conversation! 

 

 

 

 

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Are you ready for more? I'm determined to prove to as many photographers as will let me that you can have passion, profits and time for a great life.

I create six-figure photographers, and I'd love to teach you, step-by-step, how it's done. This is happening for photographers from all over the world who are just like you. Let me prove just how wildly successful YOU can be!

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