Posts By Brad Moore

Have you ever wanted to go on location with a world-renowned entertainment photographer and look over their shoulder while they're doing a photo shoot?  This is your opportunity! As you'll see in the short promo video above, Scott Kelby takes you On Location with Jeremy Cowart in Venice, CA to see how he assesses an area, zeroes in on his frame, and makes the most out of a location in a short amount of time.  Using only one light and a reflector the entire day, Jeremy shows you how to capture unique images by utilizing creative compositions, textures, and shapes. So hop on over to Kelby Training Online and catch On Location with Jeremy Cowart, Parts 1 and 2.  And keep an eye out for Jeremy's next class where he shoots album artwork for a band on-location in Nashville!

Get Your Photos on the Web by RC Concepcion Getting images on the web today could not be cheaper or easier--if photographers just knew how. But they don't need to learn coding, design, programming, or scripting anymore. They need to know where to go to get the tools they actually need, and how to put it all together. In his brand new book, Get Your Photos On The Web, Rafael "RC" Concepcion provides what so many photographers need as he lays out a step-by-step plan for exactly how to do it. You can see a preview of the book over at Amazon, which includes Scott's foreword where he talks about how the idea for the book came about, the table of contents, and some of the opening pages. The copies we send out from here will be signed by RC himself for everyone who…

Sitting here in front of the computer having just come off an 8-day assignment, I'm struggling to come up with an opening to this post. Beginnings are often the hardest part of any venture and this seems to be no exception. I have a pretty good idea of what the substance of this post will be, just not how to begin it. Glancing over some previous guest blogs, there seems to be two different approaches to the opening – either dive right into the main topic or start off slowly with a thank you. The second option sounds like it's as good a way as any, so let me firstly thank Scott, Brad and the team here for the opportunity to contribute a guest blog. It is indeed an honor to be here amongst so many talented, creative photographers. Introductions are probably in order…

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Hey gang, Brad here with the latest pimpy! >> Photoshop World Planning on coming to Photoshop World Orlando? Sign up by February 25 to take advantage of our Early Bird special and save $100 on registration!  Plus alumni save an extra $50 (unless your last name starts with "V" and ends with "anelli."  Then we charge an extra $50 ;) ). While you're over at, make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page and sign up for the PSW Newsletter. On February 9, we'll send you the newsletter that has free Photoshop World downloads and the latest conference announcements and offers. And we are ecstatic to announce the newest Photoshop World instructor, sports photographer Dave Black!  In his 30+ year career, he has photographed 12 Olympic Games, the Kentucky Derby, the Masters, NFL games and more for Sports Illustrated, Time,…

First, I want to thank Scott for inviting me to be his guest blogger for the second time here at Photoshop Insider.  It’s always an honor and a pleasure to make his accommodation.  Also, let me say that today’s post in no way reflects the views of “this station.”  Today’s post is meant to be more than a social observation, but rather a revelation of what’s happening in the field of wedding photography today, why it happened, and what can wedding photographers do about it. It may seem to be a “Doom and Gloom” read but is not meant to be. It is meant rather to be an “eye opening” read that I hope shakes all sense of complacency from our bones, and fires us up to do something about the current state of affairs.

As I researched and wrote this post, I was amazed by the confluence of circumstances that have completely changed how most wedding photographers have done business for years.  Most amazing was the speed at which these confluences collided and changed things in just a matter of 24-36 months! And all these changes mean that we must do business in a brand new way if we wish to succeed.

This post is meant to be Part 1 of a two part post. The reason, as I continued my research and writing I was topping out over 2,900 words and I still had about 1,500 to go – whew!  So, although most of this post reads like “Doom and Gloom” for wedding photography, I scatter tiny rays of hope throughout. Part 2, to be entitled “Dreams and Opportunities” or something like that ;) , will point wedding photography readers towards concrete strategies about how to grow their wedding photography business stronger and better than ever!

I hope you enjoy today’s read in the social observation context in which it was written.  Read on if you dare….