I Gave Up on Squarespace and Built My Own Photo Website from Scratch

For the past several years my photography website called Squarespace home. Among online, fully-contained, content management systems, it is hard to go wrong with Squarespace. Offering domain registration and hosting, plus well-crafted templates, Squarespace makes it easy to create a professional looking website.

How I Lost My 8-Year-Old Photography Website

This is the story and all the messy details of how I lost my photography business’ 8-year-old website at Bludomain, a hosting service “for the creative professional.” Last week was busy! Along with a regular schedule of newborn sessions, family sessions, and maternity sessions here in my studio, editing, album design, and ordering appointments. I […]

This New Instagram Shadowban Tester Examines Your Last 10 Posts

Instagram has been accused of “shadowbanning” users and posts starting about a year ago, preventing tagged content from properly appearing in searches for those tags. After photographers and others complained last year, someone made a tool for checking to see if you’ve been shadowbanned.

I’m Not Really a Photographer: I’m Actually an IT Guy.

"I leave Tuesday for my first Caribbean project of the season. " is what my friend Cory Silken tells me as the motivation for this article. "I've literally been preparing new kit since October. " And for the most part, he's right.

I’m Not Really a Photographer. I’m Actually an IT Guy.

"I leave Tuesday for my first Caribbean project of the season. " is what my friend Cory Silken tells me as the motivation for this article. "I've literally been preparing new kit since October. " And for the most part, he's right.

re.photos is a Photo Sharing Service for Then-and-Now Photos

re.photos is a new website decided to helping people create and share then-and-now photos. The site helps you automatically align before-and-after photos to show how things have changed over time. Known as “rephotography,” this is the act of taking a photo of a scene that has already been photographed some time ago. The project was created by […]

5 SEO Pro Tips for Your Photo Website

Whether you’re just starting your photography career or have years of experience, being found in search engines is critical to accomplishing your goals. In this post, we’ll be sharing 5 helpful SEO tips that can help your photography website place well in search engines.

How to Create Better Portraits for Instagram

Portraiture and gaming the system on Instagram isn't always so simply. In fact, it's pretty difficult. But photographers have been trying to cut through all the noise as best as they can for as long as the platform has been around.

Do Photographers Really Need a Blog If They Have Instagram?

Photographers that take their craft very seriously most likely have a website to show off their portfolio. If you’re a professional or a semi-professional, this is a guarantee; but if you’re a hobbyist or enthusiast, it would make sense to have a website of some sort. But then in that case, does it make sense


This Site Will Tell You If Your Accounts Have Been Compromised

Here’s something that isn’t directly photography-related but is relevant to pretty much every photographer: if you’ve never heard of it before, you should check out the website Have I Been Pwned? It lets you search for your email addresses and passwords to see if any of your accounts have been compromised through security breaches. The […]

This Web App Creates Random Camera Company Marketing Jargon

When camera companies announce new cameras or lenses, the press releases are often filled with generic statements about the wonderful qualities of the product. Now the marketing teams behind those words have a new shortcut: the Random Photo Marketing Generator.

Everypixel Aesthetics Uses A.I. to Rate Your Photo’s Awesomeness

The stock photography search engine Everypixel has launched a new web app called Everypixel Aesthetics that uses a neural network to tell you how awesome any photo is. “We trained neural networks to see the beauty of photos the same way as you and I do,” Everypixel tells PetaPixel. “To handle it, designers, editors and […]


Style Me Pretty Saved From Shutdown After Founders Buy It Back

The popular blog Style Me Pretty announced earlier this month that it would be shutting down after inspiring wedding photographers for over a decade. That closure has now been averted after the site’s original founders worked out a deal to buy it back from Oath, the company Verizon folded Yahoo and AOL into. Style Me […]

The Excuses Photographers Make

Photographers make all kinds of excuses, whether out of lack of experience or just because they thought something to be common knowledge (which it often isn’t). Taking ownership of your work and communicating expectations is crucial on the path to success and professionalism.