Posts by Pencil & Lens

What to say right after the wedding or portrait session so that you never hear, “Are the photos ready yet?” again!

Raise your hand if you’ve had a client ask, “Are the photos ready yet?” Then, raise your hand if you’ve wanted to raise a glass of wine (or something stronger) in the other hand when you get that often frustrating message! Photo by NeilJB/iStock / Getty Images Come a little closer—I have a secret weapon…

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What the scammers should really be writing to photographers when they text us to photograph their family reunion and pay by credit card

If you haven’t received it yet, you will—and maybe even 40 more times. You know, “I’d like to see what your availability is to photograph my family reunion some time next month, and, by the way, do you take credit cards?” It’s the photography world’s version of helping the Nigerian prince move his $10 million…

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Midstate Camera Repair: The best thing to happen to photographers since the pinhole camera

It’s a Thursday morning, and you’re realizing that isn’t a flock of birds in the photos from last week’s beach session, that’s a dirty sensor and you have a triple-header wedding this weekend. What to do? Call my favorite camera repair and cleaning store, Midstate Camera Repair, in Warwick, RI! Plenty of photographers ship gear…

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