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How to Photograph Fireworks with Ease - 15 Essential Steps photography instruction tips and tricks Jun 29, 2022

Are you ready to shoot some fireworks (with your camera) this Fourth of July?

You might be thinking that’s it’s far too difficult, and attempts in past years have only led to blurry, under-exposed and un-inspiring images.

But, it doesn’t have to be this way!

Though there are a...

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How to become a much better photographer in one easy step (instantly) commercial photography music photography photography instruction tips and tricks travel photography Jun 23, 2022

I shoot a lot of music concerts, and I'm often seen roaming the venues in and around Asheville, NC with a couple of Nikon cameras hanging from my sides (two D750 bodies on a Black Rapid harness system, in case you were wondering), sporting my DSP ball cap (worn backwards, of course) and, likely,...

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What is a "shot list", and why is it necessary? (Commercial Photography) commercial photography dsp photo projects music photography travel photography Apr 14, 2022

I have been at this photography thing for many years now, serving both the editorial and commercial photography markets (amongst other things). I've collaborated with businesses, artists, and publications both large and small. Despite their differences, one of the first questions I get asked by a...

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Whaaaaat? Why would a photographer get paid more than the band he's shooting? marketing music photography Apr 01, 2022

 

Are you a musician or band and you are wondering why your preferred photographer just quoted you a fee to shoot an upcoming gig that is much higher than what you are going to be paid to perform at that very gig?

Do you understand why that may be the case?

Short answer: Because hiring...

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The hidden "About DSP" page: No photography allowed! (The Story of DSP) book club dsp news dsp photo projects marketing Mar 08, 2022

A new DSP website without an "About" page? What's up with that?

Please allow me to tell you a story about telling a story about a storyteller...

Back in early 2021, when I embarked on the new DSP website project, essentially redesigning my business strategy and associated web presence from the...

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Why Kajabi as the new DSP website platform? dsp news kajabi website marketing photography industry Mar 08, 2022

Kajabi?!?!? What the heck is Kajabi?

While most photographers choose to use WordPress for their website design or, perhaps, one of the many template-driven platforms that are now available (e.g., Zenfolio, SmugMug, etc.), I have chosen to take a different path -- one that fits in...

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Why the "storytelling" emphasis on the new DSP website? book club dsp news marketing photography industry Mar 07, 2022

You may be asking, "Why is David suddenly putting such a big emphasis on "storytelling" on the new DSP website?"

As part of the launch of the new site, I have taken a new approach to my brand in more ways than one. Not only have I deviated from the traditional "portfolio" type of...

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The all-new DSP website has finally arrived! book club dsp news dsp photo projects kajabi website marketing photography instruction Mar 06, 2022

It's about &%$#@&*^$ time.

For many months, I (the "DS" in DSP) have been threatening to launch a new DSP website. Now, after countless interruptions and delays and lots of contemplation and late nights, it's finally here. Well, at least Phase I of the site is ready, anyway, as I...

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