chris loring

wedding photographer

Unposed Field Guide Review – Posing for Portrait Photographers

One of my words, as a person and as a photographer, is ‘natural’. So when the Unposed Field Guide by Love is a Big Deal popped up in my Facebook newsfeed, I was intrigued. Not because I don’t believe in posing. . .I do. Rather, I was intrigued because I wanted a way to make […]

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March 15, 2017

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The ‘Family Reunion Credit Card’ Scam, and Why to Avoid It

There is a rampant scam that baffles me. Not because it’s a scam in and of itself, but that it’s still going around. Do you know what that means? People are falling for it. The scammers are preying on vulnerable, desperate portrait photographers who will do almost anything to book a gig. The promise of […]

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March 2, 2017

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Live Chick and Bunny Easter Sessions (and why you shouldn’t do them)

I’m going to get on my soapbox for a minute, so sorry. Animal welfare and client safety are hugely important to me. Every year in the spring, photographers start advertising these adorable Easter/Spring themed mini-sessions, and promise live bunnies and chicks. How fun and cute is that? Your kid gets to hold and pet baby […]

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February 28, 2017

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Adoptable Pets, For Photographers, Photographer Tips

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New Photographers vs. Experienced Photographers

I am part of a huge network of professional photographers and regularly communicate with my colleagues, especially locally, about everything from art to pricing to liability to tax season. Today we were having a discussion that prompted this blog post, about newer photographers coming into the industry. It all began with a PetaPixel article pointing […]

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March 30, 2016

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Shoot & Share 2016

Every year the world-wide professional photography community rallies together in a contest called ‘Shoot & Share’. Professionals can submit up to 50 photos across a range of categories, including emotion, engagement, weddings, families, and so on. It is free, and surprisingly simple to enter. Voting is open to the public. Anybody can log in and […]

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March 29, 2016

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