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  • Personal branding photography tips with Caroline White, photographer for women entrepreneurs [7 Days to Amazing Podcast]

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    Behind the scenes of personal branding photography with Caroline White, the brand photographer that top women entrepreneurs turn to. If you are wondering what is personal branding photography, how to get professional photos taken that represent you in your most honest and best self, then this episode of the 7 Days to Amazing podcast is for you! I first came across photographer Caroline White and her breathtaking photographs of real people back when I was in B-School and she was […]

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  • How to create your own authentic B-Roll [Quick Tips Video]

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    What the heck is b-roll and how to make it authentic to you? Yup, you hear about b-roll and have no idea of why it’s so important. B-roll are the takeaway shots that create a story and help your audience connect with your message, lifestyle, values. They are the images that speak for themselves without words. The easy solution is to just buy stock footage. BUT, not only does descent stock (not the creepy stock that looks like a bad […]

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  • How to take better selfies

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    It’s National Selfie Day! I thought I’d take the opportunity to share some simple tips to take a better selfie. Honestly, the first time that I heard the word “selfie” I thought it was a joke. But since 2012, the word “selfie” grew in popularity more than 17,000% with 93 million selfies taken every day, and over 304 million posts on Instagram alone that use the #selfie hashtag. The folks at YouCam app report that 36% of people use filters […]

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  • American Cool: What is cool to you?

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    What is American Cool? One of the highlights from our family trip to Washington, D.C. this weekend was taking in the “American Cool” exhibition of 100 People Who Define Cool in Arresting Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery. It’s a collection of 100 photos that go deep into the soul of those who posess that certain edge. In this selfie world of “duck lips” and “signature poses” we often lose the spontainaity that comes with honestly capturing oneself as these photos of […]

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  • How To Be A Stylist: It’s All About The Tzuj With Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot Fashion Stylist Tricks

    A rare photo of me on a photo shoot and it’s becuase it was in a magazine! New Woman magazine did a feature story about me and here I am in a snippet photo as a stylist on the set with Brad Boles (FoS contributing editor at large) on makeup & North Rebis on hair. Yes, I still wear my Yoji Yamamoto shirt that I have on ! I kept my stylist scissors in a holster belt

    I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in so many aspects of being a fashion stylist during my career that’s spanned decades. In my continuing reprise of some of my greatest evergreen material leading up to the 15th anniversary year of FocusOnStyle.com online and the launch of my C’est Chic Crash Course, I want to spend this week’s review looking back at what REALLY  happens as a stylist behinds the scenes on a photoshoot.  Read on & revisit… On a professional […]

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  • Regarding Warhol: What Would Andy Say About Fashion Bloggers?

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    Once upon a time, if I was at a party and Andy Warhol turned up, I knew I was in the right place. Beyond being lucky enough to be old enough (age is good for something) to have grown up with Pop Art and its exposure to appreciate Andy Warhol as the great leveler of pop culture and celebrity… those nights at Studio 54 didn’t hurt either to realize either that rubbing disco elbows with someone famous is no different […]

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  • Exclusive Interview With Mark Weiss: What It’s Like To Be a Rock ‘n Roll Photographer

    Invitation for the Rock Paper Photo "The Decade That Rocked" photo exhibition by rock 'n roll photographer Mark "WEISSGUY" Weiss, curated by Phil Collen of Def Leppard.

    The Decade That Rocked. Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be behind the scenes photographing some of rock ‘n roll’s greatest legends? I know that I certainly find it fascinating. Bon Jovi. Twisted Sister. Def Leppard. Ozzy Osbourne. Christina Aguilera. Sebastion Bach. Gwen Stefani. Gene Simmons. Bret Michaels. Joan Jett. And even One Direction. A who’s who in music, that’s who. My friend since my early stylist days, Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss, the ICONIC rock ‘roll photographer that has been […]

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  • How to Photograph a Great Social Media Networking Avatar

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    DIY tips on how to take a rocking social avatar photo without hiring a professional photographer. After the last article I wrote which discussed social media networking avatars many of you felt inspired and the need to take quick action!One reader said her avatar was basically laughable but she could not afford to hire a photographer. So, how do you get a great social media networking avatar without hiring a professional photographer?Everyone can look fabulous with a few DIY photographer […]

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  • Beauty & Wellness, code, cosmetics, deals, free shipping, MAC, make up, makeup fanatic, mj, online sale

    Pencils up, you won’t want to miss this fashion photography exhibition…Miles Aldridge, Spot the FakeMichael Thompson, Ruffled NeckWhat’s beautiful and captivating as an art form, yet really designed to promote a fashion or beauty product? One of the images from over forty of the most influential contemporary fashion photographers presented at the International Center of Photography exhibition, Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now. In keeping with the original context of these photographs hundreds of tear sheets, along with approximately twenty original […]

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