Archive for the ‘photography’ Category


So you want to be a professional photographer?

Photography is a very over saturated market. Anyone with a handful of cash can go get a professional camera and start calling themselves a photographer. But a fancy camera and a self imposed title doesn’t make you a professional. When it comes to photography lighting is key. Stop shooting natural light for portrait photography and […]


Apr
10
2015

Product Photography done right!

Today I was looking up product photographers to see some competition. I found some good ones and not so good ones. Then I stumbled onto some tutorials and of course I had to take a gander! Now the funny thing about the internet is there is good content and generic piece of crap content that […]


Nov
01
2014


Craig Swag Open for Business

Craig Swag is up and running. After 8 years and a 100gb hard drive filled with my photography, I figured it was time to open up a shop. After all thousands of cool images are just sitting on my hard drive doing nothing, might as well get them out into cyber space and share them […]


Jun
14
2012

Jewelry Photography on white?

So everyone knows that the internet shops like their white backgrounds. But is shooting jewelry on white really the way to go? I will admit done right shooting products on white create a clean look. Now with gold, white might not be a bad thing to shoot on. But with silver, well it gives off […]


Jun
05
2012

Positive energy with Negative Ions

Magnet and Negative Ion Bracelet @ IonLoop The world is made up of positive ions and negative ions… in nature, for instance, positive ions (the bad guys) come from the sun in the form of UV rays which fatigue the body. In our modern environment positive ions are produced by everyday electronic devices such as […]


Nov
12
2011


Photoshop Lessons – Tutorials

Photoshop Lessons & Tutorials I have been giving lessons in Dallas for Photoshop for a few years now. Some people prefer more of a hands on, in person approach when it comes to Photoshop lessons or tutorials. Personally I am a visual person, so videos are probably the easiest way for me to learn. I […]


Aug
23
2011

Best Business Practices for Photographers

Must Read for Commercial Photographers I came across this book about a year ago, but decided to revisit it and really soak up all the great information that it has to offer. If you want to make it as a commercial photographer or product photographer this is a must read.  The whole book is packed […]


Jul
27
2011