Every single day I receive a handful of promotional emails from various photography publications. Most of the time I hardly even glance at them. But this week one in particular caught my eye. It arrived in my inbox and those of thousands of other female photographers around the world. This email came from PDN (Photo District News) announcing the launch of a brand new lifestyle magazine for women photographers. It only took a glance at the cover to send me into a feminist rage. There are so many things wrong with this publication that I'm not even sure where to begin. Let's start with the cover which features a faceless (thank you CB for pointing that out) girl wearing flowery attire and friendship bracelets holding a consumer grade SLR with a kit lens. For you non photographers out there, by kit lens I mean the cheap (read "piece of shit")

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Okay wedding photographers of the female variety, this post is for you. How many times have you discussed with other photographer friends, "what do you wear to shoot in?" This conversation is so prevalent amongst our ranks for good reason. We want to look professional and polished and appropriately dressed for a wedding, but we also need to be comfortable and able to move around with ease without being restricted by our clothing. I like to shoot in a dress or skirt, that is just my personal preference. But along with that choice comes the inevitable problem, what shoes do I wear? Well I do believe that I have stumbled across the perfect pair of wedding shoes. They are called the Jupiter by Softwalk. Black leather Mary Janes with rubber soles and eggcrate footbeds. They literally (that's for you SB) feel like walking on clouds. I've never put on a

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I made a comment on Twitter the other day about how it saddens me when I receive comments on album designs asking me to fill in all of the white spaces with pictures. Apparently this hit a chord with a bunch of people and my friend & fellow photographer Seshu asked me to guest blog on Tiffinbox about this very subject. So please go over and have a read if this interests you as a photographer or as a buyer of photography. So now I want to talk to you, my clients...past, present and future to address an issue that can tend to arise during the album design process. Here's how it usually goes. You make your image selections that you would like to see go into your wedding album and I put together a proof design for you based on what I feel is the best layout for the images

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