Tip of the Week with Jared Bauman

It’s Monday again, and time for another Pictage Tip of the Week! This feature is where we bring you photograpy, buisness and Pictage tips from some of our top photographers and PUG leaders. Special thanks to Cinematic Studios for the filming and production of these clips.

Jared Bauman heads up the awesome team know as Bauman Photographers based in San Diego, CA. In 2007, Bauman Photographers work was featured on the covers of “Ceremony” and “San Diego Bride and Groom” magazine. Perhaps the most important thing to note is Jared’s passion for his craft. He considers his work a joy and an honor.

Jared couldn’t have gotten this far without his fantastic referral base. Check it out as he talks about when to cut deals with clients, and what that will do for your business.

What do you think?

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Mingle with Engle & Adam R. Owens


Today’s Mingle is with Adam R. Owens of Perfection Photography, enjoy!


*Describe your photography style: Relaxed Casual & Fun! I spend a lot of time with my clients, from the engagement session to the bridal session etc. I always hope that by the end of the wedding day my “clients” consider us to be friends. I do not advertise in magazines at all. For me it seems that my best referrals are from previous weddings I have shot. My new “friends” are the best advertising around!

*What are your work hours?  I usually start editing my weddings on a Monday & try to have them uploaded to Pictage by Wednesday or Thursday. It is so important to get your images online quickly. The Bride & Groom love to see them while the emotions are so fresh & new. It thrills me when I am contacted by the bride & groom, who have just …

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Ask & Learn Today with Mike Larson!


Session Topic: “Set profit & time goals to have an AMAZING LIFESTYLE, travel the world, and have your business support your DREAM life.”

Mike Larson, an International Photographer known for his “camera toss” on www.cutframetv.com, is here to share with you. Learn about his focus on building personal character, as well as his goals for building a thriving business machine, owning property, increasing profit margins, and working less than 100 days in the office this year. For Mike, this approach has contributed to amazing world travels, repeat destination weddings, enjoyable living, and quality time spent with his wife, family and friends. Mike is known for his belief that, “business is important, and what you don’t know WILL slow you down and hurt your overall business health…you need specific knowledge to grow and to compete in this industry, and to set you apart and raise you above the rest. Remember …

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Inside the Image of Tanja Lippert


Today’s image was taken by Tanja of Tanja Lippert Photography…

“This photo was taken in November, 2006 in Union Square, San Francisco.  I love it because it shows the irony between the homeless man on the street having his meal and the wedding couple who are experiencing the happiest moment of their lives.   This is one of my favorite photos and quite honestly, taken on accident.  I was so focused on shooting the couple heading off to their reception, that I was oblivious to the poor guy on the street!  It was not until I got the proofs back that I realized the shot that I got.

It was shot with Kodak 400CN film in my Nikon F100 camera, most likely f2.0 at around 1/30 to 1/60th a second.”

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Mingle with Engle & Jared Bauman


Today’s Interview is with Jared Bauman of Bauman Photographers…

*Describe your photography style: Well, its difficult to describe my style, but I can definitely say that it is the uniqueness of every couple that inspires me.  Capturing that very uniqueness is what inspires me to be creative, to be different, to break the rules – whatever I need to do to capture them on camera.  I’ve heard the word “comfortable” used a lot to describe my style, and I think I really like that.

*What is a must read or must see? Just finished Harry Beckwith’s “The Invisible Touch”, the sequel to “Selling the Invisible” – that guy is brilliant! 

*What are your work hours? I’m up every day around 7am (morning person) and work from home from about 8:30-10.  I head down to the studio at 10, and usually leave around 4pm, unless I have a photo shoot.  Summers are busier, winters are slower, you …

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Inside the Image of Davide Greene


This image was taken by David Greene, Pictage member since 2004.

“This image is from one of my favorite engagement shoots ever. It was taken a few years back at an old brick factory that is zoned as city parkland. The couple was a total joy to work with…really adventurous, visually aware and super stylish. Both were ex-models and working in the fine art world. After sneaking through the fence we entered this dilapidated space and I had the couple climb up a stairway to an overhead walkway. I clambered up a lower level piece of equipment holding on for my life and took a few shots of them. We started talking about how some of the roof was missing and as they were looking up at the roof I captured this shot.

Even though part of the roof was missing there was next to no light on this overcast day inside …

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Tip of the Week with Justin & Mary Marantz

Every week we bring you a new tip from one of our many talented Pictage Members. This week’s tip is brought to you by Cinematic Studios.

Justin & Mary Marantz talk today about the little extras that they give to the bride on the morning of their event.

Together, Justin & Mary form Imagine Imaging in Hartford, CT.  It is one of the fastest growing studios on the east coast!  They are also the leaders of our very own Harford PUG!  Their work has been featured in Brides magazine, Grace Ormonde and La Bella.  Recently, Mary and Justin founded the Portrait House in 2006 as  a worldwide fundraising mission to raise money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity.

Tell us your secrets!

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Mingle with Engle & Jeff LaPlante


Today’s Interview is with Jeff LaPlante of Jeff LaPlante Photography… 

*Describe your photography style: I approach weddings as a photojournalist first and foremost. I strive to document the day in an unobtrusive and creative way without posing or interrupting the natural interactions of the couple and their guests. Intermixed with this reportage style I also pre-arrange with my couples a time to create dramatic portraits with more of a fashion look. This includes my day after sessions where we ‘trash the dress’.

*What is a must read or must see? Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders. This book changed my outlook on competition, community and the closed loop profession that was photography. Thanks DJ!

*What are your work hours? I don’t really have set work hours which sometimes is a problem for me. I ALWAYS have something going on, usually multiple projects, which occupy my time. I’m active in my photography community here in Seattle and …

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Ask & Learn Today with Kristin Greenlee


Topic: “Breaking Out — Principles of Building your Business”

Transitioning from a full time “job” to a full time photographer can be overwhelming. Wondering where to start, how to price, what to tell people, how to spend your time and money can all be daunting to a new photographer. This chat will be of value for all of you who are wondering if you’ll ever get where you really want to be — without risking the livelihood of your family. I’ll share with you the avenues and principles you can apply to build a successful business and transition to your dream career.

Bio: Kristin Greenlee started photographing weddings for other studios while in college at the University of North Texas earning a degree in Fine Arts. After taking a hiatus to focus more on fine art photography, Kristin found her way back to shooting portrait and wedding photography while teaching art …

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Inside the Image of Chris Beard


Today’s image was taken by Chris Beard of Chris Beard Photography and Pictage member since 2006.  He is also the new Toronto PUG leader!

“We were shooting Joy and Chris’ wedding at a park in Niagara Falls that had these really cool hedges with archways cut into them. I had them stand in one of the archways and let the sun illuminate the leaves in the background. We had told the wedding party to go on ahead to our next location while we got a few shots here, so it was fairly intimate with no one else around.

I told Chris and Joy that I was going to grab a new card from my bag, and that the shot we were going for was simply them enjoying each other – very tender, very soft.

I walked over to grab the card, but glanced over my shoulder just before reaching my bag, and I’m …

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