Kristin Greenlee Tip – Custom Black & Whites

Pictage Tip of the Week – Yep, it’s Monday! Here we bring you weekly tips brought to you by some of our top photographers and PUG leaders. Many thanks to Cinematic Studios for the filming and production of these clips.

Do you want more control over your Black & White images? Kristin Greenlee talks about tricks she uses to make life easier for both her clients and herself!

Kristin is based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas, where she has established Kristin Greenlee Photography. She also happens to be our Dallas PUG leader! Kristin describes her style as emotional photojournalism that honors traditions. She strives to capture evocative heart-felt images with honesty, but also realizes that those more traditional portraits have a time-honored tradition in families’ legacies.

How do you like your Black & Whites?

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Mingle with Engle & Shawn Reeder

shawnreeder_pictage-1003.jpgWritten by Emily Engle

Today’s Interview is with Shawn Reeder Photography & Music…

*What is your favorite thing to photograph? I have 5 different things that I love to shoot and I love them all equally but they each come in waves.  Landscapes, Climbing, Yoga, Outdoor Lifestyle, and People in Love. 

*Describe your photography style: Its hard to put words to an artistic style.  Natural, organic, real, these are words that try to describe what I strive for, although its really just words.  I want to capture the essence of my subject whether it be a person or a landscape.  My photography tends to be an interpretation of how I see the world, and since I try to see the beauty in everything, I hope this comes through in my work.

*What is a must read or must see? The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is what I’m currently reading and its so …

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Ask & Learn today with Bob Davis


Topic: Near Perfect in-Camera Color & Creating the Light

Bio: After attending Columbia College in Chicago, Bob began working full-time in the field of photojournalism. He spent 14 years as an award-winning photographer at the Chicago Sun-Times, and is often chosen for assignments with Time, People, Business Week and other national magazines. His passion has taken him around the globe, pursuing meaningful storytelling opportunities that cross cultural barriers and show others how we live, work, celebrate and worship.

Bob photographed the wedding of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker, and his client list also includes Oprah Winfrey, Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Draft Worldwide Advertising. He was commissioned to work on the America 24/7 book, which was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show and was a New York Times best seller. Bob is also the Chief Photographer for Bella Pictures, the first national wedding photography company, and was recently honored by becoming a member of …

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*New “Inside the Image”


There is one thing I know we all like to see when we look at the blogs we follow…images!  The Pictage Blog will now showcase an image every week from one of our members.  We’ll also get the scoop on “Inside the image” so you can find out why and how it was shot and more!

Our debut feature was taken by Grant Oakes of Grant Oakes Photography.

“The bride had a close relationship with a developer, and therefore had access to a brand new luxury show home for her wedding.  The spiral staircase in the front entryway was too good to pass up for some amazing images.  It was photographed with a 15mm fisheye held over my head to get it as high as possible.  I liked the image so much I used part of it for the logo of my new venture,”  

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Jared Bauman Tip – Maintaining Client Relationships

It’s Monday again, and time for another Pictage Tip of the Week! We will be featuring tips brought to you by some of our top photographers and PUG leaders. Special thanks to Cinematic Studios for the filming and production of these clips.

Maintaining client relationships can be difficult once the Wedding has ended. Jared Bauman talks about techniques that his studio uses to consistently keep in contact with previous clients, gaining more referrals along the way.

Jared 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.

How do you maintain your client relationships?

Written by Becky Shaffer …

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Mingle with Engle & Julie Weaver Photography

julie1blog.jpgWritten by Emily Engle

Today’s Interview is with Julie Weaver of Julie Weaver Photography…

*How would you describe your photography style? I like to describe my style as relaxed and to shoot with emotion….feeling out every situation as unique, and shooting each client’s event as if I am part of their family, documenting their day as it unfolds.

*What is a must read or must see? Traveling Light by Max Lucado

*What are your work hours? Office Hours:  M-TH 10am – 2pm…and late in the night to get the serious work done! Weekends vary!

*What is your favorite thing about Pictage? PUGS! Love networking, it has brought my business to a new level!

*What lens could you not live without? My Canon 70 – 200 mm lens!

*How long have you been a photographer? 8 years

*What was your very first job? Ever?  Before Photography? Floral assistant. First job as a photographer?  A wedding and reception at a local VFW.  Paper plates and utensils and a buffet of mexican food …

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Featured Member Website


We have updated our featured member website, see who it is here…

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Mike Colón Tip – Pick an image with impact

Written by Becky Shaffer

Today we are kicking off a new weekly addition to the blog – The Pictage Tip of the Week! We will be featuring tips brought to you by some of our top photographers and PUG leaders. Special thanks to Cinematic Studios for the filming and production of these clips.

Choosing the right image to market and represent your business can be challenging when you have so many favorites. Pictage photographer Mike Colón explains how important this is – and how to pick images that connect with your target market.

Mike is an international wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Newport Beach, California. He was recently named a “Legend Behind the Lens” by Nikon.

We would love to hear your thoughts!


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Mike Larson Mingles with Engle – WPPI-Style

emilyandmikeblog.jpgWritten by Emily Engle

One of the best things about WPPI is that everyone has something to learn. I was able to snag photographer Mike Larson away from our Pictage booth for a quick “Mingle with Engle.” Here’s what he had to say…

(Thanks Kenny Kim for the photo of Mike and me!)

What is your favorite thing about WPPI this year? So much going on, so many great people, so much inspiration. Its the springboard of connections, gear, new technology, innovation, and setting goals for the year. I don’t know a single photographer who went and didn’t come back pumped with new goals and full of energy for this upcoming year. Why is the Pictage booth a great opportunity for members to connect with speakers? As a photographer and a teacher, I am passionate about being able to share and connect. Inspiration is something that happens at WPPI, I think every photographer leaves thinking, …

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Ask & Learn with Richard Emmanuel


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