Using Cinematic LUTs to Achieve a Film Look on Videos
Creating a beautiful, cinematic video on your own might be easier than you think! If spending hours upon hours learning how to color grade doesn’t sound appealing to you (and we don’t blame you), cinematic LUTs are the way to... Read more
Why Buying Presets is Better Than Making Your Own
There’s a heated debate in the photography community about whether or not buying presets is worth it. Today, we’re here to share our two cents on whether buying presets or making your own is the better decision for photographers. Spoiler... Read more
Best Tips for Getting That Classic, Editorial Photo Look
One of the amazing things about photography is its ability to evoke emotion and tell a story—and that it’s possible to do this in so many different ways, with so many different styles of photography. The editorial photo style is... Read more
Top Photography Hashtags & Instagram Tips for 2022
The number of photography hashtags on Instagram is...infinite.  It sure can feel that way, at least!  While it shouldn’t be the only tool in your marketing arsenal, Instagram can be a great platform where photographers can build a following, get... Read more
Black and White Photography Examples & Tips to Inspire You
There’s a simple elegance to black and white photography that’s near impossible to compete with. The simplified nature of black and white photos eliminates possible distractions, thereby giving the viewer longer to pause and soak in all other interesting elements... Read more
How to Start a Photography Business in 10 Steps
So you’ve been working on your photography skills, and now you’re curious about how to start a photography business. Easy! Follow these 10 steps! Read more
How to Build a Unique Photography Brand
Having a strong photography brand is one of the surest ways to stand out (in a saturated market), book your ideal clients, and build a successful business. Read more
Smart Ways to Earn Passive Income for Photographers
Opportunities that bring passive income for photographers can be life changing and lucrative. By utilizing different methods of earning extra money on the side of your regular business practices, you no longer have to worry about exchanging all your time... Read more
Mastin Labs Video LUTs for Premiere, Final Cut, and DaVinci Resolve
So, you’re interested in LUTs (Lookup Tables) for video editing? There are plenty of reasons why that might be, whether you’re a wedding photographer thinking about getting into videography, or you’ve been shooting creative film for years.  In the past,... Read more
Automated Email Marketing for Photographers
By adding your clients to an email list as part of your post-wedding workflow, the client follow-up process gets so much easier, and the chances of earning a repeat customer increase. It’s a win-win! Read more
A Photographer’s Guide to Getting Published in 2021
Download our free list of 18 places to get published as a photographer with advice for creating the best submissions. Read more
Tips for Photographing Your Own Family
Join Kirk Mastin, in an interview with community member, Kayla Baptista about staying creative by photographing her family, how it's different than a client's family, and how she's using her own family photography to market her business. Read more
The Easiest ‘Learn to Shoot Film’ Course in the World

I am going to show you that it's easy to learn to shoot film by giving you ONE lesson that will make you a film photographer TODAY. If you follow this guide, you will fall in love with film.

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Most Popular Film Cameras On The Market: A Review by Mastin Labs
Join Kirk from Mastin Labs as he reviews the technical aspects and strengths and weaknesses of the eight most popular film cameras on the market. Read more
Embrace the Chaos: 6 ways to recharge your photography through travel
One of the best ways recharge your creativity as a photographer is to go somewhere you’ve never been before. Read more
Portrait Wardrobe Best Practices (with bonus download)
We’ve compiled a description of best practices for communicating with clients about what outfit combinations look great (and not so great) in photos. Read more
How to Shoot Pushed Film (with Bonus Download)
Learn about pushing film in this easy how-to guide on pushed film. Read more
What Is the Best ISO for Different Films?
For most films, you need to shoot it at it's nominal ISO, not what's on the box. In this post, we discuss what nominal speed is and how to use it with a handy chart of the 15 most popular films nominal ISOs. Read more
Pivoting Your Photography During The Coronavirus
We've been watching our community members find new opportunities for creativity and learning and its been absolutely inspiring! We’ve interviewed one of our standout community members, Christina Quesenberry, about how she is pivoting from photographing families and couples to food, nature, and product. Read more
How To Do A Facetime Photoshoot
If you are trying to find a way to stay creative with your photography while you are staying home, we have an idea for you! We’ve interviewed Jessica Whitaker, founder of Build + Bloom, about how to do a Facetime photo shoot.  Read more
How To Use Luminosity And Color Range Masks In Lightroom
You may already be familiar with Lightroom's masking features for those times you need to make selective edits to your photos, but did you know that there are also tools that let you easily refine the masks you create? Check this out! Read more