Don’t Tell Us You Can’t Find Diverse Photographers for Your Conference
I hope we as a photo community will hold all conferences to a higher standard and demand change. I know at Mastin Labs we will be. Read more
Why Styled Shoots are Like Big Game Hunts
You're setting yourself back and doing more harm than good if you rely on styled shoots to advance your career. Read more
10 Must-Read Books For Photographers
Finding books for photographers to read, find inspo, and learn from is easy peasy when the Mastin community sends us their faves! Read more
Why I Shoot with Only One Focal Length
Simplifying your photography kit will make you a stronger photographer. Read our founder Kirk Mastin's own journey to learning this valuable lesson. Read more
Working with Models: Tips From a Model Turned Photographer
Tips from model-turned-photographer Hattie Watson on how to work with professional models. Read more
How to Become A More Confident Photographer
Do you want to become a more confident photographer? You're going to need to push yourself to try new things, learn from failure, and think more positively. Read to learn more. Read more
Strategies for Time Management for Photographers
When it comes to over-scheduling, photographers are some of the worst offenders. Here are some ways you can protect your life by managing your time. Read more
Balancing Documenting Your Family and Being Present
Shift your focus to capturing only the highlights and you’ll find it easier to be present for your family. Read more
5 Simple Ways to Capture Authentic Expressions in Portraits
Build personal connections with your clients to help capture real human emotions with these tips from Photographer Charlene Hardy. Read more
Why Mentorship is Important for the Photography Industry
Mentorship gives photographers the opportunity to learn from real working professionals that will help them avoid common pitfalls. Read more
How to Make Your Pricing Work for You
Curious how much it costs to shoot and deliver a wedding? Start by knowing your worth and considering the cost of your time. Read more
On and Off-Camera Flash Techniques
The more you learn about on and off-camera flash techniques, the more empowered you’ll feel when you’re thrown a lighting curveball. Read more
How to Shoot In Kelvin
Perfecting white balance in-camera with the Kelvin scale is a valuable skill for a photographer. Read more
How to Master the Wedding Sparkler Exit
Mastering the wedding sparkler exit is easy with the right tips and tricks. We’ve taken advice from our photographers in the field, and done our research to come up with these tried and true tips. Read more
Edit a Wedding in Under 2 Hours
Watch Kirk edit this real wedding, from start to finish, in 1 hour and 20 minutes in both Lightroom and Capture One. Read more
Why Shoot Film? It Could Change Your Life!
Join Erich McVey in this post about why he chose to start shooting film and how it was key to his success as a wedding photographer. Read more
Creative Photography Client Deliverables: Packaging
We believe there is enormous value in presenting beautifully-packaged and well-curated, quality products to your clients. Read more
How I Cut My Editing Workflow Time in Half
Here are some tools and methods to cut your editing workflow in half and make editing energizing and fun again! Read more
How to Sell Wedding Albums: Best Practices
Learn to sell more photo albums from the experts at Design Aglow. Read more
Top 5 Most Common Pricing Mistakes for Wedding Photographers
Mastin Labs Community member, Jeremy Chou, outlines the Top 5 most common pricing mistakes wedding photographers make when setting their pricing and packages. Read more
Are You Making Money Selling Wall Frames?
Selling wall frames is one of the easiest ways to up your sales to clients. Learn the benefits of selling wall frames so you're not leaving money on the table. Read more