Composition and Chaos: An Interview with Zalmy Berkowitz
An interview with Zalmy Berkowitz about recharging your creativity between composition and chaos and going somewhere you’ve never been before. Read more
An Interview with Rubén Salgado Escudero
Chris Daniels interviews world documentary photographer, Rubén Salgado Escudero. Read more
How To Curate Your Photography Website
Your photography website is essential to winning clients. It is typically the very first place your clients will look to familiarize themselves with your work and determine whether or not you are worth hiring. Read more
Community Post: The Benefits of Shooting in RAW vs. JPEG
We asked our online community of Mastin Labs users to answer the following question: Why do you choose to shoot in RAW or JPEG? Read more
How My Photography Knowledge Transferred to Video (and How it Didn't!)
For all of you photographers out there who are interested in learning video, here are some ways my photography knowledge transferred to video, and how it didn’t. Read more
Best Practices for Photographers to Change Their Business Name
If you’re considering rebranding your business, it’s extremely important to do your research to ensure you are taking every precaution to rebrand the right way. Read more
In the Dirt: An Interview with Portrait Photographer & Thru-Hiker, Tommy (Twerk) Corey
Join Photographer Chris Daniels for an interview with Tommy (Terk) Corey, who just hikes the entire 2,600 + miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in one go and took portraits all along the way. Read more
The Puzzle of People: A posing guide for your next portrait session
Every person that steps in front of your camera is different and unique. Here are some tips to help you learn to pose for each person and capture exactly who they are! Read more
8 Questions to Ask When Looking for Your Perfect Studio (and other helpful tips)
A how-to and tips for your search for the perfect photography studio. We'll also cover the most popular options with their pros and cons. Read more
Tips for Posing Extreme Height Differences
It’s important to do your homework and make your couples feel confident together in front of the camera, regardless of their height differences. Read more
A Most Unscientific Personality Study of Photographers
We surveyed the Mastin Labs community for their Personality test results. Here's what we learned about what makes photographers, photographers. Read more
Artist Support, Side Hustles, & Being a Woman in the Industry: An Interview With Emilia Paré
Join Photographer Chris Daniels for an interview with Emilia Paré, a Los Angeles based photographer about supporting one another's journey, side hustles and what it's like being a woman in the creative industry. Read more
How To Prepare For Photographing An LGBTQ+ Wedding
By spending a little extra time trying to understand the unique tensions of an LGBTQ couple, you can be an important part of making their wedding day perfect. Read more
How to Do Long Exposure Photography
If you have never harnessed the power of movement with long exposure photography, use the tips in this article to get started. Read more
Slowing Down, Exploring Art, & Finding Your Voice: An Interview with Omar Z. Robles
Join Photographer Chris Daniels for an interview with Omar Z. Robles, a New York City based photographer about the artist journey. Read more
How to Be A Culturally Sensitive Photographer
Just because you bought a plane ticket, you aren’t entitled to photograph everything you see on your trip. Here are our tips on being a culturally sensitive photographer. Read more
83 Film Portraits from the Experience ARC Photography Conference in Vancouver, Canada
With my Pentax 645 and 30 rolls of Portra 800, I tried to take authentic portraits of EVERYONE during Experience ARC. Here are my results. Read more
3 Lessons I Learned From Mentoring Photographers
Three years ago, I started a new career as a high school photography teacher. This experience has been moving and valuable for my own photography career. Read more
Using Slideshows to Grow Your Photography Business
If you want to ‘WOW’ your clients, there’s no better way to do so than to present their images to them as a captivating slideshow. Read more
Seattle Wet Plate Pop Up
Mastin Labs will be hosting 4 wet plate collodion pop ups (Nov. 10-11 and Nov. 17-18), in which you will have the chance to have your portrait made right here at our office studios! Read more
70 Street Portraits from Cologne, Germany
What happens when I try to shoot a meaningful portrait of 70 different people, in the same 50 feet with only a few minutes per person? Read more