Spot Metering: A Photographer's Best Friend

Meredith Gradle, CEO & Founder of Iris Works, has been a photographer for over 6 years now. And one of her favorite ‘tricks’ is spot metering – and here’s why.   When I picked up my first camera, I had no idea what spot metering was and how it could help! I attended a photography…

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How Many Images Do Iris Galleries Hold?

We’ve had this question asked a few times since we launched our Gallery feature last month – so we thought it was time to clear the confusion. So exactly how many images can you upload for our various levels of storage? To help you out, we did the math – and have provided a few…

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Blogging: Why is it Neccesary for Photographers?

Knowledge is best when shared. This saying applies perfectly to the concept of blogging. Blogging is a great way to connect with people, create opportunities, and develop relationships – but from a photographer’s stand point, it’s even more than that. As a photographer, you constantly want to be sharing and updating your work. And blogging…

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The Basics: Shooting in Manual Mode

There are a few modes to choose from when using a DSLR, and each can apply to different situations at certain times. But one that usually goes with any situation – and offers the most artistic control – is manual mode. When looking through your viewfinder, you will see what’s called the light meter. The…

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Lifestyle Photography: Tips From The Pros, Part Two

Lifestyle Photography aims to capture candid moments in time of subjects in the art of everyday life. Taking a closer look into the lives of people and their real life events or milestones in a beautifully artistic manner is becoming more popular each and every year.  For part two of our Tips From the Pros…

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6 Tips for Photographing Kids, by Jenni M Photography

We asked Jenni of Jenni M Photography to share with us some tips for photographing kids – her specialty! Take a look at her tips and comment below with some of yours!   “Photographing kids is hard.  It seems like there are 2 camps, those who love it and those who dread it. Call me…

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Lifestyle Photography: Tips from the Pros, Part One

Lifestyle photography has become so popular in the past few years, and it’s easy to see why.  Photographers are capturing the everyday life of their clients in the most beautiful ways.  With popularity growing in this genre, and many photographers opting for lifestyle sessions over traditional portrait sessions, we decided to ask our users to…

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Smart Check: 5 Ways to Back Up Your Images

The biggest fear of any photographer in today’s digital world – losing digital files. Everyone knows someone whose hard drive has crashed, and even scarier than that – we all know someone who didn’t back up their computer. At all. You’re probably thinking, “That won’t happen to me” – until it does. Years of hard…

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Should You Encourage the First Look?

One of the first questions wedding photographers ask of their brides and grooms – “Are you seeing each other before the ceremony?” A few years back, the answer was almost always a definitive ‘no’ – but over the past few years a new trend of ‘first looks’ has taken over the wedding industry. We decided…

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