Enchanted Images – Amazing portrait photographers!!!

April 15, 2010

Today’s post we’re featuring one of our favorite portrait photographers out there, Enchanted Images. The awesome photographers behind this great portrait photography business is James and Stephani Hays.  They are from Roseville, California, near Sacramento if I’m not mistaken.

I first became fans of theirs on photoSIG when James would post images for critique. His work made me an instant fan and I’ve been one ever since. He’s an inspiration of mine and his work just gets better and better and more classy all of the time.

Enchanted images specializes in seniors and family portraits. A great combination for these guys as they know how to do it perfectly with the right artistic touches. They are so inspiring to me I think because they never cease to produce images that look  beautiful and cutting edge, fashion forward and timeless, artistic and perfectly flattering for each individual subject. I just love these guys!!!

If you haven’t ever checked them out or it’s been a while, stop what you’re doing and go there now! It will be well worth your time.

Check out their site or their blog. How about their facebook page? If that’s not enough, you can even check out their photoSIG page! If you talk to them, let them know you found them on our site!

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Cool Photo Blogs

March 24, 2010
http://www.chromasia.com/iblog/

Beautiful images found from the blogs on Cool Photo Blogs. Photo taken by chromasia.com/iblog/

Today’s site is called Cool Photo Blogs. I found this site a long time ago and I have to say it is an amazing site that showcases blogs from around the world.

I like to go there weekly and find new photo blogs. These sites showcase photographers work. They aren’t necessarily instructional or helpful in anyway. They are however gallery sites. They are true photo blogs. It is inspiring to see so much good photography from around the globe. Of course, there are great amounts of poor photography as well. But that is expected on  a site like this.

The premise of this site is to showcase photo blogs, but it is also a site that allows viewers to vote on the sites that they like and then in turn the site awards the winners. It is really a great place to find photographers that in my opinion I would never find otherwise.

If you have a photo blog, I would suggest checking it out and even submitting it to this site.


Roadside Families – Pay It Forward Project

March 12, 2010

Photographers, one question: How often do you and your immediate family get your portraits taken? Probably like most, not that often. I photograph families every single day of the week and I rarely get our family photos taken.

A while back, I ran across a site called Roadside Families and it is still going strong. The premise behind this amazing site is photographers photograph others and their families but rarely find the time or opportunity to photograph their own families. So, you get your family photographed by another photographer and then you do the favor for someone else by doing the same exact thing.

Roadside Families is the creation of forward thinking photographers, John Michael and Dalisa Cooper of AltF.coM. They have a long history of bringing creativity and ingenuity to portrait photography and the photographic community.

So, if you are a photographer and want family portraits and want to help other photographers make memories of their families, then Roadside Families is for you and you should get involved. Just go to the Join In Page to find out how to join and what to do next.


BlogsofPhotogs.com – Discover New Photographers!

March 2, 2010

Today we’re checking out a magnificent site called BlogsofPhotogs.com

Mary Hanson is the voice behind this great resource for finding new photographers.

The premise behind this site is showcasing the work of photographers and their blogs. I love it as it shows great work from photographers who you may never find otherwise.

Many of these photographers are up and comers. Many are women. Many are natural light photographers. Many photograph children and families and pets. Especially if this kind of photography interests you or you do this kind of work, I would highly suggests checking it out and even subscribing.

Mary gives her thoughts on each blog and photographer and explains why she thinks their so great. I think as a photographer herself who does the kind of work, for the most part, she does a great job of helping her readers that probably appeal to them as well.

Mary also occasionally offers freebies on her site which makes her site even more appealing. Basically it’s stuff like layers and templates for cards which look great and work good for making your customers even happier with stuff you get to offer them.

Overall, it’s a pretty simple and straightforward site with not a lot to offer in terms of variety, however what it does offer, it offers it very well and makes it a standard in my mind for showcasing portrait photographers blogs.

To get featured on her site, submit your blog to her and she may put it up there. I’m sure with the popularity of her site, she probably gets lots of requests, but you never know. I’ve found many photographers through her site that I’ve gone to their site to check out their work. It’s a great resource and I think it’s a benefit to all photographers who check it out.