Upgrading your Camera

Upgrading Your Camera JOHNNY (QUESTION): Alright, question time. If I were going to start saving for a new camera that would be more on the professional end, what would you recommend for upgrading your camera? PHILLIP VAN NOSTRAND (RESPONSE): What do you have now? JOHNNY (RESPONSE): Nikon D80. I was thinking about switching to Canon. I know the […]

9 Tips For Being the BEST Second Photographer

How to be the best Second Photographer Katie (QUESTION): Phil, I have my first second photographer job at a Santa Barbara Courthouse wedding this Friday! Have any advice on being a top notch 2nd shooter? Phillip Van Nostrand (ANSWER): AWESOME! Yes I do have some tips: 1) Remind them to sync camera times with you at the […]

Charging for Pictures — When to Start?

When to Start Charging for Pictures LAUREN (QUESTION): How do you judge if you’re good enough to start charging other people for pictures? PHILLIP VAN NOSTRAND (ANSWER): I love this question! I guess my first gig happened because someone offered to pay me! So I didn’t begin by charging others, someone literally asked me to shoot […]

How to Make Money Taking Pictures – Best Camera Accessories

Best Camera Accessories LAUREN (QUESTION): What is the first photography accessory would you recommend getting, besides a camera? PHILLIP VAN NOSTRAND (ANSWER): I think a good solid flash is the best accessory to your camera. By using a flash, you open yourself up to a whole other world of photography, and you can start doing […]