Curtis Newborn Photographic

Curtis Newborn Photographic

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  • Social Media Is Changing How & Why We Take Photos

    It's common sense to not post pictures on social media that may convey an irresponsible lifestyle to current or future employers. But there's a subtler dynamic at play we should consider before we upload that beautiful sunset or skyline image. What if the pictures we post that show us in a positive light are damaging in their own right?A group of German researchers has published a study called "En...

Curtis Newborn Photographic

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  • A New Focus on Food

    Curtis Newborn, Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Obscura Companies, with brands that include Curtis Newborn Photographic & Obscura Studios, announces the recent merger of FoodPhotoStudio.com into the family of Obscura brands.“I believe that the combined resources and talent possessed by the team at FoodPhotoStudio.com strengthens and enhances the creative and marketing services that our company...

Curtis Newborn Photographic

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  • Photography Trends Taking Shape in 2017

    As we’re now getting settled into 2017, I thought it would be a great time to recap some of the interesting trends I’ve been seeing and reading about across the photographic landscape. As a business owner, and a creative professional, knowing the current trends in photography is crucial to staying on top of your game and helps when consulting with clients on developing compelling imagery.Our profe...

Curtis Newborn Photographic

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  • 5 Must-Follow Food Blogs

    Choosing which food blogs to follow can be overwhelming. Scrolling through all those recipes and mouthwatering photos would take eons. And deciphering nutrition fact from fiction and personal anecdotes from expert-backed advice is no easy task. That's why in today's blog post I'm highlighted some of the most helpful, beautiful, and professional-level sources on the Web.As a food photographer, I of...

Curtis Newborn Photographic

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  • Photography & Imagery... Imagined for the 22nd Century

    Take a look at yourself in the mirror and notice how your eye fixates on the mirrored image of yourself? Now stop looking at yourself and look at the glass because this is the future! Photography has come a long way and through its many developments one thing has always stayed true – the camera... but what would happen if the camera was taken away? Would you still call it photography?I believe in ...

  • Tips For Finding a Great Food Photographer

    I recently completed a merger with one of the finest food studios in Chicago, and we're all very excited about the expanded capabilities this brings to our roster of clients. So I thought it would be a good time to post some thoughts about the best ways to source food photography.If you own or manage a food-related business like a restaurant, candy company, or even a bakery, sooner or later, you’r...

  • Yes... You CAN Take a Great "Valentine's Day" Photo... Here's 5 Tips!

    Valentine’s Day is this Tuesday and for many couples that means trying to come up with a special and cute way to express their love for one another. However, shooting the most romantic photos means you need to be prepared and have plenty of ideas beforehand. Let’s take a look at some Valentine’s Day themed ideas to think about when shooting romantic photos.1. Pick Several LocationsOne of the best ...

Curtis Newborn Photographic

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Type: Blog Article

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  • Tips For Fabulous Photos Using Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus

    The iPhone 7 Plus has an amazing camera, arguably the best available in a smartphone. Part of the massive appeal is the new Portrait Mode, which attempts to mimic DSLR quality photos thanks to some hardware and software trickery. This mode adds a depth of field effect that blurs the background while keeping the subject in focus, much like you often see with pictures taken on a DSLR camera.While Po...

  • Marketing - A Look A Century Out

    While my main profession is "photographer", so much of our overall business revolves around a level of involvement in the "marketing" that our client's undertake. And so in order to be a truly productive partner to our clients, it's important for our team to stay on top of what's happening in terms of marketing and advertising trends.So the other day, I asked myself what will “marketing” be like w...

Curtis Newborn Photographic

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • 7 Tips for Capturing Amazing Holiday Photos

    The holidays are such an amazing time for photos, and for creating lasting memories with friends and family alike. Many of my favorite photos to look back on from my childhood have been those taken over the holidays. While having the right equipment helps, what is even more important is thinking about what we’re doing, what story we’re trying to tell before we push that trigger. After all, family ...

  • Let's Take A Look At What Black Friday/Cyber Monday Tells Us In 2016

    Black Friday I watched the local Chicago news broadcasts from area malls and other retail locations. The lines of shoppers waiting for stores to open were short compared to prior years. When the stores opened, there were not the long lines of customers that rushed through the doors as in past years. TV commentators ad-libbed about products during their segments, as they could not catch any nearby ...

  • Black Friday Tech Talk - Action Cameras from Nikon

    This week, I'm looking at the cool new line of "action cameras" (think GoPro) that Nikon introduced recently. Nikon may have pro photographers in the bag with its line of DSLRs (me included), but the point-and-shoot market has all but disappeared, leaving in its wake action cameras from GoPro and others. The recently launched KeyMission line of "on the go" imagery devices comes in three flavors: t...

  • Turkey Day Facts & Fun!

    Thanksgiving is a truly American holiday. Families get together for dinner and fun. Most people know the origin of Thanksgiving, but most do not know all the facts and trivia associated with Thanksgiving. Today's post shares Thanksgiving trivia & facts through a fun multiple-choice quiz that you can use around the fireplace or dining table. My Thanksgiving Quiz for YOU!Start a new Thanksgiving tra...

  • Behind The Scenes of a Catalog Photo Shoot

    Signature Homestyles, a company founded to offer the widest selection of unique home decor items available for purchase via in-home gatherings, has been a long standing client here and we thought that you’d love to see a “behind the scenes” look at the making of the imagery for their upcoming 2017 catalog. You can learn more about their company and their exciting product offerings at: https://www....

  • Study Suggests Selfies Help Your Confidence!

    I take selfies all the time... for me, I've found it to be a fun form of self-expression, and a way to share with friends and family "a moment in time" that I'm immersed in. And while taking selfies might be joked about and mocked endlessly in many corners of the Internet, a recent research study shows that these images have positive side effects that go way beyond just sharing your face with the ...

  • Six Tips for Capturing Great Autumn Images

    Fall is a beautiful time for creating amazing imagery; the trees are awash in an array of vibrant colors. It’s also the time of year for soft shadows and beautiful golden sunsets.One unique way to capture this Autumn splendor is by looking to incorporate “bokeh" into some of your images. Bokeh is a Japanese word that translates into “blur,” and among both professional and amateur enthusiast shoote...

  • Build a Powerful Business Email List

    Social media has changed the way we communicate; it's opened doors for many business owners. There are millions of users on social media and we have an exciting opportunity to convert some of those users into customers. Yet, while this has been good, it's also created a problem: In the same way that too many business owners depended on SEO a few years ago, they're now relying on social media the s...

  • How To Break Out of a Creative Rut

    I've found that to succeed as an entrepreneur, it's critical that you consistently develop solutions to solve your most difficult challenges. Being stuck in a creative rut will jeopardize your ability to lead effectively and grow your business. This is particularly problematic since no one is "on" 24/7. At some point, you will find yourself in a fixed routine that just isn't working. So here's a l...

Curtis Newborn Photographic

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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  • RAW Photography Now Available with iOS 10 Update!

    Pictures snapped from an iPhone took a major step closer to professional status yesterday, and you don’t even need to buy the iPhone 7 to take advantage.For the first time in the nearly decade-long history of iOS, Apple brought RAW image files to the Camera app in iOS 10 thanks to a new AVCaptureOutput that will also allow third-party apps to snap Live Photos along with RAW. While Android users ha...

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