Thoughts Archives - Mike Glatzer Photos

Portrait sessions take a lot of effort to plan and organize. It’s heartbreaking when things go wrong that force you to reschedule or improvise. The best way to avoid this is to rent a studio for your session. I break down several advantages to using a studio for your portrait photos.

Planning, Portraits, Thoughts

May 13, 2019

Take Control of Your Portrait Session (Rent a Studio)

Alright, you’re ready to commit; you want new portraits – wonderful. You open up a browser tab and search for Atlanta Portrait Photographer and, “Holy shitake mushrooms, where do I start?!” Yeah, there are A LOT of us. So how do you sift through the noise?

Instruction, Planning, Thoughts

April 14, 2019

How to Hire a Photographer

How often do you find yourself distracted or looking at a mountain of activities with no idea where to start? Do you ever start working on a blog post or editing a design, then you get an email notification, and the next thing you know you’ve searched Google for an hour to answer that client, only to realize you missed your window to finish that original task – which was – wait, what was I working on again?

Business, Instruction, Photo Work, Thoughts

December 18, 2018

Get Things Done with a Set Schedule

If you’re a creative who lives without structure or a schedule, you need to wake up and smell the dark roast, because to be successful, time management needs to be your best friend.

Brand, Business, Instruction, Thoughts

July 12, 2018

Time Management Tips and Tricks

One of the more challenging things when working on location is figuring out where my subjects should change their clothes. It’s a bit harrowing. So if there isn’t a dressing room handy, how can you change outfits without becoming a momentary exhibitionist?

Clothing, Photo Work, Planning, Thoughts

June 15, 2018

How to Change Clothes During a Photo Shoot

“We don’t really like posed photos; we really want a lot of candid shots.” – Every engaged or soon to be married couple – Ever. I agree that truly candid images are hands down, the best. But when looking at a wedding gallery, or any non-studio based session, how many of those candid shots are actually candid?

Photo Work, Style, Thoughts

May 29, 2018

Are Candid Photos Really Candid?

I’ve had to turn down a number of clients this year. For any number of reasons, I haven’t been able to take on some jobs: schedule, budget, personality sync, etc. That’s never stopped me from trying to be helpful though. Here are 4 tips I provide to every client who can’t book with me.

Thoughts

March 22, 2018

4 Questions to Ask Every Photographer

First looks are becoming more and more common at weddings. For those still deciding, here’s a list of pros and cons to a first look

Photo Work, Planning, Thoughts, Wedding

December 13, 2017

Should You Do A First Look?

It’s been a crazy few months for me recently: changing jobs, rehearsing as the lead for a musical I was supposed to stage manage, watching my photography business slow down from afar, and learning what it means to be in a solid relationship. To say I’ve been stressed is a bit of an understatement, but there are silver linings, if not wonderful perks to each of these. Amidst all of this madness, my girlfriend and I decided that we desperately needed a weekend getaway, so we decided to go to Savannah, GA with one major condition: neither of us could talk about our day jobs; and if we did, only with positive connotations. I was luckily allowed to talk about my photography work if necessary.

Thoughts

June 27, 2017

The Perks of Giving; a Quick Trip to Savannah, GA

I’m a very lucky guy. Actually, that really doesn’t even come close to covering it. Through several faults of my own, I managed to get a girlfriend that is absolutely incredible. Besides the fact that she’s a great partner, I also got stupid lucky with the fact that she’s a stylist at a local wedding dress shop. The things that I have learned…..

Fashion, Planning, Thoughts, Wedding

May 3, 2017

When to Buy the Wedding Dress

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