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Listen, there are about a thousand books out there telling you how to start a photography business. If you’re planning to start a photography business in 2023, chances are you’ve read the books, watched all the Youtube videos, and have a pretty good idea of where to start. But today, I want to share the […]

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If you’re a professional photographer, you’re probably juggling a lot. Keeping track of multiple clients, all at different stages of their experience with you, is a huge undertaking! I’ve tried so many different ways of managing my photography workflow over the years, but the one that’s been working best for me lately is Trello. I […]

So you’re a new photographer, and you’ve got your first photoshoot lined up. What now? How can you make sure it goes smoothly? If you’re wondering how to prepare for a photoshoot, I’ve rounded up my best tips for new photographers that you can use to make sure your photoshoot goes well. How to Prepare […]

Looking to spend some time this spring getting out and exploring photography in Portland? Whether you’re looking for a photography class, a stellar photography exhibition, or a date night idea, these are my favorite choices for Portland’s photography exhibits and events this spring.   Portland Photography Exhibits to See This Spring   Main Streets: Wesley […]

Happy February! There are some exciting things on deck for Samantha Shannon Photography this month: launching the spring & summer family photo booking calendar two networking events with local photographers in Portland and Salem updating print product photos & headshots in the studio seeing new album samples, frame corners, and framed artwork samples roll in […]

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Whether you’re new to film photography and wondering where to develop film in Portland, or you’re curious what film processing labs we have locally to save time, Portland has you well-covered. Read on for the best places to develop film in the Portland metro area.     Where to Develop Film in Portland Photo Vision […]

film cameras and lenses: where to develop film in Portland, Oregon

Looking for the best camera stores in Portland for camera bodies, lenses, or camera repair? Portland has a thriving photography community, and we’re lucky to be supported by a number of camera stores truly dedicated to the medium. Whether you’re looking to check out a lens rental, have your camera professionally repaired, or just want […]

Camera stores Portland Oregon: Top 7

Learning how to use my camera in manual mode was the single most impactful thing I ever did for my photography career. The great thing about digital cameras is that you can test out different things and immediately see the results: so why not? When you take your camera off of auto, you’re the one […]

Kelvin white balance cheat sheet

Ever wonder what’s in my camera bag? It’s been awhile since I shared one of these types of posts, and I thought I’d answer the question that often makes its way into my DMs: what is the best lens for family portraits?     First, I’d say that this can totally differ depending on the […]

The four best lenses for family photographers: what's in my camera bag!

If you’ve been around the photography space for a while, you’ve probably noticed that there’s no shortage of incredible wedding photography publications.  As a photographer, getting your photos published in a magazine, whether in print or online, can have so many benefits. It’s no wonder that photography submissions are often a part of a photographer’s […]

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