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The Tools You Need to 
Tell Your Story Through Photos
Learning photography can be a big enough challenge, you don't need to guess about which gear, courses, or software to use. I've got you covered. I have tested everything I mention on this page. Many of the items listed below I own and use daily.

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50mm f/1.8
Ditch the kit lens that your camera came with. You want to purchase a high-quality lens. This lens will instantly change the look of your photos, help you create sharper images, as well as give you the blurry background so many photographers want. I highly recommend starting with a solid prime lens. Nikon 50mm | Canon 50mm
35mm f/1.8
If you have a Nikon camera another option is the 35mm f/1.8. This camera is ideal if you shoot mainly indoors in tight places. Whether you choose the 50mm or the 35mm shooting with a high quality lens like this will help you start taking the photos you want to take. Canon has a 35mm f/2 if you are interested in this focal length.
85mm f/1.8
When it comes to take portraits look no further than the 85mm f/1.8. This lens creates the most beautiful tack sharp images with amazing blurry backgrounds. If you want your subject to pop, get your hands on an 85mm. I have the Tamron version for my Nikon, which I love! Tamron 85mm f/1.8 | Nikon 85mm f/1.8 | Canon 85mm f/1.8
24-70mm f/2.8
If you are looking for an everyday, all around, go-to zoom lens, look no further. The 24-70mm is the lens you have been looking for as it can do wide shoots at 24mm and zoom in to 70mm. This is the lens I grab if I'm not sure what I'll be shooting for the day. You can't go wrong with this lens. Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 | Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 | Canon 24-70mm f/2.8
70-200mm f/2.8

24mm f/1.4

Photography Cheat Sheets
Unlock the secrets of manual mode with these FREE photography cheat sheets for beginners. Print these, cut them into fours, place in camera bag and start confidently take sharp photos.
5 Actionable Tips to Better Everyday Photos 
[FREE Webclass]
Learn the EXACT techniques that I use daily to take beautiful images of my kids that capture their personality and keeps them from running from the camera. 
5 Lightroom Tips Every Photographer Should Know
[FREE Webclass]
Editing in Lightroom doesn't have to be time consuming. Start creating beautiful images you will treasure.

Learning where to start when it comes to editing. Figure out quick, easy steps to take to add that extra something to your photos.
Showcase your work with beautiful online galleries and slideshows that match your brand and style. Sell any print or digital product that you choose! Set your own prices, create discounts and promo codes, and keep all of your profits. Easily fulfill your clients’ print orders with the lab of your choice: Choose one of our lab partners or self-fulfill with any lab in the world. I highly recommend ShootProof.
Bench Bookkeeping
When growing your photography business it's important to make sure you are tracking not only your income but your expenses. Bench is an amazing company that does it all for you automatically. It links up directly with your bank account so all your transactions can be categorized properly. I use and love Bench.
The Contract Shop
Starting a business is fun and exciting. Although getting all the legal things in order isn’t as much fun it is extremely important. The Contract Shop has you covered with these lawyer created contracts. Protect yourself and your business. I highly recommend The Contract Shop.