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James Maher


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by James:

Are you a photography weirdo?

With Spring here, I think it’s time to fully embrace your inner photo weirdo. Seriously, hear me out. If you missed the Street Photography Anywhere class, a common comment was how uncomfortable people were to do this type of work – to shoot in quiet areas, to capture portraits of random people, to shoot in suburbs, or even in busy […] → Read More

How to Create a Successful Local Marketing Strategy for your Photography Business

If you have a photography business, make sure you don't forget about your own community when you do your marketing - here are some tips to help you. → Read More

How to Tell a Story With Your Street Photography

Take your street photography to the next level by learning how to tell more of a story with your images. Here are some tips to help you. → Read More

The New Imagely NextGEN Lightroom Plugin Will Rock Your WordPress World

The new Imagely NextGEN Lightroom Plugin will help you publish photos directly from Lightroom to your WordPress site. Check it out. → Read More

7 Tips for Overcoming Nerves When Doing Street Photography

If you are a bit nervous about doing street photography, that's normal. Here are 7 tips to help you overcome it and take better photos. → Read More

9 Mistakes That Can Cause Blurry Photos

If you have trouble with getting blurry photos, you'll want to read and avoid making the 9 mistakes that can cause this problem. → Read More

7 Vital Tips to Improve Your Candid Street Photography

There are many ways to approach street photography. Here are 7 solid tips to help you, whether you are new to it or have been shooting for a while. → Read More

How to Start a Photography Business

NYC photographer James Maher has 10 steps to help you start a photography business off on the right foot and aim for success. → Read More

10 of the Biggest Business and Marketing Mistakes Photographers Make

If you want to start or make your photography business successful here are 10 of the biggest business and marketing mistakes to avoid. → Read More

8 Advanced Street Photography Tips to Get You to the Next Level

If you want to take your street photography up a notch to the next level, here are some advanced tips you can apply to your work. → Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Street Photography

This is the only guide you'll need to get you started doing street photography. From equipment, to ethics, to settings - it's all here for you. → Read More

7 Tips for Attending a Photo Walk

Street photographer and teacher James Maher gives you some tips for why you might want to attend some photo walks, and how to get the most out of them. → Read More

10 Non-Technical Ways to Improve Your Street Photography

Focus on the technical aspects of photography will get you so far. Here are 10 non-technical things to think about to improve your street photography. → Read More

12 Sources Where You Can Make Money in Photography

It can be hard to make money in photography so here are 12 sources for you to look into as a way to gain income in this business. → Read More

How Playing With Manual Mode Can Help You Learn Exposure Faster

Afraid of Manual Mode on your camera? Just don't understand the exposure triangle? See how playing in Manual Mode can help you learn about exposure faster. → Read More

The #1 Reason Why New Photographers Struggle with Camera Settings

New photographers struggle with camera settings and what to choose. Here is the #1 reason why, and how you can overcome this hurdle. → Read More

How to Be Different and Make Your Photography More Unique

If you want your photography to look more unique, and not like everyone else's - here are some tips on how to be different and apply it to your photography. → Read More

Tips to Help Newbies Find Success in the Photography Business

Follow these no-nonsense tips to help you find more success in your photography business, especially if you are just starting out. → Read More

The Uncomfortable Truth About Street Photography

Street photography will make some people uncomfortable, you can't avoid it. So how do you deal with it as a photographer? Respect people, and accept it? → Read More

7 Fun Strategies to Maximize Your Enjoyment of Photography

Get 25% OFF James’ ebooks: Essentials of Street Photography & Street Photography Conversations eBook Bundle now for a limited time only at Snapndeals. If you are reading this, I assume that you enjoy photography enough already. You’re here, after all. However, you can always enjoy it more – so I wanted to create this list of … → Read More