Post Archive By Laura Murray

Rolleiflex 2.8 FX Medium Format TLR Review

The Rolleiflex 2.8 FX Medium Format Twin Lens Reflex camera is an intriguing tool – a long list of inspiring and master photographers considered it one of their favorites. Some famous Rolleiflex camera users include Richard Avedon, Robert Doisneau, Diane Arbus, and Vivian Maier, among others.

Leica M7 Review

I had a chance to use the Leica M7 TTL .72 rangefinder film camera together with the Leica 35mm f/2.0 Summicron M Aspherical lens for about a month and shot with this gear in different conditions and shoots. Prior to the M7, I never shot with any Leica gear, but…

Vello Universal White Balance Disc Review

This is a product review for the Vello Universal White Balance Handheld Disc.  White balance is something that I constantly tweak in Photoshop.  I typically use the auto white balance function on my Canon 5D Mark III.  I find that the auto function gets my white balance close, but in post…

How to Use Instagram for Your Photography Business

Instagram is my favorite social networking tool for my wedding photography business. If you are not utilizing it for business purposes, you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity. I often connect with wedding professionals on Instagram – wedding planners, florists, calligraphers, venues, dress shops, you name it! It has been…

Time Saving Tips for Wedding Photographers

Summertime for wedding photographers in the northern hemisphere can be quite hectic! Since the beginning of May I have been shooting 3-5 portraits sessions and 1-2 weddings per week – that means before I have little time to process, edit, and complete a session/wedding before I am already onto the next…

Polaroid 180 Land Camera Review

In the beginning of 2012, I knew I wanted to buy a Polaroid camera. There is something so irresistibly fun about taking a photograph and having the print in front of you instantaneously. I considered several options, but ultimately decided on the Polaroid 180 Land Camera with a 114mm Tominon…

Why I Shoot Film as a Wedding Photographer

As my first post here on Photography Life, I thought I would write a bit about why I shoot film as a wedding photographer. I started my career in photography in 2008 as a digital shooter. Since it was the digital age, it didn’t even cross my mind to shoot…