Are you a Profoto fan? We are! by Devon Spence

Get to know your gear and ours. Two of our favorite Profoto tools are the D1 500 Strobe and the B2s Flash Kit. The D1 500 Monolight is large and in charge pushing 500 watts of strobe power to your images. You might not need it with all the natural light available at Kuja Studios, but rest assured we got you covered with all your lighting needs along with a remote flash trigger in case you need it. Draw the shades down and dial up the strobe for your model and light up your next photo.

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D1 500

Profoto Flash

Perhaps you are interested in something a little more portable or want just an added touch of light to get those highlights you want. Use one or two of the B2s to give you that added depth and glow to your professional photos. With the available sync cable extension and our heavy duty C-Stands, you have the freedom to place it just where you want it. You can get even more creative with cine-foil or any other idea you may have with these small, but mighty 250 watt light sources. Of course we have soft boxes, grids, and umbrellas too to accompany these toys. Set each light to your own desired power with one portable battery pack. Double the light. Double the fun.

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B2

Profoto Strobe Kit

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All in the DETAILS by Devon Spence

Photography is an art and we all know art is subjective. I find art in the smallest of details. I find myself drawn to macro photography every now and then. I love how you can find something beautiful in something small, something most people would not see; and when brought to attention you witness something great and can lead to even greater thoughts and opportunities. When you slow down and let yourself live in the moment you begin to feel the real you. This is a "theory" that can be applied beyond photography, on the surface of thought and even deeper into your subconscious. I'll save that topic for another day. The point is art is everywhere and everyone has the ability to see, feel, smell, and experience art. These photos I took recently while I was lounging on the couch. I may use these for a double exposure experiment later on. In any case I wanted to share with you what I found during a relaxed moment. Don't forget to take time for yourself and enjoy life. -Devon

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Starting a photography business? Did you know... by Devon Spence

5 TIPS EVERY PHOTOGRAPHY ENTREPRENEUR MUST KNOW 


SPECIALIZE

The photography business  is a crowded market filled with amateurs and beginners shooting whatever strikes their mood. To stand out one must chose an area of specialization. Pick an area that genuinely interests you e.g wedding photography, fashion, portrait, etc. and you will enjoy every minute of your work. In the beginning you will need to take on various jobs to keep the biz afloat, however once you specialize and are known for your expertise, it will be reflected in your prices. 

 


EQUIPMENT

If you don't know now you know. Investing in professional equipment can make all the difference in a shoot. Start off with good quality affordable products then as you get more clients invest in the PRO equipment in order to compete with the big boys. We recommend purchasing a basic HD camera & lens, a computer with strong RAM for editing, software such as Photoshop and lighting gear.  

 

 


INSURANCE

Protection is key. Whats the sense of building this hugely successful photography company if the big bad wolf can just come and  blow it down at any moment? Build a BRICK foundation and you're sure to be in the game for a while. Research and price match insurance companies and plans to protect you and your clients. Choose what type of company you will have (corporation, partnership, LLC etc) This will vary based on your needs however an Limited Liability Company (LLC) is our favorite option because of its extra security.                                                           


PORTFOLIO

Your photography portfolio is like your resume. You wouldn't show up to a job interview without it right? An outstanding portfolio will convince clients that you posses the skills & expertise to do the job. Make sure you get superb quality prints & paper as well as a professional presentation folder.  

 

 


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MARKETING

Last and definitely not least, is MARKETING! People have to know your business exists if they are going to spend money with you. How do you do this? First things first, digital. Online/internet marketing will make up majority of your focus in the beginning. Build a strong SEO (search engine optimization) system to ensure you business shows up in the first page of google search results. This can be an unfamiliar and frustrating task for newbies so investing in a monthly  SEO/ Marketing expert is a sure  fire way to go.  Think social media! Instagram was designed for photographers, USE IT! Its a free, highly effective marketing tool to promote your services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Kuja Studios 2017 Official Launch Party- Photos & Videos by Andrew Levine

Kuja Studios 2017 Official Launch Party Recap Video. Kuja Studios is now open. The studio kicked off it's flagship downtown location with sounds by FOX TV's Headkrack, signature cocktails, and delicious Hors d'oeuvre.  Special thanks to all our guests! 

Special thanks to @headkrack@magicmusicmgt @filbertkung@ceciliathemamacita @luvaboytj@noahayala @935kday @dishnation@foxtv @rickeysmileymorningshow@thejasminebrand_