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Chic Critique is thrilled to have Anna Pociask from Anna Pociask Photography as a Celebrity Photographer in June!

She will be offering a 4 WEEK CRITIQUE beginning June 2nd!

Sign up to have your photos critiqued by Anna this June!  10 seats left!


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She has achieved some prestigious awards in the past year with first place in an International print competition with Lemonade and Lenses Magazine in the wedding category. And also achieved 3 awards of excellence in Las Vegas WPPI 16×20 print competition. 2014-01-14_0001


WELCOME from Anna:

Wow, is this really happening? It is truly humbling to welcome you to my online class. Whoever I have the privilege to help move forward in theirbusiness will help me move forward as well. Each day we are given an opportunity to grow individually in our businesses and in our every day walk of life. I could not be where I am without others helping me, so I look forward to passing along nuggets of truth to help you too.


What camera do you use and what is your favorite lens?

5d Mark iii


Do you edit mostly in Photoshop or Lightroom?




Why do you think honest critique on your images is important?

It helps you see far more than just the subject in front of you. That may sound strange, but, you may not notice a tree behind them that looks like its growing out of their head for one example. Its easy for us to get wrapped up in the persons face, which is important, but once critiqued by someone on the outside it helps us start looking from a whole new perspective that keeps us fresh with our skill.


What 3 words would you use to describe your style?

moody, poetic, enticing



Where do you pull your inspiration from?

I feel I am most inspired by words, whether through a song or scripture. I like to bring words to life in my imagery.


What is one specific way that you balance work and family?

I came to a point where my kids come first no matter what. I know that does not sound like “balance”, but when working from home, and they are only 5 & 2, I make sure I get a few emails responded to early in the morning, then mainly wait till they are in bed at night to finish whatever needs to be done. I am not much help with teaching balance because I do not have it figured out yet. I just know my family comes first, as I know I use to put my business first and the results were never rewarding.


Stay true to who you are as an artist. you are more than someone that just clicks a camera, believe it, grow in it, and never stop pushing yourself.




Best biz/photo advice?

Learn your craft and stop comparing yourself to others. Be confident in your talent and know your worth. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.


What have you learned the hard way?

I feel I am learning more each season, but, I will have to say looking back when I first began I put my business on a pedestal that blinded me to much more important blessings around me. This business is a blessing, and I should treat it as a blessing to others as well, but I no longer let it control my decisions and calendar. Family comes first. period.


I am known for my secret locations, and I take pride in how I scope out areas for each client. I want to stand out by offering something fresh for each client, that other photographers in the area are not giving to clients. And also, this year I am striving to get into the senior market and can’t wait to put together my editorial shoot for that. 



Where have most of your 2013/2014 clients come from (besides WOM)?

Facebook, Pinterest, and Google search


What has been the best workshop or convention you’ve attended so far?

I will have to say my online workshop with Meg Borders has given me much confidence in my senior model program this year.
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Guest Contributor | Leslie Vega




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Leslie Vega is a seasoned brand designer for photographers and wedding professionals. She founded Leslie Vega Design in 2008 and has been creating breathtaking brands for clients across the globe ever since. From logos to stationery and beautiful web presences, her passion exudes in her work and in her client experience. View her work at
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Leslie Vega Design, LLC
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Today in the Spotlight is our fabulous Vogue Vendor, MAGAZINE MAMA!


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Booking clients. Going on shoots. Invoicing. Processing photos. Photographers have plenty to do without thinking about sales and marketing. For many, it’s a challenge to continually offer innovative solutions to clients. That’s why I started Magazine Mama.

Being a professional photographer myself for over 10 years, my goal is to provide other photographers with marketing materials and products that they could customize with their own company name and logo. I use my experience in photography and my background in publishing to develop new and exciting products for photographers.

One of my latest magazine templates is the Newborns Welcome Guide. It has both an elegant and clean design. There is space to showcase several images. You can display a horizontal image across two pages for a bigger impact. The neutral and subdued color palette portrays a dreamy and peaceful feeling. The shapes, text, colors and fonts can be adjusted to match your studio branding. This template comes with three pre-written text sections & articles: welcome text, “Preparing for Your Newborn Session”, and “Capturing the Precious Moments of Baby’s First Year.”

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If you have a product you’d like to see in the shop, or if you’re interested in having your photos featured in some upcoming templates, please contact me at I’d love to hear from you!

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For more information about Magazine Mama, visit the site.

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