www.shawphotographygroup.com 2014

Our job as photographers is to capture the essence of our subjects. This involves adjusting to our clients and any given situation on a moment’s notice. A challenge is simply an opportunity. Recently, fellow photographer Toni Shaw shared her experience of working with an antsy client. Confined to the walls of her studio, her young […]

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When using backlighting in an image, the first thing to decide on the light source. For beauty portraits, I prefer to use natural light, as it has a soft and lovely look to it, but this can easily be accomplished with studio lighting. In this tutorial, images are taken using a very large window diffused by sheer […]

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Sometimes, photographers find themselves in the position where they will need to collaborate with other artists to bring their vision or ideas into fruition. Recently, I’ve delved into the genre of women’s glamour photography and knew that I needed the services of a makeup artist. Trying to find a makeup artist that fits into your vision […]

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Dwayne Wade photographed by Brian Smith

One of the keys to successful portrait photography is learning that the most important buttons you can push are not on your camera.

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When it comes to portraits, the slightest change in posing can dramatically change the feel and look of the overall image. It is normal for people to sit with their heads further back, which does not make for an engaging portrait. One of the most simple shifts in your subject’s head position can change everything. […]

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Simeon Rice photographed by Brian Smith for ESPN

When you’re shooting pro athletes, don’t expect to get a lot of time. You can either panic or embrace it. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were in the midst of a Super Bowl run when ESPN the Magazine sent me to photograph defensive end Simeon Rice. With only a half hour to do so, my job […]

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