Make sure you don’t miss a single Photofocus post – point your feed reader to the free Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe. Short and sweet. If you’re a beginner, this will help your portraits improve dramatically. If you’re an old hand this will serve as a reminder for how to make portraits that sing. […]

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Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter Communication is the most important aspect of portraiture. It starts with initial client contact and then moves onto communication during the session. To make the best possible image, you need to start before they arrive. Here’s a few simple tips that will make your […]

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Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter Low-key lighting is a style of lighting that creates a chiaroscuro (strong contrast between light and dark) effect by accentuating the contours of an object by throwing areas into shadow and usually only requires one light, maybe the sun, that sometimes can be supplemented […]

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Guest Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter The best way to improve your photography is practice. Shoot each week so you get to the point where you don’t have to think about how to operate your camera…You just use it to create images. If you’ve discovered that when working in […]

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Guest Post and Images by Stacy Pearsall – Follow Stacy on Twitter I love little babies, but photographing them can be challenging. As you know, I love a challenge. My solution starts with my camera and lighting equipment. I use a Nikon D3s and 24-70mm Nikkor lens. I’m usually right over the baby, so I […]

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Guest Post and Images by Stacy Pearsall – Follow Stacy on Twitter EDITOR’S NOTE: I will be teaching a workshop with Stacy on location in South Carolina. She’s simply one of the best photographers I’ve ever seen. She’s an amazing human and a great teacher. If you can make the workshop, you should come – […]

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Portraits still make up the lion’s share of all photography done on this planet. Taking a picture of a person is as time-honored as the meat and bread sandwich. Making portraits outside can offer some unique challenges and opportunities. Here are five tips aimed at beginners that will improve your outdoor portraiture. 1. Try to […]

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