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Joel Grimes’ work is instantly recognizable. From powerful, dynamic posing, to a rich, yet desaturated, HDR look, to masterful compositing which is both surreal and firmly grounded in reality, his photography is iconic. His work has such intensity that, when I met Joel a few years back, expected him to be equally intense and, perhaps, […]

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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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I know, I know: you can’t possibly use a tripod in portraiture because you’re moving around too much, and reframing, and chasing kids, and it’ll just get in the way and slow you down. I’ve heard all the reasons before, and I used to say the same things. Until I made a real effort to […]

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A photowalk is a fun time to get your camera and get together with other photographers. You’re sure to learn some new techniques, check out other shooter’s ideas, and you’re guaranteed make some new friends with similar interests. For this walk, Photofocus Author Levi Sim will be your leader. He’ll start at the Sheraton Hotel […]

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Last year at Photoshop World, I was introduced to Jeremy Cowart’s work by a close friend who considers Cowart a big influence on his own work. I liked what I saw and began following Cowart’s blog. Recently, he was named the Most Socially Influential Photographer on the Internet. Cowart responded to this accolade with tremendous […]

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Alright, I love abso-freaking-lutely everything in this video. I’ll possibly even go as far as to say that I love Tamara Lackey–really though, she’s pretty rad. In this 2.5 minute video by Nikon, she goes over thingsĀ that I absolutely love about being a portrait photographer as well as a couple tips to really capture the […]

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Here are 15 random portrait photography tips. Try them before you decide they won’t work :) 1. To make someone look smaller, photograph them from a high angle. 2. To create a dramatic portrait, fill the frame with the subject’s face. 3. Use large objects such as walls as reflectors when you can’t use electronic […]

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