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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 things 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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I wrote last week about removing clutter. In that instance I was speaking compositionally. But in today’s post, I want to speak more to aesthetics and storytelling. To me, a portrait is all about the face. To you, it may be about something else. But when I make the portrait, I tend to get really […]

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Guest Post and Images by Stacy Pearsall – Follow Stacy on Twitter We all have shared an awkward silence with perfect strangers on an elevator. We’d just assume stair at our feet then initiate a conversation. There’s some unwritten elevator law that says no eye contact or talking is allowed. I’m the wacky person, who […]

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I have a tendency to shoot at very wide apertures (in the vicinity of 1.8 often). It creates nice soft backgrounds but the cost can be sharpness of the subject. When taking pictures of people, I find that most of the time, we will put up with blur as long as the eyes are sharp. […]

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