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Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: Crop the crud
Everyone knows that to make romantic, intimate-looking photos you need to be in a romantic kind of place. You'd better...
Portrait Tips: “It’s not about you!”
This is about mindset. Somehow, late in the last century, folks became worried about how they looked in photos. People...
Portrait Tips: Get close for impactful character portraits
Whenever you make a portrait, you should say to yourself, "Self, I like this picture because ____." Then, you should...
Portrait Tips: Using window light
Using the light from a window is a terrific way to illuminate your subject. It can be the biggest and...
Portrait Tips: Photograph the relationship
The one thing most worth photographing is the relationship between people. Everything else is documentary. When you make photographs, always...
Logickeyboard provides quick shortcuts at your fingertips
It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you want to improve your workflow, but a...
Portrait Tips: Remember the reflector for senior pictures
It's senior picture season, and the one tool you must have is a 5-in-1 reflector. Many of us will be...
Portrait Tips: Quick settings for great black and whites in Lightroom Classic
In classes and conferences, I'm often asked about settings for making black and white portraits. The question goes something like...
Portrait Tips: It’s summer! Just have some fun
Take all the lighting tips, all the posing tips, all the retouching tips, all the business tips and put them...
Positioning your lights for headshot photography
Positioning your lights for a headshot is really a very important part of making headshots. Generally speaking, you want to...
Portrait Tips: Don’t fight the light
If you give a boy a hammer, everything looks like a nail and he will pound it. If you give...
Trust your camera to a Db Backpack
Camera bags come in all shapes and sizes and from all kinds of places. This is the first one I’ve...
Crop the Crud Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Crop the crud

Everyone knows that to make romantic, intimate-looking photos you need to be in a romantic kind of place. You’d better build a strong relationship with the Italian restaurant nearby so you can make great pictures — I wonder if the

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It's not about you Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: “It’s not about you!”

This is about mindset. Somehow, late in the last century, folks became worried about how they looked in photos. People my grandparents’ and parents’ ages were very concerned about how they looked. It trickled down into my generation, too. Kids

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Portrait Tips: Using window light

Using the light from a window is a terrific way to illuminate your subject. It can be the biggest and softest light off all — and it’s free. One of the biggest advantages to using window light is that what

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Relationship Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Photograph the relationship

The one thing most worth photographing is the relationship between people. Everything else is documentary. When you make photographs, always be on the lookout for the photo that will reveal the relationships of the people. Watch for moments in-between poses

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Portrait Tips: Don’t fight the light

If you give a boy a hammer, everything looks like a nail and he will pound it. If you give a photographer a flash, everything looks like it needs to be lit. That means that you’re doing the right job

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Trust your camera to a Db Backpack

Camera bags come in all shapes and sizes and from all kinds of places. This is the first one I’ve handled, however, that I’m embarrassed to name. The Norwegian manufacturer is called Douchebags, but I’m going to abbreviate it as

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Window Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Using window light

Using the light from a window is a terrific way to illuminate your subject. It can be the biggest and softest light off all — and it’s free. One of the biggest advantages to using window light is that what

Read More
Relationship Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Photograph the relationship

The one thing most worth photographing is the relationship between people. Everything else is documentary. When you make photographs, always be on the lookout for the photo that will reveal the relationships of the people. Watch for moments in-between poses

Read More
Levi-Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Don’t fight the light

If you give a boy a hammer, everything looks like a nail and he will pound it. If you give a photographer a flash, everything looks like it needs to be lit. That means that you’re doing the right job

Read More
Levi Sim-8

Trust your camera to a Db Backpack

Camera bags come in all shapes and sizes and from all kinds of places. This is the first one I’ve handled, however, that I’m embarrassed to name. The Norwegian manufacturer is called Douchebags, but I’m going to abbreviate it as

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Portrait Tips: Sparkler portraits

Photographing fireworks is one of the most fun things you can do on the Fourth of July — but it’s also a great way to ruin your family fun. While everyone is trying to enjoy the show, you’re sitting there

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Portrait Tips: One light for life

I was thinking the other day about what one lighting tool would I choose if I were stranded on a desert island for the rest of my life with a whole lot of people who needed to be photographed. I

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