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Post processing a photographic portrait

You can use post-processing software to take an image to a new level. We don’t always have the opportunity to get everything lit exactly as we like when we come

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

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

Portrait Tips: A note for newborns

One of the best experiences you’ll have as a portraitist is making pictures with brand new babies. There truly is something special about working with someone so new and pure,

Portrait Tips: Five keys for candids

Candid portraits are often the first type of portraits photographers learn to make, and they are probably the most often requested by clients. When you view a candid photograph, it

How to simply create powerful black & white images

(Editor’s note: Making photographs on an active railway is not only a flagrant violation of safety, it is also seriously illegal. Michèle Grenier, the author of this article, made the accompanying

Portrait Tips: Cut the Rim Light

Making portraits with a rim light is awesome. It gives depth and punch and when you do it really well you’ll notice that it looks more natural. Take a close

Photographer of the Day: Paul Francis

Category: Street Photographer: Paul Francis Paul’s photograph of a man walking in what appears to be an alley is somewhat mysterious — you can’t really tell who the man is,