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Say cheese: Tricks for photographing clients who hate their smile
(Editor’s Note: We welcome Jemma Pollari to Photofocus. Jemma is a photographer on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, where she photographs...
Emotional photography: Eight ways to capture feeling in photos
Emotions can be found anywhere in photography, even in landscape photos. However, as a portrait photographer or event photographer, it’s...
Portrait Tips: Does your picture have the sweetness?
“Unless some sweetness at the bottom lie, Who cares for all the crinkling of the pie?” This line is from...
Capturing the Sports Grit Look Using Cross Light with Continuous Light
This is a follow-up article based on the article I wrote: “No Excuses! Making Photos No Matter What.” The article...
Portrait Tips: You Gotta Make ‘Em Engage!
I look at a lot of portraits and I can confidently offer a general critique of 99% of them. I...
Are Your Photos Getting the “Blurts”?
One of the ultimate compliments for a photo is when it makes someone just blurt out a one syllable word or...
How to Get an Emotion from your Subject
There are six basic emotions — sadness, surprise, fear, happiness, disgust, anger. Understanding these emotions will help you bring them...

Portrait Tips: You Gotta Make ‘Em Engage!

I look at a lot of portraits and I can confidently offer a general critique of 99% of them. I see work from photographers who make very good portraits with great lighting and terrific wardrobe and beautiful people, but they

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Lightning Over Palo Duro Canyon

Are Your Photos Getting the “Blurts”?

One of the ultimate compliments for a photo is when it makes someone just blurt out a one syllable word or sound. “Wow”, “ooh”, “awww”, “damn”, “whoa”, “spoon”… you get the idea.  The measure of a photo’s success isn’t if it

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Portrait Tips: You Gotta Make ‘Em Engage!

I look at a lot of portraits and I can confidently offer a general critique of 99% of them. I see work from photographers who make very good portraits with great lighting and terrific wardrobe and beautiful people, but they

Read More
Lightning Over Palo Duro Canyon

Are Your Photos Getting the “Blurts”?

One of the ultimate compliments for a photo is when it makes someone just blurt out a one syllable word or sound. “Wow”, “ooh”, “awww”, “damn”, “whoa”, “spoon”… you get the idea.  The measure of a photo’s success isn’t if it

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