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
Take all the lighting tips, all the posing tips, all the retouching tips, all the business tips and put them away in a file folder in your brain. It’s summertime.
Every client you will ever have will say, “I prefer candid photos, not posed photos.” And we get that: We understand that they want pictures that look like a moment
It’s a good idea to look back. Ten years ago I was looking at my photography idols and wondering what it’d be like to be doing this for a decade.
Mind Your Own Business Podcast with Michele Celentano | Photofocus Podcast March 8, 2019 by Photofocus Welcome to the Mind Your Own Business Podcast! Today we chat with family portrait
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,
Wanna have some fun this winter? Go photograph kids sledding. When your subjects are having fun, you’re sure to have fun, too. It’s a great excuse to get out and
When you light a portrait, a good rule of thumb is that your light should be about the same size as your subject. That’s easy for a single individual where
Batch retouching is the holy grail of portrait finishing. You’ve shot a lot of good pictures you want to share, but you know your client will only buy a few.
Holy cow, it’s the holidays. Yeah, crept right up on me. With family and friends getting together, you could have a golden opportunity to make terrific portraits. If you don’t
Whether you’re a serious hobbyist, semi-pro or pro, traveling and going on outings is part of our lives with our friends and loved ones. As a photographer, this can sometimes
It’s time for senior pictures and school portraits and that means facing one of the hardest subjects on the planet: Teenage boys. Now, brides are under stress, two-year-olds can’t sit
Photographing large groups of people is the most challenging assignment you’ll get as a portrait photographer. Each person expects you to make them look great in the final portrait, but
As a new hunter, I’ve been devouring so much information available out there about hunting and I realized that I can contribute back by sharing some simple ideas to help
Photographing large family groups is intimidating. There are so many people that you have to help look good and if you look at the big picture it can be overwhelming.
People standing right next to each other seem like they are close, but once you ask them to tilt their heads together you’ll see that they were really miles apart. Anytime
We talk about posing and connecting with our subjects and all kinds of other stuff when we make portraits, but there’s one thing that matters more than that stuff and
Ten vital tips to give them a different spin, part two Looking for part one? Click here to start reading. Here’s a few more tips — some for my geeky side
Summer isn’t over yet which means you still have plenty of time to take some photos. Plus, the kids are home and they make excellent little subjects to work with and
Do you ever feel like Nemo’s dad, Marlin, from Finding Nemo? He meets a new group of fish and they say, “Hey, you’re a clownfish: Say something funny!” Once people
Ten vital tips to give them a different spin Family vacations. Late night packing, last minute checks, car trips, crowded stations, airport check-in queues, cranky kids. But of course it’s all