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The best selfie method: Make a time-lapse
The art of stepping back for large group portraits
Should photographers use Clubhouse?
Portrait Tips: Using the new Color Grading tool in Lightroom
Portrait Tips: Just get in the water!
Portrait Tips: Ruin the color for better black and whites
Portrait Tips: You need to up your selfie game
Portrait Tips: One light for life
How to cope when you can’t wait for the “right light”
Portrait Tips: How to use V-flats to light a group
Portrait Tips: How close should the light be to your subject?
Portrait Tips: How to combine photos for the best expressions using layers in Luminar

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Portrait Tips: Just get in the water!

I recently moved back to Cache Valley, UT, which is where I started my photography business 12 years ago. It was incredibly satisfying to receive calls for portraits from clients I hadn’t seen in nearly a decade. Dream photoshoot I

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Portrait Tips: You need to up your selfie game

You’re a photographer, for Pete’s sake! Shouldn’t your photos be just a little better than average? Selfies made with a phone at arm’s reach are the epitome of average. Sure, they have their place, and they’re way better than nothing,

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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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Shoot Anywhere With Platypod Ultra

I’ve become a fan of Platypod Ultra. It’s got all the best features of the original Pro and the larger Max, and it fits in my back pocket. It goes everywhere I go from road trips to long hikes. I

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Portrait Tips: How To Remember Names

You’ve probably heard it said that everyone’s favorite sound is their own name. Folks just like to hear their own name, and using people’s names is a powerful way to connect for portraits. I shot a wedding the other day

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Portrait Tips: You need to up your selfie game

You’re a photographer, for Pete’s sake! Shouldn’t your photos be just a little better than average? Selfies made with a phone at arm’s reach are the epitome of average. Sure, they have their place, and they’re way better than nothing,

Read More
Portrait Tips 626

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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Shoot Anywhere With Platypod Ultra

I’ve become a fan of Platypod Ultra. It’s got all the best features of the original Pro and the larger Max, and it fits in my back pocket. It goes everywhere I go from road trips to long hikes. I

Read More
PTBanner

Portrait Tips: How To Remember Names

You’ve probably heard it said that everyone’s favorite sound is their own name. Folks just like to hear their own name, and using people’s names is a powerful way to connect for portraits. I shot a wedding the other day

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Minimal Lighting for Funeral Portraits

Funerals are a good time to make family pictures because people who haven’t seen one another in decades are together. You should take advantage of the opportunity. I attended a funeral yesterday, and amidst the memory sharing I took a

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