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Focusing on the details: An introduction to macro beauty photography
Direct your light with this DIY snoot and grid
I still want a studio, but outside my home
Build your family photography portfolio, fast
How to find models for portrait photography: Eight (simple) tips
Portrait Tips: Color contrast makes all the difference
Using the Sony Xperia 1 for portrait photography
Two must-haves for beauty photographers
Portrait Tips: Don’t fight the light
Portrait Tips: Utilize graduated filters to finish your portraits
Portrait Tips: You need to get out more
The joy of toy photography is fun & learning too

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Build your family photography portfolio, fast

When starting out as a family photographer, it’s important to photograph lots of families to build your experience and confidence. Most of us start out photographing our own families: Nieces and nephews, our own kids or our friends’ families. But

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Erin-Holmstead-Photography-20-sm

Two must-haves for beauty photographers

I have the best two must-haves for you in the beauty world right now, and I am so excited to share them with you! Can I get a drumroll please? Press-on nails First up, we have press-on nails! Any other

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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

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WPPI

Portrait Tips: You need to get out more

I just attended WPPI in Las Vegas along with thousands of other photographers. The great thing about this conference is that it’s focused on portraiture. There are all kinds of classes, but even if you only attend with a free

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The joy of toy photography

The joy of toy photography is fun & learning too

(Editor’s note: Dave DeBaeremaeker photographs toys. His work is amazing and, believable. In this guest post, Dave shares the experiences of why he began photographing toys, and what he learned along the way.) Humans are creative creatures.  Ever since the

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Sunset along the river in Sharjah, UAE

Photographing portraits during Golden Hour

Shooting with speedlights on-location is a great way to be mobile, creative and light! We all know how heavy camera equipment can be. Speedlights on-location allows you to have the perfect light on your subject with a dramatic sky! I

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Featured- Where to Store Model Release Forms

Quick Tip: Keeping model releases organized

Create a “Model Release” subfolder in the same folder as the images the release is for. This makes it easy to find and easier to match the release to the images. Store the digital model release form in this folder. If

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Erin-Holmstead-Photography-20-sm

Two must-haves for beauty photographers

I have the best two must-haves for you in the beauty world right now, and I am so excited to share them with you! Can I get a drumroll please? Press-on nails First up, we have press-on nails! Any other

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
WPPI

Portrait Tips: You need to get out more

I just attended WPPI in Las Vegas along with thousands of other photographers. The great thing about this conference is that it’s focused on portraiture. There are all kinds of classes, but even if you only attend with a free

Read More
The joy of toy photography

The joy of toy photography is fun & learning too

(Editor’s note: Dave DeBaeremaeker photographs toys. His work is amazing and, believable. In this guest post, Dave shares the experiences of why he began photographing toys, and what he learned along the way.) Humans are creative creatures.  Ever since the

Read More
Sunset along the river in Sharjah, UAE

Photographing portraits during Golden Hour

Shooting with speedlights on-location is a great way to be mobile, creative and light! We all know how heavy camera equipment can be. Speedlights on-location allows you to have the perfect light on your subject with a dramatic sky! I

Read More
Featured- Where to Store Model Release Forms

Quick Tip: Keeping model releases organized

Create a “Model Release” subfolder in the same folder as the images the release is for. This makes it easy to find and easier to match the release to the images. Store the digital model release form in this folder. If

Read More
Rick Freidman

Creating Effect and Mood with Light

When shooting a photograph, I often feel that I am creating a single frame from a movie. The star of the movie is the subject. With the use of backdrops, light, a ladder and a Venetian Blind I have created

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