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Portrait Tips

A professional photographer’s guide to better selfies
Creating fun and unique portraits with a wide-angle lens
Portrait Tips: Make Special Day Portraits
Portrait Tips: Fix It Now, Not In Photoshop
Portrait Tips: If You Know Your Tools You Can Relax
Portrait Tips: You Gotta Make ‘Em Engage!
Portrait Tips: Expand Your Vocabulary
Portrait Tips: Subtle Spice Not Ketchup
Portrait Tips: Finishing Great Eyes With 3 Different Apps
Portrait Tips: How Do You Get Natural Expressions? With Props & Prompts
Portrait Tips: Always Do This When Photographing Kids
Portrait Tips: How Do I Choose White Balance For Portraits?

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Portrait Tips: Fix It Now, Not In Photoshop

It’s important to keep a shoot moving along, keep your subjects engaged, and keep up appearances that you know what you’re doing, right? We all want to appear to be in confident control. However, it’s also important to pay attention

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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

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Portrait Tips: Expand Your Vocabulary

When you make a picture–any kind of picture–you should think, “What word would I use to describe this picture?” From what I’ve seen on the interwebs, lately, the word most people seem to choose for their portraits is simply “sexy.”

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Portrait Tips: Subtle Spice Not Ketchup

When people see your picture, they should say, “Wow, that’s a great photograph,” not, “Wow, that’s a well-lit photograph.” Once you start using flashes, it’s like having a hammer in your hand: everything looks like a nail that needs to

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Portrait Tips: Include Details

I’ve said many times that the background in a picture is just a backdrop that’s its job is to not ruin the portrait. Well, this time I’m backpedaling a little. The right background or environment or details for your picture

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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
PTBanner

Portrait Tips: Expand Your Vocabulary

When you make a picture–any kind of picture–you should think, “What word would I use to describe this picture?” From what I’ve seen on the interwebs, lately, the word most people seem to choose for their portraits is simply “sexy.”

Read More
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Portrait Tips: Subtle Spice Not Ketchup

When people see your picture, they should say, “Wow, that’s a great photograph,” not, “Wow, that’s a well-lit photograph.” Once you start using flashes, it’s like having a hammer in your hand: everything looks like a nail that needs to

Read More
PTBanner

Portrait Tips: Include Details

I’ve said many times that the background in a picture is just a backdrop that’s its job is to not ruin the portrait. Well, this time I’m backpedaling a little. The right background or environment or details for your picture

Read More
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Portrait Tips: Beware Of Parks

If you’re like me, you get calls all the time to make portraits at your client’s favorite park. The trouble is that your client doesn’t think about the park as a place for pictures, they just think about them as

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Portrait Tips: Make Clean Profiles

A classic pose you can use to add variety to every shoot is a profile. This is done with the person’s face looking 90 degrees to the side of the camera so that you see only the outline of the

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