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Portrait Tips: Using the new Color Grading tool in Lightroom
Now, I'm not a huge fan of Instagram filters and most Lightroom preset packs. The reason I don't like them...
Portrait Tips: Event portraits need more tries
Sometimes I think that if I could spend every day making creative portraits that I'd be a happy and content...
Portrait Tips: Pretty leaves don’t make a good portrait
This is a wonderful time of year. It's like the trees are throwing a big party for having survived another...
Portrait Tips: Instant variety with PortaScreen
If your clients are like mine, they usually don't know what they need or want. They need a headshot, and...
Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun
Light and color are the only things your camera records, so those things should be a the top of your...
Portrait Tips: Shuffle the subject
Yesterday I made 2665 portraits. I didn't have that many subjects, but that's how many pictures I took of several...
Portrait Tips: Try something new with old friends
I've never done the double exposure effect in Photoshop before, but my client had this idea that she wanted to...
Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???
How do you know someone is a photographer? They only wear black clothing, of course. The stereotypical garb of photographers...
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...
Portrait Tips: Three ways to remove that pesky purple glare in glasses
I love photographing people with glasses, and it drives me nuts. Glasses are an easy prop to work with, and...
Portrait Tips: Easy on the eyes, please
Eyes are simply the most important thing in a portrait. We know this. We do all kinds of things to...
Portrait Tips: How to pose couples
I hate to break it to you, but making pictures of one person is easy. It's level one, beginner, easy-cheese....

Portrait Tips: Event portraits need more tries

Sometimes I think that if I could spend every day making creative portraits that I’d be a happy and content photographer. Never having to shoot events, never having to photograph boring products, never shooting cookie-cutter headshots — it’d be Nirvana

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Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun

Light and color are the only things your camera records, so those things should be a the top of your mind for every photo you make. Last week I was making headshots and the background had to be the building

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Portrait Tips: Shuffle the subject

Yesterday I made 2665 portraits. I didn’t have that many subjects, but that’s how many pictures I took of several people, which is a ton. I’m not bragging about how many I made — I’m just trying to wrap my

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Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???

How do you know someone is a photographer? They only wear black clothing, of course. The stereotypical garb of photographers is a stereotype for a reason, and we’ll get to that. Fortunately, black isn’t the right color for everyone and

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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: Easy on the eyes, please

Eyes are simply the most important thing in a portrait. We know this. We do all kinds of things to emphasize the eyes. Catchlights, reflectors and post-processing all work to focus attention on your subject’s eyes. But you should go

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Portrait Tips: How to pose couples

I hate to break it to you, but making pictures of one person is easy. It’s level one, beginner, easy-cheese. When you add another person, it becomes a lot harder — much more than twice as hard. Right now I’ll

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Portrait Tips: How to gel the sun

Light and color are the only things your camera records, so those things should be a the top of your mind for every photo you make. Last week I was making headshots and the background had to be the building

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Portrait Tips: Shuffle the subject

Yesterday I made 2665 portraits. I didn’t have that many subjects, but that’s how many pictures I took of several people, which is a ton. I’m not bragging about how many I made — I’m just trying to wrap my

Read More

Portrait Tips: What was I wearing???

How do you know someone is a photographer? They only wear black clothing, of course. The stereotypical garb of photographers is a stereotype for a reason, and we’ll get to that. Fortunately, black isn’t the right color for everyone and

Read More

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

Read More

Portrait Tips: Easy on the eyes, please

Eyes are simply the most important thing in a portrait. We know this. We do all kinds of things to emphasize the eyes. Catchlights, reflectors and post-processing all work to focus attention on your subject’s eyes. But you should go

Read More

Portrait Tips: How to pose couples

I hate to break it to you, but making pictures of one person is easy. It’s level one, beginner, easy-cheese. When you add another person, it becomes a lot harder — much more than twice as hard. Right now I’ll

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Portrait Tips: OCF with one umbrella

I recently said that if I were allowed only one light for the rest of my life I’d choose a huge white umbrella. But if you’re just getting started with off-camera flash, I highly recommend a small collapsible white shoot-through

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