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The best selfie method: Make a time-lapse
Portrait Tips: Throw it all out the window!
Using window light for your portrait
Portrait Tips: Just get your knees dirty to get a good background
Portrait Tips: Why I use high-speed sync for portraits
Portrait Tips: Angler’s Parasail is my new favorite light modifier
Portrait Tips: Stay relevant, use your tools
Portrait Tips: How to get kicked in the face
Portrait Tips: Be ready to be nimble
Portrait Tips: $1,500 lenses don’t make good pictures
Portrait Tips: Forget about goals, just remember
Portrait Tips: Reminders about taking photos in snow

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Portrait Tips: How to get kicked in the face

There I was, making pictures for the athletics department to use in their marketing materials when suddenly, a soccer ball soared straight into my lens and smashed my camera into my face. See, the plan was to make action pictures.

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Portrait Tips: Be ready to be nimble

The last time Randy had a headshot done was about 11 years ago, and he’s been using the same picture ever since. Well, now he’s up for an award recognizing his contributions over a more-than-40-year career and he figures he

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Hog Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: Don’t be a hog!

If you’re in Zoom meetings this year, you’ve probably seen a lot of extra people popping into meetings. Lots of children and pets who wouldn’t normally be invited often enter the screen. You’ve probably had some of the same surprise

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Collapsible Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: One light + one collapsible backdrop = $

Unless you have a dedicated studio, collapsible backdrops are the way to go. I’ve had dedicated studios, and even then, collapsible backdrops are usually superior to full-size-need-a-huge-stand-loads-of-space-and-always-have-wrinkles backdrops. With one light and a collapsible backdrop, you could make a comfortable

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Portrait Tips: How to get kicked in the face

There I was, making pictures for the athletics department to use in their marketing materials when suddenly, a soccer ball soared straight into my lens and smashed my camera into my face. See, the plan was to make action pictures.

Read More
Cover Randy Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: Be ready to be nimble

The last time Randy had a headshot done was about 11 years ago, and he’s been using the same picture ever since. Well, now he’s up for an award recognizing his contributions over a more-than-40-year career and he figures he

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Hog Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: Don’t be a hog!

If you’re in Zoom meetings this year, you’ve probably seen a lot of extra people popping into meetings. Lots of children and pets who wouldn’t normally be invited often enter the screen. You’ve probably had some of the same surprise

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Collapsible Levi Sim

Portrait Tips: One light + one collapsible backdrop = $

Unless you have a dedicated studio, collapsible backdrops are the way to go. I’ve had dedicated studios, and even then, collapsible backdrops are usually superior to full-size-need-a-huge-stand-loads-of-space-and-always-have-wrinkles backdrops. With one light and a collapsible backdrop, you could make a comfortable

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