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Portrait Tips: Perfect your un-pose
Every client you will ever have will say, "I prefer candid photos, not posed photos." And we get that: We...
Turning a bad pose into a great pose
When it comes to portrait photography, posing your subject is an important part of the process. Discovering and collaborating around...
Portrait Tips: How Do You Get Natural Expressions? With Props & Prompts
Having photographed thousands of people, it's true that most people have a 'camera smile', and most people desire 'natural expressions'...
Use A Telephoto Lens And Good Light For Holidays
There are two kinds of photographers at family events: those you know are making pictures and those you don't. My...
How to Talk to Models, Family & Friends to Make More Natural Photos
(Editor's note: This guest post by Andrew Darlow is excerpted from Focus and Filter: Professional Techniques for Mastering Digital Photography and...
Four Tips to Standard Portrait Headshot Posing
When it comes to posing and composing your subject for a standard portrait headshot, getting the look you want requires...
Lens Distortion in Portraits
As a portrait photographer, I love getting a close, tight shot that really captures the personality of my subject. Understanding...
Battling Bright Light at Weddings
One of the many "joys" of wedding photography is that, try as we might to advise clients on the best...
Powerful Environmental Portraits Need 3 Things
Environmental portraits show people in their place, their habitat. The environment sets the mood and the place of the story,...
One Simple Pose to Help Everyone Look Great
"Can you make me lose ten pounds?" is the first thing every one of my subjects asks, implying the use...
2 Tips to Help Normal People Look Great
I don't know about you, but most of the time my subjects are not models trained in posing for the...
One Simple Tip for Great Family Portraits
Even if the only pictures you ever show are landscapes, or closeups, or flowers, or horses, someone is going to...

Portrait Tips: Perfect your un-pose

Every client you will ever have will say, “I prefer candid photos, not posed photos.” And we get that: We understand that they want pictures that look like a moment captured instead of faces lined up in a row. But

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Turning a bad pose into a great pose

When it comes to portrait photography, posing your subject is an important part of the process. Discovering and collaborating around different angles and looks can create a wide variety of photographs to choose from, and can help to show the

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Four Tips to Standard Portrait Headshot Posing

When it comes to posing and composing your subject for a standard portrait headshot, getting the look you want requires trying various poses depending on their personality and the reason for the headshot. Here’s a few tips I use as

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Lens Distortion in Portraits

As a portrait photographer, I love getting a close, tight shot that really captures the personality of my subject. Understanding the limitations and effects your gear has on the final image is vital. Close up portraits are typically shot using

Read More

Battling Bright Light at Weddings

One of the many “joys” of wedding photography is that, try as we might to advise clients on the best photo locations and times of day, inevitably we’re thrown some of the trickiest lighting setups in the book. Mixed lighting

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One Simple Tip for Great Family Portraits

Even if the only pictures you ever show are landscapes, or closeups, or flowers, or horses, someone is going to ask you to make a family picture. Here are five inevitable facts about family portraits, and one great tip to

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Four Tips to Standard Portrait Headshot Posing

When it comes to posing and composing your subject for a standard portrait headshot, getting the look you want requires trying various poses depending on their personality and the reason for the headshot. Here’s a few tips I use as

Read More

Lens Distortion in Portraits

As a portrait photographer, I love getting a close, tight shot that really captures the personality of my subject. Understanding the limitations and effects your gear has on the final image is vital. Close up portraits are typically shot using

Read More

Battling Bright Light at Weddings

One of the many “joys” of wedding photography is that, try as we might to advise clients on the best photo locations and times of day, inevitably we’re thrown some of the trickiest lighting setups in the book. Mixed lighting

Read More

One Simple Tip for Great Family Portraits

Even if the only pictures you ever show are landscapes, or closeups, or flowers, or horses, someone is going to ask you to make a family picture. Here are five inevitable facts about family portraits, and one great tip to

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Seven Tips on Posing Glamour Models

Guest Post & Photo by Joe Farace One of a photographers most important skill sets for creating glamour photographs is knowing how to pose models. When working with beginning models, its essential to develop an understanding of posing techniques to

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