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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

Portrait Tips: Sculpt a portrait

Making portraits for clients is like competing in the decathlon. You have to be able to shoot movement and groups and individuals and kids and products and available light and

WTP?!

Do you ever look back at pictures you’ve made and say to yourself, “What was I thinking?” Surely you’ve got some weird pictures in your catalog. Surely there are some

Conceptual Creativity with Dan: A bed of roses

This new Conceptual Creativity series is a collaboration with my friend Daniel Mallard. Dan has been a photojournalist for a major Canadian daily newspaper for over 35 years. In this

Portrait Tips: Identify the environment

I’m pretty excited because Vanelli and I are teaching a class at Photoshop World on environmental portraiture. I love making environmental portraits because they help inform our knowledge of the

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

Speed posing: Three types of circles

Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Florida-based wedding photographer Richie Acevedo. Richie was one of the first photographers mentored by Vanelli many years ago. Impressed with how far

Wedding photography: Capturing the first dance

Wedding photographer’s don’t have the luxury of a second chance to capture a bride and groom’s first dance. Here’s how to capture a beautiful moment that will be cherished for years.

Portrait Tips: Holiday portraits

Holy cow, it’s the holidays. Yeah, crept right up on me. With family and friends getting together, you could have a golden opportunity to make terrific portraits. If you don’t

Portrait Tips: Street Portraits

The other day I was in New York City for PhotoPlus Expo and Photofocus hosted its annual photowalk. It’s a highlight of my photography year and I hope you can

Portrait Tips: Avoid creepy eyes

Anytime your subject is not facing directly into the camera you need to pay attention to where their eyes are looking and how they are framed in the eye sockets.

Portrait Tips: Go for the tilt

People standing right next to each other seem like they are close, but once you ask them to tilt their heads together you’ll see that they were really miles apart. Anytime

Portrait Tips: Include the No-Look Look

You can double the unique pictures you make during every shoot by utilizing the No-Look portrait. Most portraits include the subjects looking at the camera smiling. But every pose you

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