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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...
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...
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...
Portrait Tips: Does your picture have the sweetness?
“Unless some sweetness at the bottom lie, Who cares for all the crinkling of the pie?” This line is from...
Portrait Tips: Have a conversation with your camera in hand
Having a conversation with your camera in hand doesn't mean you should talk to your camera — that's fine to do...
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...
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...
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...
Portrait Tips: Family reunion posing time-lapse
Photographing large family groups is intimidating. There are so many people that you have to help look good and if...
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...

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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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 he has come, Vanelli suggested Richie start sharing his knowledge

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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 blow it. Another picture…? The problem is that these people

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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 join me next time, or at the next conference (like

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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. Face over there, eyes over here Photographing a person’s profile

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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 you photograph two people together, you’ll make an infinitely better

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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 blow it. Another picture…? The problem is that these people

Read More

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 join me next time, or at the next conference (like

Read More

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. Face over there, eyes over here Photographing a person’s profile

Read More

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 you photograph two people together, you’ll make an infinitely better

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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 set up and each location should also include shots with

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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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