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 person we're looking at without saying a word. The trouble is, we don't always get to photograph folks in their place with their stuff. But, if you can identify the environment a person brings with them, then you can make a more intimate and revealing portrait even on a white backdrop. Identify the environment When you're hiking in the mountains, … [Read more...] about Portrait Tips: Identify the environment
Some believe photographers shouldn't be seen nor heard during a shoot, they should blend into the background capturing candid shots.Others believe in order to get the shot, you cause a reaction to make it happen. With my outgoing personality, I tend to make the shot happen but I also know the value of blending in and waiting for a special moment to unfold, letting it happen. Its up to you to decided which photographer you need to be for the situation presented to you. Making it Happen During a golf event for an accounting firm, I started … [Read more...] about Make it Happen, or Let it Happen: Which Photographer Are You?