As a working photographer, most of my shoots are for other people. Whether it's weddings or commissioned portraits, I don't get a lot of time just to explore my own creativity. But I recently had the perfect excuse to set up a shoot just for fun, and I ran with it.
Shooting outdoors with flash can feel overwhelming, but I promise you it’s easier than you think. Flash brings a lot of control with it. Control in the sense of controlling the outdoors and the final look and feel of your images.
Lighting makes all the difference in your final images. Too often today, professional and amateur photographers declare themselves “natural light” photographers. In theory and in practice, we should know how to use all types of light. Natural, flash, continuous, hard, soft, you get the idea.
When it comes to wedding photography, I am not a fan of leaving anything to chance. This month, we are going to dissect a recent shot of mine. This is by no means meant as a definitive guide, but I believe it will give you some insight into how I work from vision to final creation.
Recently I had the honor of working with and photographing the beautiful Bella. I met Bella and her family at ShutterFest 2017. She was one of the models for the event. At the time, I didn’t have a chance to work with her one on one, but I knew I wanted to spend some time and try some new concepts with her.
Drone photography is here to stay. If you see drones as merely for playtime, you are missing out. But with this bold new frontier comes unique challenges. There are all sorts of rules and regulations we are going to have to learn about and adhere to, and they seem to change daily.
Travel is one of my favorite things. I love to travel. I love seeing the world. And photographers who travel for work have the best job in the world. We get to see some amazing places and, with any luck, capture some incredible and moving imagery.
It’s senior month here at Shutter Magazine, so it’s time to get your butts in gear if you are going to have any success this year. For this month’s cover, we tapped into the always beautiful Maddi.
This month’s shoot was, in a word, fun. I love having a creative group of people around me. This time, we had an internal debate about the direction and concepts for the cover shoot.
Can you believe it’s 2016 already? Are you ready for another year of building your business, your portfolio, your bank account? Well, I am anxious to get started kicking ass this year.