When I first started my journey in photography, I shot everything. At some point I asked a couple of ladies to be maternity models for me, in hopes of being able to photograph their newborn.
With a camera you can create anything you dream up, but it is more than likely going to involve compositing, and that can be intimidating. Below are five basics you must master for compositing.
Do you dream of creating a newborn business that energizes you, enriches your family and keeps its hands off your personal life? As a working photographer and mother of three young kids, I empathize deeply with the longing “to make it all work.”
Photographing children who are medically, physically or mentally compromised is not something most photographers may think they are prepared for, but if you’re ever given the opportunity, we encourage you to try it. This demographic is underserved by our industry.
Maternity portraiture is quickly becoming a steady niche in the industry. But as the popularity grows, so does the market oversaturation and the increase in competition for clients. Create a dynamic look and style so you stand out in the sea of maternity shooters. This month, I show you options for getting started in creating a stylized maternity look.
Photographing newborns is an amazing job that poses unique challenges. The most important thing I have learned over my 18 years of working with babies is that a smooth-running session requires transitional posing and planning for the next shot.
One challenge I often see when working with newer photographers is a lack of planning. I describe it as defining your “flags.” Where are you going? Where do you intend to plant your next flag? What does success look like for you and your studio?
Just a few weeks ago, I photographed 20 Miss D.C. America contestants in my studio—all in one day. Not a bad way to make $4,000 in a few hours with the most minimal overhead. Wondering how I managed to get that gig? Here’s how it all began.
Moving to a mobile workflow can seem more daunting than just taking pictures and storing them on your computer. I am constantly changing how I ingest, back up, edit and output files on a weekly basis, as well as the programs I am using.
The hierarchy of why people hire a professional photographer in the portrait/social categories goes brides, babies, pets. With brides in…