In this video, I'm shooting some natural light beauty portraits with my wife, Alissa. We kept it simple with only a 50mm lens and natural light, and got some really beautiful results.
Together, we're going to explore a few of my favorite tips for Shooting in a Photography Studio.
The number one thing that will take an average portrait to something with impact is sensuality and emotion. But how do you achieve that in-studio with a single subject? Two ways: movement and expression.
When it comes to posing models, one of the more difficult genres of photography is the beauty portrait, especially for beginners.
The most common question I’m asked is how I come up with my ideas for Fine Art Portraits. I have a notebook filled with possible next creations. My biggest regret is having more ideas than I can ever create in this lifetime.
It’s no secret that the key to good photography is balancing the seemingly endless array of options, styles, techniques, settings and so on.
When you're photographing a bride, there's a lot to encompass: you've got a beautiful background, ideally, but you want nearly all the focus in the photos to be on the bride herself.
As both a fashion and portrait photographer, I photograph a wide variety of posing styles. I photograph models in back-breaking avant garde positions and portrait clients who would prefer to remain seated, thank you very much (not that I let them). And it’s my job to coach them all.
Years ago when I started my own studio, I didn’t have the space I had in previous studios. I thought I would give backdrops a try to give myself variety. After purchasing an inexpensive one, I asked a friend to pose for me as a test run.
We pass many milestones in our lives, and when each new door opens, we grow in what we do. In photography, some of those moments include understanding how to use our cameras, the exposure triangle, and maybe even Bayer filters and circles of confusion.