One of my very favorite things to do as a photographer is to work at extraordinary locations—whether that means traveling to Paris or Sydney to find an incredible spot, or taking an ordinary location and making it exceptional.
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.
I’m often asked how I achieve my signature style of editing, but also how I achieve it consistently, especially since I edit every image by hand. The fundamental ingredient to my Portrait Post-Production is a consistent workflow.
While there is an array of possibilities when it comes to techniques while retouching, ultimately it comes down to granting yourself permission to simply create and experiment. Allow yourself to be brave and step outside the box—you might be surprised by what you dream into existence!
I encourage readers to explore anything that sounds new. By no means is this a checklist; at times, prioritizing one thing can reduce the possibility of another. Instead, take time to practice these elements individually until they naturally become a part of your approach.
Boudoir photography is something that every wedding photographer should be thinking about offering. There are more than a few reasons why. First, the number one question that photographers ask has to do with finding new clients.
We have five different looks on five different faces and are incorporating outfits to go with the beauty makeovers they are receiving. Lauren, Emma, Emily, Rachel and Kensley are on my model team and were eager to be part of this project.
Beauty photography is not new. Some see it as soft porn, while others see it as a celebration of the female form. Regardless of your personal opinion, it is a genre that can be extremely profitable if pursued correctly.
Fine art photography is created with the photographer’s artistic vision. It is not simply documenting a subject as the camera sees it—such as in the case of photojournalism—but it is using the camera as a tool to create an artistic vision.
Working from home has become the new normal for many of us in 2020. I’ve always loved the challenge of setting up a studio in a small space. Small spaces do not mean that your work or abilities will suffer.