Light and story. These are the two most important factors in making great portraits. Not your camera, and although I get asked a lot, it’s not the focal length.
As a professional portrait photographer, the bulk of my work is done in my studio by choice. From the beginning of my photography career, I have been in love with studio portraiture. As a new photographer, I was eager to learn how to light my subjects through tutorials, online classes and workshops, but the demonstrations were typically held in large spaces with high ceilings.
Posing couples is a subject widely coached and sold. There are countless training videos for sale out there on this subject, but how effective is it remembering these poses?
Candid photography poses. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? It’s not though. In elementary school science class we learned that with every action there is a reaction, right?
When it comes to posing models, one of the more difficult genres of photography is the beauty portrait, especially for beginners.
Weddings are a special moment for a couple that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. For a photographer, they present an opportunity to capture absolutely unique romance and tension that you’d never be able to photograph anywhere else.
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.
There is a distinct art to photographing men, one that I would even say has become a passion of mine. This is most likely because of my love for men’s fashion and styling, but also because I don’t get to do it as often as I’d like on wedding days because as the lead photographer I’m primarily with the bride.
Nailing the perfect shot doesn't always have to involve endless posing or complicated lighting. Sometimes you can capture a magical photo just by thinking outside the box and using an everyday item in an unexpected way.