Which is Best for Portraits: 50mm or 85mm?

Which is Best for Portraits: 50mm or 85mm? Image Credit: nortonrsx via iStock It's an age-old question - what's the best portrait photography lens? For many photographers it simply doesn't get better than an 85mm lens. For many other photographers, a 50mm lens is a much more prudent choice. So which of these excellent focal...

How to Get Better Portraits by Using a Tripod

How to Get Better Portraits by Using a Tripod Image Credit: Jasmina007 via iStock  I don't know about you, but when I take portraits, I seldom use a tripod. And while certain situations call for shooting handheld, there's plenty of others in which I should have a tripod under my camera. In this quick tutorial, you'll...

Portrait Photography Tips You Need to Master

Portrait Photography Tips You Need to Master Image Credit: momcilog via iStock When it comes down to it, there are way more than four portrait photography tips that you need to master. In fact, there's probably a couple of hundred things you need to keep in mind when taking a portrait. But rather than overwhelm you with...

Newborn Photography Tips for Parents

Newborn Photography Tips for Parents Image Credit: NataliaDeriabina via iStock  I can think of no photographs that are more important than those you have taken of your newborn baby. I mean, it's not like you can get a do-over, right?! That being the case, you need to be prepared for your first newborn photography...

This is Why Your Portraits are No Good

This is Why Your Portraits are No Good Image Credit: izusek via iStock Portrait photography mistakes are common. Heck, mistakes in photography are common no matter what kind of photos you take! Thankfully, the solutions to most things that diminish the quality of your photos are pretty simple and straightforward. That means...

Portrait Photography Tips for Absolute Beginners

Portrait Photography Tips for Absolute Beginners Abby Mathison So, you're new to this whole photography thing and you're not quite sure where to start... No problem! In this tutorial, I offer up a few quick and easy portrait photography tips that will help you get headed in the right direction. Without further ado, let's explore some portrait...