Valentine’s Day Portrait Ideas

Valentine’s Day Portrait Ideas Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash I was searching through Google results the other day for portrait ideas for a gorgeous, fun-loving couple who had asked me to shoot Valentine’s day photos for them.  And I came up with the same, boring results. For some reason, and maybe...

How to Use a Continuous Light for Portraits

How to Use a Continuous Light for Portraits photo by Nkarol via iStock  Portraits are easy to do, but they are also easy to mess up. For many people, they may not even know the difference since the process of taking a basic snapshot has become second nature to anyone with a smartphone. The messing up part isn’t really ruining...

Nude Photography Guide: 11 Nude Photography Techniques

Nude Photography Guide: 11 Nude Photography Techniques Nude photography isn’t exactly something that you just jump right into… Since it can be a sensitive undertaking, it’s important that photographers take the time to learn how to properly plan and execute a photo session. From building rapport with the model to exploring different angles of...

Best Backdrops to Consider in 2020

Best Backdrops to Consider in 2020 Photo by Ross Sneddon on Unsplash When taking a portrait, the focus of attention should be on the portrait subject. But the background is nevertheless an important component of the shot. Backgrounds can add depth, color and texture. They can help the subject stand out in the...

Self-Portrait Tips

Self-Portrait Tips photo by monkeybusinessimages via iStock  Self-portraits are one of the most intimate types of photography. Good self-portraits can be an accurate reflection of yourself, but self-portraits can also be dreamy, raw, and whimsical.  In order to create these types of self-portraits, you...

Single Light Portrait Lighting: Butterfly Light

Single Light Portrait Lighting: Butterfly Light  photo by dcdr via iStock  I know how expensive gear can be, but it is important to have at least one good off camera studio light, some kind of diffuser and a reflector when you are starting out as a portrait photographer.  I am going to take you through one of the easiest...

How to Use an On-Camera Video Light for Portraits

How to Use an On-Camera Video Light for Portraits  photo by laflor via iStock It used to be that using speedlights, strobes, softboxes, and other expensive lighting equipment was the only way to go when doing portrait photography. Not any more. There are numerous options now to achieve professional-looking portraits without breaking the...