Top Tips for Shooting With an External Flash

Top Tips for Shooting With an External Flash I'll fully admit it - even after all these years of taking photos, I try to avoid using a flash at all costs. I'm guessing that if you're reading this article, you've been in the same situation... Lighting is obviously one of the most important aspects of a photo, but lighting with a flash...

Quick Tips for Improved Portraits

Quick Tips for Improved Portraits Amber Fite Photography Creating a great portrait certainly has a lot to do with a lot of factors. On the one hand, you rely on the model's "performance," as it were, to help create the mood in the image. You're also dependent upon things like having great lighting, a good background, and having...

Easy Tips for Better Maternity Photography

Easy Tips for Better Maternity Photography Katrina Elena When it comes to creating gorgeous maternity photos, sometimes half the battle is getting the mom-to-be to be in the mood to be in front of the camera. It's hard being pregnant, and all the discomfort, long nights, and stress can make moms feel less than photo-worthy. But you can...

How to Pose Men for Portraits

How to Pose Men for Portraits Male Portrait - How To Pose? I'm a man, and though I don't speak for all men, I can tell you that most of us are not comfortable in front of the camera. That uncomfortable feeling shows in our portraits, where we look awkward, have a strained smile on our face, and generally feel like a...

Portrait Photography Tips for Beginner Photographers

Portrait Photography Tips for Beginner Photographers Lin Jirsa When I started out in photography, I seldom took photos of people. I just felt like I didn't have the skills or the eye for taking a high-quality portrait. What I learned later on is that you don't need any particular set of special "portrait photography skills" to take a photo that...

4 Tips for Stunning Newborn Photography

4 Tips for Stunning Newborn Photography Photo by Belly Beautiful/Karen Marie When it comes to maternity photography - well, any kind of portraiture - the goal is to make your model look amazing. There are a million ways to help yourself do that, too. But sometimes you just need a quick tip to help you get your creative juices...

Why You Need an ND Filter for Portraits

Why You Need an ND Filter for Portraits An ND filter for portraits? What? Yep - it's a thing, and a good thing at that! You've no doubt used an ND filter for landscapes, but it's time you break it out for portraiture, too. In this guide, we offer up some insights on why an ND filter is a great addition for portrait photography. Get...