An Illustrated Guide to Better Maternity Photography

An Illustrated Guide to Better Maternity Photography Photo by Marina Strachan There's plenty that needs to go right in order to create a portrait like the one above. This post is all about preparing you to do so with crucial tips that will help you get the composition, lighting, posing, and wardrobe just right. Are there other factors at play in...

How to Take Better Portraits in Just 4 Steps

How to Take Better Portraits in Just 4 Steps If you look at the portraits you take and think, "Gee, these could be better" but aren't sure what to do to make them better, this tutorial is for you! We all make mistakes when creating portraits, but there are some mistakes that are more common than others that are actually pretty easy to...

6 Jaw-Dropping Portraits to Inspire Your Week

6 Jaw-Dropping Portraits to Inspire Your Week Photo by Meg & Me Photography It's easy to look at portraits like the one above and think "I can't do that." But no one ever said photography is easy! If you take some time to learn a few skills, think purposefully about how you setup the portrait, and give your model a little direction,...

How to Take Better Portraits With Your Smartphone

How to Take Better Portraits With Your Smartphone If you're like me, you use your smartphone as much for photography as you do to talk or text. It's the nature of the beast these days... And where not that long ago photos taken with your smartphone left a lot to be desired in the quality and resolution department, that's no longer the...

This is the Key to a Great Portrait

This is the Key to a Great Portrait I know what you're thinking... "There's more than one key to a great portrait." Yes, that's true, but if you ask me, there's one thing that's more important than all the other factors - good light. Of course, what constitutes "good light" is actually a collection of various factors. With that...

4 Easy, Yet Stunning Maternity Photography Ideas

4 Easy, Yet Stunning Maternity Photography Ideas Photo by Asher Creek Photography When it comes to maternity photography, I think there's a bit of a misconception that you're somehow limited creatively because your client is pregnant. Sure, you need to take her health and the way she feels into account, but just because she's with child...

4 Fun Posing Tips for Portraits of Girls

4 Fun Posing Tips for Portraits of Girls Photo by DNA Photography by Ann Jessup I'll let you in on a little secret... Photographing girls is a much different process than photographing boys. Shocking, right? Girls and boys tend to have different needs and wants when it comes to having their photos made. They usually have different...