How to Take Better Self-Portraits

How to Take Better Self-Portraits In a day and age in which selfies with our mobile phones are usually the method of choice for taking self-portraits, it might be hard to believe that there are ways to get good photos of ourselves. And those methods do not involve holding your phone out at arm's length and snapping away,...

Five Crazy Beautiful Maternity Photography Poses

Five Crazy Beautiful Maternity Photography Poses Photo by Rachael Hammer Photography When it comes to taking a great photo of someone, there's a lot of factors at stake. Lighting, of course, is a primary concern. So too is how you frame the shot. Posing is also critically important, as it can make or break the look and feel of the...

How to Tell a Story With Your Photos

How to Tell a Story With Your Photos One thing that eludes some photographers is the ability to create images that tell a story. That's unfortunate because telling a story with your portraits is one of the best ways that you can turn an image from something that's just so-so into something that really wows. The question is, how do...

The Secrets for Better Natural Light Portraits

The Secrets for Better Natural Light Portraits If you ask me, the greatest benefit of natural light portraits is that they look and feel much more authentic. That isn't to say that artificial lighting is bad or that it doesn't have its uses, because it does. But I'd much rather head outside and use natural lighting for portraits than stay...

The 7 Essential Rules of Street Photography

The 7 Essential Rules of Street Photography At one point, street photography looked like it wasn’t going to be around as a mainstream genre for a long time, but in the past few years, things have changed dramatically. More than ever before, people are taking street photos with just about every kind of camera they can get their hands...

Easy Portrait Lighting Tips for Beginner Photographers

Easy Portrait Lighting Tips for Beginner Photographers If you ask me, one of the toughest parts of being a beginning photographer is lighting. And I'm not just talking about using complex artificial lighting setups either... Even just using simple natural lighting can be a daunting task, too. The task then, is to figure out how to use light to...

Maternity Photography Tips for Absolute Beginners

Maternity Photography Tips for Absolute Beginners Photo by Rachel Higgins Whether you just want to take better photos of your pregnant wife or you're an experienced photographer trying to make it in the maternity photography industry, you have to start somewhere with learning how to make better maternity portraits. In many cases, traditional...