Best Portrait Lens: What Focal Length Should You Use?

Best Portrait Lens: What Focal Length Should You Use? Photo by adamkaz via iStock  What focal length, f-stop, and lens type makes the best portrait lens is a subject photographers love to talk about. If you saw some of us “discussing” portrait lens choices, you might think we’re arguing! We’re not arguing; we’re just passionate...

Essential Engagement and Wedding Photography Tips

Essential Engagement and Wedding Photography Tips Photo by peopleimages via iStock Engagement and wedding photography is a specialty field or niche that overlaps both portraiture and events in how a photographer approaches the job.  Wedding and engagement photography is similar to creating portraits in that you are dealing with images of...

What is a Flashgun? (And Other Important Questions)

What is a Flashgun? (And Other Important Questions) Photo by squidmediaro via istock There’s an internet meme I saw some time ago: “Show me a photographer who says they always shoot natural light, and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t know how to use a flashgun.” It’s somewhat funny and a little bit condescending, but it hits on a...

4 Simple Tips for Better Studio Portrait Photography

4 Simple Tips for Better Studio Portrait Photography Photo by Carlos David via iStock  I enjoy studio portrait photography quite a bit because of the control it gives me over almost everything in professional portrait photography. I will pass on a few studio portrait photography tips to help you have better results.  Read on! Table of...

How to Set Up a Simple Home Portrait Studio

How to Set Up a Simple Home Portrait Studio Photo by AleksandarNakic via iStock Creating a portrait studio in your home can be a cost-effective way for photographers to expand their services and offer clients a convenient and comfortable space for their photo sessions. Whether you're a professional photographer or just getting started,...