7 Essential Tips for More Dramatic Portraits

7 Essential Tips for More Dramatic Portraits Portraiture is among the most popular genres of photography, in part because each subject is different, with qualities and features that can be used to create a unique image. However, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut, continually taking the same old portraits with the same lighting and poses...

Macro Photography Primer: Photographing Raindrops

Macro Photography Primer: Photographing Raindrops For some photographers, a rainy day is a bit of a washout. But for macro photographers, a little bit of moisture can go a long way in helping them create a texture-rich macro image of a plant covered in raindrops. It’s a subject that’s pretty easy to shoot, has lots of visual interest, and...

3 Simple Ways to Be a More Productive Photographer

3 Simple Ways to Be a More Productive Photographer If you’re serious about making it as a professional photographer, one of the first things you need to do is evaluate the ways in which you can maximize your time each day. Whether that’s hiring an assistant to answer phones and schedule your appointments or equipping yourself with the latest...

4 Things to Consider When Upgrading Your Kit Lens

4 Things to Consider When Upgrading Your Kit Lens If you’re like many other beginner photographers, you bought a camera with a standard kit lens, probably something like an 18-55mm zoom. And while that lens works fine as you learn the ropes, once you’re ready to move into more advanced photography, the need for a better, faster lens becomes...