Lighting Setups for Portraits of Men

Lighting Setups for Portraits of Men Photo by Royal A from Pexels Men need portraits, too. Configuring lighting setups for portraits of men is simple to do. The same lighting setups will work just as well on men, women, or children. Even pets.  When deciding how to light a portrait for male subjects, we should...

Inexpensive Portrait Lighting Ideas

Inexpensive Portrait Lighting Ideas Photo by Daniel Edeke from Pexels Sophisticated lighting techniques can be accomplished within any budget. Sometimes all we need to do is be a little creative. Inexpensive portrait lighting ideas can come from just about anywhere. I like to periodically search online for tips from...

Portrait Lighting Mistakes

Portrait Lighting Mistakes Photo by Moose Photos from Pexels We are making great looking portraits with the basic and advanced portrait lighting techniques taught here. Having fun with it all, too. But nobody’s perfect. There are some common portrait lighting mistakes we should be aware of so we can...

Tips for Head Shot Portraits

Tips for Head Shot Portraits Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Intimate portraits, head and shoulder views or head shot portraits, are an excellent way to provide great images for our clients. Since the view is so close, our subjects may feel somewhat anxious or intimidated by the thought of having such...

A Beginner's Guide to Studio Portraits

A Beginner's Guide to Studio Portraits Photo by Jimmy Fermin on Unsplash At some point in our photographic careers, we toyed with the idea of setting up for studio portraits. By careers, I’m not specifying making money, but how we approach photography. We have all gone from a person who takes pictures to a...

Quick Tips for Shooting Cloudy Day Portraits

Quick Tips for Shooting Cloudy Day Portraits  photo by AJ_Watt via iStock We all know what those snapshots we took of our friend under the noonday sun look like…  Squinty eyes, deep shadows under the nose and chin, bright shiny forehead. That’s a reality of many outdoor portraits. If only we could put that sun in a soft box!...

Lifestyle Portrait Tips

Lifestyle Portrait Tips Photo by Ben Dutton on Unsplash Creating a lifestyle portrait gives you the opportunity to tell the story of the portrait subject in a way that communicates intimate details in visual form. A lifestyle portrait places the subject in surroundings that fit the person.  Some...

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