How to Use a Reflector for Portraits

How to Use a Reflector for Portraits  photo by powerofforever via iStock Kristine Fernandez is a wildly popular YouTube photographer who has created a series of different self-help videos for photographers who are just getting started with their photography journey. Many of these videos include portrait photography tips,...

How to Create Heirloom Portraits

How to Create Heirloom Portraits  photo by Lisa-Blue via iStock When I was growing up, my grandparents had their home absolutely filled to the brim with family photos. Some of them had obviously been taken in the very early 1900s or late 1800s, while most of them were pictures of new and growing grandchildren taken much...

Portrait Lighting Made Easy

Portrait Lighting Made Easy When I think of photography lighting, I think of the studio setup our family photographer had in the 1990s. There were monolights and strobes. There were umbrellas and softboxes. There were stands everywhere too. I remember having to wait for what seemed like an eternity for him to adjust and...

Outdoor Portrait Tips

Outdoor Portrait Tips  photo by pixdeluxe via iStock Let’s get ready for some outdoor portraits! Some of the best things about outdoor portraits is that you have a huge variety of settings, backgrounds, and props available to you, changeable oftentimes by simply walking a few feet. What outdoor portrait tips...

How to Make Your Portraits Look More Professional

How to Make Your Portraits Look More Professional Photo by Gabriel Silvério on Unsplash When you are just beginning to venture into portrait photography, everything seems a bit daunting. Before I dive into some portrait photography tips, I wanted to take a moment to be honest about this pretty difficult photography niche.  Portrait...

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