From my newsletter: Seems like everyone’s a photographer now. The competition is fierce. Looking for some photography marketing tips? If your goal is to do the type work that seems to be selling right now, and to have a website and portfolio that looks like everyone else’s in your marketplace, then that’s who you’re competing… Read more »
When you inspire confidence in your subjects, the results can be outstanding. New York City-based photographer, Brooke Ismach, talks about how she keeps her boudoir clients confident throughout the process. Of course, the client has to be confident in her photographer. That goes without saying. But, as Brooke explains, it’s also crucial for the… Read more »
From my newsletter: Hey, you and I share a love for photography, and I’m pretty sure we both got into it for similar reasons. I mean, being a photographer allows you to express yourself in an immediate way, and it gives you a reason to interact with the world in ways you might otherwise not… Read more »
My interview with NYC-based makeup artist (MUA), hairstylist, James Milligan. James offers some great tips and encouragement for photographers, models, makeup artists and creatives.
Rim lighting is an effective way to visually separate the subject from the background especially when it might be hard to distinguish one from the other because of an intersection of similar tones. The rim (or kicker) light creates a thin highlight around the edges of the subject, partially outlining her with bright light. A… Read more »
Check out this new interview with Neil van Niekerk, NJ/NYC-based photographer, author, and educator. Great advice in this Q&A. Neil dropped by the studio and answered a few questions about his work, what aspiring photographers should know, and how to move forward with your photography; never stop learning.
One question that pops up pretty often is, “What gear do I need to shoot [fill in the blank]?” In other words, if someone’s planning to do weddings, sports, landscapes, etc., they often want to know what they need to have in their kit. On the one hand, it’s easy enough for me to… Read more »
Old-School is Good School Professional photography used to be about a rare kind of craftsmanship. Way before digital, there was film, paper and chemicals, and retouching was done by hand with ink and a brush. Photographic equipment and materials were expensive and every click of the shutter came with a price. A photographer learned how… Read more »
The headshot could be considered a portrait photographer’s fundamental skill. After all, it’s a basic necessity for any client who’s in the public eye, or otherwise needs a good representation of their likeness for things like resumes, press releases, corporate use, casting, and even online profiles. In many ways, creating a good headshot can be… Read more »
I want to address a type of question that comes up every now and then regarding off-camera flash radio triggers. Variations on this question seem to stem from a misunderstanding (or lack of understanding) about how flash exposure works at a basic level vs. how automatic flash works with systems like Canon’s E-TTL II and… Read more »