Intuitive Portrait Lighting

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Light Your Way, But Learn From the Masters If you’ve studied portrait lighting at all, you’re probably familiar with several classic lighting styles, including: Broad Lighting, Short Lighting, Butterfly/Paramount Lighting, and Rembrandt/Loop Lighting. Each of these portrait lighting styles can be used to create a pleasing or “corrective” effect on the subject. For example, Short… Read more »

Learn Amazing Photoshop Skills

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Here’s a great course being offered today at an incredible DISCOUNT price. These premium Photoshop tutorials will take your photos from ordinary to high-impact. Click here for full description. Note:  I announced this course just a few days ago, and it’s already a huge hit with my readers!  Curious about how to improve your images… Read more »

Anastasia Taylor-Lind in Kiev

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When portraiture and social commentary come together like this (see the New York Times photo essay), it’s absolutely fascinating.  A medium format film camera and a light meter, a makeshift outdoor studio, and human beings dealing with a fight for what they believe in, and grief.  Give it up for Anastasia Taylor-Lind. I set up… Read more »

Night Photography Tips

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I received a question about night photography the other day, and thought I’d throw it over to Jeff Kauffman to get his take on it.  I asked if he could provide a few examples and explanations of his process. Here’s what he had to say: The first challenge in night photography is getting a proper… Read more »

Should Photographers Produce Limited Editions?

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In this guest post by Andrew Stearns, he asks us to think about the medium of photography and our ability as artists to widely replicate and distribute our work. Specifically, he wants us to question the practice of limited editions where photographic fine art is concerned. When you start thinking about producing your photographic images… Read more »

Minimize Your Competition

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 »

Video Interview: Boudoir Photographer, Brooke Ismach

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  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 »