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Five Ideas for Making Fall Portraits Unique

When I think of fall, my mind is filled with images of brightly-colored leaves, baskets of apples, warm scarves, carved pumpkins, and crisp morning air. Fall is a great time to take portraits, but sometimes creating unique photos can be challenging. Here are five ideas to help you capture extraordinary images during your next fall portrait session. 1. LOCATION, LOCATION, …

How to use spot metering for portraits

I recently read a blog post from a pretty competent photographer who said that there is no reason to use spot metering.  Spot metering is where the camera determines a proper exposure not on the average brightness levels of the whole frame, but just of one specific spot.  This photographer, like me, is principally a landscape photographer.  Admittedly, I have …