Getting Seasonal w/ Portraits [PS 29]

In Portrait Session Podcast by Darin Mellor

Darin, Erica, & Nick offer insight into staying creative as the colors begin to change around the globe. The three help two listeners of the podcast with metering & exposure questions.

What's in this episode:

  • A conversation about taking advantage of Fall & Spring Color in your Portrait Photography.
  • Balancing the need to try new things with the comfortable shots.
  • Keeping your quality high might be more important than doing new things.
  • Dan Bull's question about locking exposure & focus on backlit portraits.
  • Lisa Mills' inquiry on using light meters with flash & natural light.
  • Nick discusses the joys of being self-employed.
  • Darin suggests shooting landscapes or another genre to keep you motivated.
  • Erica keeps her gear safe by using a fashionable anti-theft bag for her gear.
  • Darin geeks out about the new Apple iPhone 6S Plus & points to why it is changing his Street Photography.

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About the Author

Darin Mellor

Darin Mellor is an independent contractor for Improve Photography, cohost of the popular Improve Photography Podcast, world traveler, and aspiring to be as big of a photography geek as Jim Harmer.