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How I Produced a Major Kickstarter Campaign

In Marketing/Business, Portrait by Erica Kay0 Comments

Many of you know me as Erica, Portrait Session podcast host and wedding photographer. But here lately, I’ve been venturing into new, uncharted territory (uncharted for me, at least). This territory is the world of large-scale production management and direction. As my studio transitions away from the retail portrait sphere and toward marketing productions and …

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7 Interesting Flash Photography Blogs to Follow

In Portrait by Pete LaGregor0 Comments

If you are a portrait photographer and have been relegated to natural light, then flash photography is the best way to take your photography to the next level.  Now there is nothing wrong with natural light, but have total control over the light is an invaluable skill to learn.  So where do you go to …

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When Do You Need a Model Release? A lawyer answers.

In Portrait by Jim Harmer5 Comments

Most portrait photographers think that to use a photo of a person in a commercial way, they must get a model release; however, this is only partially true.  In actuality, there are a number of situations where someone’s image can be used commercially without a model release, and also some situations where a model release …

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Lighting For Headshots

In Portrait by Jesse Park3 Comments

Lighting For Headshots Alex Lagarejos is an award-winning photographer based in South West London. Originally from Glasgow, Alex moved to London as a teenager and pursued a career in the arts; to fund his way through drama school Alex was lucky enough to work as an assistant to some of London’s top photographers where he …

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23 Tips for Posing Women

In Portrait by Brent Huntley4 Comments

If you want to be a portrait photographer or just want to shoot images of your wife, girlfriend or friends, you owe it to yourself to learn some things about posing.  I wanted to learn posing tips for some upcoming shoots I have so I went to Improve Photography Plus to watch the new posing video …

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Photography Backdrops: A guide for a complete beginner

In Portrait by Mark Morris2 Comments

I shoot a lot of portraits.  In all of the years that I have shot photography, I have never once owned a backdrop.  A great environmental portrait is absolutely remarkable.  But as someone that markets themselves as a portrait photographer, I feel that it’s 100% essential that I have a decent knowledge and understanding of …