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The Rembrandt Triangle In Photography: Beginner’s Guide

In Portrait by Pete LaGregor2 Comments

As you start to learn more about flash techniques and lighting setups, you are guaranteed to hear or read about Rembrandt Lighting or the Rembrandt Triangle. This is one of the most common lighting setups along with short and long lighting, split lighting, butterfly lighting, loop lighting, or clam shell lighting. If you are just …

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7 Awesome and Spooky Halloween Portrait Ideas

In Portrait by Brad Goestsch1 Comment

Put all those ideas for sweet, enchanting portraits away for a minute. Pull your fears out from the deepest recesses of your mind. We’re going to carefully peak into the world of spooky Halloween portrait ideas! Put on your bravest face, here we go. When I decided to write this article, I had to really …

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How to Take a Quality Headshot of Yourself Without Pro Gear

In Portrait by Alex LawsonLeave a Comment

If you’re looking to up your selfie game and create a professional quality headshot of yourself this article is for you. Professional photographers, such as myself, use all kinds of expensive cameras and lighting equipment to create stunning headshots for their clients. But if you’re on a budget and you’re looking for a new profile …

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25 Ideas for Unique and Different Senior Portraits

In Portrait by Deb MitzelLeave a Comment

So, you’re having a pre-session consultation with a high school senior client, and you ask if they have any locations or ideas in mind for their senior session.  They say, “I don’t know, but I want something “different”.  And you’re thinking, ok…different how, different than what? I follow a lot of senior groups and boards …

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10 Family Portrait Posing Tips For Photographers

In Portrait by Pete LaGregor8 Comments

If you came here looking for ten specific poses for families, you’re probably going to be disappointed. But if you came here for some strategies and techniques for posing to get the best images from your family portrait sessions, then keep reading. Sure, some of these tips go a little beyond just actual posing, but …

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How I Produced a Major Kickstarter Campaign

In Marketing/Business, Portrait by Erica KayLeave a Comment

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 LaGregor2 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 …