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25 Ideas for Unique and Different Senior Portraits

In Portrait by Deb Mitzel0 Comments

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 LaGregor5 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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Review: Mastin Labs Presets

In Post-processing by Grant Whitty0 Comments

Film is not dead, folks. For some time many thought that film would eventually die out since digital is so much easier. Surprising to some, film is back, and on the rise. It’s not likely that film will be used more than digital, do to cost and time. However, I am beginning to see more …

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The Best Westcott Light Modifiers Reviewed and Compared

In Gear by Brent Huntley5 Comments

If you have looked into flash photography at all, then you surely know the name Westcott.  When I was first shopping for new flash modifiers,  Westcott was the first place I went as they were the main name I knew and they have a reputation in the industry for producing high quality lighting gear.  Their …

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Photographing Women: 8 Tips for Posing, Lighting, and Details

In Portrait by Erica Kay11 Comments

Photographing women can be a difficult and daunting task.  As a wedding, engagement, and boudoir photographer, one of the most challenging (and rewarding!) parts of my job is guaranteeing that the women I photograph feel beautiful, confident, and sexy.  As a woman myself, I can relate to the feelings and concerns many women share with …

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Let’s Talk: Portraits vs Snapshots

In Portrait by Jeremiah Gilbert

You have a good camera and photograph people on a regular basis, yet your photos don’t look like the portraits you admire or regularly see in magazines or online. All of the elements seem to be there but something appears to be missing. In this case, you may be taking snapshots and not portraits. Snapshots …

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10 Cute Clothing Ideas For Family Pictures on the Beach

In Portrait by Improve Photography5 Comments

Dressing for family photos can always pose many questions, but dressing for family photos on the beach adds an extra layer of uncertainty. Outfit choices should compliment the natural setting as well as be comfortable and authentic for the family. Here are 10 cute clothing ideas for dressing a family for pictures on the beach. …