Meet Sophia. Like a burst of sunshine this young beauty lights up a room with her sweet personality and beautiful smile. Equal parts rough-and-tumble athlete & fashionable girly-girl, Sophia wanted to play up her feminine side for her senior portraits. Continue reading →
Hello fellow photographers! I wanted to share a great online resource I’ve discovered that is chock full of posing guides for all types of shooting situations: families, newborns, high school seniors, engagement, wedding, maternity, etc. I especially love the ‘posing cards’ that are downloadable directly to your phone or tablet, giving you access to the poses on-the-fly during a photo shoot.
It’s no secret I love natural light portraiture. Like love, love it. It’s my thing. My jam. My modus operandi. I absolutely love the look and feel, and I love its purity: no imposing soft boxes getting in the way, no umbrellas flopping over in the wind, no cumbersome lighting cords tying me down. I like to travel light, and natural light photography gives me the freedom to do so.
Yet, for all the wonderful qualities that come with natural light, it does have its limitations. And to be honest, lately I’ve been feeling a little boxed in. I figured it was time to expand my creative toolbox, try something new and dip my toes into the world of flash photography. Continue reading →
I’m currently taking a Lighting & Portraiture class, and I must say I was pretty darn happy when the first homework assignment was to take a portrait using exclusively natural light. Seeing as I’ve specialized in natural light portraiture for several years now, this first assignment was right up my alley. You want me to take a portrait using natural light? No problemo.
Now I will admit, it was verrrrrrry tempting to simply bring in some already prepared images from my Studio B Photography business. However, that would not only be cheating, it would be self-defeating and I wouldn’t be learning anything new. As such, I decided to put a twist on natural light portraiture that would make it challenging for me, or at least a little different than my current modus operandi… Continue reading →
“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundreth of a second.” – Marc Riboud
QUICK: When was the last time you used your camera in a setting other than Auto Mode?
…Been a while hasn’t it? Perhaps, it’s actually been since …ever. It’s okay, you can admit it – you are an Automatic-aholic. You, like so many others, have fallen victim to the ease and security of Auto Mode (or any of the other preprogrammed Scene Modes on your camera). Really, it’s okay. It’s not your fault. In fact, feel free to blame the technical gurus at Nikon, Canon, Sony or any of the other brand name camera companies for your addiction. I mean those guys really know their stuff and they’ve programmed today’s cameras with some pretty wicked features that conveniently take all the guess work out of photography. But with all of that convenience comes a price. And that price is creative freedom. Sure you can take some really decent photos using those preprogrammed modes, but wouldn’t it be great to create something a little better than decent – to venture beyond the everyday snapshot? If so, then you need to break the Auto habit and explore some of the other wonderful things your camera can do for you. Continue reading →