Portrait Photography Tips

8 Tips for Photographing Groups

Photographing groups can be extremely difficult. Usually, the need for large groups occurs at important events such as weddings, awards ceremonies, and work functions, making the job of the photographer incredibly important and oftentimes stressful. Whether there are...

4 Tips on How to Take Better Baby Photos

Babies are bouncing bundles of joy that naturally make any proud parent want to snap off a picture or two...dozen.  As you are building up that album of memories though, you probably would like to take better quality photos for said album.  We would like to offer...

10 Tips for the Amateur Portrait Photographer

Portraits might just be the most common form of photography. Whether you’re a professional photographer shooting weddings and family portraits, a traveler attempting to capture the essence of a country and its people, or a parent with a camera phone and a couple of...

5 Tips for Amazing Photos of Children

Children can be some of the most difficult but rewarding photography subjects.  Kids are a unpredictable, but if you are prepared that spontaneity can bring rewards. Here are 5 tips for settings and the shoot that will result in amazing photos of kids: 1. Shutter...

Capturing That Perfect Baby Portrait

Everyone loves baby portraits.  But how do you get a great picture of your baby?  You have to keep in mind the safety and comfort of any baby you are photographing, and your baby is no different.  One thing we don't want to do is disturb or upset a baby when trying to...

5 Tips for How to Take Great Candid Shots

Taking great candid photos is a little bit like fishing, as it takes time and patients. The idea of candid photos is to look like it is not posed and captured in the moment.  Here are 5 tips to improve your candid shots 1.     Keep Your Camera Handy Candid shots are...

How to take Family Photos

How to take family photos is a question we get often now that DSRL cameras are coming down in  cost and family attempt to take more family and vacation pictures. Here are a few tips to think about when taking pictures, as any one can take a snap shot but we are going...

6 Easy Tips for Newborn Pictures

6 Easy Tips for Newborn Pictures #1 Use The Correct Gear Like with any job or task having and using the correct tools is extremely important. Can you imagine trying to hang a picture without a nail, or digging a hole with our a shovel? When taking newborn pictures you...

How to Capture a Natural Smile

Many photographers struggle with capturing a natural smile from their subjects. Children are not the only ones that do not want to smile. Often, adults are hesitant or create fake smiles that look terrible on film. There are several techniques you can try to capture...

Boudoir Photography: Sensual Female Boudoir (part 3)

This article deals with a more mature form of photography, and may contain material you may find distasteful. In the previous two sections I covered the setting and the model in sensual boudoir, but now it's time to complete the trifecta of sensual female boudoir...

Boudoir Photography: Female Models

This article deals with a more mature form of photography, and may contain material you may find distasteful. To say women are the primary subject matter of boudoir photography would be a vast understatement. While men do share in parts of boudoir photography, it is...

Boudoir Photography: Sensual Female Boudoir (part 2)

This article deals with a more mature form of photography, and may contain material you may find distasteful. In the previous section of this article I covered the overall look and setting your sensual boudoir should maintain. While maintaining a harmonious background...

Boudoir Photography: Sensual Female Boudoir

This article deals with a more mature form of photography, and may contain material you may find distasteful. It may seem I've stalled on getting to the actual shooting aspect of boudoir photography, but everything I've covered to this point serves a purpose of...

Boudoir Photography: The Basics

In my last article (here) I covered the general aspects that make up the realm of boudoir photography. Knowing these different aspects is a good start to finding yourself as a competent boudoir photographer. Shooting boudoir can present just as many challenges as many...

Introduction to Boudoir Photography

I've tried to find the best approach to this format of photography, one that will not require a NSFW tag, and it has proved moderately challenging, but I will try to present this series in a fashion that keeps it non-adult specific. Defining boudoir photography is...

Newborn Baby Photography

One of the most important factors in making a good photograph of a newborn baby is to remember, they get to do what they want.  You have to try and convince them through hard work and persistence to pose.  Nine times out of ten the pose will fall apart in an instant,...

Family Oriented Photography: How to Light Family Portraits

Lighting is a fundamental element in studio photography. The proper usage and setup of this type of lighting is an topic of extensive debate and subjection with most photographers, but there are several key elements about studio lighting that are generally understood...

Family Oriented Photography: Posing Guide for Family Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the key elements a photographer can make a living on, and there are plenty of provisions that can aid a photographer in mastering this for of photography (I myself have written some). Family portrait photography is a little different...

Family Oriented Photography: A Beginner’s Guide

Family based photography can be an extremely challenging task, that frankly many photographers are not prepared for. Those pristine family moments where everyone is happy, smiling and facing the camera do not happen easily (and in most cases are staged). Even if you...

Tips on Using Reflectors & Natural Light for Portraits

When you're new to photography, the use of reflectors can be a little confusing.  You may see photographers on location using small ones, large ones, silver ones, gold ones, white ones, etc.  I'd like to give you an introduction to the use of reflectors. First of all,...

Using Props in your Portraits

Have you been thinking about trying out some props with your portrait photography? Using props is a personal preference and a reflection of your shooting style. Think about it, and decide what (if any) props you would want to use, and for what types of shoots. Be...

How To Take Better Photos of Your Kids

Get natural smiles instead of fake ones! Excellent photography tips on how to improve your ability to get much nicer photos of your children.  Learn some very simple and fun things you can do to capture their true personalities and some heart warming real smiles! Are...

How to Shoot Location Photography at Noon

When you are doing a location shoot, one of the key points of consideration when deciding when and where to do the shoot is that of daylight. In general there are three types of natural light you can get while doing a location shoot, morning light, noon light, and...

How to Shoot an Artist

There are a lot of tutorials out there for photography on how to shoot "art" or a band, but very rarely do they say anything more than "well you should have this" or "You should do this". Many of these tutorials do not focus n the real key subject in a band or art...

How to Shoot Fashion and Glamor Photography

I've been writing a lot lately about how to set up studio lights and pose models referring to portrait, fashion, and glamor photography, and while that's all well and good it's not everything there is to shooting these types of photography. You can have all the...

3 Reasons to use Flash at Noon

It's the middle of the day, the sun is nice and bright, so why do you need flash? 1) Use the Sun as your second light source The myth that the photographer needs to put the sun over their shoulder is a lie. Let me repeat that. IT IS A LIE. The reason for the myth is...

How to Pose Male Models

I have discussed how to do General Posing as well as Female Model posing, so this is a continuation of the posing guides, except this one is for male models. I personally consider male models harder to pose, simply because they have a completely different posing set...