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May Photo Challenge

Spring is officially here, with summer right around the corner! Each month we feature a month-long “challenge”: one photographic “theme” in which participants are encouraged to take photos of a certain subject or concept, and one “technical challenge” in which participants will use a certain photography technique. Contributors can either combine the theme and the […]

Three tips for making your subjects smile

Taking portraits can be a lot of fun but there’s one little snag that people can often run into. It’s hard to get your subject to smile in a way that looks natural. While a highly exaggerated smile can be hilarious, it might not be quite the natural look that you were going for. Luckily […]

Five Tips for Better Portraits

Portrait photography is not only a highly popular genre for professional photographers; it’s also a nearly unavoidable subject for photographers of every skill. Any time you compose a picture with a person as the subject, you’re taking a portrait. As the world of photography continues to develop, we strive to take portrait pictures that capture […]

Review: Photo Recipes Live

I recently purchased Photo Recipes Live: Behind the Scenes: Your Guide to Today’s Most Popular Lighting Techniques, the DVD/workbook combo by Scott Kelby. This product goes into detail about how the photographs were achieved in “Photo Recipes That Help You Get “The Shot”” – the final chapter of each of Kelby’s three Digital Photography Volumes. […]

Photographing Infants – A Cry For Help

I have to shoot a baby. Okay, that came out wrong. I don’t have to shoot shoot a baby, I have been asked to photograph my friend’s newborn. This request comes in two phases. Phase One will take place in the actual hospital, in the actual birthing room, moments after the baby is born. Phase […]

3 Ways to improve your Outdoor Portrait Photography

It’s spring, and while taking photos of all the new flowers is great, maybe it’s time to start thinking about photographing your friends and family too. Sure flowers are better subjects, they don’t move a lot and never complain about the photo later, but here are a few tips for photographing people that might keep […]

EXPRESSIONS: A LANGUAGE WITHOUT WORDS…

Recently, I’ve developed a very keen interest in portrait photography. The expressions a human face is capable of showing are just so amazing. It’s like one doesn’t even need a language, so communicative and expressive are the eyes and the face. The other day, I was going through portraits on Flickr, and stumbled across this […]

5 tips for better portraits

To take better portraits is to fully understand what it is exactly you are trying to convey. Wikipedia describes portrait photography as a way to, capture by means of photography of the likeness of a person or a small group of people, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The objective is to […]

Inspiration Board Tuesday: Self Portraits

We’ll be getting back to our Vignette posts on Wednesday but for today I give you Photo Challenge #10 – the Self Portrait.   I think everyone has at one point taken a shot of themselves.  Either in the mirror or by holding the camera akwardly as far away from your face as possible.  A […]

Crummy Weather Photography

February and March are crummy weather months in much of the country.  Certainly in NY – it’s one crummy, cold, dreary, nasty, cold, snowy, cold, muddy mess of a day after another.  So I did a shoot yesterday to demonstrate the different ways to adjust your settings and equipment to get better shots on crummy […]