The #1 question I get asked by clients when planning a portrait session:
“Any suggestions on what I/we should wear?”
Here’s what I tell them:
As a rule (and there are always exceptions to rules), simpler is better. Continue reading “What to Wear to a Portrait Photo Shoot?”
I am a quote collector. (As if loving cameras and computers didn’t make me enough of a geek…)
So naturally she had my interest when a friend referred to this quote by Ansel Adams:
“The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.” – Ansel Adams
What does this mean to us? Continue reading “Prints Are the Performance”
Which type of portrait photographer are you? Do you create portraits or capture them?
Why does it matter which you are? So you can feel cool.
Really, you need to feel confidence in your images. If you decide what type of photography is satisfying to you, then you can pursue it and not feel like you have to imitate someone else’s style just because she received 20 “likes” for her picture on Facebook.
Characteristics of a creator:
- This type of photographer knows her way around Photoshop! She can take even a blah picture and turn it into a piece of art using fun post-processing effects like popped or muted colors, golden tints, “urban acid” look, etc. Continue reading “To Create or To Capture?”