What is the Best Tripod for Portrait Photography?

One question that comes up a lot is what is the best tripod for portrait photography. I have to say this is not as straightforward to answer as my previous post about finding the best tripod for landscape photography. Portrait photography can happen anywhere — you can take these type of shots outside or inside your home (from a studio). …

Strobe vs. Tungsten Lighting

Lighting is a needed evil if you intend on doing any type of photography. This is especially true if you are planning on shooting any portraits. This is because simply snapping your cameras shutter button will not guarantee that you will get a properly exposed image. In fact, more often than not you will get less than good results. For …

Portrait Photography Tips Every Photographer Should Know

Every photographer out there has their own way of doing things, their own way of handling sessions and their own tricks that they use when they are doing a session. It doesn’t matter what type of session it is, there are little things that we all do that develop as a part of our style. It is what makes us …

Getting Started with Portrait Photography: How to Start

Portrait photography is an acquired form of photography that while there is nothing terribly difficult to do, does take some special skills in order to do it well. In reality, anyone that takes shots of individuals where they are posing can say that they are a portrait photographer and not be stretching the truth too badly. However, if you want …

How to Photograph Babies

Few things in the world of photography can be as rewarding as portrait photography and few things in life are as cute and photogenic as a baby. So, one would think that when you put a pretty baby together with a talented photographer that magi would just happen. Well sometimes it does but more often than not there is a …

How to Shoot (Awesome) Natural Light Portraits

One of the nicest things to use when doing portrait photography is using available or natural light. Mother Nature has given us the most perfect lighting with which to do our craft and if we can learn to use it correctly we can get some awesome results with nothing more than a camera, a lens and a couple of reflection …

Light Ratios for Picture Perfect Portraits

Yes you should actually get familiar with the lighting ratios and yes, that means that you really should have paid attention during math class because it would make this portion of learning photography much easier on you! It’s actually not that bad but it does require that you put on the old thinking cap in order do decide on the …