Do background colors matter?

May 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Many studio portrait photographers stick with a staple of grey, white, or black backgrounds for many subjects. Many experienced photographers have a working knowledge of color theory, but what if the model is dressed in basic black? As long as the subject is properly lit does it really matter if there is a departure from the basic grey? Color can...
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Photographing Curvy Clients or Models

May 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
As photographers, we want to flatter any subject that happens to be in in front of our camera. This is true regardless of whether we are shooting a woman who happens to be size 4 or size 20. Most people who are not professional models tend to be a little nervous even under the best of conditions when being photographed and look to the photographer...
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Finding models in your community

May 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A photographer who needs to build a portfolio for a particular style of people photography often needs models. It may be a photographer who is just starting out, or it may be a seasoned pro who is looking to work on a special project. There are of course quite a few avenues that one can go through to find a professional model (eg. Model Mayhem, soc...
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Split toning for great skies

May 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Sometimes, despite our best efforts, the images that come out of the camera do not match what we really saw in real life. Especially when it comes to the sky within almost any image, exposure can be tricky. Some camera's have a better dynamic range than others, there are filters, bracketing and so forth to try to get in right in camera. In many ca...
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Your Valuable time

April 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Most of us consider our time valuable throughout the day. Regardless of whether you run a full time business or are juggling family and hobby interest, time during the day can be precious. Not everyone has the luxury to have an assistant or chose to spend hours behind a computer to keep track of appointments and send continuous emails. One applica...
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