They say robots and AI are taking over but they still can’t take a good portrait
They say robots and AI are taking over but they still can’t take a good portrait Artificial Intelligence is good for repetitive, predictable tasks. And interpreting data. It might
Selfie Tip – Face Distortion
Selfie Tip - Face Distortion Hey! I'm a proponent of selfies. I do them myself, as well as more normal self-portraits, and many headshots of others. They're here to stay.
Sometimes photographers like to have fun in their studios
A photography studio is rarely a boring place. Creative ideas and things are happening all the time. When a mini-trampoline is involved as a cornerstone element,
Video podcast With David Chmielewski, ‘Behind The Brand’
An interesting interview with David Chmielewski and his Behind The Brand video podcast series. We didn't solve all the world's dilemmas, but we did touch on a
How Long Has It Been Since Your Last Portrait?
The portrait you’ve been using may be out of date and you may not realize it. Styles change. We all age. Unfortunately, other people can probably tell, and that can
We Don’t Like Boring Photography
Boring movies, boring food, boring books, boring people, and boring portraits––it’s our duty to refrain from adding to those categories and making them grow even more. There’s way too
Global Warming is Here!
Good news––Global Warming doesn't prevent you from getting a new portrait. It seems destined to affect other aspects of our lives and jobs, but it does not need to interfere
500+ Connections And No Photo!
Imagine this not-so-imaginary situation–this person has plenty of connections, a good position, is active in the community and business, but
Does Your Profile Photo Resemble Hot Dog or Prime Rib?
Does Your Profile Photo Resemble Hot Dog or Prime Rib? You control your online appearance by projecting a professional and capable image of
How Was Your Last Portrait?
If you were uncomfortable during your last professional portrait, consider this: It probably wasn't your fault. Part of the job as a professional photographer is to create a comfortable environment.
Planning a New Portrait
When planning a new portrait, only think in terms of positive outcomes, not negative. Photographer and subject must both have a positive frame of mind going into and during the
Does Your Portrait Measure Up?
Not all portraits are created equal, true of many other things as well: cars, restaurants, Hollywood movies, novels, bands, home contractors, and more. But if you do your online research
Does Your Portrait Push the Envelope?
Hah!––Phrases can be cliches. Portraits, too. So many interesting, creative, and enjoyable possibilities to be considered. Look at what's out there in the way of exemplary portraits and it's overwhelming.
Don’t Just Fade Away
Don't just fade away...make your mark on the world. Help others. Expand human knowledge. Explore and discover. Give back more than you take. Follow your curiosity. Learn and grow. Show
Modern Myths of Photography #2
Modern Myths of Photography #2 – "The last photographer made me look weird!" Peter says: 'Yes, that's quite possible, but NOT TRUE with me as your photographer!' I'm your advocate,
Modern Myths of Photography #1
Modern Myths of Photography #1 – "I'll break the camera!" Peter says: 'NOT TRUE!' Special protective gear is worn by the photographer and custom filter shields are used for the
What Kind of Portrait Style or Flavor? So Many Choices.
What Kind of Portrait Style or Flavor? So Many Choices. Perhaps as many choices as there are for shoes, hairstyles, emojis, and restaurants. Sometimes it's enough to have a good
Peter’s Professional Portrait Photo Tip
Peter's Professional Portrait Photo Tip: as part of your planning before shooting a new photo, make sure your hair is the way you like it. Several approaches: a new style