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, several other key preparations are needed. A radio controlled remote release. Fast studio flash, as in, short duration. Practice ahead of time, as the trampoline
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 few aspects of working and shooting photography for 52 years and still counting.
The portrait you’ve been using may be out of date and you may not realize it.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 affect your business and reputation. Stay current with today’s styles and stay up to date with your appearance. Be discerning and selective. If you’re worried
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 much of it out there already. Instead, stay intellectually sharp and alert. Create new concepts and produce innovative work. Practice breaking the mold with innovation. Be
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 with getting a good looking photo for your website, social media, profile, and more. Cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment are working as fine as always.
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? You control your online appearance by projecting a professional and capable image of
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. A photographer who photographs portraits must be a good people-person. It's a given requirement. They must communicate, connect, encourage, make suggestions, inquire about likes and
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 process. Getting a good looking professional photo should not be thought of as a 50/50 proposition. With the right outlook, preparation, and the right practitioner,
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 beforehand by looking at what's out there among professional portrait photographers, you'll have better success with your own portrait. In one sense, it's easier to