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. Sometimes it's nice to stand out. Other times it's nice to fit in. Whichever is your preference, don't settle for mediocre. Even better is to
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 yourself to the world. Create something that lasts. Take a different path. Enjoy life and what it has to offer. Give thanks to the human
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, not your adversary. It's in my interest to make you look your best. When you look good, then I look good. My camera and I
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 camera and lighting gear. Cameras nowadays are vastly improved for ruggedness and durability compared to the old days when people did actually break the camera.
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 basic shot of yourself. Other times you have have a specific reason or purpose to aim for a more precise style. Different uses might be
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 or cut at the hair salon is a bigger undertaking. An optional approach is use your existing style and have a hair professional come to