I could not do photography if I could not photograph people.

We Don’t Like Boring Photography

By |2019-08-20T15:58:30-04:00August 20th, 2019|Photography, Portrait|

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

Global Warming is Here!

By |2019-01-30T11:57:30-05:00December 4th, 2018|Photography, Portrait|

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.

How Was Your Last Portrait?

By |2018-10-10T20:53:14-04:00September 24th, 2018|Photography, 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. 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

Planning a New Portrait

By |2018-10-12T16:24:08-04:00September 13th, 2018|Photography, 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 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,

Does Your Portrait Measure Up?

By |2018-10-13T17:43:20-04:00August 27th, 2018|Photography, Portrait|

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

Does Your Portrait Push the Envelope?

By |2018-10-15T15:55:35-04:00August 15th, 2018|Photography, Portrait|

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