Hey, folks! Its a brand new year and one I am pumped for! 2020 is gonna be another great year! To kick this new decade off, I wanted to share with you some lighting setups and behind the scenes from a portrait session where we tried out a few different setups, if you prefer to watch the video you can check it out above.
How would you like to have an infinite number of different backgrounds for your portraits? What if I told you that you can? In fact, it’s very likely that you already have this “infinite background machine” at home? Any ideas what it might be?
If you thought of a TV, you were right. In this video, Joe Edelman will tell you all the benefits of using a TV screen as your backdrop, and he’ll also teach you how to use it to make the most of it.
Many photographers prefer shooting portraits with soft light than hard light. There’s certainly a good reason for it: it’s more flattering on the subject, more forgiving, and requires less retouching. But does it mean you should discard the hard light? Absolutely not! Even though it can be more demanding to work with, there are reasons to love hard light and embrace it in portrait photography. In this video, Lindsay Adler shares three main reasons why you should do so.
When shooting outdoors, you won’t always have access to breathtaking locations. In fact, you’ll sometimes have to shoot in downright ugly ones. But, there’s always a way to make the best out of even the ugliest locations. In this video, Pye Jirsa of SLRLounge gives you five ideas for taking creative portraits, all in a single, crappy parking lot.
When I think of Christmas portraits, my first thought is a person awkwardly standing in front of a Christmas tree in an ugly sweater. Maybe because all my childhood Christmas photos look like that. But, if you’d like to avoid that, it’s time to get creative and give your Christmas portraits a professional look. In this short and sweet video, Tajreen and Chloe of Tajreen&Co will show you how. With a couple of cheap props and a simple setup, you can take modern, festive portraits even in a small home studio.
“Politricks is the word ‘politics’ altered to convey the empty-campaign promises often experienced after politicians get elected.”
About a year ago I had this thought of making a picture from this word. I needed a suitable location and model that looked like a politician and had no problem to come and act one. Finding the right location was quite challenging because many of the locations were actively used by political organizations and obviously the content of the image does not flatter this activity so I had to find a sufficiently neutral place for the photoshoot.
If you want to shoot colorful portraits inspired by the ‘80s aesthetic, you’ve come to the right place. Tajreen and Chloe of Tajreen&Co have prepared a fantastic video to give you some guidelines and examples of how to do it. The girls share lots of useful information in a short and concise video. But also, you’ll see that it doesn’t take much money to make this setup, and you can even do it in your own living room.
An 8-year old girl Marian Scott was recently denied school photos because of red extensions in her hair. It made her feel singled out and left her in tears, crushing her self-esteem in an instant. When he heard this story, photographer Jermaine Horton felt like he needed to do something. So, he threw an epic professional photoshoot for Marian in an attempt to get her confidence back.
I’m just gonna come clean here and say that I just made up the name ‘corona’ for this lighting setup. In fact, the word corona is a commonly used term with solar eclipses. During an eclipse, we can often see the moon silhouetted against a ring of light and the word corona is often used to describe that halo of light we see around the moon.
As we explain this lighting, my reasoning for calling this setup ‘corona’, should start to make a bit more sense because we are actually trying to achieve a similar lighting eclipse look by adding a ring of light around our subject.
During a boudoir photoshoot, it’s important to know what to say to make your subject feel comfortable. But it’s equally important to know what not to say or do. This video from Michael Sasser will spare you from some really awkward situations, as he shares a list of things that shouldn’t be a part of a boudoir photoshoot.