Searching for Soul in Portrait Photography
The most successful portraits take us well beyond the surface of how someone looks and show us the inner essence of who someone is. They reveal character, soul, and depth. They uncover hidden hopes and inner strength, revealing that authentic and deeply human light that…
Permission to Fear: How Brooke Shaden Became a Fine Art Photographer
Booke Shaden, known for her otherworldly imagery, found herself — and her work — not by trying to overcome fear, but by trying instead to explore it. Hear her story.
6 Prompts to Encourage Authentic Lifestyle Portraits
Elena S. Blair has built a mini-empire in under a decade by capturing authentic family moments. But the Seattle-based photographer didn’t build a business delivering images of real moments without photography posing — in fact, just the opposite. Elena uses unique lifestyle posing techniques to encourage authentic interaction so…
Discover Your Photographic Methodology with Stacy Pearsall
Tell stories with pictures, that’s my passion; capture decisive moments, that’s my objective; act professionally, that’s my goal. To do this, you must first discover your photographic methodology. A consummate professional knows their craft front and back and constantly strives to improve their skills, no…
6 Secrets to Scoring Big at Photography Competitions
Photography competitions put your images in front of a group of highly skilled photography experts — and offer more than just the possibility for an award. But how do you submit images that stand out among thousands of other excellent photographs? Newborn and portrait photographer…
Kelly Brown: I Don’t Care What Other Photographers Think
If you’re a photographer of any level, you definitely don’t need anyone telling you that competition is steep in the industry. Even casual shooters feel the occasional burn as peers pick up new gigs or receive accolades, and for full-time professionals, it can be even…
7 New Wedding & Portrait Photography Trends for 2019
If there’s a single physical place to go to uncover the year’s portrait photography and wedding photography trends, it’s WPPI. The Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Conference takes over Las Vegas at the end of February, bringing photographers from budding new professionals to well-known creatives together in one place….
Modern-Day Rosies: Deanne Fitzmaurice Re-Envisions the Iconic Symbol of Women Empowerment
Some ladies have all the luck drive. Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, filmmaker, and co-founder of Think Tank Bags, Deanne Fitzmaurice, is known for pushing the boundaries of what is typically expected of photojournalists. One of her latest projects, ‘Women Can Build‘, demonstrates the impact and stories…
How to Create Authentic Lifestyle Family Portraits
Learn how Elena S. Blair built a mini-empire in under a decade by capturing authentic family moments.
Street Style: How to Photograph the Emerging Trends of Fashion Week
It’s New York Fashion Week for Fall 2019 with front row show-goers like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber stalking the runways. But to take part in the event you don’t need an A-List name to get a taste of the seasons emerging trends. What’s no longer a secret is the…
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