Archive | Portrait Photography

Using a Sony a6000 for Portraits

As a landscape photographer (primarily landscapes, but I’ll shoot anything), it’s always fun and exciting to get behind the camera and try some different techniques. I’ve always been a huge believer in the idea that spanning multiple photography genres and fields will allow people to grow in their creativity. Also, many different types of photography […]

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Behind the Photo Shoot

As a landscape photographer (primarily landscapes, but I’ll shoot anything), it’s always fun and exciting to get behind the camera and try some different techniques. I’ve always been a huge believer in the idea that spanning multiple photography genres and fields will allow people to grow in their creativity. Also, many different types of photography […]

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How to Photograph Shy Adults

So many times, portrait photographers talk all about how to get kids to cooperate during shoots, especially if they are shy kids and don’t want to do anything in front of the camera. But being shy isn’t a trait that’s reserved for kids. Many adults also have the shy trait. Well, maybe they aren’t shy […]

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Where to Focus for Perfect Portraits

Portrait photographs are much more difficult than beginners think. Shoot, portraits can be more difficult to get right than a lot of pros think! There are a lot of things you have to worry about when you are dealing with portrait photography. Is the lighting right? How can I soften the light? Does everything look […]

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How to Read Light in a Photo

Some of the most important photography knowledge comes from the ability to read light. Whenever you know where the light will be, if it will be harsh or soft, and how much shadow it will create in the photograph, you will be better equipped to shoot a better photo. Learning how to read light in […]

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The Best Lenses for Portrait Photography

I’ve talked about it over and over and the Photography Roundtable website and podcast that photography gear is honestly the last thing you need to be worrying about. With that being said, sometimes gear does matter. For example, certain lenses work better with specific photography genres. Let me say this; if you feel like you […]

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