Lighting Photos: 10 Secrets for Beautiful Photos

Lighting Photos: 10 Secrets for Beautiful Photos

Lighting photos is easy. Crafting an emotion with your lighting takes a bit more practice, but the results are stunning. This episode is part of a series on things that I shared in a blog post about 101 Photography Secrets for Emerging Photographers. We’ll continue down the list to share on podcast episodes. The Secrets…

What is Portrait Photography?

What is Portrait Photography?

Portrait photography is one of the most popular genres of photography, but it has many meanings that seem to vary from one person to another. Traditional portraits are great, but you can capture some stunning results using creative ideas. So what is portrait photography, or as it’s also called portraiture? Let’s take a deeper look….

How to Understand the Language of Light

How to Understand the Language of Light

Light is how photographers communicate. We start with a canvas of shadow and light is our brush. You have incredible power to convey how your photograph tells your story through the use of creative lighting. Whether you want your story to be dark, dramatic orĀ ebullient & joyful. The way you use light is the primary…

Good Light or Bad Light: How Do You Know Which is Which?

Good Light or Bad Light: How Do You Know Which is Which?

Photographers love to talk about good light and bad light, but how do you really know which is which? I tend to think light is situational. In other words, I don’t believe there’s any such thing as bad light. It’s more like an evaluation of whether the ambient light is appropriate for your subject. What…

10 Photography Mistakes That Will Make Your Photos Suck

10 Photography Mistakes That Will Make Your Photos Suck

You can dramatically improve your photography by avoiding these 10 photography mistakes. These are common errors and I’ve made every single one of them. 10 Photography Mistakes You Can Easily Fix All of these photography mistakes have something in common. They are easy mistakes to make, and they are all easily preventable. Why do we…