Why Create Silhouette Portraits? One of the questions I get asked many times is “Where do I put my light in relation to my subject?” It’s a fine question and there are a lot of valid answers, each different from the other. However, there is one answer that’s better than all of the rest. It […]
In Sketching Light: An Illustrated Tour of the Possibilities of Flash, Joe McNally continues what he started with The Hot Shoe Diaries. The emphasis here is showing what you can accomplish with light, if you understand how it speaks to the viewer. This time, we’re not limited to small flash. Joe shares his experiences with a […]
5 Tips to Draw Attention to Your Subject If you want people to like your photos, you need to know how to draw attention to your subject. The world is full of photos. Some of them are good. Some come close to being good. Most really suck. This isn’t another recommendation to use Rule of Thirds […]
The photos we like best are the ones that evoke our emotions. We’ll take a look at three ways to create a mood in portrait photography.
The nature of light is the most important aspect of photography, and yet it’s frequently one of the most misunderstood topics. Light is essential. It’s like blood. There is no substitute for either one.