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…

10 Beginner Photography Mistakes to Avoid

10 Beginner Photography Mistakes to Avoid

Everyone makes beginner photography mistakes. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be common. So don’t feel bad if you find you’re making mistakes on this list or any other mistakes. I’ve seen photographers with decades of experience and lists of awards make these mistakes. Certainly, I’ve also made these mistakes. We’re imperfect creatures, so don’t worry. The idea…

3 Reasons Why You Should Break Photography Rules

3 Reasons Why You Should Break Photography Rules

I’m going to encourage you to break photography rules. You know the stuff I’m talking about. Rule of thirds. Leading lines. Which lens to use for a portrait. All of that crap. Those rules are like training wheels. They teach you fundamentals and get you going in the right direction when you start. However, they’re…

Creative Photography Exercises to Improve Your Photos

Creative Photography Exercises to Improve Your Photos

Using creative photography exercises can help you improve your photos, much like drills help athletes react better in their sport. The idea is to train your mind to react without stopping to think. Your abilities increase because of the experience you create. In this episode, we’ll teach you how to improve your vision and see…

5 Portrait Lighting Patterns

5 Portrait Lighting Patterns

I wanted to share a post on portrait lighting patterns to answer a common question I receive. People who are getting into portrait photography ask “Where do I put the light?” While that’s an interesting question, I don’t think it’s the right question. Here’s the question you want to ask: “Where do I want the…

Silhouette Portrait Photography: Everything You Need to Get Started

Silhouette Portrait Photography: Everything You Need to Get Started

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…