It’s OK if Portrait Photography Isn’t Your Thing We talked about a portrait photography shoot last week on Episode 67 and I told Lee that I was going to drag her into it. How did that turn out? It’s not as bad as you may think, but there’s a reason for the title of this […]
The dominance of color in photography is a key tool to use in the psychology your viewer. Color makes people feel emotions. I have a tendency to prefer color photos. More accurately, I love strong colors. Color contrast, color symmetry or color complements. So when and why would, or should, you use black and white in […]
Getting big light from small flashes is within your reach. I love big light modifiers, but I hate lugging around a lot of gear to get the look. That’s why I’m always happy when I can cheat and get the appearance of big light from small flashes.
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.
High Key Lighting is a common photography setup for portraits. It creates a bright and cheerful environment without going over the top with exposure. Some high key lighting reduces contrast and delivers a very flat result. I’ll show my favorite lighting setup here and some of the things you can do with it.