Up close and personal

Today we continue with a lesson on candid portraits, that is, portraits shot outside of a portrait studio. In this situation you have two choices: shoot tight on just the face and shoulders, or shoot wider to allow some of the environment to show. Tighter is good when...

Say hey with photos of your pet

As we get close to the Holiday season, you may be tempted to photograph your pet for your annual greeting cards. Photographing one’s pet can be a challenging and sometimes exasperating event. But by following a few steps you can avoid most of the exasperation...

Windows to the soul

Good portraits are one of the hardest photographic skills to come close to mastering. Notice I didn’t say “master” because I am not sure anyone ever masters the art of photography as it is a lifelong learning process. There is a huge difference between a snapshot and...