When snapping portraits, it can be difficult to fulfill your vision with so many variables. The options of lighting, background, makeup, clothing and poses seem overwhelming at times.
Thankfully, we found a few stellar portrait tips from celeb photographer, Greg Gorman. They work great for pros and enthusiasts alike.
- Learn body language – For instance, if the head is angled in opposition to the body, it creates a look of insecurity.
- Minimize the lighting situation – Try perfecting portraits with a single light source.
- Get a bigger
boat screen – Review your test shots on a screen larger than the back of your camera. Download them first onto a laptop, or even a tablet with good resolution. (Eye-fi much?)
Read all the tips, and get an eyeful of pretty celebs (hey, Jared Leto) in Greg’s article here.
Photo of Sofia Loren by Greg Gorman
Photo booths are a must for Halloween parties and we’ve got all the tricks and treats you need to make a screamin’ good one using either your phone or DSLR.
Do you love shopping on Etsy? Us, too!
This global community of creators sell everything from home decor to handmade jewelry to fun photo-related doodads.
In fact, we found ten of THE cutest and most original Etsy products that awesome photogs like you are sure to love.
Read on and pick yourself up a treat—or get inspired to make your own!
Cropping your photos isn’t always super intuitive. With new crops available on Instagram, it’s time we looked into when and how to crop perfectly
This article by Vladimir Gendelman goes through 15 easy-to-remember cropping tips. He includes great beginner advice on the rule of thirds as well as stuff you might not have thought about.
- Don’t crop people at the joints – This makes the viewer uncomfortable, so unless you’re going for that feel, avoid it.
- Allow breathing room – If your subject is staring off in the distance, give them some space to stare into. Otherwise you’ll leave your viewers feeling a bit claustrophobic.
- Keep the hair – Don’t crop too close to the hairline, you want to leave enough hair in the photo so the viewer can easily visualize the rest.
Photo by David D
Polaroid never goes out of style, and their modern Zink prints are perfect in this era of DIY.
Check out all the pretties you can make with Zink prints, and the devices that pop ’em out.
Red and yellow and orange, oh my!
It’s officially fall and you know what the means: gorgeous colors everywhere begging to be photographed.
But fall colors can be a tad tricky to capture accurately, so we’re giving you some tips to get it juuust right.
Put on your cutest autumn accessories and let’s go!
We’re all stoked about the new 6s camera, but have you taken a minute to appreciate just how far the iPhone has come, camera-wise?
Well Lisa Bettany has taken her appreciation to a visual level with an actual side-by-side comparison. Check out her full article here.
We love seeing the evolution of clarity and contrast across the generations. What really blew us away though, was the significantly improved white-balance. For instance, clarity took a huge step forward on the 3Gs, but white-balance went haywire. Things cooled down with the iPhone 4, and everything improved, step-by-step, up to the impeccable iPhone 6s.
Thanks to Lisa, we now have a real appreciation for how lucky we are to live in the future.
Photo by Lisa Bettany
Kick that boring black strap to the curb and load up on straps for cameras of all types and events of all sorts.
Check out our hottest, and favorite, straps from the shop!
Fall has arrived. How stoked are you to start photographing those fall colors, chunky knits and steaming cuppas?
We are so ready. So we’ve raked together all the best fall goodies from our shop, and blog, to share with you. Check ’em out!
Whoa, Polaroid’s new Snap Instant Camera is an instant that saves digital too! Only Polaroid could bring the best of both worlds together … in a snap!
We’ve got Polaroid’s blessing to snag advance reservations for this gem.
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