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Exploring the Art of Portrait Photography and the Role of the Portrait Today

Capturing our likeness has been a pursuit of the human race for thousands of years. From paintings of gods in Egypt and Greece, to portrait paintings …

5 Steps to Building More Powerful Images

A Guest Contribution by Dan Bailey We photographers seem to have it easy. Whereas most artists spend anywhere from hours, to months to years to …

Be A Square; Photograph In Public!

We love what we see on Instagram, and we think there's potential for something deeper. Something more communal. So today we're starting something new with our friends at KPCC in Los Angeles: A collective storytelling project called <b>Public Square.</b> <i>Follow us! @npr + @kpcc</i><p>Each month will have a theme …

The Importance of Angles, or ‘How Not to Take a Selfie’

Here’s a humorous 14-second video that might make that last bit of your Friday workday go by that much faster. In an attempt to prove how important …

Flower Photography: 4 Quick Tips for Great Tulip Photos

Armed with the four simple, yet very effective strategies that I will share here, you can venture out to capture tulips, or any flowers, in a …

How Pinterest Can Discourage the Creative Process for Photographers

It’s incredible how Pinterest has taken the wedding industry by storm. My husband and I have always been, and still are, big supporters of Pinterest. …

School Portrait Photography Tips

School photography is a growing niche. The Western culture has started the trend of taking model-like photo shoots with all the glitz and glamour. …

7 Ways To Create Authentic & Powerful Portraits

by Steven McConnell Do you remember the time you were learning to drive a car? If you’re like most people, it began as a purely technical, logical …

How to Photograph the Moon

Photographing the moon can be tricky. Last year I had a go at it, and it was a complete disaster, with the moon looking like a big, bright, blurry …

So You're Going to Shoot A Wedding: Part 2 of 3 [Day Of]

If you want to know how to photograph a wedding, there are ton of books on the subject but the truth is nothing is going to be a greater lesson than …

Remember: 770 is the Magical Number for Photography at Public Libraries

Have an afternoon to kill at a public library and want to go directly to the photography section? Just remember the magical number <b>770</b>.<p>That’s the …

How Capturing Expressive Eyes Can Be The Key To Good Portraiture

If you look at some of the most famous photographs in history, such as Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl, or much of …

Portrait Photography: How to Photograph People in the Harsh Midday Sun

Great tips and tricks on overcoming the harsh mid-day sun to create beautiful portraits on either side of the “golden hours” The Golden Time The best …

Portrait Tips and Techniques by Wayne Radford

Facial Recognition<p>In this ebook, you will find information on how to fine-tune and simplify the essential skills necessary for quality portraiture. …

The Art of Portrait Photography: Expression and Exploration

Humans have been creating portraits of one another since the beginning of time, when rocks served as canvas and paints were made from charcoal and …

Sport picture of the day: emerging talent in the 50km walk

First published on Wed 14 Aug 2013 08.24 EDT

Photographing Tweens and Teens

Booking teens and tweens for photo shoots is always fun. They have so much energy and enthusiasm and it really shows once they step in front of the …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …