Tag Archives: portraits

What Everyone’s Saying About the New Hasselblad X1D

Hasselblad is about to release their new X1D camera, which they describe as “less than half the weight of a conventional digital medium format camera,” and as a “game changer in the world of photography.” Anytime Hasselblad releases anything, the photography community gets very excited so we thought we would take a look at this. […]

How to Improve Your Posing Skills Without Memorization

When you first start learning how to pose people for photographs, it’s hard. Hard enough that a lot of cameras are collecting dust right now. In the beginning, learning to pose people either means a lot of awkward failed poses, or a lot of demoralizing memorization that still results in a lot of awkward failed poses. Creating beautiful poses is a skill you have to develop, but maybe more importantly it’s an intuition you have to develop. Now, if you were to spend a year memorizing poses and practicing them everyday, intuition is what you’d probably walk away with. You’d have figured out when it is and isn’t going to work, and the kinds of people it’d work for. But, wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to focus on memorization, and instead could go straight to developing intuition?

Why do We Love Photography So Much?

We Love Photography – You love Photography It’s why we’re here reading this blog. Right? But, what is the story behind that love affair? Photography – The Early Years The origin of photography is credited to Thomas Wedgwood who developed the first working camera and the creation of permanent images in 1790. The coining of […]

How to Photograph Children Outdoors

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Children are one of people’s favourite subjects to photograph, but like any subject they present their own photographic challenges. Let’s take a look at a few ways to get the best possible results with photographing children in outdoor conditions. Why Natural Light is Best Children, like anybody, look their best when photographed outdoors in natural […]

How to Use a Reflector for Better Outdoor Portraits

What is a Reflector and Why Use One for Outdoor Portraits? Simply put, a reflector is an object that reflects light onto a subject.  In the absence of more expensive and professional equipment, portable reflectors allow any photographer to achieve a professional lighting effect in outdoor portraits. Typically, a reflector is ideal in outdoor portraits […]