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Never Say Never

The Phyllis Kuykendall Story by Steve Kozak Phyllis Kuykendall never intended to be a professional photographer. She still has old family photos of herself with a...

The Fine Art Portrait Session

  by Bill Hedrick If you’re ever in the Long Beach, California, area and happen to visit the scenic Shoreline Village at Rainbow Harbor, you owe...

The Truth About Natural Light vs. OCF

I have seen many posts on social media and magazine articles about how much better Off-Camera Flash (OCF) is than natural light. Most examples...

Creative Problem Solving

Creativity is problem solving. We often think of creativity as thinking outside the box – but I flip that, describing it as thinking inside...

Artistic Images Using Blending Modes

by Bob Coates, Texas School Instructor I found my inspiration through the photographic artistry of Jim DiVitale, Julianne Kost and Thom Rouse, among others. They...

Dog Posing Made Easy

by Margaret Bryant, Texas School Instructor When it comes to posing people, there are some “rules” that photographers usually follow. Examples of the rules are:...

Remote Cameras: They’re Not Just for Sports Photography

by Bob Davis, Texas School Instructor As a visual storyteller, I’m always seeking unique ways to tell the story that is being photographed. My background...

Shooting Fashion Editorials

I am a firm believer that a great photoshoot must involve more than just a great photographer.  It takes a TEAM.  A team of...

Taking the Ordinary to Extraordinary

by Kimberly Smith, Texas School Instructor As everyone knows, sessions with one-year-olds can be a bit of a challenge. A sweet little girl named Addie...

Why Size Really Doesn’t Matter When Photographing Women

by Jen Rozenbaum, Texas School Instructor Photographers often ask me how I pose women who are curvy, short, skinny, older, etc. My answer is always...