Anatomy of an Outdoor Family Portrait

by Don MacGregor, Texas School Instructor Environmental portraits, carefully designed and crafted, can create significant purchasing desire and ultimately higher sales. This style captures the essence of a family balanced with the...

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 had her moments but, for the most...

Controlling Light Direction

by Alison Carlino, Texas School Instructor No matter the genre of photography, one quickly realizes that he/she has to learn to control the direction, color, quantity, and quality of the light falling...

Dodging & Burning, Photoshop Techniques

by Ross Benton, Texas School Instructor Anyone who has ever printed pictures in a darkroom can appreciate how much easier Photoshop has made life for professional photographers. But many of the tools...

Mixed Light and HyperSync

"Having fled the city. Narissa has removed her mask and is seeing her true self for the very first time." by Dave Montizambert This image of model Kelsey Barnwell is a study in...

Boudoir Photography – Poses that Sell

Boudoir photography has been a popular genre for years and this trend seems to have no end in sight. As I talk to many photographers, they express an interest in boudoir...

Fun With Food Photography

Fresh Grapes with Cyanoacryalte and Antiperspirant Glaze. . . Served with a side order of cosmetic sponges and glycerin, right? Not exactly a typical menu description, but they’re definitely key ingredients...

Using Off-Camera Flash Creatively

Although I have been using OCF (off-camera flash) for many years, there was a time in the beginning of my career that it terrified me. I had no idea what it...

The Pelicans of La Jola

by Arthur Morris In the late 1960’s, my parents moved from Brooklyn, New York, to North Park, California, near San Diego. For several years, I carried golf clubs when visiting them but...

Light Options for Light at Dusk or Dawn

by Nikki Harrison So, you are a natural light photographer but you never really caught on to using off-camera flash, or you are afraid of it, or you simply hate to haul...