portrait photography

‘Hot Priest’ photographer confesses that most are models and not clergy

Jan 24, 2024
Alex Baker

It’s January and there’s no better way to start the year than with a ‘hot priest’. Or at least a calendar of them if the…

This photographer combined long exposure with flash for great effects

Jan 14, 2024
John Aldred

There is a lot of really good photography posted on social media these days. If we follow even a handful of photography groups, we’re inundated…

Tips for finding models if you have no budget or portfolio

Jan 5, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

So, you want to get serious about portrait or fashion photography. But alas, you still don’t have a portfolio, and your budget is tight for professional models. In this article, we’ll share some tips for you to find models even if you have no budget, so you can start building a portfolio and get your career going.

All you need to know about hiring a hairstylist for your photo shoot

Jan 5, 2024
Ian Richards

Sometimes, the littlest things make the biggest difference in a shoot. Like the angle of a light casting the perfect shadow or a single wisp of hair blown across a model’s face. Make no mistake — that wisp was placed with the utmost attention to detail. A hairstylist chose that precise placement over countless others.

A Beauty Portrait with Gravity-Defying Hair

Dec 26, 2023
Joe Edelman

The goal of a beauty portrait is to highlight the subject’s physical beauty. The challenge in adding the word ‘creative’ to the mix is that you…

Infrared photo of a pregnant belly shows all the magic of the human body

Dec 18, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Pregnancy is an incredible process that changes the human body in many ways. Mathieu Stern, a photographer, and a soon-to-be dad, captured a bit of this magic and change in a single photo. He used the technique many portrait photographers avoid to show how a woman’s body changes to make life possible for a baby.

Don’t let the Grinch steal your holiday shoot this year

Dec 12, 2023
Alex Baker

A photographer has warned you not to use anything Grinch-related in your holiday shoots this year. If you do, he might just come after you…

“It’s about you, not the camera”

Dec 11, 2023
Alex Baker

Nigerian photographer Badè Fuwa is a relative newcomer to the world of photography and only picked up a camera around two years ago. Nonetheless, his…

I matched the Sun and the Moon with a 400mm lens

Dec 6, 2023
Eric Paré

Created in Bolivia in 2023, these two images were made with the ambitious intention of having a diptych representing opposite moments, giant Sunset & giant…

5 ways to find inspiration when the weather is sad and grey

Nov 30, 2023
Alex Baker

I was browsing the subreddit for photography recently, and one particular question from a new photographer caught my eye. It was worded in an amusing…