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Lighting Tutorial: How and why to use front, side, and back lighting

Lighting Tutorial: How and why to use front, side, and back lighting

Posted on Monday, December 11th by abby in Lighting Basics, Gear & Technology

As an artist, you control every creative element that goes into a photo session. This includes direction, colors, quantity and quality of light,  In this article from Professional Photographer Magazine, Photographer Alison Lucas Carlino discusses how and why to use front, side, and back lighting on your subject. You can also see Alison at Imaging USA 2018 in Nashville, TN!

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Short Take: Large Format Fashion

Short Take: Large Format Fashion

Posted on Monday, November 20th by Abby in Fashion/Models, Studio Design, Portrait Photography

In this WHCC-sponsored Short Take, Parker Pfister photographs a model wearing a dress composed entirely of paper in his studio. He uses an antique 8 x 10 camera to capture paper negatives that give the images a unique and textured quality. Parker talks about how not knowing exactly whats going to happen in his sessions and how being considerate of his shots with the paper negative camera, leads to a spontaneous creativity that has to be honed during the moment. He constructs a dark and dramatic...

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New Release: Creating an Heirloom with Parker Pfister

New Release: Creating an Heirloom with Parker Pfister

Posted on Monday, November 13th by Abby in New Arrivals, Children, Family, Child Photography, Family Photography

In this new video release, Parker Pfister captures a beautiful portrait of a mother with her children and discusses how to tastefully handle nonsensual nudity in photography in order to create symbolically nurturing and organic imagery. Parker demonstrates how to keep children engaged, even when dealing with vintage full-frame film cameras that require absolute stillness. Parker stresses the importance of capturing emotion in his images and how to pose in order to create a sense of connection.... Continue Reading >

Boudoir Photography: Making Clients Feel Beautiful

Boudoir Photography: Making Clients Feel Beautiful

Posted on Friday, November 10th by Abby in Boudoir, Boudoir Photography

“In order to break that wall that most women have up about body image—about feeling comfortable enough to really fully express themselves in a short period of time in front of the lens—I need to be able to work with them at a level that lets them know they’re safe and that recognizes and understands what they’re feeling.”

In this article from Professional Photographer Magazine, Susan Eckert discusses the importance of building trust with your client and creating a safe space for...

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3 Lighting Setups Using Window Light

3 Lighting Setups Using Window Light

Posted on Friday, November 10th by Abby in Lighting Basics, Portrait Photography

As the warm weather moves out and the cold approaches, outdoor photo sessions may become less accessible. However, you can still achieve beautiful lighting indoors. In this article from Fstoppers, Nicole York shares her creative solutions and 3 different lighting setups using only window light.

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