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Patty Carroll on “Anonymous Women” series

Patty Carroll on “Anonymous Women” series

Posted on Tuesday, February 6th by Abby in Studio Design, Portrait Photography

In this article from Professional Photographers Magazine, photographer and educator Patty Carroll, discusses her most recent project "Anonymous Women", a three-part series of staged photographs created over the past two decades addressing women and their complicated relationships with domesticity. This series has been exhibited internationally in China and Europe, as well as the USA. It was recognized as one of Photolucida's "Top 50" in 2014. Read the full article here.

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Free Video of the Month: Creating an Heirloom

Free Video of the Month: Creating an Heirloom

Posted on Tuesday, January 9th by Abby in Children, Family, Child Photography, Family Photography

In this month's Fundy-sponsored video, Parker Pfister creates a beautiful portrait of a mother with her children. Parker talks about how to tastefully handle non-sensual 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...

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Short Take: Fashion Metamorphosis

Short Take: Fashion Metamorphosis

Posted on Tuesday, January 9th by Abby in Fashion/Models, Studio Lighting, Portrait Photography

In this Canon-sponsored Short Take, Jen Hillenga continues her fashion shoot by posing her model in inventive and expressive ways that attenuate her theme of 'calm in the face of chaos'. Jen explains how to determine a model’s dominate hip and how to utilize it in order to achieve the most flattering imagery. She demonstrates how to get incredible facial expressions through a variety of techniques.

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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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