5-Minute Portrait Lighting
Here’s a quick tutorial for how to use studio lighting to make a great looking portrait.
Even more important than lighting, posing can make your subject look powerful, friendly, nice, or stern:
Outdoor portraits have special challenges–such as getting flattering light (even when the sun is out) and controlling your background. This tutorial will help you get great results every time:
Portraits on a White Background
The days of painted muslim portraits are done–today, the most popular studio background is solid white. Here’s a quick tutorial:
For many of us, children are the most challenging models. Here’s a 20-minute tutorial to get you started:
Group photos have special challenges–lighting multiple faces is very different from lighting a single face, and you must use special poses to make many people fit in the frame properly and look natural. This video will get you started:
Portrait Location Scouting
When taking a portrait outdoors, the background and lighting are extremely important. Travel with us and we scout locations for an outdoor portrait.
Fashion & Glamour Photos
Sometimes, a standard portrait just won’t cut it–you want your model to look glamorous. In this video, Chelsea dresses up to make a striking self-portrait:
Here’s a tutorial on making business portraits. It’s a unique scenario because the portraits will be displayed side-by-side on a website, and thus the lighting, pose, expression, and crop must be as consistent as possible. We also had to travel on location and deal with the environment as-is: