Portrait

Camera Program Dial

Grossly underrated, your camera’s Program (P) mode effectively gives both aperture and shutter speed priority in one semi-automated package. If you want a wide aperture, simply ‘shift’ the Program to get it. You want a slower shutter speed? Then shift in the opposite direction.Read More →

Children Portrait Photography

If you’re going to have merely milliseconds to capture expressions, and maybe a little longer for poses, you need to look to fast lenses and high shutter speeds to help you out. You also need to work quickly, so complete familiarity with whatever gear you’re using is vital. The worst thing in the world is an amazing moment happening, and you’re at the wrong setting or just not ready.Read More →

Succeeding Wedding, Portrait Photography Business

Two words: be present. In a society that spends so much time on the Internet, I truly feel there’s no substitute for personal contact—whether with clients, prospects or industry peers. Get out and meet with people. Second, look the part. Dressing professionally really does matter in an industry based on impressions.Read More →