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Portrait Photography

From families, to newborns, to pets, portrait photography is one of the most popular types of photography today and includes dozens of sub-specialties and styles. Unlike other photography niches, portrait photography is all about the subject - aiming to capture the unique personality or mood of whoever is being photographed. 

Using Bright Backdrops for Bold Headshots

Using Bright Backdrops for Bold Headshots

Earlier this month at WPPI, we had the chance to host several live demonstrations in our expo booth featuring our most popular Savage items. David Hakamaki of Cutting Edge Photography worked with some of his favorite seamless paper and fabric backdrops to create these captivating headshots.

Tips and Tricks for Posing Models

Tips and Tricks for Posing Models

Whether you’re creating a professional fashion shoot or capturing a family portrait, learning how to pose your subjects for the camera is one of the most important photographic tools you can have in your kit of photography knowledge. Before you begin, you’ll want to have some key equipment on hand to make posing your model effortless.

5 Tips for Posing Women in Creative Business Images

5 Tips for Posing Women in Creative Business Images

Whether in-studio or on-location, the elements to making women look fabulous in photographs remain the same time and time again: flattering clothing, flattering posing, flattering light. Here are five tips for one of those three elements: flattering posing!

Tips for Photographing Newborns

Tips for Photographing Newborns

If you’re looking to be the next Anne Geddes, earn some extra revenue at your studio, or have a newborn of your own, you’ll be presented with some challenges. Here are a few points to keep in mind when you’re trying to capture that ultimate newborn portrait.

Posing Tips for Men

Posing Tips for Men

As someone who has spent time in front of the camera, and even more time more behind it, I can attest to the powerful reluctance that many men feel when being photographed. There is an intimacy that takes place when posing for a camera, and most men are naturally uncomfortable with such closeness with a stranger.

Using Seamless Paper to Create Self-Portraits with Attitude

Using Seamless Paper to Create Self-Portraits with Attitude

Self-portraits (or selfies if you will) are all the rage. Why not start creating ones that will create a buzz and make your photography go viral? Using seamless paper for your background will give your image a dynamic presence, help eliminate any background distractions and make yourself the focal point of the shot. 

10 Posing Tips for Kid Portraits

10 Posing Tips for Kid Portraits

Photographing kids is one of the more unpredictable aspects of being a portrait photographer. First and foremost, tricks that work for capturing amazing adult portraits doesn’t work on kids. You’ll need an arsenal of patience, some creative propping and even a touch of psychology to get the best images.

Creating a Client Portrait Checklist

Creating a Client Portrait Checklist

Getting your self organized before a portrait shoot is essential. Start by putting together a checklist for you and your clients. The clearer the communication is up front, the more satisfied your clients will be. 

9 Tips for a Perfect Portrait Background

9 Tips for a Perfect Portrait Background

Nothing says unprofessional like a white bed sheet for a background. They are usually wrinkled, have to be lit with extra lights to cover up all the wrinkles, they look bad when you’re putting them up and clients are never impressed. You want your clients to be impressed, so here’s a take on how to make a portrait with the proper backgrounds for the job.

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